Americans who lived through the 50′s vividly remember the tales of Gestapo horror in Hitler’s Germany: the Third Reich was a fearsome and evil war machine that voraciously disregarded the sanctity of human life.
The Gestapo acted on the whim of any and all of Hitler’s demands. But those days in the late 1930′s and early 1940′s seem a world away, nothing but amazing tales of a sinister, totalitarian regime to those born in the ensuing decades.
Until now. Most Conservative pundits and writers I know, myself included, have tempered their speech and modifiers concerning Barack Obama.