A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 20, 2010
Leftwaffe (left + Luftwaffe)

"Leftwaffe” or “leftwaffe” (left + Luftwaffe) is an epithet used by some on the political right against the political lett. The Luftwaffe was the Nazi air force in World War II. The term “Leftwaffe” runs into Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies ("As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches").

“Leftwaffe” has been cited in print since at least 2003, but was rarely used before 2010.


Wikipedia: Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe (German pronunciation: [ˈlʊftvafə]) is a generic German term for an air force. It is also the official name for two of the four historic German air forces, the Wehrmacht air arm founded in 1935 and disbanded in 1946; and the current Bundeswehr air arm founded in 1956.

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From: “102”
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 22:26:31 GMT
Local: Tues, Oct 28 2003 5:26 pm
Subject: The leftwaffe blames Bush for everything..........

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From: “102”
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 22:46:58 GMT
Local: Fri, Oct 31 2003 5:46 pm
Subject: The leftwaffe continues to hate america

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P/N
08-09-2007, 02:14 AM
I don’t think you are a Nazi, and the term ‘leftwaffe’ which I coined, has nothing to do with Nazi’s whatsoever.

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CaptainCourtesy
04-06-10 02:07 AM
Neither the term teabagger nor the term leftwaffe further civil debate, but you have to look at how each term is being used. When Hugh used the the term leftwaffe, he clearly indicated that he was referring to extreme leftists. When folks use the term teabaggers, they are referring to the entire movement, not just the extremists. This is the distinction. Now, again, I am not in favor of the bastardizing of any name referencing a political party or position; it’s flamebait. However, one must note the distinction in how these terms are being used.

L. N. Smithee’s REACTOR
Friday, July 23, 2010
DICTIONARY.COM BLOG REPUDIATES SILLY “REFUDIATE” KERFUFFLE
(...)
The thoroughly dishonest Oliver Willis viciously smeared Glenn Beck in April 2009 (among many other times). I refuted the particularly ridiculous argument blaming Beck for a neo-Nazi’s murdering three Pittsburgh police officers in this thread.

Now, to get into the spirit of Shakespearean word invention, I am announcing the coining of a new term for the above-mentioned “Google-bombing leftist loons.” Since they like to bomb, and they are from the left side of the political spectrum, I shall forthwith refer to them as “The Leftwaffe.”

Yeah, I know, Godwin’s Law.  But the jackboot fits, and they ought to wear it.
Posted by L.N. Smithee at 7/23/2010 12:36:00 PM

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You could help to indoctrinate Obama Youth and the new Greenshirts of the Leftwaffe.

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Red State Gathering: The Right Has The Fighters To Take On The Leftwaffe
Posted by streetwise
Monday, September 20th at 5:41PM EDT
Sometimes, during those residual bursts of compassionate conservatism, I almost feel sorry for the left. They just don’t know what is about to hit them. Kind of like those WWII German bomber pilots, confidently assured that the Royal Air Force had all but been destroyed, only to run into a hornets’ nest of Spitfires and Hurricanes.

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