GOP Senator worries Obama will create Hitler

GOP Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa tweeted decided that this morning would be a good time to tweet about Hitler.

Seriously.

As Lisa M notes:

 

I have one question for Grassley.

How can President Obama create Hitler when he is Hitler?

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There’s Drudge comparing President Obama to Hitler.

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And the Tea Party comparing President Obama to Hitler.

Tea Party compares Obama to Hitler

And more Tea Party.

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And the time Drudge compared Obama doing a photo opp with kids to Hitler using kids in photo opps.

Okay, two questions: Does this mean Governor Cuomo is making a grab for Poland?


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  • UncleBucky

    Do NOT tell me to STFU. You can discuss, you can inform or you can open a dabate. DO NOT TELL ME TO STFU. Warning.

  • UncleBucky

    Oh. Then the Ukraine in the 30s and Gulags never happened.

  • donquijoterocket

    Indeed. Between his poems as compared to someone like Wilfred Owen, and especially that obscenity Fuzzy Wuzzy, he had to be an embarrassment to all but the most xenophobic and jingoistic. Not even in the same class with people like Yeats and the expat American Eliot. He was a creature of British imperialism especially the raj who couldn’t even hack United Services College a school meant to prepare boys for the British Army. Grassley along with King comprise an effort to prove once and for all that Iowa is truly an acronym.

  • http://twitter.com/BillFromDover Bill from Dover

    Now I know why Iowa’s produce is mostly corn.

    This idiot’s first name should be Shuck, not Chuck.

    As a matter of fact, has anyone checked his long form?

  • Bill_Perdue

    That’s not at all true. There’s nothing theoretical about the Democrats drift to the hard right – NDAA, drones, nmas murder, murder of US citizens, suspension of habeas corpus.

    The point is that a charismatic hard right leader could come from either party. Saying that “a charismatic Hitler will come from the ranks of the GOP” is as dogmatic and silly as saying that Democrats favor democracy.

    BTW, Hitler was a fascist.

  • caphillprof

    The subject was Hitler, not fascism. Whether or not Democrats might theoretcially be able to create fascism, is not the point. The point is that a charismatic Hitler will come from the ranks of the GOP.

  • http://twitter.com/Scytherius Jonas Grumby

    Do they have anyone … ANYONE that isn’t just flat stupid? This isn’t Liberal v. Conservative or anything inbetween .. this is the fact that every single one of them is a blithering moron.

  • PeteWa

    I wonder why I got a couple of downvotes?

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    I would insert: cowardly Debby downer cockroach in there somewhere.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    He makes the syphilitic, ancient Strom Thurman ( now deceased) look like a genius by comparison.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Dementia is a normal conservative state of mind these days.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Well done MF. I have always thought of Rudyard Kipling as one of England’s great, popinjay embarrassments.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Oh, they are working on it—-Jeb Bush….just like Dubya, except intelligent.

  • Martin

    I’m worried that the GOP will create another GWB

  • citizen_spot

    Thanks for the info!

  • http://www.facebook.com/monoceros.forth Monoceros Forth

    I’m reminded of G. K. Chesterton’s harsh commentary in [I]Heretics[/i] on Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The Return” and the hollowness of its patriotism. “He admires England,” says Chesterton of Kipling, “but he does not love her; for we admire things with reasons, but love them without reasons. He admires England because she is strong, not because she is English.” Similarly I get the impression that the GOP jingo patriots don’t love anything that I would call an ideal, for all their fulsome talk about freedom. What they love is that our country is really good still at killing large numbers of people. That is our “greatness”.

  • Bill_Perdue

    The Democrats are equally capable of producing fascism.

    There are those that argue that the Democrats rabid support for FISA, NDAA, Obama’s ‘assumption’ of the ‘right’ to murder American citizens on US soil and the Paytriot Act amount to an Enabling Act (Ermächtigungsgesetz).

    I don’t agree with them because there is no constitutional provision for ruling by diktat, but if Obama and his successors continue to make up new powers for themselves in the name of national security (Nationale Sicherheit) then we are in trouble.

  • emjayay

    Not exactly a big follower of the guy, but every time he crops up in the various commie blogs I read he’s been pretty consistent. Somewhere in outer space to the right of Michele Bachman. His entire world view apparently consists of what he heard from Glenn Beck, Rush, Savage, and Fox News. I guess before the Common Era he had to depend on the John Birch Society newsletter or something. He will be 80 in September and it is certainly not unusual for judgement to decline severely at that age.

