Hitler comparison off base

Hitler comparison off base

There are 76 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jul 29, 2008, titled Hitler comparison off base. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

In the Sunday Sentinel, the "Blogwatch" included an item from an extreme right-wing blog that compared Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.

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Oviedo, FL

#1 Jul 29, 2008
One can draw certain slim, harmless comparisons to Hitler's meteoric rise to power without inclusion of the heinous acts he undertook or his final descent into insanity. To simply mention his name and the fact that both shared a strange, wild popularity with the masses and both had a gift of oratory and both appealed to people "looking for a change" is certainly valid and not anything involving violence, ethnic cleansing, invasion of neighboring countries, killing and jailing opponents, etc. etc. etc.

Looking directly at Mr. Obama, quite the opposite worries people. He is a representative of a minority with a cloud of great suspicion that he may harbor feelings opposite that of Mr. Hitler - a resentment and a desire to "right wrongs" done by a majority rather than by a minority and might be keeping such aspirations very close to his chest at this time. One is known by one's associates and if one's associates include persons we've had a glimpse of such as Louis Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright, and members of the Weather Underground and whom he has refused to completely disavow, we the public do have every right to question his possible motives.

Finally, when someone writes in a newspaper opinion piece that another viewpoint should be banned from appearing, that person's post sounds far more like the Nazi era where opposition was dealt with violence and papers dared not to breathe a word of complaint or suggest that anything that the leadership was up to was perhaps not the best for their country. Be very careful when you wish for censorship of any kind as you may one day get your wishes.

What the voter might want to examine are all Mr. Obama's plans to possibly further cripple our economy with raising taxes - particularly taxes on investments which everyone has some now, and on which many of our seniors now retired are depending upon to live. They may also question a National Health Care system that would include illegal aliens just as sacredly as rain will fall in Florida during the Summer. Question his wish to "bug out" of Iraq leaving that country vulnerable for a complete reversal after so many died and were injured and we spent billions to reach where we are today. Question his naiivete on international fronts that may encourage Iran to treat him as a foolish "puppy' on the world scene and may soon test his metal should he win the election. There are dozens of legitimate reasons to doubt Mr. Obama is the right choice for today's world without the comparison to Hitler, but no one should ever feel reluctant to point out the obvious similarities if some do exist, which I think do exist.
Lenny

Collierville, TN

#2 Jul 29, 2008
Although like the Evil Hitler, Obama comes to us with nothing but his eloquent speech, yes he reminds me of him, not in his acts but how he has charmed and one might argue mislead and fooled the American people.
Simon

Tampa, FL

#3 Jul 29, 2008
this is obviously a Rove production since its blatent that the similarities to Hitler and Bush are undeniable!
Daniel

Port Royal, PA

#4 Jul 29, 2008
Lenny wrote:
Although like the Evil Hitler, Obama comes to us with nothing but his eloquent speech, yes he reminds me of him, not in his acts but how he has charmed and one might argue mislead and fooled the American people.
LOL, like Bill Clinton? Please, Newt and Bob Dole both said the world would end if Clinton got in....... Guess they were wrong huh?

He isn't that good at speeches. McCain is just so horrible, it makes him look good. Notice mccain can't come up with anything on the fly? he has to ask advisors what to do........

vote for someone who can at least think for themselves, and not someone who just likes to think of himself.
Azazel

Pasadena, CA

#5 Jul 29, 2008
Boy, I can really read from these comments that both of you are sweating buckets at home!!!

“The enemy is in our camp.”

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#6 Jul 29, 2008
He just doesn't have The Brows Shirts...not yet.
Boat Guy

AOL

#7 Jul 29, 2008
Please Obama makes GW sound elouqent when he dosen't have his tele-promoters. He is an actor, very good a saying what someone else has written.
Perry Masonite

Lakeland, FL

#8 Jul 29, 2008
A-Patriot wrote:
He just doesn't have The Brows Shirts...not yet.
Yes he does have his own version of the Brown Shirts (SS). They are his internet police who seek out any negative comments about the Messiah and pounce.

“The enemy is in our camp.”

