WSJ Compares GOP Opponents of Immigration Bill to Nazis

The Wall Street Journal compared Republicans opposed to the Senate immigration bill to Nazis in a lead editorial Wednesday.

The editorial argued that the bill’s border security measures were "wretched excess," due to "the Republican party letting its blood-and-soil wing trump its supposedly free-market principles."

As Breitbart News editor-in-chief Joel Pollak pointed out, the term "blood-and-soil" is one with Nazi connotations.

The term comes from German nationalism in the late 19th century and was amplified by Adolf Hitler mid-20th century.

According to the Jewish Virtual Library, the definition of the term is:

Blut und Boden: (Ger. Blood and Soil) Phrase used by Hitler to mean that all people of German blood have the right and duty to live on German soil (i.e. in the German Fatherland).
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