    He has apparently been pretty consistently far right and of course pro-Iowa ag over the decades:

    http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/53293/chuck-grassley

    He went ballistic in the Holder hearing the other day. Holder shot back that he had just made a pile of assertions all based on supposed facts he had no way of knowing.

  • pappyvet

    You ARE legal in every way as far as I am concerned Becca. Love and commitment are all you need…….and maybe a wee bit of chocolate

  • Badgerite

    “Apologizing for our Greatness”? Does it occur to these people that that very phrase and that very complaint sounds like something that could have easily flowed right from Hitler’s own mouth. And Goebbels. Do they ever stop and listen to themselves. Or couldn’t they stomach that either?

  • http://www.facebook.com/emmett.grogan1 Emmett Grogan

    Churchill invaded Iraq.

  • http://www.facebook.com/emmett.grogan1 Emmett Grogan

    Hitler and the Nazi parties brought capitalist endorsed and funded militarist, nationalist, imperialist invasion of the Soviet Union which had 25 MILLION DEATHS FIGHTING FASCISM you fool, the victory of THE RED ARMY! To stupidly equate Hitler and Stalin displays the arrogance and cretin-like anti communism of dolts like Grassley. Eisenhower said of Stalin and the USSR-”ONE OF THE GREATEST MILITARY VICTORIES IN WORLD HISTORY”. STFU.

  • http://www.facebook.com/emmett.grogan1 Emmett Grogan

    Benghazi lies propelled the entire criminal hoax that led to the NATO bombing, slaughter, the present chaos that is the consequence, many migrated to the fascist-religio hoax unfolding now.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    What’s ironic is the most vehement isolationists in 1940 were in the Republican party.

    Opposition to the Lend-Lease bill was strongest among isolationist Republicans in Congress, who feared that the measure would be “the longest single step this nation has yet taken toward direct involvement in the war abroad.” When the House of Representatives finally took a roll call vote on February 9, 1941, the 260 to 165 vote fell largely along party lines. Democrats voted 238 to 25 in favor and Republicans 24 in favor and 135 against.

    The vote in the Senate, which took place a month later, revealed a similar partisan divide. 49 Democrats (79 percent) voted “aye” with only 13 Democrats (21 percent) voting “nay.” In contrast, 17 Republicans (63 percent) voted “nay” while 10 Senate Republicans (37 percent) sided with the Democrats to pass the bill.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lend-Lease

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    lol

    Given my wife and I had our ceremony over 14 years ago, I think we’d probably forgo doing it again, but would happily jump in the line at a moment’s notice to make it ‘legal.’

  • http://www.facebook.com/monoceros.forth Monoceros Forth

    Do you know what’s especially ridiculous about this charge? If Pres. Obama did make the sort of melodramatic, forcible-feeble display of military might that Republicans love, the GOP politicians would be howling to the heavens that Obama was “wagging the dog” and trying to distract us all from his administration’s corruption and all the rest of it. And there’d be darker accusations too, I’m sure–perhaps that Obama and his “Muslim Brotherhood” friends’ real plan was to waste American lives and American strength in order to lay us open to conquest by the infidel hordes. Certainly too we’d get one pompous speech after another from Sen. McCain and every other Republican who fancies himself an expert on foreign policy about the grave responsibility of committing American troops and the necessity of strict congressional oversight and all of those other things that were supposed to be swept aside as outdated relics from the prelapsarian days before 9/11 when Bush le petit needed to wage unlimited war to protect ARE FREEDOM.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Yep!

  • citizen_spot

    Has Grassley always been this stupid, or is dementia starting to take hold?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ron-Thompson/1446153418 Ron Thompson

    Twenty-year old tea party clown, hell. This is the real Grassley. Dumber’n dirt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ron-Thompson/1446153418 Ron Thompson

    So, Grassley blames isolationism, which was dominant in Iowa, and Hoover, who was born in Iowa, for Hitler?

    Seems a little harsh, but I guess after 80 years we finally have a resolution to the great question of the 20th century, on the ancient and universally-recognized maxim of “you’re out because your guy admits you were out.”

  • UncleBucky

    “Marriages may begin as soon as 10 days from now.”

