Rios: Obama Just Like Hitler and Mao


Sandy Rios of the American Family Association delivers the standard-issue lazy and idiotic far right argument that Obama is just like Hitler and Mao (or Stalin, or Pol Pot, or Lex Luthor) because…well, she doesn’t say why, nor does the caller who prompted it. He just is!

Caller: I have a couple of observations, one real quick one: you see what the Obama administration is doing with the Constitution, go back to the early ’30s and watch the Nazis rise. Exactly the same thing happened then.

Rios: Yeah, yeah Michael I think that when you look at how — I’ve made comparisons to Mao Zedong too — not complete always but the left has a method and they always repeat their method and so the method is being repeated here. I totally agree with you and we’re watching it.

First they came for the morons, but I didn’t speak up because I’m not a moron. Then they came for the demagogues, but I didn’t speak up for I’m not a demagogue…

Comments

  1. says

    Yup. Both the Nazis and the ChiComs both rose on the strength of mild criticism of some sectors quickly walked back, liberal-sounding speeches not followed through, a general commitment to talking followed by drones, smiling, and being a negro*.

     
    * I hope you feel as dirty reading that as I did writing it.

  2. matty1 says

    Hitler came to power by manipulating a democratic system, Mao came to power by winning a civil war. How exactly is that the same method?

  3. colnago80 says

    Re Modusoperandi @ #2

    Hey, political correctness dictates using the term Afro-American, although Obama is only 1/2 Afro.

  4. John Pieret says

    It is very important in wingnut religion to be scared because if you aren’t scared then you can’t be good, just as children can’t be good unless they’re scared of being physically abused by their parents. Thus Satan, demons, hellfire, etc.

    So having something scary is a good way to control people. Now they can’t actually claim that Obama is Satan, though he can be the next best thing, like the anti-Christ or have multiple demons inside him, OR he can be just like the scariest human beings ever like Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, et al.

    It’s just an infantile way of saying “Obama is bad and be very, very frightened of him and everything he does so you are never like him.”

  5. steve oberski says

    Well, Hitler, Mao and Obama all had moustaches.

    No, wait, I meant that they were all vegetarians.

    No, really, all of them were children of Ham.

    Actually, let me get back to you on this.

  6. frankb says

    Oh yeah, Hitler won a direct national election twice and left office at the end of his second term. Yeah, right.

  7. Scott Hanley says

    Then they came for the demagogues, but I didn’t speak up for I’m not a demagogue…

    The danger is that it’s gotten to the point where I might speak up after all. I’d be tempted to say, “It’s about fucking time!”

  8. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    @9. frankb : “.. left office at the end of his second term.”

    Well, in grudging fairness you can’t say that Obama has left office at the end of his second term yet.

    I fully expect that to happen (assuming Obama isn’t assassinated – a very real possibility sadly – or otherwise dies in office) but it hasn’t actually taken place yet.

    (When it does, I wonder how the Tea Partiers will take it and who will become their new bogeyperson? Any bets? Michelle Obama? Hilary Clinton? One of his daughters?)

  9. says

    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! “(When it does, I wonder how the Tea Partiers will take it and who will become their new bogeyperson?”
    That’s easy. Whoever’s next.

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