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Democrat Compares Republicans to Nazis

  1. profile image61
    C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago

    So much for toning down the rhetoric.

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/0 … -much.html

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image90
      Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this



      It does not count if it is done by the left?

      The epitome of hypocrisy, so redundant it makes me nauseous!!!!

      1. megs11237 profile image75
        megs11237posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The right is doing the same things.

        And yes it is wrong but it is also wrong to LIE.

        Comparing them to Nazi's : wrong

        Saying they like to further their agenda with propaganda: Correct

        1. Misha profile image75
          Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Why?

        2. Arthur Fontes profile image90
          Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this



          The hypocrisy lies in the media's completely ignoring and denying the fact that rhetoric is spewed from all sides.

          If that was a (R) that spewed that garbage there would be outcry's of inciting violence. 


          Hypocrisy!!

          1. lovemychris profile image80
            lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            WRONG!! You R's spewed it before, during and after Obama's campaign. Only then, you called it "free speech".

    2. oceansnsunsets profile image89
      oceansnsunsetsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sometimes, stuff like the truths of matters (like how American's vote, and what they actually want) can be met with such accusations by certain leadership in the party. 

      That said, he did do a form of an apology, as it is clearly out of line, and at least he did that.  Correct me if I am not understanding that correctly.  So it was out of line, but often many people don't care about the facts, and run with that kind of thing and it sticks.  While the apology and obvious wrong is gone with the wind.

      1. profile image61
        C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The fact that he did it to a mostly empty house tells me he knew better. He's made these types of comments before, so past actions speak louder than any apology in my opinion.

        1. oceansnsunsets profile image89
          oceansnsunsetsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Oh no, I hear you, and don't get me wrong.  Just saying that the admission he was wrong is something, that he said sorry.  You don't often get even that from some of these kinds of people. 

          All of their actions speak louder than words.  I totally agree.  I think that is true of all of us.

          1. profile image61
            C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Understood. Is a person realy sorry if they keep doing the same thing over and over? That was my point.

        2. lovemychris profile image80
          lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Let me get this right.....

          Repubs can say Dems hate America, want to destroy it, are socialists, communists, and NOW--your mouthpieces are saying that Dems had Giffords shot.......

          and YOU are crying foul?  HELLO!!!


          btw, Who was Chamberlain? Savage is saying "we now have Chamberlain in the White House"

    3. Jeff Berndt profile image91
      Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow. That's an astonishingly, law-droppingly, appallingly stupid thing to say.

      Yeah, Republican propaganda is exactly like Nazi propaganda. And stubbing my toe is exactly like breaking my leg. roll

      What a jerk.

    4. Stump Parrish profile image61
      Stump Parrishposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sry couldn't resist this.





      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4466229.jpg

    5. lovemychris profile image80
      lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "So much for toning down the rhetoric."

      A campaign has begun to defend a longtime professor and activist from the frequent attacks of Glenn Beck—and the death threats that the attacks have brought with them.

      Frances Fox Piven, a 78-year-old professor and political theorist, has been the subject of harsh criticism by Beck for years. Now, the Center for Constitutional Rights has written a letter to Roger Ailes, CEO of Fox News, asking for his "immediate help in stopping false accusations by Glenn Beck that are putting Professor Piven in danger."

      "I got e-mails that said, 'Die You C-nt,' and 'May cancer find you soon.' And people are posting my address on the Internet with their messages that are really crude and ugly and violent."
      In its letter, the Center for Constitutional Rights ran through some of the violent comments that readers of The Blaze have left on articles about Piven. They include:

      "Maybe they should burst through the fron door of this arrogant elitist and slit the hateful cow's throat."
      "We should blow up Piven's office and home."
      "Big lots is having a rope sale I hear, you buy the rope and I will hang the wench. I will spin her as she hangs."
      CCR asked Ailes to "order Mr. Beck to cease and desist."

    6. Freeway Flyer profile image84
      Freeway Flyerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have frequently heard the Nazi comparison from both sides of the political spectrum. It's getting old.

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
        uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It does get quite old.  I don't get nearly as angry with that absurdity as the accusation of racism.  That one makes me want to break out the sabers and name seconds.

