Ed Driscoll

You Went Full Godwin, Man—Never Go Full Godwin

“Union leader calls New Jersey gov ‘Adolf Christie,’ compares pension battle to ‘World War III,’” The Daily Caller reports:

Welcome to the new civility.

At a rally in New Jersey protesting Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s deal to reform New Jersey’s state pension system, a union leader charged Christie with acting like a Nazi. And not any ordinary Nazi, but Adolf Hitler himself.

“Good afternoon brothers and sisters. Welcome to Nazi Germany,” Communications Workers of America District 1 Vice President Christopher Shelton is seen raving at a Thursday rally in a video posted on YouTube.

“We have Adolf Christie and his two generals [Democratic state legislative leaders — Ed] trying to make New Jersey Nazi Germany.”

After ranting more about “Adolf Christie,” the YouTube video shows Shelton comparing the pension battle in New Jersey to World War II.

“Brothers and sisters, this is not going to be an easy fight,” he shrieked. “It took World War II to get rid of the last Adolf Hitler. It is going to take World War III to get rid of Adolf Christie. Are you ready for World War III?”

Rally attendees are seen wildly cheering Shelton’s speech in the video.

Click over to the DC for video. Of course, this isn’t the first time that a New Jersey public union head has red-lined the Godwin meter on Gov. Christie — maybe they’re just not big Nick Kristof fans.

But in any case, as AP recently noted, American students don’t know their history all that well, and these adults are no exception.