Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The vileness of extremism

This is the kind of vile hatefilled rhetoric that infests our political process today.
This is representative of the extremist anger and horrible fear that so many of the proletariat class have been infused with.
I grew up at a time when Hitler was the ultimate evil. My parents had just finished fighting WWII and Hitler was not just representative, but the actual manifestation of everything bad about human nature. They would NEVER have dreamed that someone would compare ANY American president with Hitler, especially one struggling with the enormous problems we have today in this country. On the contrary, they would have expected ALL Americans to stand behind any president that was trying to do the best he could to fix our nation.
This is so sad. Every patriotic American should be appalled at this horrendous display.

Billboard linking Obama, Hitler draws complaints

By LUKE MEREDITH, Associated Press Writer Luke Meredith, Associated Press Writer – Tue Jul 13, 10:30 pm ET

DES MOINES, Iowa – A billboard created by an Iowa tea party group that compares President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin is drawing sharp criticism — even from fellow tea party activists who have condemned it as offensive and a waste of money.

The North Iowa Tea Party began displaying the billboard in downtown Mason City last week. The sign shows large photographs of Obama, Nazi leader Hitler and communist leader Lenin beneath the labels "Democrat Socialism," "National Socialism," and "Marxist Socialism."


Stimpson said...

Really, the teabaggers include the most ignorant of ignorant Americans. It's clear the people who paid for this billboard don't have a fucking clue about Germany's "National Socialism" or Russia's "Marxist Socialism". Yet they expect to be listened to respectfully as they rant about how a centrist Democrat is somehow like both Hitler and Lenin. Unfuckingbelievable.

Herbert Weaver said...

Still pondering the ironies...

1. George Bush's every policy fucked America - tax cuts for the rich, Wall Street deregulation, Iraq, Afghanistan, blah blah blah... but anyone who attacked Bush was labeled unpatriotic by the wingnuts.

2. Obama can seem like he's achieving nothing but, at least he's trying to do stuff to fix America. Now those same wingnuts are attacking the hell out of him and calling anyone who doesn't attack him a traitor.

Obviously patriotism is nothing to do with loyalty or pride in your country. It's only loyalty and pride in being a pig-ignorant right-wing asshole.

Very very sad.

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