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#9 Jul 29, 2008
Perry Masonite wrote:
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Yes he does have his own version of the Brown Shirts (SS). They are his internet police who seek out any negative comments about the Messiah and pounce.
I stand completely corrected. You are absolutely right. Don' they call them The Censor Police?
Truth Hurts

Oviedo, FL

#10 Jul 29, 2008
Daniel wrote:
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LOL, like Bill Clinton? Please, Newt and Bob Dole both said the world would end if Clinton got in....... Guess they were wrong huh?
He isn't that good at speeches. McCain is just so horrible, it makes him look good. Notice mccain can't come up with anything on the fly? he has to ask advisors what to do........
vote for someone who can at least think for themselves, and not someone who just likes to think of himself.
I think that Newt and Bob were right about the harm Clinton might do to the world situation but they didn't realize at the time that his damage would be by his "inaction's" rather than "actions". His weak, ineffective, inaccurate, poorly timed, ill considered administration set the grand stage of events into motion that brought about 9/11. George Bush did NOT create or aggravate or accelerate the events of 9/11 - He simply inherited the package that was planned, wrapped and sent on its way during Slick Willy's reign while Slick Willy was busier getting his skin flute played in the Oval Office while resting cigars in the "Oval orifice". Maybe you all should go back and read how Willy was golfing when Bin Ladin was located and vulnerable to a bombing attack and how the Intelligence people tried in vain to get him to stop playing long enough to give the okay to go do Bin Ladin in and Clinton delayed and delayed giving the okay till no time was left to do the deed. Read also how we were offered Bin Ladin and Clinton refused to accept him here. Dole and Gingrich were absolutely on target about the danger, they just didn't realize what the danger fully entailed and that 'misguided apathy' on Clinton's part would set the stage for the worst attack on the American homeland to ever take place since the Revolutionary War days.

“The enemy is in our camp.”

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#11 Jul 29, 2008
Truth Hurts wrote:
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I think that Newt and Bob were right about the harm Clinton might do to the world situation but they didn't realize at the time that his damage would be by his "inaction's" rather than "actions". His weak, ineffective, inaccurate, poorly timed, ill considered administration set the grand stage of events into motion that brought about 9/11. George Bush did NOT create or aggravate or accelerate the events of 9/11 - He simply inherited the package that was planned, wrapped and sent on its way during Slick Willy's reign while Slick Willy was busier getting his skin flute played in the Oval Office while resting cigars in the "Oval orifice". Maybe you all should go back and read how Willy was golfing when Bin Ladin was located and vulnerable to a bombing attack and how the Intelligence people tried in vain to get him to stop playing long enough to give the okay to go do Bin Ladin in and Clinton delayed and delayed giving the okay till no time was left to do the deed. Read also how we were offered Bin Ladin and Clinton refused to accept him here. Dole and Gingrich were absolutely on target about the danger, they just didn't realize what the danger fully entailed and that 'misguided apathy' on Clinton's part would set the stage for the worst attack on the American homeland to ever take place since the Revolutionary War days.
Based on how you think, our national motto should be "Shoot the Son-of-a-Bitch".
John Three Sixteen

Lakeland, FL

#12 Jul 29, 2008
It came to pass, in the eighth year of the reign of the evil Bush the Younger (The Ignorant), when the whole land from the Arabian desert to the shores of the Great Lakes had been laid barren, that a Child appeared in the wilderness.

The Child was blessed in looks and intellect. Scion of a simple family, offspring of a miraculous union, grandson of a typical white person and an African peasant. And yea, as he grew, the Child walked in the path of righteousness, with only the occasional detour into the odd weed and a little blow.

