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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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It’s the end of the month, so political organizations around the nation are sending out their best fundraising letters to get people active and donating.

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.
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  • gmccpa

    Yeah. Because as everyone knows…the IRS did not exist before Pres Obama was elected. He’s to blame. Also, I’m pretty sure Obama actually collaborated with Hitler on Mein Kampf. You know…a day in the life of an Anti-Christ.

    • Sand_Cat

      They’re just jealous Obama got the Gestapo, while they had to settle for the SS.

  • sigrid28

    Who sends out a mailer like this? Wild men raging around with their hair on fire because they are just so darn mad that a black man was elected president. It’s unlikely that they know anything at all about the holocaust or the Gestapo–or the IRS, for that matter. They just toss out this metaphor as an insane accusation that seems preposterous enough to express their terror about a black president having been elected in the United States. South Carolina’s Republican party has got itself whipped up into such a fury that these folks are probably too crazed and horrified to take in the nine-hour documentary “Shoah” (“a 1985 French documentary film directed by Claude Lanzmann about the Holocaust [also known as the Shoah]. The film primarily consists of his interviews with survivors and persons who had experience of the war, and visits to key Holocaust sites across Poland, including three extermination camps. He presents testimony from survivors, witnesses and bystanders, and perpetrators, including some rare interviews with German personnel.”–from Wikipedia). It’s probably hopeless to ask South Carolina Republicans to compare the lives of holocaust survivors to the imagined tyranny of the IRS. Imagine their cries: I HAD TO FILL OUT A FORM! HOW CAN YOU DO THIS TO ME, BARACK OBAMA? If this mailer is any indication, the hysterical hatred of a black president has probably rendered them so silly they are incapable of even comparing one thing to another–or doing arithmetic. They probably already have enough money–or they don’t have any money. Who can add or subtract when a crisis of this proportions is at hand? A black man is president of the United States of America.

    • Dominick Vila

      Well said, as usual. Obviously, the fact that the IRS has been in place since long before Barack Obama was born, that part of its charter is to ensure people pay taxes and that those seeking tax exempt status abide by established regulations is of little importance for those who love to claim victimhood while interfering in the rights of others. The claims of Fascism by those who accuse President Obama of being a communist, and comparing his long list of social and international achievements with the misdeeds carried out by the Third Reich, are signs of extreme ignorance, prejudice, desperation, or inability to think rationally. Maybe all of the above…

      • El_Tigre_Loco

        But is does seem a tad strange that organizations on the right had to wait for approval until after the election while organizations on the left went straight through.

        • Dominick Vila

          Not really. The requests for tax exempt status submitted by left wing organizations did not contain irregularities or violations of the clauses used to determined qualification. Only some right wing organizations did.
          Personally, I would limit the tax exempt status to non-profit organizations focused on the well being of the population, such as the Red Cross. All others, including Churches, should pay taxes like the rest of us do.

    • Lovefacts

      People throw fascism and other terms around without knowing the definition. Fascism is an authoritarian, nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization. In other words, an extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice. It’s important to add that in practice fascism also supports the big business and the wealth at the expense of everyone else. All laws and taxes are in support of the government, the wealth, and big business.

      In addition to the above, the Nazis combined extreme nationalism with hatred of different races and religions. IMO, the current day Republicans exemplify the above. While they may try to paint the Dems and all those who disagree with them fascist, they are only mirror-imaging. If one listens to the current Republicans’ speeches and talking points, between their stands of taxes, support of business and the wealthy and their social agenda/talking points, they are the Nazi-styled fascists.

      Oh and FWIW, no matter what the Republicans say, you can’t be a communist, socialist, and fascist at the same time. They are mutually exclusive.

      • tobyspeeks

        Our resident lunatic, Lana, calls people ‘communist nazis’ all the time.

      • jointerjohn

        You are correct and thanks for that nice clean description of fascism. Today’s republicans don’t bother with accuracy in terminology they just reach into their giant box of words marked, “stuff to call democrats that our illiterate base will think is bad”, and hurl whatever comes out. This is also the reason they offer no solutions, ideas nor innovations. Appealing to the ignorant and fearful doesn’t require any productive work. Just keep them convinced there are leftist monsters under their beds and they will reelect you. Don’t understand those darn big words anyway.

