December 11, 2009
Ah yes, how obtuse of the whack jobs on the left to selectively forgot that they called President Bush far worse. Let’s here it from Choi, my home town guy!, Random thoughts while observing the passing parade, J.C.
SoCal councilman wears a Stalin-ized Pelosi
That protesters on both sides of the political spectrum equate America’s leaders with dictators like Hitler isn’t new. But critics were shocked when such a comparison was made by an elected official.
Last Friday, a group rented a room at the Irvine Hilton to protest the Democratic Party of Orange County’s 15th Annual Harry Truman Awards and headliner House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Joining the demonstration was Irvine Councilman and Assembly candidate Steven Choi.
An OC Register photographer caught Choi roaming the Hilton lobby before Pelosi’s address. Choi is seen in a suit, tie and a depiction of Pelosi as Joseph Stalin, the Soviet dictator who killed millions under his Great Terror campaign. Another photo shows Choi posing with a woman who is wearing a Pelosi-SS guard illustration.
The councilman, not initially identified in the photograph, was recognized later by local blogger Dan Chmielewski, who said:
Resign your position Dr. Choi; you are not fit to serve as an elected official in Irvine. Your offensive behavior is a black eye on Irvine’s place as a city of tolerance and influence.
I’d like to place on sign on Choi’s back. One that says “Kick me. Again. Harder.”
Choi told the Register:
“I’m a Republican Party member and went there to express my disapproval of her policies. I have big concerns with what is going on with the government pushing down the mandated health issues… As a small businessman it would impact me.”
These despotic correlations are not only common, but they cheapen the horrors of history. And enough’s enough, says rabbi and columnist Brad Hirschfield:
We seem to have endless appetite for comparisons to Hitler, Nazis and the Holocaust, and like all forms of gluttony, it’s making us very sick. It’s neither a Democratic thing nor a Republican thing, it’s a simply and disturbingly a tragic fact of contemporary American life.