Over the past eight years, anyone who disagreed with Obama’s failed policies was called racist.
But what happened prior to Obama being in the White House? Well, they called conservatives, President Bush and Republicans “Nazis.” What they are doing now is really nothing new; they are just using the same tired tactics they used before because they can’t have an honest discussion about policy, EVER.
Regular Americans got tired of being called “racist” for simply disagreeing with Obama. Some nimrods on the left still claim that those who disagree with Obama’s (now proven to be FAILED) policies did so only because they are racist. These people are one of the reasons President Trump was elected.
Now, the people who disagree with the left are being called Nazis, because the left can’t discuss policy nor can they have an honest discussion about Trump, Democrats, history or Republicans. They are hysterical and idiotic, and in the cases of Black Lives Matter and Antifa, violent.
But the left has been making “Nazi” claims against Republicans and Republican Presidents for years, it’s nothing new, as The Federalist notes:
During the controversy over Bush’s Electoral College win, Jesse Jackson claimed the Bush campaign had used “Nazi tactics” and his brother Jeb had targeted Holocaust victims (part of a history of Jackson’s Nazi analogies).
Antiwar demonstrations routinely featured “Bush as Hitler” imagery. Iconic columnist Jimmy Breslin directly compared Bush’s speech at the outset of the Iraq War to one Hitler gave when launching World War II. Former United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter compared the invasion of Iraq to Hitler’s invasion of Poland. Ralph Nader quoted Michael Kinsley as claiming “in terms of the power he now claims, George W. Bush is now the closest thing in a long time to dictator of the world.”
Cindy Sheehan, who was afforded “absolute moral authority” and passels of pixels to attack the Bush administration after she lost her son Casey in Iraq, compared Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to Hitler and Stalin. Sen. John Glenn, acting as a surrogate for Kerry’s 2004 campaign, compared alleged GOP misstatements to the propaganda of Nazi Germany. Progressive mega-financier George Soros made similar claims regarding GOP propaganda.
Sen. Robert Byrd, ironically a former Klansman, launched such attacks more than once. Al Gore accused the Bush administration of working with “digital brownshirts” to suppress dissent from the media. Rep. Keith Ellison compared the Bush administration’s response to 9/11 to the Reichstag fire that assisted Hitler’s rise to power. Television producer Ed Gernon was fired from the CBS miniseries, “Hitler: The Rise of Evil,” after telling the media that Bush’s post-9/11 policies and the popular support for them were reminiscent of—you guessed it—Nazi Germany.
But it wasn’t limited to just these examples. There are plenty more examples from left-wing loons:
From January 20, 2001 to January 19, 2009—those would be the Bush years—the left was awash with celebrities comparing President George W. Bush to Hitler.
Comedian and actress Janeane Garofalo was a constant critic of Bush, once referring to the Bush administration as the “43rd Reich.”
Actor David Clennon, of the television series The Agency and Ghost Whisperer, said, “I’m not comparing Bush to Adolf Hitler—because George Bush, for one thing, is not as smart as Adolf Hitler. And secondly George Bush has much more power than Adolf Hitler ever had.”
Townhall noted back in 2004, still only half-way through Bush’s presidency, that it wasn’t only the left-wing loons calling Bush a Nazi, but it became something used by regular Democrats as well:
As a test of the state of “Bush the Nazi” rhetoric, I went to Google and typed in “Bush is a Nazi” and got 420,000 hits, well behind “Hitler was a Nazi” (654,000 hits) but then Hitler WAS a Nazi and had a 75-year head start. (Computer searches like this are very crude instruments. They sweep up many references that cannot fairly be listed as slurs. But they do offer a rough idea of the amount of name-calling.)
One could argue that there is no longer such a thing as a ‘regular’ Democrat, at least they aren’t allowed in today’s Democrat Party.
President Clinton did fairly well in the Nazi sweepstakes (158,000 hits, but that’s only 20,000 references for each presidential year, compared to 120,000 annually for the 3 1/2 year incumbency of George Bush.) The odd thing is that I typed in the names of every Nazi I ever heard of, excluding only Hitler himself, and the group total was still less than George Bush gets alone. This might indicate that either that George Bush is by far the second most important Nazi of all time, or that the Democrats and the left now require some sedation.
A modest suggestion: Democrats might want to ease up on the Nazi rhetoric and stick to actual arguments. Our politics are poisonous enough already.
After being called ‘racists’ for over eight years by the same Democrat Party that called Bush a Nazi for eight years, it’s becoming quite a yawn-fest when Democrats now try to pull the same nonsense.
It’s clear Democrats cannot and will not discuss policy. Why? Because their policies are abject failures. There’s nothing to discuss and they know it.