Rush Limbaugh Defends Comparing Obama to Hitler

On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh defended his comparisons of Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, but he also claimed to have never compared Obama and Hitler. That is interesting because here is some audio of Rush Limbaugh comparing Obama to Hitler.

Here is the audio of today’s show from Media Matters:

Limbaugh said, “Why can we not use Hitler who was architect of National Socialism in Germany…The reason you say that we shouldn’t use Hitler and this Nazi stuff is because everybody associates genocide with Hitler, and you’re afraid that people are going to think that we’re associating or trying to say that Obama is identical to Hitler in that way, and I have made it plain that Obama is not Hitler and Pelosi is not Joseph Goebbels, but this health care plan and the entire Obama agenda is frighteningly close to the national socialism policies of Nazi Germany.”

He continued, ” Far closer are the Democrats and Obama and their polices to the National Socialist policies than anything we on the right believe, and we’ve been sitting here, we have been tarred and feathered for 21 years, about the length of time I have been doing this show, about we are Hitler. The conservatives are like Nazis, and it’s just Hitler was a man of the left. The Democrats are getting a taste of their own medicine here.”

So Rush never compared Obama to Hitler? Check this out from August 6:

You know Republicans have nothing in common with Nazis. For example, Nazis rounded up and detained people without charges. Nazis also believed in preemptive war, engaged in domestic spying, violated the rights of their own citizens, tortured, whipped up hyper patriotism, and ruled through fear. Of course these are things that the Republican Party could never stand for, unless they did for the past 8 years under George W. Bush.

I don’t know which is more frightening. Limbaugh’s brushing aside genocide, or his rehabilitation of Hitler as a liberal. Rush is confusing the American political definition of right and left, with the classic political science definitions of right and left. Hitler was right or left in the American political sense. He was a fascist dictator. Limbaugh’s claim that Obama is similar to Hitler has no basis in reality, but what do you expect from a guy who can’t remember what he said two weeks ago.

5 Replies to “Rush Limbaugh Defends Comparing Obama to Hitler”

  1. Pelosi played the “nazi” card first. Why no mention of that?. You’re second quote is Limbaugh comparing PELOSI and DEMOCRATS NOT OBAMA to NAZI”S and HITLER. So you’re not being accurate in your rant. Small difference maybe, but not accurate. This despicable behavior is on BOTH sides so quit trying to make it one sided. Still in this go round the LEFT started it, NOT the right so this article is UNFAIR and Unjustified unless you point that out which you didn’t.

    Indeed, much of Obama’s policies ARE similar to the beginning of Hitler’s reign in Nazi Germany JUST AS much of Bush’s policies were similar.

    What that MEANS is we need to get rid of BOTH parties and recapture this country without either one of them as the founders intended. The two party system is NOT what was intended when the country was formed.

  2. (oh started it…)What ,are you seven? What we need to do is to eliminate the party who`s tactics are to show up at public political discussions and make lots of noise so no one can discuss the topics.Or fantasy up any facts in order to scare the lesser-informable portion of our society.

  3. Geez, These right wing nut jobs do not even realize how warped they sound in comparing a black man to Hitler. We all would have liked to have seen Hitler killed, back in his day. Are these A-holes actually suggesting that this should be Obama’s fate.

    Hitler declared himself dictator from the start and began rounding up Anarchists, socialists and communists. They were imprisoned and tortured.

    Rush Dimbulb is the real NAZI for spewing lies and hatred.

  4. The title of this post says it all, ” Rush Limbaugh Defends Comparing Obama to Hitler.” Any reasonably sane, responsible , person would at least deny or, if not, apologize for remotely comparing the two. But this is Rush Limbaugh, the sort of individual who would carry a lit match into a gas station and after the station blows up, deny that the match caused the explosion or, in the alternative, that he had lit it in the first place. Anyone who takes people like Limbaugh, Beck and Coulter seriously are being played for fools – they are entertainers, pundits, provocateurs, don'[t look to them for rational thought, it ain’t there!

  5. I think the first comment is spot on, and I’m not sure the rest of you know history or politics.

    Hitler was a socialist and followed Keynesian theory, sometimes out thinking Keyes (according to Keyes himself). Killing a wealthy part of the population and taking neighboring economies was needed to bring his country out of a terrible economy via govt spending. It is undeniable that we are following the same Keynesian policies that Hitler & Mussolini used — and that those policies naturaly lead to violence if unchecked.

    As for Political Theory 60 (an introductory course):
    Free market Capitalism: People can own and run businesses as they see fit and as the market will sustain them. Pay too little, no-one will work for you. Build a bad product, no-one will buy it. And so on.
    Fascist Economics: A person can own a business, but the govt tells him what he can/can’t make, how to make it, who/how to hire/fire, how much to pay. And so on.
    Socialism: A transitional state between fascism and communism, in which the govt owns businesses but the public has some say and some ownership as they are paying for things out of private sector funds.
    Communism: The govt owns all businesses, all production and means of production. As such there is no need for taxes, or even money, since the govt gives food and shelter in exchange for labor contributing to production.

    So gentlemen, we have been living in a Fascist state for a very long time and we have turned to Socialism right now. The use of force to maintain anything other than a free market state are well documented. In a free market, money is the force, in all other states bullets are the force.

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