        1. Flightkeeper profile image80
          Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I think if you're European, accused of being a nazi could be the same as being accused of racism in the US because of the differing histories.  And then there's always people who like to get off by fanning the flames.

      2. Ralph Deeds profile image69
        Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        About once a week two individuals spend the day in front of the Birmingham, Michigan, U.S. Post Office exercising their First Amendment rights with large Impeach Obama signs depicting the President with an Adolf Hitler mustache. I'm not sure who they are or who's paying them for their time. They may be remnants of Lyndon LaRouche's campaigns or Michigan TeaTards.

  2. I am DB Cooper profile image69
    I am DB Cooperposted 6 years ago

    Shameful, and a real-life example of Godwin's Law in action. Godwin's Law states the following: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."

    1. profile image61
      C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Funny and sad all at the same time. Good point DB.

    2. kevinwang128 profile image62
      kevinwang128posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      witty quote ! true to social context the most !

  3. Evan G Rogers profile image82
    Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago

    Although his analogy is apt...

    ... he's wrong.

    Sure, it isn't a complete takeover of health care... YET.

    Just like income tax - it started small and then ballooned into unbelievable percentages.

    The first income tax, although unconstitutional at the time (the constitution never stood in the way of Abraham Lincoln's Civil War, nor the "reconstruction" that followed) was ONLY 3% of wages earned.

    3% has ballooned into 35%+ (depending on your state).

    Sure, health care isn't mandated, nor is it a take over... but give it 50 years.

    1. profile image61
      C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think it will take 50 years. Nor do I think our economy will hold up to the pressure an entitlement program like the current health care plan would put on it.

    2. I am DB Cooper profile image69
      I am DB Cooperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, it's at 35% now, but it's actually "ballooned" much higher than that. In the 1940's and 1950's, there were some very wealthy individuals paying over 90% income tax, with a top bracket rate of up to 94%! If you look at the historical rates over the past 70 years, the current 35% top bracket rate is relatively low.

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This is not the first time I see those numbers. Are they for real? Did anybody actually pay at that rate? Isn't this just 'expropriation of the expropriators', by Karl Marx - which probably means the USA became a communist country long ago, in line with the Soviet Union?

        1. profile image61
          C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, the numbers are real. I don't think many of the rich were actually paying that. The world was much larger then(no electronic banking) I suspect that because hiding money was easier back then, many were.

          1. Misha profile image75
            Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I certainly can't imagine any sane person voluntarily handing 94% of their income to the government LOL.

        2. Evan G Rogers profile image82
          Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I think FDR had them upwards of 100%...

          maybe he was stopped from implementing it.

      2. profile image69
        logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah like being almost dead is relatively better than being dead!

      3. Evan G Rogers profile image82
        Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        good point.

  4. BillyDRitchie profile image61
    BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago

    Pretty safe to say that once you invoke the name of Hitler or Nazis, you have successfully abdicated your argument.

    1. lovemychris profile image80
      lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Errr, who's been called a Nazi for 2 1/2 years?????

      Obama!

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
        Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Bush!

      2. BillyDRitchie profile image61
        BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nazi?  Never.  A socialist, maybe.  But not a Nazi.

        1. lovemychris profile image80
          lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Ummm, who was Hitler?

          1. Jim Hunter profile image59
            Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Its about time you realized Socialism and Fascism are the same thing.

            Congratulations.

            1. lovemychris profile image80
              lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              And it's past time that you deal with an issue head-on. Obfuscate is your middle name.

              1. Jim Hunter profile image59
                Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I'm sorry you're confused, but I hardly think thats my fault.

      3. I am DB Cooper profile image69
        I am DB Cooperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Every president since at least the 1960's. This seems like a fad that probably started with the hippies, most likely in protest of LBJ.

  5. S Leretseh profile image60
    S Leretsehposted 6 years ago

    Democrats and Republicans (people they represent) are the proverbial "house divided against itself" ... One will have to defeat and abolish the existence of the other.  American cannot go on like this. The time's approachin'...

  6. profile image69
    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    "Nuff said"!

  7. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Actually, his comparison is apt.
    He is talking about the use of propaganda and repeating lies to the point they become accepted by the populace as truth.
    He is NOT saying that the Republicans are engaging in atrocities like the Nazis.
    He is saying they are engaging in a propaganda technique also used (effectively) by the Nazis.