        • MasterWes

          Problem is, how do you separate the Republican brothers and sisters long enough to educate them? Especially in states like SC, TN, TX, etc.? ( before you say anything, I am an Independent living in TX…)

      • El_Tigre_Loco

        One thing I do agree with the middle east is they liken the political spectrum to a ring instead of a line. On the ring, communists and nazis meet at the opposite side of freedom and liberty.

    • El_Tigre_Loco

      The only blackness obama has is in his heart. He voted again and again to kill living babies.

      • disqus_LcxpBv2uzz

        You mean single-celled zygotes?

  • Lynda Groom

    Anything coming from this bunch about Obama is rich. If anyone understand gestapo tactics it is the GOP in the Carolina’s.

  • Catskinner

    And South Carolina Republicans have it exactly right. That obnoxious “Easter Egg” guy ought to be in jail.

    • tobyspeeks

      Exactly why should Obama be in jail? Don’t bother, your answer will only consist of tired old Fox News rubbish.

      • Catskinner

        I don’t know, should Obama be in jail?

  • Rick926

    That is Funny, since if you examine NAZI Tactics and their Far right Agenda, you would see the Current Republican Party. As a matter of fact Most Neo-Nazi’s are also Republicans!

  • Jack Ragan

    Were the ones making the comparison alive during WWll , if not how do they know enough to attempt to make those statements. I went into service before I was 21, too young to vote until I was 25, and after election time. Since then I do not believe that I have ever voted straight, always for the one who I felt was best for us, not for filling their pockets.

  • Allan Richardson

    America’s business bosses were behind Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin before their evil became obvious. As long as they were for propping up business and keeping the “undesirables” like Jews, homosexuals, and especially LABOR UNIONS (known as Communists to them) in line, and not (yet) attacking our friends, the Republican CEO class loved the Axis. Henry Ford got a medal from Hitler (the highest “honor” the Nazis bestowed on non-Germans) for paying for an American publication of that favorite Tsarist book of lies, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” (fortunately, he made up for it by building lots of war supplies to fight Hitler later). Some U.S. banks were STILL trading with the Nazis after we went to war, and were seized by the government for trading with the enemy (one such bank was owned by a Senator Prescott Bush; not related to anyone we know, wink wink).

    So even though neither Democrats nor Republicans (except the white supremacist biker gangs and militia wackos) approve of the EXTREMITIES to which Hitler and the Axis went, the business interests behind today’s Republicans favor economic and social policies similar (except substitute “illegal aliens” and “black thugs” for Jews) to those that Hitler and the Nazis started with. And their party arouses hatred of non-Anglo cultures and religions to get the poor and middle class white voters on their side, while implying that whoever does not TOTALLY agree with their opinions is “something other than American.” In this case, a black President becomes a Hitler with his own Gestapo (but given how Hitler reacted to a black American winning a race in HIS Berlin Olympic games, it seems ludicrous for a black American to be a Nazi). But they call him a Communist, a Nazi, a Muslim, or all three, despite the contradictions between those epithets.

    • El_Tigre_Loco

      Have you looked at what obama did for business interests? To coin a phrase, “Billion$ and billion$ served.”

  • stcroixcarp

    Isn’t this a case of the pot calling the kettle black! What about the GOP controlled states that want to order medical doctors to rape pregnant women with transvaginal ultrasound probes and read state required scripts to them? No nazism here.

  • JulieZ77

    That “Lindon Larouche” gang were some of the fools in this country that put a Hitler mustache on the face of president Obama. That group of morons I used to see in front of the South Pasadena, California Post Office with a poster depicting such. I gave them a bit of trouble for being so stupid, but then, there are a lot of people like them who are totally confused and on the wrong side of history. Glen Beck reminds me of Hitler more than just about anyone else, with his idiot’s brand of brainwash propaganda. Like Hitler, their hatred matches what we see in the history books concerning Hitler’s hatred of non-whites and gay people. They do the same thing that Hitler and his propagandists (Goebbels) did by taking advantage of the most ignorant and misinformed among us.

