Because you can’t compare anything to Nazi

Why not, Nazi lite: Mussolini,…

Maybe there’s another word for it.  But to me (and to some others, for somewhat different reasons), it looks like Trump is selling an updated, Americanized version of old-school Italian fascism that is quite distinct from modern Republican orthodoxy.  And, at least right now, Republican voters are buying it.  That’s an interesting, important, and worrisome development in American politics.

Godwin’s law is this:  As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.  

Godwin’s corrollary is this: You can’t compare anyone to Hitler or the Nazi, you know, because that’d be gauche, but so long as your political party has exactly one really bad candidate, Fascism comparisons are fair game.

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