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      MM, your latest propaganda campaign to link the shootings to tea party is a good example of dems doing exactly the same. You are at best on par with repubs, or even worse in this regard. smile

      1. Jim Hunter profile image59
        Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That is exactly what it is, a campaign.

        Democrats know two ways to be effective, at least in their minds.

        Call people Nazi's or racists.

        Shilling for a lost cause is on display.

        1. lovemychris profile image80
          lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          But Jimmy!! You excused it when they held signs with Obama as Hitler!!!  You said it was fine and dandy then.

          1. Jim Hunter profile image59
            Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I did?

            No I didn't.

            "There's a little green man in my head"

      2. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Ummm, it wasn't only SOME dems doing this, it was THE PEOPLE WHO GOT SHOT!!!

  8. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Good point, Misha.
    If you say something often enough, forcefully enough, people believe it. Even long after the premise is proved false.
    I believe (or at least hope) that at this point ALL have been satisfied that the shooter in Tucson was NOT influenced by political rhetoric from Tea Partiers or Sarah Palin's map.
    He may have heard rhetoric in his head, but we have no idea what that might have been.
    Many people have read Mein Kampf AND The Communist Manifesto and not ended up shooting people in a Safeway parking lot.

    1. megs11237 profile image75
      megs11237posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree - rhetoric not related to shooting.

      Divisive violently suggestive rhetoric  from both sides is wrong.

      It is OK to disagree, you don't even have to like people, but promoting violence even indirectly is incorrect. Lying and distorting the truth to win your point is also wrong especially when you are a public servant.

      People in Government have all the tools they need to have the facts and there is no excuse for propaganda or distortion.

    2. Evan G Rogers profile image82
      Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Not me! I saw through all the nonsense.

      Good ol' Anarchy! Hasn't led me wrong yet!

  9. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    See, you are still campaigning smile

  10. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    And in case you don't have your eyes open....they are extemely Nazi-ish!!

    I just got home, turned on Matthews, and saw a clip of Bachmann-Turner-Overdrive saying:

    We won't stop until we have repealed healthcare and put a president in there who will repeal it.
    We won't stop until we have a gvt in there .......JUST LIKE US!!!!!

    Who the hell does she think she is?

    This tea-party is a cult. And a  dangerous one. You want to talk digging the knife is?

    Mike Pence said yesterday on the floor....

    Lock, Stock and Barrell.

    Talk about insensitive....does he enjoy gun violence?

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
      Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What part of this quote you provided:

      "We won't stop until we have repealed healthcare and put a president in there who will repeal it.
      We won't stop until we have a gvt in there .......JUST LIKE US!!!!!"

      ... in ANY way - ANY WAY - implies any sort of Nazi belief?

      I'm serious. You can't just make such a wild claim and not back it up.

    2. BillyDRitchie profile image61
      BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Um, isn't the goal of every party to put a President in office that is "just like them"?

      Silly me...

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, but WE just did that!!

        THEY are acting like Obama is not legitimate. In other words, WE are not legitimate. The ONLY thing that matters is THEM.

        My way or the Highway. NO middle ground. NO working together. None. 100% their way.

        1. BillyDRitchie profile image61
          BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Much like Bush was considered "not legit".  Remember all the "not my President" signs?

          And love, Obama has been the master of the my-way-or-highway politics for the last two years.  But I guess it is okay when it is your guy doing it, right?

          1. Jim Hunter profile image59
            Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            They are in victim mode again.

          2. lovemychris profile image80
            lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            The hell he has. That is a lie propagated by your spin machine.

            YOUR side should have given respect to a sitting president by working with him, not demanding everything be their way.

            1. Jim Hunter profile image59
              Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              "The hell he has. That is a lie propagated by your spin machine."

              Backed up by your leaders actions.

              1. lovemychris profile image80
                lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Example?

                1. Jim Hunter profile image59
                  Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  “we can’t have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”

                  1. lovemychris profile image80
                    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Perfect! That is how it is supposed to be! WE got elected, but we are going to listen to your side too.

                    Versus Boehner: Compromise is not a word I recognize.

