bro4bro saidOutside of academic circles I don't think the word can be used today without bringing the Nazis to mind - and I thought that was exactly the intent when it was used in connection with the 2000 election.
It would shock me if Scalia were so naive as to be unaware of this.
Wordsmith that he is, I'm sure Scalia wasn't unaware of the word Putsch
, or of its origins. What is known only to him is whether he referred to one in particular, or as is more likely, to Putschen
in general, when he used it as he did. I don't doubt for a minute that the surly and disappointed left intended to use it in reference to the Nazis in 2000; it's a liberal thing, as any search of their writings concerning, among others, the Koch Brothers will confirm. What's good for the goose, is turnabout for Justice Alito.
Stop already, WB; I'm laughing too hard. Every politician has his Mein Kampf
; ours is called Dreams of My Father.
See, sometimes it IS worth belaboring a point!