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They accuse of us being Nazis, and Obama's got a health care logo that's right out of Adolf Hitler's playbook. Now, what are the similarities between the Democrat Party of today and the Nazi Party in Germany? Well, the Nazis were against big business -- they hated big business. And of course we all know that they were opposed to Jewish capitalism. They were insanely, irrationally against pollution. They were for two years mandatory voluntary service to Germany. They had a whole bunch of make-work projects to keep people working, one of which was the Autobahn. They were against cruelty and vivisection of animals, but in the radical sense of devaluing human life, they banned smoking. They were totally against that. They were for abortion and euthanasia of the undesirables, as we all know, and they were for cradle-to-grave nationalized healthcare.

This is why I have always bristled when I hear people claim conservativism gets close to Nazism. It is liberalism that's the closest you can get to Nazism and socialism. It's all bundled up under the socialist banner. There are far more similarities between Nancy Pelosi and Adolf Hitler than between these people showing up at town halls to protest a Hitler-like policy that's being heralded like a Hitler-like logo.

Rush Limbaugh, Right Wing Watch 105 Comments [10/22/2010 3:53:35 AM]
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TB Tabby

You want disturbing similarities to the Nazis?

I'll give you disturbing similarities to the Nazis.

10/22/2010 4:31:59 AM

dgel

They accuse of us being Nazis, and Obama's got a health care logo that's right out of Adolf Hitler's playbook. Now, what are the similarities between the Democrat Party of today and the Nazi Party in Germany? Well, the Nazis were against big business -- they hated big business.

followed by:

They had a whole bunch of make-work projects to keep people working, one of which was the Autobahn.

makes for one paragraph of self-refuting nonsense.. That is, if I even understand what you mean by big business. Hell, I'm not even sure you know what you mean by it.

They were for abortion and euthanasia of the undesirables, as we all know, and they were for cradle-to-grave nationalized healthcare.

what the... you seriously think abortion and euthanasia are similar to mass murder of healthy and adult people?

They were insanely, irrationally against pollution.

lay off the drugs. please.
This is basically one gigantic godwin.

10/22/2010 4:32:11 AM

Brain_In_A_Jar

They accuse of us being Nazis, and Obama's got a health care logo that's right out of Adolf Hitler's playbook.

It's bad enough that Rush treats his audience as people stupid enough to judge something by it's fucking logo; it's worse that a good proportion of them might well do so.

10/22/2010 4:32:20 AM

Jesus Klingon

I can't believe I once listened to this crap.

10/22/2010 4:34:27 AM

aaa

Rush, try reading a history book every once in a while.

10/22/2010 4:43:13 AM

Doctor Whom

Now how could anyone ... ?

Oh. It's Rush Limbaugh. Then never mind.

10/22/2010 5:02:12 AM

Mister Spak

The Nazi party was opposed to evolution - the republic party is opposed to evolution.

The Nazi party was opposed to gay rights - the republic party is opposed to gay rights.

The Nazi party outlawed abortion - the republic party wants to outlaw abortion.

The Nazi party encouraged its members to own and use guns - the republic party encourages its members to own and use guns.

The Nazi party was a white supremecist party. - the republic party is a white supremecist party.


Tell me again which party is similar to nazis?


10/22/2010 5:06:52 AM

shykid

Doubled up on the Oxycontin today, eh, Rush?

10/22/2010 5:08:17 AM

Table Rock

Rush is on my list of people would be hilarious if they weren't actually serious about what they were saying.

10/22/2010 5:10:56 AM

HeathenAngel

Is Rush off his meds again?

10/22/2010 5:15:56 AM

WWWWolf

> Obama's got a health care logo that's right out of Adolf Hitler's playbook.

Logos don't mean damn. Heraldic symbols are used to identify people, organisations and companies - any and all symbolism is of secondary importance. If people consciously choose specific symbols, that's easily explainable.

But if people start looking for symbolism that wasn't put there consciously, you need to start question who put the unconscious reference there. Was it the symbol maker, or the person who analyses it? And what would be their motivations for that?

> They were insanely, irrationally against pollution.