When he was twelve years old, they found him in the temple in the City of Chicago, arguing the finer points of community organisation with the Prophet Jeremiah and the Elders. And the Elders were astonished at what they heard and said among themselves:≥Verily, who is this Child that he opens our hearts and minds to the audacity of hope?
Rationalist

Kissimmee, FL

#13 Jul 29, 2008
Reagan and JFK also made speeches to large outdoor audiences in Berlin. Were they compared to Hitler?
doug

Apopka, FL

#15 Jul 29, 2008
the Sentinel needs to institute a policy that no one is allowed to compare his or her opponent to Hitler unless someone has started invading neighboring countries, killing personal enemies or hauling minorities off to labor camps. hum kind of reminds me Iraq , Guantanamo,and a war that will never end I think maybe Bush qualifys more than Obama after all this snippit could be wrote about the Bush admin what a shame.
Daniel

Port Royal, PA

#16 Jul 29, 2008
Truth Hurts wrote:
<quoted text>
I think that Newt and Bob were right about the harm Clinton might do to the world situation but they didn't realize at the time that his damage would be by his "inaction's" rather than "actions". His weak, ineffective, inaccurate, poorly timed, ill considered administration set the grand stage of events into motion that brought about 9/11. George Bush did NOT create or aggravate or accelerate the events of 9/11 - He simply inherited the package that was planned, wrapped and sent on its way during Slick Willy's reign while Slick Willy was busier getting his skin flute played in the Oval Office while resting cigars in the "Oval orifice". Maybe you all should go back and read how Willy was golfing when Bin Ladin was located and vulnerable to a bombing attack and how the Intelligence people tried in vain to get him to stop playing long enough to give the okay to go do Bin Ladin in and Clinton delayed and delayed giving the okay till no time was left to do the deed. Read also how we were offered Bin Ladin and Clinton refused to accept him here. Dole and Gingrich were absolutely on target about the danger, they just didn't realize what the danger fully entailed and that 'misguided apathy' on Clinton's part would set the stage for the worst attack on the American homeland to ever take place since the Revolutionary War days.
Blah Blah Blah

Best economy is history.

And the fact that clinton warned bush about al-qaeda. and bush did nothing did nothing

det det det..........

fact is it still happened on bush's watch. there is no way you can twist that part.
Truth Hurts

Oviedo, FL

#17 Jul 29, 2008
Daniel wrote:
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Blah Blah Blah
Best economy is history.
And the fact that clinton warned bush about al-qaeda. and bush did nothing did nothing
det det det..........
fact is it still happened on bush's watch. there is no way you can twist that part.
We cannot wait till the "Messiah", the "Second coming of the Christ Child" Osama Obama Momma comes to be President and everything, and I mean everything that goes bad, gets worse, isn't pleasant, makes us look bad will be somehow still Georg Bush's fault and your pathetic little remark about it "happened on Bush's watch" won't somehow be remembered - it will all be because Bush was President eight years before Prince Obama.
Lester

Orlando, FL

#18 Jul 29, 2008
If I remember that printed blog in question correctly, it seemed to me that what was said about Sen. Obama is infinitely more applicable to Pres. Bush, especially when it comes to things like being arrogant and a noted tendency to invade countries that pose no direct threat to us, etc.
otownnole

Orlando, FL

#19 Jul 29, 2008
doug wrote:
the Sentinel needs to institute a policy that no one is allowed to compare his or her opponent to Hitler unless someone has started invading neighboring countries, killing personal enemies or hauling minorities off to labor camps. hum kind of reminds me Iraq , Guantanamo,and a war that will never end I think maybe Bush qualifys more than Obama after all this snippit could be wrote about the Bush admin what a shame.
Blame Bush for everything but then propose that a news outlet curb freedom of speech.

You are suggesting the same thing you constantly blame Bush for. How do you not see that?
otownnole

Orlando, FL

#20 Jul 29, 2008
Daniel wrote:
<quoted text>
Blah Blah Blah
Best economy is history.
And the fact that clinton warned bush about al-qaeda. and bush did nothing did nothing
det det det..........
fact is it still happened on bush's watch. there is no way you can twist that part.
If Obama wins, which is a biog if,

all Bush has to do is brief Obama and Obama is on the hook for anything that happens? Doubtful, people like you will be blaming Bush for your miserable lives until the end.
doug

Apopka, FL

#21 Jul 29, 2008
otownnole wrote:
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Blame Bush for everything but then propose that a news outlet curb freedom of speech.
You are suggesting the same thing you constantly blame Bush for. How do you not see that?
i have no problem with using the analogy when it fits do you deny that the snippit describes BUshs policsy almost to a tee. The TRUTH hurt does it not.

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