From NeverTrumper Jonas Goldberg (proving that a stopped clock can be correct at least once):
“But [Trump] isn’t Hitler, for any number of reasons, the most important of which is that Americans aren’t Nazis. We’re not even Germans. Hitler’s rule was possible because there was a market demand for a Hitler and a wider tolerance for a Hitler.”
And Trump’s election came about because there was a market demand for a Trump and a wider tolerance for a Trump. There, however, the similarity ends (to the anguish of the Left).
Homosexuals, other sexual deviants, Jews and gypsies haven’t been rounded up and put in concentration camps [no comment]; there have been no public book burnings (except, paradoxically, by the Left, both literally and figuratively); Trump hasn’t advocated a policy of Mexikanerrein (only a wall to end invasion of same); and no matter how appealing the action may seem to some of us, Trump hasn’t made plans to annex
the Sudetenland Alberta or invade Poland Baja California.
In fact, the only outcomes of Trump’s administration that are remotely Hitler-like are the soaring growth of the economy and the virtual elimination of unemployment — and those outcomes, I think we can all agree, are not malevolent (except to the Left, who like a seething mass of the unemployed to whom they can offer free stuff).
Not that it matters. To the American Left, all Republicans are Nazis and all Republican leaders (whether moderates like the Bushes or conservatives like Pence and Goldwater) are Literally Hitler. The accuracy of their labeling is irrelevant, as long as they can create a bogeyman that will fire up their base of rabid Commie crapweasels.