At the beginning of the week, I offered six reasons why I believe Scott Walker will be elected President. Here is an excerpt from Reason #6:
The reason liberals have failed to oust Walker from office is that liberals portray Walker as a monster, but Walker simply doesn’t come off that way to most people. If anything it is the liberals who have been far more monstrous in their behavior towards Walker and his family, effectively making him a more sympathetic figure. When the Boston band the Dropkick Murphys objected to Walker using their version of the Woody Guthrie penned song “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” at the Iowa Freedom Summit, they tweeted, “we literally hate you.” This says a great deal more about the Dropkick Murphys than it does about Scott Walker. I suspect we will see a lot more of this and, to paraphrase Nietzsche, what does not kill Walker will make him stronger. If Walker can carry himself with more decency than his opponents, then he will go far.
Enter University of Wisconsin sociology professor Sara Goldrick-Rab who, at the beginning of this month, tweeted the following:
My grandfather, a psychologist, just walked me through similarities between Walker and Hitler. There are so many — it’s terrifying.
Goldrick-Rab did not specify what those similarities were. I do wonder if her grandfather subscribes to Theodor Adorno’s authoritarian personality, which the Left deploys against people they don’t like such as Tea Partiers. Whatever her grandfather’s methodology, it is part and parcel of the liberal hate machine who instead of debating ideas simply seek to defame others who don’t share their worldview.
Of course, it is all nothing new. Comparisons between George W. Bush and Hitler were de rigueur on the Left. I remember Naomi Wolf trying to convince me that Bush was going to remain in office after his term expired and bring the Third Reich to America. Incidentally, she told me this at the Harvard Coop Bookstore, which was chock full of books critical of the Bush administration.
But if Professor Goldrick-Rab wishes to liken Walker to Hitler then so be it. She will simply prove my point that liberals, unable to use reason against Walker’s policies, will insist on characterizing him as the monster he isn’t. It will not only work against them, but I believe it will help propel Walker into the White House.