                    Gingrich: Say no to everything Obama proposes, so we can come in in November as the saviors.

                    Bachmann: We will repeal the President and the Senate to get only our people in there.

                    Kasich: We are in charge now, you HAVE no say.

            2. BillyDRitchie profile image61
              BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Oh, so we are to give respect to a sitting President?  Again, like the left did to Bush?

              Is your memory really that selective?

              1. Jim Hunter profile image59
                Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Yes it is.

              2. lovemychris profile image80
                lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I am talking about politicians here Billie....elected representatives are saying they are going to repeal Democrats!!
                Elected representatives are saying they WILL NOT work with this president.
                Elected representatives scream that they are doing what America wants.....but only 18% want to repaeal this healthcare.

                They are doing what a small minority want.....ie a CULT.

                1. Jim Hunter profile image59
                  Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  "elected representatives are saying they are going to repeal Democrats!!"

                  What a great world it would be if only that were possible.

                  1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
                    Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I wish I could repeal my elected politicians. I'd repeal em all.

                  2. lovemychris profile image80
                    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Watch and see. With enough money and enough "gun talk" fear and threatening.....you may get your wish.

  11. Jeff Berndt profile image91
    Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago

    The Republicans are running an extremely effective propaganda campaign to make people scared of the new healthcare reforms?
    True.

    The Republican propaganda campaign means the Republicans are like Nazis? Overblown, stupid, ignorant, horrible comment.

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
      Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I can agree with that!

      Although, I will add that people SHOULD be wary of the health care reforms. But not necessarily for the reasons provided by the Republicans.

  12. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    Call me an idiot all you like....you can all agree Cheney is evil....these people are just as bad.

    Let them take power and you will see what I mean.

    Nazi is correct. Fascist. Evil.
    It's the same mentality brought to us from WWII....Operation Paperclip.

    Or, as Marrs book title says, The Return of the Fourt Reich.

    Violent overturn of a gvt. Riddance of all democrats. Riddance of all who don't think like them.

    CULT.

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
      Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      See, Lovemychris...

      You're calling Republicans Nazis for wanting power to rule (the presidency)...

      ... but when the Democrats do the EXACT SAME THING, you call them "the only hope for a good future", or something like that.

      you HAVE to realize how idiotic of an argument that is.

      You're either an Anarchist, or a hypocrite.

      1. Aya Katz profile image88
        Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Doesn't sound like an Anarchist to me. ;->

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
          Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I suppose you could be a third party member...

          ... but good luck with that!

      2. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Excuse me....which Democrat implied that they must rid American politics of all Republicans?

        Obama's whole shpeil has been to "work together".
        What did McConnell (the Turtle) say?
        I'll tell you: His number one goal is to make Obama a one term president.

        Not ONE time since I've been alive has a party taken it upon themselves to disavow the whole half of the country that doesn't agree with them. 136 filibusters used in one year.


        They are not the same.....not by a long shot.

        1. BillyDRitchie profile image61
          BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, that whole "The Republicans have to ride in back" really sounds like wanting to work together, doesn't it?

          And love, every party does their best to make their opponent a one termer.  Not sure how else this whole political thing is supposed to work.  Are you actually suggesting that Obama is entitled to two terms?

          And,, um, the Dems have had a filibuster proof majority until about a week or two ago...not sure where your gripe is (but then, I never am)

          1. lovemychris profile image80
            lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You will never get it Billie...you are too tied to your side.

            If you hated the Bush years as I did....and the Bush daddy years and the Reagan years....

            You could understand. I don't want them back again. It is a HORROR for this country.

            1. BillyDRitchie profile image61
              BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Oh, so it's okay for you to be tied to your side, but not anyone else?  Wow.  Some of your posts are actually more unbelievable than others.

              I guess it all boils down to whether you believe in personal freedoms or dependence on government.  Where you stand is certainly crystal clear.....

              1. lovemychris profile image80
                lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                NO! I'm telling you you do not understand the deepness of my revolt for them and the deepness of my fear of them in power!!!

                So, in other words....you have NO IDEA where I stand. You will not allow my "stand" into your train of thought whatsoever. You dismiss it right out of hand from the get-go.

                1. BillyDRitchie profile image61
                  BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  In don't dismiss it at all.  You are in favor of a ruling party whose answer to everything is "more government".

