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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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Brendan Rizzo

@ Cohiba Man:

Thank you. There is hope for America yet.

10/23/2010 8:44:18 AM



You literally just listed the Democratic platform (negatively) and put the word Nazi in front. Idiot.

10/23/2010 10:38:09 AM

Street Sharks

What an absurd "black and white" view of the world.

His argument is basically "Hitler did xy and z therefore xy and z are wrong".

Believe it or not, Hitler was not some cartoon character or Supervillian.

As others have pointed out, Hitler was actually ahead of his time on many issues (animal rights, environmental issues, smoking, public transportation and yes, health care).

A good idea is still a good idea, regardless of who supported that idea in the past.

10/23/2010 10:38:35 AM

GigaGuess

Part 1

They accuse of us being Nazis, and Obama's got a health care logo that's right out of Adolf Hitler's playbook.
And of course it's not a coincidence, because the first thing a super-secret-cover-Nazi-Muslim would do is plaster Nazi imagery wherever he can. It just makes sense, doesn't it?

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.
Actually, as I recall, they supported big business. The only businesses they were against were Jewish run, because they tended to thrive while others faltered in the Depression, making an ideal scapegoat.

And of course we all know that they were opposed to Jewish capitalism.
And you can't swing a dead cat without hearing a Democrat railing about the evil Jewish cabal running the country's finances behind the scenes. Oh wait...

They were insanely, irrationally against pollution.
First, if they had factories, particularly at that time, they most definitely were NOT irrationally against pollution. Second, even if they were, Nazis wanting clean air makes clean air evil?

They were for two years mandatory voluntary service to Germany.
Mandatory Voluntary is kinda like saying a chaste whore. Or mandatory euthanasia. Does not follow. The definition of one part negates the other.

They had a whole bunch of make-work projects to keep people working, one of which was the Autobahn.
*whistles*
Yeah those Nazis sure hated big business, eh?

10/23/2010 11:11:42 AM

GigaGuess

Part 2

They were against cruelty and vivisection of animals, but in the radical sense of devaluing human life...
Only if the person was Jewish, Homosexual, Black, or of any other undesirable sect. And again, since Nazis were against cruelty to animals, it means we should all go around kicking puppies?

...they banned smoking. They were totally against that.
So? Wanting people to live longer is bad? Aren't you guys the ones who say homosexuality should be banned for health reasons?

They were for abortion and euthanasia of the undesirables, as we all know, and they were for cradle-to-grave nationalized healthcare.
Abortion: as you said, only in the undesirables. Otherwise, unless I'm mistaken, it was pretty strictly prohibited. And euthanasia, unless the person is incapable of making the decision him/herself, or is desired by a person of sound mind, is murder. Finally, once more, Nazis do it = bad. Know what else Nazis liked? Water. And air. Gonna try and ban those too?

This is why I have always bristled when I hear people claim conservativism gets close to Nazism.
Of course, conservatism is no closer to Nazism than most other political ideologies. Theocratic Neoconservatism, on the other hand...

It is liberalism that's the closest you can get to Nazism and socialism.
Hell, liberalism is closer to socialism than Nazism could ever HOPE to be.

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.
Such as? Please don't keep us in suspense. i mean, I guess i can see how making sure that every man, woman and child is TOTALLY like herding a group of people to the gas chambers. Practically the same.

10/23/2010 11:12:14 AM

Mithras

This guy makes no fucking sense whatsoever. Devaluing life by banning smoking, what the fuck?!

And Nazis against big business, right, guess who backed them? Krupp and Thyssen, the two largest companies in Germany at the time.

10/23/2010 11:12:22 AM

Sisyphus

Where can I start? I've been rendered temporarily speechless at the sheer stupidity of this post.

I lol'd (and was given strange looks for same) when I read about the smoking ban.

Methinks Rush needs to read a history book. Most history books have lots of pictures in them so he'll be able to keep up.

10/23/2010 2:30:11 PM

Mat

Hmmm. From start to finish....

1) No-one to my knowledge has accused you of being a Nazi.

2) What symbol is that?

3) The Nazis actualyl got along quite well with big business- just ask Krupp Industries, Thyssen AG, Bosch GmBH or the like. Or, ask the trade unions, which were outlawed under Hitler.

4) They were opposed to Jews exclusively on racial grounds; Jewish economic power was secondary to their calculations.

5) [Citation needed]

6) "Mandatory voluntary"? Um, right.....

7) The Autobahnen were far from being a makework project - they were a revolutionary transport infrastructure, and one of the keys to Germany's early successes in World War Two.

8) [Citations needed]

9) Actually, wrong: in Nazi Germany, prcuring an abortion was punishable by death. And they weren't for euthanasia, rather for forces sterilisation of 'undesirables' in their miserable eugenics programmes.

