For South Carolina’s Republican Party, this involves calling the Internal Revenue Service “Obama’s Gestapo” — because Obama invented the IRS. Just as he invented presidential vacations, recess appointments and executive orders.
Casting Obama as a Nazi was a popular theme in the early days of the Tea Party, but Nazi connections are suddenly all the rage again on the right. Glenn Beck recently hosted an exhibit that included a copy of Mein Kampf signed by Adolf Hitler. Republican Governor Paul LePage of Maine has compared the IRS to the Gestapo more than once.