Godwin's Law

Ahh, Rick Santorum, always the voice of reason, when he's not fantasizing about man-on-dog sex, that is:

"What the Democrats are doing is the equivalent of Adolf Hitler in 1942 saying, 'I'm in Paris. How dare you invade me. How dare you bomb my city? It's mine.' This is no more the rule of the senate than it was the rule of the senate before not to filibuster."

-- Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), quoted on the Senate floor

So, according to Usenet tradition, the discussion is over, and Rick has automatically lost.

Many people have extended Godwin's law to imply that the invoking of the Nazis as a debating tactic (in any argument not directly related to World War II or the Holocaust) automatically loses the argument, simply because the nature of these events is such that any comparison to any event less serious than genocide, ethnic cleansing or extinction is invalid and in poor taste.

What's even better is that Santorum lambasted former KKK member (that one is for you, Mark), and senior West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd for the same tactic on March 1.

As long as we're tinkering with the Senate rules, howabout we rein in the wackos in both parties? I call for the adoption of Godwin's law in the Senate, and if you don't agree with me, you're obviously a Nazi.

[via Scripting News]