The New York Times launches a smear at voters who chose to fire Rep. Eric Cantor last night.
David Wasserman, a House political analyst at the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, said another, more local factor has to be acknowledged: Mr. Cantor, who dreamed of becoming the first Jewish speaker of the House, was culturally out of step with a redrawn district that was more rural, more gun-oriented and more conservative.
“Part of this plays into his religion,” Mr. Wasserman said. “You can’t ignore the elephant in the room.”
But in this case, there is no elephant in the room. Cantor had won SEVEN terms before his defeat to Brat. Seven. His religion had come up. It wasn’t a factor. If anything, it was an asset.
The open-borders Wall Street Journal decided that the day after Brat knocked Cantor out is as good a day as any to drop its opposition research on him. You’ll be shocked to learn that Dave Brat, a college professor, has written things. Among the things he has written, a paper in which he says that a Hitler figure could rise to power again.
But it is the reference to Hitler’s Germany that is likely to turn heads during Mr. Brat’s first full day as a tea party star.
The full context of his second Holocaust prognostication comes in a section about how if Christian people “had the guts to spread the word,” government would not need to “backstop every action we take.”
Capitalism is here to stay, and we need a church model that corresponds to that reality. Read Nietzsche. Nietzsche’s diagnosis of the weak modern Christian democratic man was spot on. Jesus was a great man. Jesus said he was the Son of God. Jesus made things happen. Jesus had faith. Jesus actually made people better. Then came the Christians. What happened? What went wrong? We appear to be a bit passive. Hitler came along, and he did not meet with unified resistance. I have the sinking feeling that it could all happen again, quite easily. The church should rise up higher than Nietzsche could see and prove him wrong. We should love our neighbor so much that we actually believe in right and wrong, and do something about it. If we all did the right thing and had the guts to spread the word, we would not need the government to backstop every action we take.
Pretty much everyone fears that another Hitler could rise to power somewhere. It’s a justified fear. Every single time a Republican wins the presidency, leftists go straight to the Hitler fears. That’s not justified. But we don’t see the open-borders Wall Street Journal vilifying them for that.
Guess what? According to his writings, Brat also distrusts concentrating power and violence in the hands of government. That’s such a radical thought that the American Founding Fathers agreed with it. They set up the Constitution’s checks and balances system so government would at least spend some its energy fighting with itself and not smacking down the people.
Give it up, WSJ. You lost last night. You lost big.