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LLStarks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:47 PM
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I have bad memory. Did we ever compare Bush to Hitler so visibly?
I know Bush has been called a fascist and a Hitler on at least a few occasions during his administration, but did we ever have left-wing crazies with zero regard for history waving around signs declaring such at public events?
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:48 PM
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1. We sure as hell never did it on mainstream media. . /nt
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 04:23 PM
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37. That's the big distinction. n/t
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:49 PM
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2. Um ... yes. All the time.
Do a google image search on "Bush as hitler"
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 03:13 PM
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26. i agree, we did- without reserve and very publicly. We DIDN'T
however, encourage violence- racism- class warfare- and division in the way that some RW talking heads are doing, and HAVE been doing for some time now.

I think its important to admit that we did equate Bush with Hitler very often- and effectively. But the comparison was also much more appropriate. Given Bush's "dictator" desires, his invading sovereign nations, his "homeland security" "axis of evil" and so many more similarities to the tyrant himself.

:hi:
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:49 PM
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3. Some sig lines at DU still do. But high profile Dems never did, iirc. nt
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 04:23 PM
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38. Another good distinction. n/t
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:49 PM
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4. Hitler probably didn't steal his election. nt
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:50 PM
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5. The Bush family WAS involved with the Nazis.

Prescott Bush was impeached in the Senate for it.

How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/sep/25/usa.secondw...

The difference between us is that when we call them something it's actually TRUE!
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:51 PM
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6. I'm sure that there were some posters at anti-war rallies that compared him to Hitler.
We did it all the time in a joking manner here.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:51 PM
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7. No, never. And the RNC didn't go into an apoplectic fit either.
:sarcasm:
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:51 PM
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8. We did here quite a bit, but I don't remember it being mainstream news
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:52 PM
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9. Thing is Bush was more like Hitler than Obama would ever be.
The only thing lacking with Bush was his ability to speak.. so he didn't have any oratory skills.. but he had media mouthpieces for him.
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Bumblebee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:52 PM
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10. yep. protesters did.
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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:53 PM
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11. Well, yes -but many of us (rightly) never chimed in. Bush =/= Hitler.
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:53 PM
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12. All day, every day, stupidly.
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:54 PM
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13. You do indeed have a bad memory. Where do you think they got the idea?
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:55 PM
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14. Yes, folks did. nt
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WillowTree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:55 PM
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15. Yes. All the time.
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:55 PM
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16. Yes. Many, many, many, many times, I'm afraid.
I can't remember a protest that didn't have a Hitler sign of one type or another.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:55 PM
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17. Are you kidding? The instances of "Bushitler" alone must be in the 100,000s
This is why it's fucking stupid.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:55 PM
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18. 'Fraid so. It was ubiquitous. Not a leg to stand on, I'm afraid.
Edited on Fri Aug-07-09 02:57 PM by MineralMan
Google bushitler...

Using DU's own Google search, you find this:

Results 1 - 10 of about 3,020 from democraticunderground.com for bushitler. (0.40 seconds)

It's a shame, in my opinion...
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 02:57 PM
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19. Yes, but we were
ignored. So it never happened.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 03:00 PM
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20. The mainstream didn't.
And I only called him (and still call him) a Nazi on boards like this.

And NOT because of zero regard for history, but because of my high regard for history. The Bushes have been deeply involved with US fascism for three generations.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 03:01 PM
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21. Not six months in......
It took an immoral war, and then some.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 03:04 PM
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22. Yes. And as someone who had family murdered by Hitler and his
Nazi thugs, I got offended each time I saw it. RW...fascist tendencies--perhaps. But comparing them to Nazi's? That demeans what my family went through in Poland.
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 03:06 PM
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23. On the boards here we did it all the time
there were one or two reps or it might have been senators that alluded to the bush/Hitler/Nazi connection and were made to apologize or be censured with a lot of media coverage. Can't remember just who it was but they were made to take it back very publicly.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 03:12 PM
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24. Yes. But that shit was so true. GWB was hearing voices and on a christian
war path.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 03:13 PM
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25. ...


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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 03:49 PM
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32. Wasn't that from a protest of Bush in Europe?
Either way, it still could've been by an American.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 04:22 PM
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36. Yes, I think it was. And, yes ...
... not only could an American have made it, an American could have copied it for use over here too.

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Baikonour Donating Member (979 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 03:16 PM
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27. It wasn't until the Patriot Act and a year or two into the war until the comparisons were made.
It wasn't 6 months in, and over something like universal health care.
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 03:17 PM
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28. FWIW, a DU search for Bush +Hitler brings 18,900 hits.
Now I know that doesn't mean 18,900 posts compared Bush to Hitler, but I'd say it's a safe bet that many did.
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hugo_from_TN Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 03:18 PM
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29. Wow - you have a very faulty memory.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 03:23 PM
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30. Yes, and in fact many accurate and pertinent comparisons can be made (and should be made)
Edited on Fri Aug-07-09 03:25 PM by ThomWV
By god when you see evil call it evil. There are many areas in which the tactics of the Bush Administration are similar to if not identical to the Nazi party in Germany from its rise until it fall. Here is one glaring example, the Nazi Party was in more or less continuous campaign mode and when they were acceding they were the perfect example of the "Party of No". Exactly like their Republican counterparts they had no real policy for anything, they were simply against what currently existed.
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Zenlitened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 04:26 PM
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40. Well said. The parallels between today's right-wing in the US...
... and the nazis in 1920s-1930s Germany are troubling indeed.

We should not wait until millions of people are sent to the ovens before pointing out the similarities.

Some of us are trying to *prevent* another descent into the madness and horror of that era.

Others just think it's clever to reference "Godwin's Law," without even understanding what it actually describes. :eyes:

...The rule does not make any statement about whether any particular reference or comparison to Adolf Hitler or the Nazis might be appropriate, but only asserts that the likelihood of such a reference or comparison arising increases as the discussion progresses. It is precisely because such a comparison or reference may sometimes be appropriate, Godwin has argued,<4> that overuse of Nazi and Hitler comparisons should be avoided, because it robs the valid comparisons of their impact.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law
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Nye Bevan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 03:48 PM
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31. Yes, and it was stupid (and unoriginal)
Comparing Bush to Hitler cheapens the true evil of the Nazis and the horror of the Holocaust.

And those of us who objected to "Bushitler" ended up being proved correct. Would Hitler have allowed an election to take place, which he then lost, and gracefully handed over his power to a member of a racial minority?
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 03:52 PM
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33. You really do have a bad memory.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 03:54 PM
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34. On DU--yes.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 03:55 PM
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35. Yes, principally abroad, whenever lord pissypants went abroad
but we did.
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 04:25 PM
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39. Well, who had a grandfather that made a fortune selling shit to the Nazis?
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