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Video: Howard Dean Calls Steve Bannon a “Nazi”; Trump Ran “Campaign Based on Hate”

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I personally would characterize Bannon as more of a “white nationalist” than a “Nazi,” and in general I think we should all be really careful about throwing around words like that. Plus, “white nationalist” is bad enough! But I would certainly agree that Trump ran a “campaign based on hate.” Regardless, it’s really really not a good situation…

  • Elaine Owens

    One reason Howard Dean reacted with the “Nazi” word in describing Steve Bannon may be the fact that Dean’s wife, Judith Steinberg, is Jewish and both of his children were raised in the Jewish faith. I thinks all people who have looked at the Breitbart “news,” i.e., propaganda, see in it a reflection of some things that smacks of fascism, but I would agree that calling him a Nazi may have stretched the point.

  • Adolf

    Reductio ad Hitlerum

    Could sum up much of the political discourse for the next four years..

  • True Blue

    Maybe Dean is tired of being politically correct?

    “They knew they had to rebrand. And they knew using a different term would help obfuscate the truth of what they are. This is how you sneak these ideas into the mainstream,” the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Heidi Beirich told the Los Angeles Times after this weekend’s conference. “The guys in the suits are the ones we have to worry about.” . . . But to allow the “alt-right” to dictate the terms of the conversation is to cede ground that we simply cannot afford to surrender.” http://jezebel.com/stop-calling-them-the-alt-right-1789231922

    “So stop using the term “Alt-Right” and just come out and call them what they are: Neo Nazis. And if that’s too raw, then at least have the integrity to call them White Supremacists or White Nationalists.”
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/11/14/1599477/-They-re-Not-Alt-Right-They-re-NeoNazis-White-Supremacists

    “The alt-right isn’t “an intellectual vanguard,” though. At best, it’s a hundred chest-thumping folks in a D.C. conference room. At worst, it’s an echo chamber of recycled memes.” http://www.salon.com/2016/11/21/the-alt-right-is-spouting-white-nationalism-and-doing-hitler-salutes-in-washington-d-c-but-theyre-dressed-nice-so-lets-take-them-seriously/