Saturday, March 17, 2012

UMP Reaches the Godwin Point

Jacques Béhague, UMP VP of the conseil général of Hautes-Pyrénées, has touched the Godwin Point:
"J'accuse Monsieur Hollande de faire renaître ces mêmes haines qui ont conduit l'humanité dans ce que nous avons connu de plus effroyable et de nauséabonde,poursuit-il, tout dans la mesure. J'accuse monsieur Hollande de prôner le nettoyage ethnique de tous ceux qui auraient le malheur de 'trop' gagner d'argent, soit par la confiscation de leurs biens et de leurs revenus, soit par l'incitation à l'émigration."
To be sure, Béhague is neither the first nor the highest UMP official to compare the Socialist candidate to Hitler: a smiling Claude Guéant already observed that the Front National was both "national" and a "Socialist." Of course the PS had already accused Guéant of being a Nazi for his remarks about a hierarchy of "civilizations."

Boys will be boys.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Art, I think Guéant said it was the FN that was "national" and "socialiste", not Hollande
http://www.liberation.fr/politiques/01012392440-pour-claude-gueant-le-fn-est-national-et-socialiste

Arun

Arthur Goldhammer said...

Right, slip of the pen (or Le Pen).