For John, BLUF: People should be careful of their analogies. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
Ted Cruz’s long-shot challenger is drawing riotous crowds. Is it enough?
From Politico, by Mr Ben Schreckinger, 9 July 2018.
Senator Ted Cruz has a challenger, Mr Beto O'Rourke. However, Mr O'Rourke seems a little careless in his historic analogies. I would go so far as to suggest he doesn't really understand the Holocaust.
Here is the lede plus one:
A fluent Spanish speaker, O’Rourke is especially emphatic when he talks about immigration. In Chinatown, he led off by relating the story of the Voyage of the Damned, the saga of a boatful of Jewish refugees from pre-World War II Europe who were refused entry to Cuba and the United States and ultimately returned back to the continent, where more than 250 of them later died in the Holocaust. He compared their plight to those of the migrants coming to the Southern border, and urged his audience to do all they could on the migrants’ behalf.Just what we need, another person in the US Senate who is ignorant of history. Someone like Columnist Jennifer Rubin.
Regards — Cliff