Is there such thing as being "irrationally" against pollution? Can you honestly rationalise something as bad as pollution?

> They had a whole bunch of make-work projects to keep people working, one of which was the Autobahn.

And now they have a kickass road network. Pretty damn good for a "make-work" project. Point being?

> in the radical sense of devaluing human life, they banned smoking

*speechless*

> They were for two years mandatory voluntary service to Germany

...the delirious implication being that partaking in military service is obviously Nazi-like. If someone suggests joining the military for any reason, especially when the country grows so desperate that they need conscripts, just tell them "fuck you, I'm not going to join your Nazi stormtrooper army."

Just be a good citizen and... um... "support the troops", or something? Don't let the... uhhh... left-wing peaceniks to... urr... ask you to join the army, or whatever.

10/22/2010 5:24:42 AM

breakerslion

Says Rush Lardball, the Axis Sally of the Republican Party.

Anyone know who started the meme that the Nazis were liberals? It belongs in the doublespeak hall of fame and needs proper attribution.

10/22/2010 5:25:43 AM

chaosof99

> Well, the Nazis were against big business -- they hated big business.

I guess this must be why Hitler himself promoted Krupp Stahl, VW and other big companies in germany...

> And of course we all know that they were opposed to Jewish capitalism.

I don't think the Democrats oppose jews or capitalists, and the Nazis opposed them because they were Jews, not because they were capitalists. They happily annexed all the companies and assets of jewish capitalists.

> They were insanely, irrationally against pollution.

First time I heard of that, but then again I don't see anything irrational about being against pollution. I guess Rush loves his filth.

> They were for two years mandatory voluntary service to Germany.

There's still mandatory service in the military or in social services in germany and many other countries throughout the world. Doesn't strike me as particularly wrong.

> They had a whole bunch of make-work projects to keep people working, one of which was the Autobahn.

Excellent example of reductio ad hitlerum right there. Hitler did it, therefore the highways are bad.

> They were against cruelty and vivisection of animals, but in the radical sense of devaluing human life, they banned smoking. They were totally against that.

First time I ever heard of that. Citation please.

> They were for abortion and euthanasia of the undesirables, as we all know, and they were for cradle-to-grave nationalized healthcare.

Reductio ad Hitlerum again. And euthanasia advocated today by some liberals is euthanasia desired by terminally ill patients, not euthanasia against "undesirables".

> This is why I have always bristled when I hear people claim conservativism gets close to Nazism.

The Nazis were a far right political party, and neo-nazis are still classified as right wing extremists in germany, austria and pretty much any other country including the U.S.

10/22/2010 5:39:02 AM

gravematter

Firstly, the Nazis didn't ban somking, though they were anti-smoking. They were against pollution, yes, but how is that insane and irrational? They certainly didn't take it to any extremes. The thing is, the Nazi party did have a FEW policies which might be considered forward-thinking for the time. That's partly how they initially garnered so many supporters from Britain, Europe, and, gulp, the USA. However, the fact is that a few socially beneficial policies do not outweigh the basic evil of the Nazis. The Nazis were against abortion anyway. They didn't want "undesirables" to breed, but they simply killed the adults. They didn't tend to bother with abortion. Also, euthenasia and murder are not the same. Euthenasia is chosen by the patient. Murder is enforced. What's this reference to Jewish capitalism? Is this some attempt to claim that the Democrats are anti-semitic? Democrats are hardly anti-capitalist anyway. It is absolutely hilarious to hear Americans talk about the Democrats like they're socialists. The Democrats are more right-wing than most European parties. Sadly the Republicans are SO right-wing it's frankly scary.

They were against cruelty and vivisection of animals

Rush, are you saying you're for cruelty to animals? Anyway, do you not see the irony in criticising a smoking ban when you want to ban a woman's right to choose? And ban homosexuality? (The Nazis exterminated homosexuals too, not just Jews). And prevent the poor from having access to proper healthcare? And basically stamp all over people's human rights, just like the Nazis did?

