Many have scoffed at Mike Huckabee
for comparing Winston Churchill to Donald Trump
. Actually, I welcome the comparison.
One was a famous wit. The other is an infamous half-wit.
One was a war hero. The other dodged the draft.
One wrote history. The other distorts history.
One wrote A History of the English-Speaking Peoples
. The other can barely speak English, never mind write a book.
One was a surprisingly good painter. The other has the worst taste imaginable.
One was an intellectual who suffered from bouts of depression. The other depresses anyone of intelligence.
One despised Nazis. The other coddles them.
One was a great orator. The other speaks like a brain-damaged six year-old.
One made no attempt to hide his thinning hair. The other...well, just look
One stayed married to the same woman -- a woman of intelligence and independence -- for 57 years. The other...? Heh heh heh. Ha. Ho. Heh. Hee hee. Heh.
One dressed well. The other could trip on his own tie.
One had the ability to respect his enemies (Michael Collins, for example). The other holds inane grudges forever.
One mistrusted the Russians. The other laundered money for Russians.
One said "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." The other proves the point daily.
One said: "We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out." The other probably regrets that interview with Lester Holt.
See? There's nothing wrong with comparing Winston Churchill to Donald Trump. I wish more people would look up the meaning of the word "compare" in the dictionary.