    • El_Tigre_Loco

      Have you actually read any of Glenn Beck and compared it with reality? His writings are backed with copious references.

  • ObozoMustGo

    Just a reminder to all of you leftist freaks out there that have forgotten the plain meaning of words, I will repost my standard response to the useful idiot du jour, Jason Sattler’s, “article”…

    And for all of you leftist nutjobs out there who are incapable of simple thought, let’s review the basic meaning of the term ‘Nazi’…. NAZI is an acronym for National Socialist Party. Knowing that, which of our 2 parties is most likely to be a home to people who identify more closely with the ideas of socialism? Come on…. be honest… which one? That’s riiiiiiiiight… The DemonRATS are the party for socialists in America. In fact, it can be argued quite well that the old party called DemonRAT should be
    called the American Socialist Party in modern times. So, before all you leftist nutjobs
    start trying hurl the ‘Nazi” label around, remember what it REALLY means!

    Nazi = Socialist = DemonRAT

    You’re only casting dispersions on yourself, you stupid morons.
    And the comparison of the IRS to the Gestapo is 100% accurate. BOTH were used by the political leaders to use the power of government to harrass and intimidate political opposition.

    Have a nice day!

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” – Joseph Goebbels

    • Justin Napolitano

      Obozo, once again your logic is shi@.The name, NAZI, was as deceptive as Hitler himself. It is like the Republican party. Republic is a country whereby people vote for those to represent them. The Republicans are anti voter and have tried every way they can to suppress voting. They only want those folks that support their agenda to vote and when they can not convince a majority to vote for them they rearrange the districts so that they have a majority.
      Don’t worry about it though OBOZO , we all know what a hack you are and only read your stuff for amusement. As far as the IRS, I love them because I pay my taxes and want cheaters caught, penalized and forced to pay theirs.
      It is no wonder Republicans dislike the IRS since they cheat every way they can.
      I wonder how Lesley Snipes fells about the IRS. Oh, I almost forgot he is in jail.

      • El_Tigre_Loco

        Actually, the English term Nazi comes from the German pronunciation of the word National, as in National Socialist Workers’ Party.

    • ralphkr

      Speaking of repeating Big Lies often, Bozo, I still note that you are repeating your favorite Big Lie that Nazis were Socialist because Socialist was in their party title. The Nazis were FASCISTS. I repeat: FASCIST. Fascism and Socialism are polar opposites. Fascists believe that government exists only to aid and protect big business and the wealthy (i.e. today’s Republicans) while Socialists believe that government exist to help & protect ALL citizens and will nationalize big business if necessary for equality. Only a moron would confuse the two as being the same. Just because a word is used in a name does not mean that it has any true meaning. All you have to do is consider all the countries with ‘Democratic’ or ‘Peoples’ in their name that are actually tyrannies run by a few wealthy autocrats (another name for Republicans).

      Using your logic, Bozo, then all I have to do is have business cards printed indicating that I am the KING OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and everyone shall immediately genuflect and cater to my every whim.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Ralphie… we have had this discussion before. The fact is that fascism is just another form of socialist government in many respects. And Hitler was absolutely a socialist as evidenced by his policies to nationalize healthcare, eductation, and many industries. It can be summed up this way:

        Socialism –> Government owns it and controls it

        Fascism –> mostly private ownership, but government controls it

        Capitalism –> private ownership, private control

        Further, I have even given you in our last discussion actual speeches and statements that Hitler gave which were 100% socialist in nature. Go back and reread that. The word SOCIALIST in the party name is 100% there for a reason…. because he was a socialist. It’s just simply not disputable. And which of the 2 parties in America do the socialists (you included) identify with? You know I am right. Socialists in America identify with DemonRATS. Therefore, the slur against conservatives in America by calling them Nazis is patently false. Anyone dedicated to freedom and liberty, the sovereignty of the individual, free market economics, and our Constitutional principles can NOT be anything remotely close to a Nazi. It’s a phony slur used to confuse low information idiots that have no friggin idea what they are talking about. Morons like that useful idiot kid, Justin Nappy.

