Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spicer Uncorks a Whopper

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer came under fire Tuesday after saying that Adolf Hitler "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons" against his own people like Syrian strong man Bashar Al-Assad.

He later sought to clarify his remarks in three separate statements.

Spicer, speaking from the White House podium at the daily press briefing, said that Hitler, whom he called "despicable," did not use "the gas on his own people the same way Assad used them."
Right. German Jews were among the first to be marched into the gas chambers (though to the Nazis, those Jews weren't Germans because the German government had stripped them of their citizenship). So I guess that putting people into enclosed rooms before gassing them to death, as opposed to dropping gas bombs from aircraft, is a distinction in Spicer's fetid mind.

There also seems to be a distinction, in his pathetic cluster of crainial neurons, between Zyklon B and Sarin gases.

"The Holocaust Center" is Spicer's euphemism for extermination camps.

Saying that what Assad had done was worse then the Holocaust, which is apparently what Spicer was ineptly trying to say, is tantamount to denial of the Holocaust.

And all of this during Passover?


dinthebeast said...

OK, two things: First, the way the underlying fascism sort of kept poking its head out of Spicer's frantic backpedaling... the implication that those gassed by Hitler weren't "his own people" or "innocent" the way the Syrians were under Assad, and the way Spicer couldn't quite stop himself from starting to say them once he realized he wasn't speaking to the Bannonites in the White House where such language isn't a problem.
And second, how many more millimeters has he opened up between the media and the investigation of Russian collusion with this display?
I don't want to turn into a conspiracy theorist here, but it seems like every time Trump or one of his crew say something outrageous and offensive, there is something else happening that is being distracted from. Sort of Roy Cohn-ish as a tactic, and not anything I'd put past them for a second.

-Doug in Oakland

3383 said...

Doug, they aren't that smart.

LRod said...

Spicer "Godwin"ed himself.

ZJX, ORD, ZAU retired

The New York Crank said...

I love the phrase "Holocaust Centers." It sounds like a recreational facility and goes with the irony of the phrase "Albeit macho frei" above the gates at various concentration camps.

Somebody send Spicer out to take a nice cleansing shower.

Yours very crankily,
The New York Crank

The New York Crank said...

Whoops, that's a typo. The sign over the concentration camps was, Albeit macht frei. And I didn't do it. The auto correct did it. I just caught it trying to screw me again.

Send auto correct to the showers, too.

Yours very crankily,
The New York Crank