10) You're out by about 50 years: Bismarck instituted nationalised healthcare in the 1880s in Germany, and the Nazis didn't much care one way or the other about it: to them, national healthcare was a fact of life and had been since before they were born.

So, Limp-paw: 0 for 10, as usual. But I'd like to refer you to PolitiFact so they can study your bizarre pronouncements in more detail.

10/23/2010 4:33:01 PM

SeekerLancer

Stop using the Interstate system modeled after the success of the Autobahn or else you'll be a Nazi.

10/23/2010 4:55:22 PM

Professor M

@ Mat --

1) No-one to my knowledge has accused you of being a Nazi.

Limbaugh may not be a Nazi, but it's not much of a stretch to call him a fascist. He's a racist, misogynist, homophobic social reactionary who has promoted the use of violence to support a pro-big-business, anti-Leftist and authoritarian system of conservative Christian domination. That's pretty close to the definition of fascism -- and I don't use the term lightly.

10/23/2010 5:50:26 PM

Shadoboy

Hitler also liked dogs and ate sugar. Your point is...?

10/23/2010 8:12:05 PM

Tiado

Oh, it's Rush Limbaugh... No wonder it sounded so outrageously stupid.

And yeah, providing health care services free of charge to those who needs it is TOTALLY the same as what the Nazis were known for.

/no it isn't... Ass

10/24/2010 11:56:57 AM



Every word he speaks is a lie, including AND and THE.

10/24/2010 3:22:20 PM

atrasicarius


10/24/2010 4:39:04 PM

David B.

Why does Rush Limbaugh have a copy of Adolf Hitler's playbook?
:-/

10/25/2010 5:41:31 AM

Brianisha

Consider the source.

10/26/2010 7:21:49 PM

randomc

Dear U.S. of A.
I fail to understand your logic.


10/30/2010 7:10:18 AM

J. James

RUSH LIMBAUGH said this!?

Fascism LOVED big business, the FUCK are you smoking, fatass? They were all up in that military-industrial complex shit.

And so what, the Nazis banned cruelty to animals. SO FUCKING WHAT!!? That makes it EVIL!? Nazis ate sausage, flew Zeppelins and loved the baby Jesus, does that make those things evil?

The Nazis were right-wing, asshole! But who gives a shit! You're not fucking responsible for their actions! The Democrat party also used to fight for slavery!! Do you see that happening now!? No! It's the exact opposite!

Fucking liars, I swear to God they just get to me even more than the Retards!

8/5/2011 11:47:15 PM



Does anyone really care about Rush Slimeball anymore? He sucks on his show. He just talks about nothing - and he's annoying.

9/21/2011 1:43:49 PM

Crimson Lizard

The fact that this total waste of good energy is still stealing our oxygen is the greatest argument against the existence of a loving deity I can think of.

Seriously, Rush, just OD already.

5/23/2012 9:28:08 AM

Filin De Blanc

I bet Hitler accused all his political enemies of acting exactly like whatever famous villain people used to compare everyone they didn't like to before Hitler.

5/23/2012 9:37:11 AM

Misterboston

I would NEVER accuse fundies of being Nazis. That's preposterous and patently absurd. The Nazis were efficient, methodical, and in favor of scientific exploration and discovery.

5/23/2012 10:13:56 AM

Frelus

To the National Socialism:
It is a name.
They were not socialist, as little as the "National Democratic Party of Germany" (NPD, the German right-wing nutters) are democratic. They simply called themselves like that.
But, he will never read this, and even if he did, he would only cry "DEMOCRATS? I KNEW IT!" and storm off....

5/23/2012 11:02:43 AM

Often Partisan

Many Nazis generally did not particularly like the bourgeoisie, but it's not because the Nazi party was proletarian or socialist. It's because it was 1) primarily petty-bourgeois("middle class") and 2) traditionalist. The petty-bourgeois didn't like the workers, but they didn't like large capital either, since it was a threat.


You drive here on a public street? SOCIALIST! ~ Roy Zimmerman, "Socialist!"

7/12/2012 12:02:51 PM

Kuno


You others debunked all his points already, but I have to say something about this:

and they were for cradle-to-grave nationalized healthcare.

I have seen this “argument” against healthcare quite often now from Americans and it is so wonderful ironically wrong…

Germany had national healthcare since 1883(!) and it was introduced by chancellor Graf Otto von Bismarck, one of the most conservative politicians of his time! And he did it because he feared that he would lose the working class to the socialists or communists. (“Fun fact”: One of the reasons the Nazis called themselves the National Socialist Workers’ Party was because they wanted to coax the workers away from the really socialist unions and parties.)

The healthcare system worked so good and was so much an integrated part of the German society that the Nazis wouldn’t have dared to cancel it…

Also they probably saw the advantages of a system that helped them keep the population healthy, you know, as they needed soldiers, workers and healthy, baby-producing women for this war you may have heard about.

7/13/2012 1:41:55 AM
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