Obama student of ‘Hitler school of politics’
by Melvyn L. Fein
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September 17, 2012 01:37 AM | 2391 views | 15 15 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It was bound to happen. Sooner of later, the most well practiced political liars in America were going to call their Republican adversaries liars. It should, therefore have come as no surprise that Mitt Romney has been compared with Joseph Goebbels and his wife, Ann, with Eva Braun.

What is shocking, however, is the degree to which Barack Obama and his merry band of extreme liberals have emulated the Nazi example. Amazing as it may sound, their playbook is a variation on the Hitler school of politics. The evidence is both chilling and overwhelming.

In the past, I have been taken to task for comparing some of Obama’s actions with those of Hitler, but I am about to double down. Mind you, Obama does not advocate a “final solution,” nor will he intentionally start a world war, but he has copied many of the Fuehrer’s methods. Who would have suspected this from a party that bills itself as “democratic?”

Now let’s look at some of the details. I, and many others, have been appalled by the insouciance with which Obama and company tell lies, and lies, and more lies. It is they, who like Goebbels, believe the “Big Lie” told often enough passes as the truth.

Witness some of the whoppers told at the Democratic National Convention. Who but practiced prevaricators would claim that Republicans seek to deprive women of the vote or contraceptives? Who but someone careless with the truth, like our vice president, would imply that the “territorial tax” was a tax increase, as opposed to a decrease, and that it sought to export jobs overseas?

But enough about the lies, there have been so many regarding the budget, ObamaCare, and transparency that it would take several books to catalog them. Let’s consider the blame game. Hitler too distracted attention from his failures by blaming others, most notably the Jews and communists. They were allegedly responsible for Germany’s economic troubles.

Obama, of course, blames the Republicans, the Japanese tsunami, the oil spill in the Gulf, the European meltdown, etc., etc. Then, like Hitler, he seeks to punish those who defy him. The Nazis obviously sent the Jews to concentration camps and invaded Poland after falsely accusing that small nation of attacking Germany. With Obama, it is rich business people he hopes to bring to their knees — all in the name of fairness.

On the other hand, again like Hitler, Obama rewards his friends in order to keep them loyal. If you wanted to succeed in Nazi Germany, you had to be a member of the Nazi party. If you want to do well in Obama’s America, you have to donate to his campaign — as did the unions, the owners of Solyndra and numerous other crony capitalists.

And if the law gets in the way, why you just ignore it. If the Reichstag won’t do your bidding, burn it down. If Congress won’t give you the immigration legislation you want, pretend it has and implement it as you desire. You can even disregard explicit legislation about requiring work for welfare.

Above all, portray yourself as a brilliant faultless leader from whom all benefits flow. You, not your opponents, have a vision of the future based on your unique understanding of the will of the American people. You “get it,” while those who disagree with you do not.

As to those who do not understand, you must intimidate them. Hitler called the Jews vermin in need of extinction, but Obama, in service to political correctness, can call conservatives racists, sexists and essentially counter-revolutionaries. After all, don’t they want to take the country back to a horrific past?

It also helps to control the media. Goebbels made the Big Lie work because he could keep the truth out of the papers and off the radio. Obama is fortunate that the mainstream media won’t even report on a DNC vote to eliminate God and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel from their platform.

Melvyn L. Fein Ph.D. is a professor of Sociology at Kennesaw State University.
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frogbreath
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September 20, 2012
Ooooh, look. Just like Hitker, Obama has his own flag now. Hey Lib, Obama is making you look like a Goebbels for him.

The United States of Obama. Love it, has a good ring to it. Like fascist!
thank you
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September 18, 2012
Thank you, Dr. Fein. I agree with you. People only have to inform themselves to understand that you are absolutely right. I have felt the same way for some time. All the lefties will go on the attack but that is nothing but "sound and fury signifying nothing". Thanks for your columns, its always refreshing to hear the truth!
Too funny
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September 18, 2012
willful ignorance is unbecoming
anonymous
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September 19, 2012
too funny, aka KF, thanks for your comments
Harry Hagan
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September 18, 2012
Dr. Fein is correct and spot on accurate, as always.

Also predictable are the myopic troglodytes who gather here as a moth to a flame, and nip and yap at the heels of people who attempt to bring the truth to print.

Dr. Fein, as always, supports his arguments and assertions, and as always, they are unassailable, except by these lefty minions who lurk in their holes and leap out reflexively to bark at anyone or anything that threatens their comfy, hippie dippie flower child default position.

