Turns out that the National Review blogger Kasich used as a “fact checker” for his new attack ad… really has a problem with facts.
Bill Sloat at the Daily Bellwether recounts how Holt had to apologize after equating Obama’s campaign slogan “Yes, we can!” to “Arbeit Macht Frei.”
Holt quickly apologized:
“I had intended it merely as a reference to what I thought was an oft-used campaign slogan in Nazi Germany, NOT to imply that Obama was on the verge of committing genocide.
“I realize that I was wrong not to research the phrase. If anyone should have done so, it would be a half-Jewish student whose mother’s side of the family was fortunate enough to escape Europe before Hitler could get to them. This was an extreme comparison, and I am deeply sorry to anyone who was offended by the column.”
So not only is he historical ignorant, but he apparently thinks it was okay to compare Obama to the WWII Nazi Party, but not to the “Final Solution” attempted in Auschwitz.
I’m stunned Holt doesn’t understand how even his misunderstood understanding of the phrase would be acceptable. I think it’s even more stunning that a descendant of the Holocaust would think any Nazi comparison is acceptable. It cheapens the horrors of the Nazis.
On a side note, isn’t it refreshing to see the hiring standards of the National Review to become a “journalist” assigned to report on politics in the critical battleground State of Ohio?
I bet Joe Hallett at the Columbus Dispatch is really insulting that the Kasich campaign decided to go with this misinformed kid as opposed to him for their attack ad.