        Have a nice day, Ralphie!

        “The difference between being stupid and being a fool: A stupid person at least has an idea about their own inadequacies. The fool is
        oblivious to them, and is more inclined to believe their own fantasies and lies as truth.” – ObozoMustGo

        • d_nise

          oh shut up already

          • El_Tigre_Loco

            Too much to read, eh?

          • d_nise

            yes actually it is…an ignorant tirade full of nothing but rehashed idiotic talking points is not worth reading

        • ralphkr

          And you, Bozo, show that you are a true conservative by not allowing facts get in the way of your historically ignorant beliefs. As I informed you before: Germany nationalized health care in the 1800s, nationalized education was started in Prussia in the 1700s, religion eliminated from all schools (other than church schools) 1871. And this was all done before Hitler was born in Austria. Hitler did seize businesses (nationalize) owned by Jews and other undesirables and then sold (gave) them to private big business and even provided slave labor to big business. That last and his freeing up of gun laws (very restrictive during the Weimer Republic) so anyone who was not Jewish could have the equivalent of today’s assault rifle certainly sounds like the Republican platform today.

          I realize that when I post historical facts that do not jive with your warped clouded view of the world shall never change your mind since it is obviously like a steel trap: locked tight and nothing can change it.

      • El_Tigre_Loco

        They think they are polar opposites, but meanwhile the effect on the people is exactly the same.

    • stevefranklin54

      My goodness, OBO:

      You may have forgotten that the founder of communism was Karl Marx, a Jew, but you can bet Hitler didn’t. He denounced communism as a part of a Jewish conspiracy. Hitler and the Nazis won the parliamentary election by blaming the Reichstag fire on communists. After the election, the German Communist Party was outlawed. During the Spanish Civil War, Nazi Germany aided the anti-communist side. And, of course, under Hitler, Germany INVADED the Soviet Union with the intention of eradicating communism once and for all.

      I’m not asking you take my word for it. Please, please do a little research on World War II. There is no shortage of reliable information on the internet that would confirm that Hitler was anti-Communist.

      • El_Tigre_Loco

        The ring depiction of politics is more accurate, I think.

      • ObozoMustGo

        steve… Hitler’s hatred of communism is perhaps his only redeeming quality. However, you’re delusional if you think that a person of one brand of socialism cannot dislike some other brand of socialism. You should take your own advice and do some research. Look up Hitler’s speeches starting in the 20’s and how he came to rise to power naming his organziation the National SOCIALIST Party. Look at his policies and his nationalization of healthcare and education and other industries. These are all socialist ideals. This is what he did. Just because he hated the Russians doesn’t mean he was not a socialist. Your logic is completely flawed.

        I am here to help.

        Have a nice day!

        “Individual actions, individual dreams, are not sufficient. We must unite in collective action, build collective institutions and organizations.” ~ Barrack Hussein Obozo in a 1995 interview with a now defunct leftist Chicago journal

        • stevefranklin54

          Hitler and health care? What would you think of a nation where it was the central government which provided health insurance to all of its citizens? The people paid for their premiums in national taxes. Take it a step further, procedures such as abortions were covered by this policy. Is it Nazi-style? Is it socialist? It’s Israel. Just because you might find some elements of a national health care program in Israel or Sweden, in Britain or Canada which contains an element of what Germany used, doesn’t make it Nazi.
          Recall that Hitler built Germany’s autobahn. One American military officer was particularly impressed by it. After he returned to the US and was elected President, Dwight Eisenhower created the modern national highway system. I hope you wouldn’t call these “Nazi road.”

  • Mark Forsyth

    The GOP is talking about Nazis? No wonder,they are talking about themselves and the secret and not so secret entities that support them.

  • d_nise

    so says a bunch of red-neck loud-mouthed insane mo-fo’s

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    I’m sorry. obama is a leftist. “The IRS, obama’s NKVD”