Comparing the Trump Admin to Nazis Probably Isn’t Helping the Left

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Comparing the Trump Admin to Nazis Probably Isn’t Helping the Left
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Comparing the Trump Admin to Nazis Probably Isn’t Helping the Left
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As a Jewish-American, I am quite unimpressed by the comparisons between Trump and Hitler commonly portrayed on television and across social media. Surely, one can express dissatisfaction about President Trump’s policies without comparing him to the man who committed a genocide on the Jewish people. As Alan Dershowitz recently pointed out, the comparisons of Trump to Hitler almost feel as though they are a form of Holocaust denial.

These outrageous comparisons are not simply limited to the pundits on television. Even Michael Hayden, former Director of both the CIA and NSA, took to Twitter to compare the Trump administration to Nazis. Why did the former high ranking government official choose to compare the Trump administration to a regime that murdered millions? He was upset about the administration’s immigration policy. It is worth noting that Hayden was hired in 2017 by CNN as a national security analyst, a position he is still currently holding.

These comparisons might be popular among Democrats who have already committed to voting against the Republicans in the midterms, but they sound incredibly obnoxious to many independent and undecided voters. Considering the left needs these voters to defeat the Republicans in 2018, they would be wise not to alienate them.

It seems indisputable that the overly emotional behavior of many on the left during the 2016 election ultimately ended up benefiting the Trump campaign. To many of those watching the midterm elections unfold, it appears history is repeating itself.  Instead of attempting to address issues important to independent voters, several on the left seem to be bogged down focusing on controversial social issues.

As we now know, voters were obviously more concerned about jobs and the economy than they were about President Trump’s divisive tone. Clearly, the left needed to focus more on the issues that were important to the average voter. It felt like the main platform of the Democrats during the 2016 campaign was to simply attack their opposition and label half the country as intolerant. That strategy ended up costing them the election.

The 2016 election provided countless lessons and learning opportunities for the Democrats to use in future campaigns. So far, they seem to be ignoring just about all of them.

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