It’s that time of the week again. People are celebrating on the rooftops, others are sobbing in the streets, and a couple of fast-typing computer nerds are whipping up an Adolf-Hitler-flipping-out-in-his-bunker parody to the giddy joy of the winners and the collective chagrin of the losers.
This week’s winner: The conclusion of the epic battle between Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin GOP and the public sector union’s Wisconsin Democrats. This is one parody of German-language movie “Downfall” that the Democrats won’t be chuckling over.
Taking place at the Democratic National Committee headquarters on June 6 (the anniversary of the D-Day invasion that surely had the real Hitler flipping his lid 68 years ago), this most recent form of the old parody opens with a DNC leader ordering minions around the map, sure of a Democratic triumph over the Wisconsin GOP.
But like Nazi dictator Adolph Hitler ordering already-obliterated armies about a map in his final days, it becomes the uncomfortable duty of his underlings to inform their führer that the progressives aren’t quite über alles in the Badger state.
Depending on your point of view, the next three minutes are either pure hilarity or plain meanness.
Oh, and as one last kick in the gruppenleiter, a mournfully resigned “Hitler” collapses at the end, finishing his outburst by telling the nervous few lieutenants remaining, “We’ll have to leave here. We’ll leave first thing in the morning. There’s only one place to go — Sacramento.”
But like moving deeper into the bunker, voters in San Diego and San Jose also voted to roll back public sector union benefits on Tuesday, setting the stage for a final blitz in California’s capital city — or, as the parody “Hitler” called it, “the last bastion of imbeciles.”