                  More government equals fewer freedoms.

                  That wasn't hard now was it?

                  1. lovemychris profile image80
                    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Need I say more?

                    Let me ask you something.....we had 8 years of Bushco, so I pretty much know what it's all about, and why I don't want it.

                    But you people were protesting Obama before he even took office....what is that about?
                    It's been 2 years, and the whole time you guys have been all about getting him out. Not giving him a chance...not giving US a chance, but just having to have your guys back in as soon as possible.

                    Do you really think this is what the Founding Fathers meant?

                    Capitalism is not written into the Constitution. Neither is Democracy.
                    The "Good of all" has many connotations.
                    Do you really think they meant for one party rule to be the way this country functions?

        2. Evan G Rogers profile image82
          Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Your argument was that Republicans are trying to take power.

          Democrats are doing the same thing.

          Deal with it.

    2. Jim Hunter profile image59
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol

      I sure am glad you libs are keeping the VITRIOL and RHETORIC down to a minimum.

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have toned down my vitriol....I no longer say Boner, or Tea-Baggers...

        But hey--if you guys ever tone down yours...you let me know.

        It was just yesterday that ole Delay's Boy said

        "Lock Stock and Barrell". Mike Pence...that paragon (in his mind), of christian virtue, ex-righty-talk-hate host.

        They just LOVE those gun metaphors don't they? Can't leave em alone, not for a second.

        1. BillyDRitchie profile image61
          BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          So exactly what metaphor was Obama using when he said "they bring a knife, we bring a gun"

          1. lovemychris profile image80
            lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            It is actually known that Obama is not a big gun nut. He favors strict laws regarding ownership.
            Did you feel threatened by that metaphor from him?
            Did you really think he would bring a gun to a debate?

            Tea-partiers, on the other hand, have actually brought guns to debates. Guns to 4th of July parades. Guns to town hall meetings. To me, it was as a means of intimidation.
            So, if a tea-party candidate had said the same thing Obama did, I would have thought they meant a real gun, versus Obama using it as a metaphor for fighting harder, being stronger.

            1. Jim Hunter profile image59
              Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, but Obama is your God.

              Obamablessyou.

              1. lovemychris profile image80
                lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Monkeyseeasmonkeydo

  13. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    I'll make it easy for you.
    If you put a Hitler mustache on Obama, you are saying he is Hitler. Hitler was a Nazi. Ergo, you are saying Obama is a Nazi... pretty simple huh?

    1. Jim Hunter profile image59
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'll make it easy for you

      W  h  o  c  a  r  e  s?

      Slow enough?

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You got involved in another disagreement---between CJ and me. You obviously cared.

        He said they never called Obama a Nazi. I showed him they did.

        You said bluster bluster bluster    sputter sputter psutter.....but....but....but....

        My Repubbies are PERFECT!!!!!

        1. Jim Hunter profile image59
          Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You said I called Obama Hitler.

          I said

          No I didn't.

          Now I say, who cares?

          If you can't remember what you have posted then maybe you should stop.

          1. lovemychris profile image80
            lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I was talking to cj not you.
            Check your own self.


            nanneee nannneeee boo booo!!!!

            1. Jim Hunter profile image59
              Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              lovemychris wrote:

                  But Jimmy!! You excused it when they held signs with Obama as Hitler!!!  You said it was fine and dandy then.


              Its only one page back....

              1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
                Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I think I'm missing the entire point of getting mad at Nazi-esque rhetoric.

                If you're dumb enough to think that Obama is Hitler, or that Bush is murdering Jews, or ... y'know, any of that stuff. Then you probably shouldn't be allowed to vote.

                Propaganda? Yeah, sure. But all governments do that.

                Once again, if you're dumb enough to believe it, it's your own fault.

  14. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    Certain people are saying that the Tea-Party is "not that bad". In fact, everybody is just like them.
    Ehhhhhh.
    I am saying they are  BEYOND HORRIBLE, and need to be stopped.

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
      Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How Nazi-esque of you.

      In the analogy, you will play the part of Hitler:

      You brand individuals as "tea-partiers" and put some sort of label on them.

      Then you wish to restrict their rights: their rights to be elected if the populace elects them; their right to free speech; etc.