10/22/2010 5:39:40 AM

Arctic Knight

I lived in Germany for a decade. Let's see what they have now;

1- Against pollution
2- Work programs for unemployed
3- Socialized medicine
4- Military conscription
5- Against animal cruelty
6- Strong environmental protection laws
8- Against animal cruelty

And you know what else they have?

9- Free enterprise (capitalism)
10- A multi party democracy (not just two parties to choose from)
11- No simple "same day" divorce

By your account, they would still be Nazi, however, anything remotely related to Nazism is illegal. And how can they be so horrible with A free enterprise democracy?

10/22/2010 5:57:18 AM

nutbunny

Rush Limbaugh seems ill.
I think he's caught the WTF!

10/22/2010 6:01:49 AM

Murdin

Lo and behold, one of the most listened-to man in the world.

10/22/2010 6:04:33 AM

ergo

Limbaugh's Ass, your #1 source for dumbfuck conservative ideas!

10/22/2010 6:13:20 AM

Doubting Thomas

Rush apparently has really gone off the deep end, attempting to Godwin everything he disagrees with. I can't believe I ever used to listen to him, even though that was a long time ago. He seemed to be a bit more rational back then, but this is no different from what you see on Fox News, typical lies, misinformation, and false arguments. Maybe he's still on Oxycontin.

"Irrationally against pollution?" So are you trying to say that pollution is a good thing? This is just the most stupid thing I've read on here for a long time.

10/22/2010 6:16:31 AM

dionysus

Well, the Nazis were against big business -- they hated big business. And of course we all know that they were opposed to Jewish capitalism.

You refuted the first sentence with the second; the Nazis weren't against business, they were against JEWISH business and on a larger scale they only wanted to endorse German business as they were, you know, nationalists (it's in the fucking name of the party).

They were insanely, irrationally against pollution.

Oh, you like pollution? Then let's have companies dump their toxic waste in your house. What? You don't want to? Why are you so irrationally against pollution? You don't want to be like the Nazis do you? Which brings me to another point: just because the Nazis did something doesn't automatically make it evil. In this case, being against pollution is still a good thing even if Hitler was against it too.

10/22/2010 6:23:20 AM

J.G.

Well Rush, care to explain why if you click on any Neo-Nazi website, the members all seem to be men with conservative political views like your own? Or do you think Obama has a huge Nazi fanbase?

Fascists believe only the strong can survive by being healthy, vital, and have an aggressive warrior mentality by conquering, dominating, and eventually eliminating people deemed weak and degenerate. (the homeless, the poor, those without health-care etc...) Which political side does that sound like?

Fascist governments permanently forbid and suppress all criticism and opposition to the government and the fascist movement, (see; Patriot Act, DHS, NSA Wiretapping etc...).

Fascist movements OPPOSE any ideology or political system that:

-gives direct political power to people as individuals through elected representatives rather than as a collective nation or race (individualism, liberalism, representative democracy)

-that is deemed detrimental to national identity and unity (communism, class conflict oriented labour movements, internationalism, and laissez-faire capitalism)

-that protects and empowers people deemed weak and degenerate (egalitarianism)

-that undermine the military strength and military ambitions of the nation (pacifism)

Anything Obama is doing, Bush did twice as much, like bank bail outs, expanding the government, shoveling money onto people with stimulus, starting/escalating wars, coddling Saudis and to say Obama is bringing back Big Brother when bush approved illegal wiretapping

10/22/2010 6:30:08 AM



I feel bad for Rush. He's not ever going to be at peace with anyone.

10/22/2010 6:34:57 AM

Fedup

They were insanely, irrationally against pollution
Yes, it's much more sane to watch the glaciers melt while chewing pork rinds topped with oxycontin and denying the existence of global warming

10/22/2010 6:56:37 AM

Godbuster

You're so goddamned lucky noone can sue you because you're so goddamn fucking batshit insane. That is so libel. What a fascist fucking elitist bastard. Rush, rush to hell please to kiss your master hello!

10/22/2010 7:00:59 AM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

Godwin Warning

What's the difference between Rush Limbaugh and the German airship Hindenburg that crashed and burned in 1936?







One is a flaming Nazi gasbag, and the other was a dirigible.

10/22/2010 7:09:34 AM
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