Why Biden’s campaign keeps linking Trump to HitlerIf anyone is threatening American democracy, it is the Biden DoJ for prosecuting political enemies on frivolous charges. And the Colorado supreme court just voted 4-3 to kick Trump off the presidential primary ballot.
The Biden campaign warns that Trump’s rhetoric — from “vermin” to “poisoned” blood — could reflect history repeating. ...
In most situations, comparing a political opponent to Adolf Hitler might seem like an extraordinary step. For Joe Biden’s campaign, it has become part of the routine of running against Donald Trump.
When the former president said that undocumented immigrants were “poisoning the blood of our country” during a New Hampshire rally on Saturday, a Biden campaign aide charged with monitoring Trump immediately circulated the comments to staffers, according to senior officials.
Within hours, the campaign released a statement attacking Trump for having “channeled his role models as he parroted Adolf Hitler, praised Kim Jong Un, and quoted Vladimir Putin while running for president on a promise to rule as a dictator and threaten American democracy.”
It was the fourth time in the past six weeks that Biden’s campaign has likened Trump’s remarks to Hitler’s in written statements and probably not the last.
I expect the US Supreme Court to reverse the Colorado court. Nobody but a Trump-hating partisan would say that a Civil War law applied to Trump. If democracy means anything, it has to mean that we get to vote for the candidate of our choice. Even if the President compares him to Hitler every week.
If you really want to avoid damage to our democracy (republic, actually), then Trump must be re-elected. Otherwise partisan judges and litigators will have stolen the public's ability to make a choice.
John writes about the Colorado court:
Reasons to reject this opinion:That's right. The US Supreme Court may focus on just one of these reasons, but they are all independently valid.
1. What happened on Jan. 6 was not an insurrection.
2. Even if it was an insurrection, Trump was not responsible.
3. Even if Trump was responsible, he has not been found guilty of insurrection.
a) Trump was not even charged by the Special Counsel with committing, aiding or abetting an insurrection.
b) Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate of accusations relating to Jan. 6, thereby creating double jeopardy.
c) Colorado wrongly relied on the J6 Committee, a one-sided partisan witch hunt that lacked due process.
4. Even if Trump was guilty of insurrection, Sec. 3 of the 14A does not apply to the president.
5. Even if Trump was guilty of insurrection and the 14A applied to him, he is covered by the general amnesty passed by Congress, as authorized by the 14A itself. That amnesty was so broadly worded that no one can ever again be disqualified from office under the 14A.
Update: Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz says the Colorado decision is the most unconstitutional decision he has seen in 60 years of teaching.