Hitler and Obama

Woem

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I've been following the heated American healthcare debate and while I can see where the socialist name-calling comes from (not that I agree with it) I have a hard time understanding why anyone would compare Barrack Obama with Adolf Hitler. Is there anyone who could enlighten me, a Belgian whose grandfather was taken prisoner by the Nazis in World War II, in what ways they share similarities?

 

CIA

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There is no meaningful comparison to be made. Don't heed anyone who tells you otherwise.
 

Skeleon

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I've seen a short video about this unbelievably stupid debate.
Apparantly, they think that "imposing the state's will" on the people (by "forcing" this evil, evil healthcare on them after they voted him into office, fully aware that NHS was one of his goals) makes Hitler and Obama the same.
No other government ever did anything against the will of the people.
Not in The Land Of The Free, surely.
 

Chester41585

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I've seen and heard more comparisons to Old Bloc Russia and its associated dictators. Comparing Obama to Hitler is a little extreme, even for me. Honestly, I'm a little more worried about what Putin and his puppet are doing over there than what might happen with this health care fiasco. There's alot of if's, but's, and maybe's being tossed around concerning Obama and his recent policy ideas.
 

Mookie_Magnus

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CIA said:
First off, Hitler was not a Socialist. Second there is no meaningful comparison to be made. Don't heed anyone who tells you otherwise.
Yeah, he was. The term Nazi is derived from the German for National Socialist Party.
 

HardRockSamurai

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Actually this "presidential Hitler" first started in the Bush era; back then, it didn't get a lot of media attention, but I'm not surprised that it's turned up now.

When someone compares another person to Hitler, it's usually due to one of two circumstances:

A) you're writing an essay for school
B) you're a panicking fool

Honestly, I don't think anyone in this day and age could be compared to Adolf Hitler. I don't think the people who made it actually think Obama is a Nazi; I just think they're scared.
 

Twilight_guy

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Whenever someone wants to attack a person's image they compare said person to Hitler. This is the worst insult that can be lobbed without going out and directly attacking someone. They just want to try and discredit the president by saying "OMG, he's like Hitler!!!."

Edit: also this is somehow related to Godwin's law.
 

grimsprice

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CIA said:
There is no meaningful comparison to be made. Don't heed anyone who tells you otherwise.
In fact, you should go beyond simply not heading them, you should take the nearest brick and make sure the world never has to deal with them again.
 

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Mookie_Magnus said:
CIA said:
First off, Hitler was not a Socialist. Second there is no meaningful comparison to be made. Don't heed anyone who tells you otherwise.
Yeah, he was. The term Nazi is derived from the German for National Socialist Party.
Which is not the same thing. Anyway, I deleted that part of my post because I misread the topic statement.

I find it ironic that your avatar says don't feed the troll.
 

Skeleon

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Mookie_Magnus said:
Yeah, he was. The term Nazi is derived from the German for National Socialist Party.
That doesn't make him a socialist.
I can call the desert "ocean", guess what, it'll stay dry.
We had this discussion several times before, but...
Hitler was on the far other end of the spectrum.
Where, interestingly, socialist and fascist meet again (freely citing Orwell here).
 

grimsprice

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pvtchunders said:
http://obamaisliterallyhitler.tumblr.com/
At first i was outraged... but then i clicked on the link and started laughing hysterically.

'Michael Vick is literally Hitler' R O F L
 

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If you want to make someone look bad try Comparing them to Hitler. It is an old weak lazy arguement made by people who know nothing about the person their taking about. they compare muslums, christians, athiests, communists, fascists ect to Hitler because they have no idea who they are talking about.
 

Panzer_God

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psypherus said:
Obama=Hitler? What retard came up with that comparison?
bill O'Rielly, Rush Limbaugh and those crazy people at the townhall debates.
 

grimsprice

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silicon avatar said:
If you want to make someone look bad try Comparing them to Hitler. It is an old weak lazy arguement made by people who know nothing about the person their taking about. they compare muslums, christians, athiests, communists, fascists ect to Hitler because they have no idea who they are talking about.
You should click on that link provided above its high-larious. I recommend it to anyone who is reading this thread.