America is all but over, if by the name you mean the great experiment in government by the People; an industrious, thoughtful, powerful, self-reliant, land of liberty and freedom and self-determination.

According to the wretched AP, Mr. Romney's campaign is now "beleaguered," because he had the temerity to give voice to the FACT that it will be almost impossible to win over to his side the 47% of Americans who do not pay federal income taxes. The AP's assertion is itself in league with the type of lib morons who hang out here, and in comment boards across the internet spectrum. They don't think or reason, nor do they read thoroughly anything put before them. They simply react, emote, and spew. They are child-like, but like children possessed. They are very troubled children.

Too funny
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September 18, 2012
evidence? laughable. unassailable? delusional.

So when Fein says, and I'll paraphrase, when a politician rewards friends and contributors with favors, that makes him or her a Nazi, you don't find that idiotic, but rather you think that qualifies as unassailable evidence for Obama's Nazism? And when Fein says that Obama rhetorically attacking the super rich on taxes is the same as Hitler literally killing millions of Jews is again unassailable evidence for Obama's link to Hitler? Maybe you and Fein are drinking out of the same poisoned well because neither of you quite obviously have a grasp on reality.
Maatf
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September 17, 2012
Well, Melvin Fein, you and Bishop Jenky of Peoria, Illinios, have something in common: comparing Obama to Hitler, linking them in thought.

It is disgusting when anyone does it, Democrat or Republican, or columnist, or professor, Catholic, Protestant, or Jew. You have placed yourself among those who are disgusting.

If you want to measure lies, I suggest you look at the records of Obama, Biden, Romney, and Ryan from such sources as politifact, or any of the fact checkers. Try for balance. Or would that require that you also compare Romney and Ryan to Hitler and members of his regime?
Too funny
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September 17, 2012
I really only can say, what....the....? Seriously comparing the President of the United States to Hitler...are you suffering from a high fever or perhaps a childhood head injury?
frogbreath
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September 17, 2012
Is you Goebbels unter a false ID? Your papers pleeze.

You are not too funny at all.

Actually , I watched the Third Reich on Public Television on Sunday and there are a great deal of similarities.

One big difference was that the folk did not find Hitler physically attractive. It was his rhetoric that lit them up!!! Obama for some reason turns the ladies on!

Obama does not need a Goebbels . He has a docile, worshipful media that does hie propaganda for him willingly.
Too funny
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September 18, 2012
Yes, there are a great deal of similarities...Obama is a man and so was Hitler, Obama has short hair and so did Hitler, Obama is the lawfully elected President of the US while Hitler was appointed chancellor in 1933, from where he transformed the Weimar Republic into the Third Reich, a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideology of Nazism, a fascist, anti-communist, anti-Semitic political machine responsible for the systematic factory-like slaughter of Jews, political dissidents, intellectuals, the handicapped, homosexuals, etc. to the tune of about 14,000,000. So yeah...Hitler and the President are similar ...you guys are beyond delusional.
frogbreath
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September 18, 2012
Thank you, Too Funny for enumerating some of the issues about Obama that I did not in my original reply to you. Your attempt to use sarcasm and ridicule in comparison is quite the established Alinsky method. Sadly, for you, his techniques are w=quite widely known today and do not work as well as the once did. If you were to continue , instead of stopping at the basics , you would see many more similarities.

Germany was in dire economic straits and Hitler and Obama both promoted taking from those whose efforts allowed them to prosper in the worst of times, you know, like calling them elites, then taking their wealth and redistributing it to those who followed him.

I will post a second item with a couple of facst i it that are "similar".
frogbreath
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September 18, 2012
Is this next?

"One of the first Nazi laws, passed July 14, 1933, was the “Law for the Prevention of Progeny of Hereditary Disease,” intended to “consolidate” social and health policies in the German population and prohibit the right of reproduction for persons defined as “genetically inferior.”

Yes, Obama is not "forcing" it, he is empowering those who will , via state paid abortion.

"Following the sterilization laws, the National Socialists next implemented a strategy of euthanasia to solve the remaining problem of those whose conception and birth had preceded these laws."

Enough, you are a Foley minion and will support Il Duce Obama to the death.
Too funny
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September 19, 2012
are you drunk?
anonymous
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September 17, 2012
This will get Kevin going for sure. Only the Democrats can call someone Nazis!
Samuel Adams
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September 17, 2012
You go, Dr. Fein. Especially since you are one of the few local journalists who will speak the truth. Now if you could just get Kevin Foley to take his straw man logic and go to Creative Loafing or something.
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