Our favorite blogging state senator, Stacey Campfield, lashed out at Pith's Jeff Woods over the weekend.
Woods posted last week on Pith that a local pizza place had canceled a Campfield-sponsored fundraiser, which the state senator evidently announced before asking if the place would host it. "After years of cruel jackassery in the legislature, tormenting gays and lesbians and children and women — just to mention a few population segments — state Sen. Stacey Campfield is having trouble finding a public place willing to host a fundraiser for his reelection campaign," Woods wrote.
Campfield took the criticism with the dignity you'd expect. Which is to say, he equated those who complained about the event with Nazis, compared Woods to Joseph Goebbels, and likened his failed pizza party to the horrors of Kristallnacht:
Not because it has something to do with me or my event, but because I see the parallels to what the NAZIs did to the stores frequented by Jews in the late 1930's. How the NAZI media leader, Goebbels cheered and called those who smashed windows "Heroes for the cause." Saying they were doing "Gods justice" to the Jews and those black listed businesses that support them. Thinking they were winning the day, changing minds through physical intimidation or by showing their willingness to use physical force and willingness to do destruction of any who dare oppose them.
Campfield's ability to go from zero to Nazi this quickly is breathtaking — this has got be a new Godwin's law record.
Since El Jefe is out hiking for the week and not able to respond, we feel obliged to point out that we have never seen Woods in a brown shirt, it's not "NAZI" it's "Nazi," and you really should go read the senator's hissy fit on his blog. It's special, even by Campfield standards.