    Only 10 days? No time to prepare, to get wedding hall reservations, to contract with the musicians and D-jays? The gowns, the tuxes, the hair appointments? You think all THAT can be done in just 10 days???? {sound of blowing a fuse, I think}

    I don’t know…. I don’t know about you!!! :D ;o)

  • confusion

    Hitler invaded Iraq..no?

  • UncleBucky

    Good way to put that. Very good. ;o)

  • UncleBucky

    They don’t even really know what Hitler or Stalin was all about. They complain about freedom and individualism. They don’t know what we have here, a plethora of freedom and individualism, and what both Hitler and Stalin brought, slavery on all levels of society and coerced conformity. They have no idea except from movies, comic books and video games. No idea whatsoever.

  • UncleBucky

    The GOP/TPer party: The greatest proponents of strawmen, correlations and scare tactics.

  • nicho

    There is more danger of the sanity vacuum in the GOP creating a Hitler here in the US.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    I figured ‘half white’ pretty much covered both sides of bigoted Baptist evangelizing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JeffreyKarter Jeffrey Karter

    They (the crazed, right-wing-nuts) keep talking about Hitler. It’s always “Hitler this” and Hitler that” and “the next Hitler!”

    They seem preoccupied with Hitler. I wonder if, maybe, just maybe, they are more interested in him than they care to admit.

    Kinda like the way some folks keep talking about “the gays!”, but are probably just in self-denial about their own attractions.

    It’s projection, pure and simple.

  • Bill_Perdue

    “There is a very clear US foreign policy right now: repair the mess left by Bush and Cheney.”

    The opposite is true.

    Obama’s foreign policy is an extension of the foreign policy of every president since FDR and earlier, namely, wars of aggression to secure control of the resources of other nations to benefit US corporations. Their strategy is base on mass murder and, when they think it’s necessary, genocide.

    Obama’s foreign policy is the mess left by Bush and Cheney.

  • SkippyFlipjack

    good point, but they’re not used to having ‘I’m chuck grassley and I approve this message’ take up almost half their allotted time..

  • pappyvet

    The nazification of America the goal of the wingnuts. A uniform and easy to anticipate Orwellian society is what they want and calling someone else a thief while they have their hand in your pocket is how they go about it.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    These stories never get old and still have the power of outrage and enhances contempt for law. Do not make homes in cracker states.

  • pappyvet

    It’s more hate speech to keep the rest of the tribe in check. Feeding the fire John.

  • pappyvet

    Another bigot another day. Grassley and his ilk are about 300 years behind humanity and will keep it that way as long as possible

  • olandp

    In the Texas legal system, the one with the most money wins. That is what W brought to the Federal Judiciary.

  • pappyvet

    And I’ll bet the judge goes to church every Sunday

  • olandp

    I was going to say that I thought Obama was Hitler, but then I remembered Obama is worse than Hitler. So, I guess another Hitler would be an improvement? Trying to use logic on these people is so difficult.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    :-)

  • http://poodyheads.wordpress.com/ zorbear

    I’m willin’ to bet that where ever that guy Ben Gauzey is, he’s lyin’! You just can’t trust dem muzlems…
    8-O

  • Naja pallida

    Well, at least we still occupy Germany. Just in case.

  • Hue-Man

    Sure, there’s a U.S. foreign policy – it’s from South Park where the TeaParty/GOP types have their lawn chairs set up – “Blame Canada”!

    P.S. Happy Victoria Day on Monday.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Aye… for those of us who are older and remember hearing about these kinds of stories, the latter case is (to me anyway) especially horrifying.

    Thirty-four frickin’ years. And in the eyes of the law, it means nothing.

    I’ll say it again: There are states here in America where, at the present time, it is not safe for LGBTs to set down roots. Texas is clearly one of them.

  • JozefAL

    Well, it IS something they’ve been training for. After all, they’ve been doing it with 30- and 60-second TV and radio commercials for decades now.

  • JozefAL

    Just a minor point. It wasn’t OUR policy. After “the Great War,” Woodrow Wilson produced the Fourteen Points but he became ill at some point during the Paris Peace Conference which allowed the French–bolstered by the Brits–to demand harsher penalties of Germany. And while Wilson is correctly regarded as being greatly disappointed by the Senate’s rejection of the League of Nations, he was likely relieved at the Senate’s refusal to ratify the Treaty of Versailles. (I’ve never actually seen anything that’s described Wilson’s reaction over the rejection of Versailles–most sources emphasize the dejection of the League.)