      Then you MURDER THEM!!!

      ... Good job on BEING HITLER, LOVEMYCHRIS!!!

      (I hope this sheds some light on the debate)

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        They are a dangerous cult, and the sooner we realize this, the better.
        That man who was shot by Loghner said there is a tea-party crime syndicate.

        You don't have to try hard to convince me...their actions and their words speak for them, Lock Stock and Barrell.

        Tom "The hammer" Delay: "I AM the Federal Government!"

  15. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    "This isn't a joke. This poor woman is being terrorized , and remember what happened to Dr. George Tiller after O'Reilly declared jihad on him?"

  16. Ralph Deeds profile image69
    Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago

    There is a similarity between the anti-Obama Care propganda and anti-semitic lies spewed by Goebbels and Hitler leading up to World War II. However, the use of the analogy didn't do much to tone the rhetoric down. Not a good idea.

  17. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    "June 2010, Beck told his audience that Democrats like Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi had used progressive revolutionaries to gain power and that the only way to stop them would be to "shoot them in the head."

    He used his professor's board, of course, on which he prominantly placed a swastika...alluding to the fact that Obama and Pelosi were Nazi's, I geuss!

    Errr, did HE ever apologize???

  18. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    "shoot them in the head"....eeerie, huh?

    Someone needs to stop that monster Beck.

    That's actually a threat to the president and speaker.....I thought we all were under surveillance for such things?

    1. Jeff Berndt profile image91
      Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "Someone needs to stop that monster Beck."

      Yes, by gum, we'd better stop him from saying stuff! Someone might get talked to death. roll

      Look, he says distasteful stuff, to be sure, but it's be just as wrong--worse, actually--to try to silence him for saying stuff we find distasteful.

      If he actually hurts someone, then he should be prosecuted for that crime, and that crime only. Being a loudmouth jerk isn't a crime.

      1. Aya Katz profile image88
        Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well said!

      2. uncorrectedvision profile image60
        uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Jeff,  kudos on the consistency regarding the First Amendment.  "Oh No, someone said something I don't like - THEY MUST BE STOPPED!!!" has become a chat in our culture that is very frightening in its scope and it enshrinement in things like university speech codes and sensitivity rules.  I trust that people will tune away from those things that they do not want to hear or watch - just as I do MTV or ESPN-Radio.

  19. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    Then why the push to "tone it down"?

  20. Ralph Deeds profile image69
    Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago

    Here's the worst I've seen: "White Men with Guns: Reconstruction Redux"

    http://open.salon.com/blog/keka/2010/10 … _with_guns

  21. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    Funny what people consider "free". Seems hate is free as the wind, but not other things....like, there are 7 words you cannot say on the public airwaves. None of which involve killing anybody.

    Free speech?

    WASHINGTON (CNN) - Indecent material broadcast on Howard Stern's radio show may cost six Clear Channel stations a total of $495,000, the Federal Communication Commission said Thursday, prompting the radio chain to drop Stern's show from six stations.

    The FCC voted to fine Clear Channel the maximum amount of $27,500 for each of 18 violations.

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    "Mr. Stern's show has created a great liability for us and other broadcasters who air it," said John Hogan, president and CEO of Clear Channel Radio, in a news release. "The Congress and the FCC are even beginning to look at revoking station licenses. That's a risk we're just not willing to take."

    The Howard Stern show is known for sexually explicit and graphic discussions.

    Stern, in a statement posted on his Web site, said he was not surprised by Clear Channel's decision to drop his program and accused the FCC of conducting a "McCarthy-type witch hunt."

    "It is pretty shocking that governmental interference into our rights and free speech takes place in the U.S.," Stern said. "It's hard to reconcile this with the 'land of the free' and the 'home of the brave.' "

    Free speech? Not for sexually explicit material. Not for 7 swear words. But Ok for strangling, shooting in the head, and sousing gasoline down someone's throat? What the is wrong with this picture?

    Oh, and btw, it was a Republican FCC that was doing all this censoring of speech. Funny how all we ever hear about is the Fairness Doctrine, which doesn't even exist anymore.

    Anyone care to comment on the censoring of Stern, while allowing Beck free reign?

 
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