In "The Big Lebowski" it was a joke. On the pages of National Review it is serious.
Have they no editors? Have they no minds?
The Corner: President Obama issued a statement yesterday to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. He noted that survivors who bore witness to “the horrors of the cattle cars, ghettos, and concentration camps have witnessed humanity at its very worst and know too well the pain of losing loved ones to senseless violence.”… Nazism… is hardly “senseless.” By the early 1930s, the Nazi party had hundreds of thousands of devoted members and repeatedly attracted a third of the votes in German elections; its political leaders campaigned on a platform comprising 25 non-senseless points…. [M]any sensible Germans were persuaded…. [Obama's] sanitized version of events, both past and present, is surely more comforting. It’s also truly senseless.