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    My guess is that 9 out of 10 teacretins don’t even know in what country Benghazi lies.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Since ‘mission creep’ is the new thing, let’s take out Saudia Arabia, from where all the terrorists seem to come.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    When Ann Coulter starts quoting Ellse Koch, it’s all over.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    “repair the mess left by Bush and Cheney.”—as incompetently as possible so that we can keep feeding non military contractors hundreds of billions of tax payer dollars.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    As Condi Rice might say, “That’s old history.” After all Roni Reagan been there, done that. It’s traditional now.

  • Jimmy

    The shear stupidity of the modern Republican party is both sad and frightening.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Godwin is only a by law now. Invoke I say!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    I would have said a half white Elmer Gantry.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Grassley —chewing his cud again.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Oh, just like the good old days when the ‘family’ after being AWOL for decades show up with a truck and window chute to clean out the apartment of anything valuable. Get a POW and keep it on file with the nearest Lambda Legal office.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    In LGBT news, it’s official: Same-sex marriage equality is the law in France. Marriages may begin as soon as 10 days from now. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22579093

    Over here in America, we reminded once again how much of an injustice it is when a committed gay or lesbian couple cannot secure legal protections for their relationship, especially when faced with institutionalized bigotry, with two stories from (no surpise) Texas:

    Page Price and Carolyn Compton have been together for almost three years, but a Collin County judge is forcing them apart.

    Judge John Roach Jr., a Republican who presides over the 296th District Court, enforced the “morality clause” in Compton’s divorce papers on Tuesday, May 7. Under the clause, someone who has a “dating or intimate relationship” with the person or is not related “by blood or marriage” is not allowed after 9 p.m. when the children are present. Price was given 30 days to move out of the home because the children live with the couple.

    Price posted about the judge’s ruling on Facebook last week, writing that the judge placed the clause in the divorce papers because he didn’t like Compton’s “lifestyle.”

    and

    With his partner of 34 years in a nursing home, a court order preventing him from entering the facility and two weeks to get out of his house, Lon Watts sold his wedding ring to pay for gas to get to his mother’s place in Oklahoma.

    Watts never expected to be in this position, because he always thought of himself as part of his partner Jim Heath’s family.

    But after Heath was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, his sister stepped in and took guardianship from Watts, who is now unable to see or talk to Heath.

    Source: http://pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com/2013/05/17/if-youre-getting-blase-about-marriage-equality/ (the links to the original stories are over there in Laurel Ramseyer’s post)

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Breaking news: Another GOP member of Congress proves he is mentally unfit for high elected office.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    See I almost worry if it’s what happens when the GOP is taken over by crazies and they tweet for themselves. No staffer has the balls to mention Hitler without the boss’ permission.

  • SkippyFlipjack

    It’s also amazing that politicians find it prudent to try to squeeze provocative policy critiques into 140 characters.

  • jomicur

    It was our foreign policy of punishing Germany as severely as possible after World War I that made Hitler’s rise to power possible. But then who could expect a Republican to know history–REAL history as opposed to the David Barton variety?

  • ezpz

    No foreign policy? We have the policy of despots and tyrants from empires past – not unlike Hitler…

    Glenn Greenwald:


    “Senior Obama officials tell the US Senate: the ‘war’, in limitless form, will continue for ‘at least’ another decade – or two”

    Chilling…

    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/17-6

    And Congress gave Obomba the power…

    “to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.”

    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/16-6

  • caphillprof

    Our presence in Syria apparently was what was going on in Benghazi.

  • caphillprof

    If there is to be another Hitler, he or she will come out of the Republican Party in the US of A.

  • PeteWa

    wait a second, I thought Obama was Hitler and a commie muslim socialist tyrant [insert other improperly used terms here].

  • samizdat

    Quick, to Syria, before we lose out on the carnage-making fun!

    (Although, as both you and I know, we’re already there in some capacity…hush-hush, on the QT)

  • samizdat

    I think we’ve already created Hitler: Drone-bama.

    Ooops…did I invoke Godwin’s Law too soon?

  • pappyvet

    I suppose selling guns to Saddam and Osama doesnt count

  • MyrddinWilt

    This is what happens when an elderly man leaves their twitter feed in the hands of a 20 year old tea party clown.

    They don’t have any particular aim other than ‘energizing the base’.

  • http://www.facebook.com/monoceros.forth Monoceros Forth

    I take it that “no foreign policy” = “we’re not invading someone”?

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