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Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:02 AM

Why Do the Super-Rich Keep Comparing Obama to Hitler?

The amazing thing is the WSJ's demand that President Obama defend the rich and denounce any attacks on income inequality.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/01/why-do-the-super-rich-keep-comparing-obama-to-hitler/283404/?google_editors_picks=true

So don't kid yourself. Today, they're coming for Bentleys. Tomorrow, they'll come for Aston Martins. The time to speak out is now.

Others have. Buyout-king (and actual-billionaire) Steven Schwarzman has said that Obama's plan to tax the income of venture capitalists, hedge fund and private equity mangers like everybody else's, and not as capital gains, is like Hitler invading Poland. And hedge funder (another actual billionaire) Leon Cooperman has pointed out that you know who else came to power amidst an economic crisis. And no, he wasn't talking about Ronald Reagan.

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Here's the scariest part for the 1 percent: Obama won't rein in the un-American class hatred he's unleashed. People didn't used to dislike the "rich." They used to want to be rich. But then Obama scapegoated Wall Street for the financial crisis it caused by calling bankers "fat cats"—and suddenly people were angry about the bailouts and being unemployed. It didn't make any sense. Now, Obama could have tried to explain it all, and at least one Wall Streeter asked him to:

The president had won plaudits for his speech on race during the last campaign, the guest noted. It was a soaring address that acknowledged white resentment and urged national unity. What if Obama gave a similarly healing speech about class and inequality? What if he urged an end to attacks on the rich?


Obama refused.



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defacto7 Jan 2014 #1
Scootaloo Jan 2014 #2
Skittles Jan 2014 #3
adirondacker Feb 2014 #13
bemildred Jan 2014 #4
Paladin Jan 2014 #5
Blue_Tires Jan 2014 #8
malthaussen Jan 2014 #6
Doctor_J Jan 2014 #7
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Jefferson23 Jan 2014 #10
Philly Cowboy Feb 2014 #11
TBF Feb 2014 #12

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:32 AM

1. When you've reached the bottom

and you're at the end of your game, there's nothing left you can do for attention but to pull the Hitler card. It's a pretty good sign actually.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 03:36 AM

2. A startling lack of creativity

 

After all, once you pay people to do everything for you, it's not like you can use your brain for anything besides preventing your skull from caving in.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 03:38 AM

3. projecting

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 1, 2014, 01:57 PM

13. Simple and Pure. nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 07:43 AM

4. It's the first name that pops into their empty heads when looking for an insult.

The usual contemporary ones don't work for Obama, you will get in trouble for comparing him to Mugabe or Kim, but Hitler is "history" and everybody knows who Hitler was, sort of.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 09:24 AM

5. That comparison isn't limited to the super-wealthy.


Hasn't been for some time.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 01:45 PM

8. +1

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:01 PM

6. Because they lack imagination. n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:36 PM

7. Because the idiots who watch Fox "News" and listen to Hate Radio don't know the difference

 

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 04:01 PM

9. "...Obama scapegoated Wall Street for the financial crisis it caused..."

That's the part that seems so strange to me. To call out the culprits of a crisis for being said culprits is scapegoating? That's very twisted thinking.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 06:15 PM

10. What are they afraid of? I am sure they would have preferred to call him Uppity...... n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2014, 12:06 PM

11. Because they refuse to acknowledge the "N-word" in the wood pile

 

There are a lot of dotted lines between the current crop of uber conservatives and the Nazi of the mid 20th century. The follow LOCKED thread delves into the Koch bothers connections, and we must not for get Grand Daddy Bush's abandoned attempt to overthrow the FDR.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014715719

Krappe, I am starting to see some parallels between Old Fart Bush's thoughts, and the ramblings of the current cadre of elitist conservatives. Could they be plotting a overthrow?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2014, 01:34 PM

12. They're scared -

and they should be. People are actually starting to pay attention to the fact that the super wealthy are robbing this country blind.

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