Matt Yglesias joke falls flat: Hitler did have some good ideas

Yikes. Not only are President Obama’s children more important than yours, but Hitler had some good ideas? Oh, Matt. He added that reply to a retweet during a hashtag game about the absurdity known as Salon.

Yep. Even Yglesias “jokes” fall flat and are full of fail.

Of course, he’ll get a pass from his fellow travelers, though. Hitler jokes are totally hilarious if a lefty says them. Any other Hitler references made by anyone on the Right? CrimeThink of the highest order.

Will the amazing Jonah Goldberg weigh in on Yglesias’ “joke”? Stay tuned!

  • TocksNedlog

    If only there were someone that could make Yglesias’s BRAIN run on-time.

  • Glenn Jericho

    The American Left would applaud about 90% of Hitler´s economic platform and another 50% of his social platform. I don´t think Yglesias is joking.

  • robcrawford2

    Before Hitler attacked Stalin, the left loved him. He was the head of the National SOCIALIST WORKER’S Party, an avowed anti-capitalist, and, like the American “Progressives”, loved the idea of eugenics.

    It was only after he attacked their dear “Uncle Joe” that they turned on him, and the horror of the Holocaust made it clear they had to erase their earlier admiration for him from history.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      No, not exactly. The NSDAP was formed =explicitly= as a counter to (international “Jewish”) Communism. It is true that a lot of the Party’s original platform used a lot of language which echoed Marxist doctrine, and a lot which modern leftards wold still swoon over — national health system, anti-capitalist, housing as a government benefit, etc., but NS was =always= at odds with Communism.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      No, not exactly. The NSDAP was formed =explicitly= as a counter to (international “Jewish”) Communism. It is true that a lot of the Party’s original platform used a lot of language which echoed Marxist doctrine, and a lot which modern leftards wold still swoon over — national health system, anti-capitalist, housing as a government benefit, etc., but NS was =always= at odds with Communism.

  • Rob Ramcharan

    Well, as they say in France, “Hitler était un idiot, mais il ne résoudre notre problème Juif.”

  • http://twitter.com/godofthunder_17 ian scott porcaro

    “some of the most terrible things imaginable have been with the best intentions” – Dr. Grant, Jurassic Park 3. But seriously..? I never liked Hitler jokes, mainly because what he did was evil beyond normal mortal comprehension, but also since I have Jewish relatives, who came from that part of Europe. But saying that Hitler had a few good ideas is like saying that Genghis Khan was conquering the known world to spread the good word about our Lord. Or.. Gandhi, leading a violent rebellion against his cruel overlords. It just not right. Maybe I’m going overboard. Who knows..this guy went overboard. >.>