Rush Limbaugh 10-30-08




Comparing anyone to Hitler is egregious. During the 1980 presidential campaign, Walter Mondale released a letter that Ronald Reagan had written to Richard Nixon 20 years earlier, in which Reagan compared John F. Kennedy to Hitler and Karl Marx—though Reagan contended he was only speaking of Kennedys economic proposals ( UPI, 10/23/84. In 2004, the Bush camp created a video juxtaposing “Wild-Eyed” Democrats like John Kerry and Al Gore with Hitler ( Slate, 6/28/04. The frequency of such thoughtless comparisons popping up online prompted author and attorney Mike Godwin to coin Godwins Law ( Wired, 10/94) “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one. ” Meant to deter people from invoking such analogies, Godwins Law affirms that people use the discussion-ending hyperbole when overly frustrated or angry. Godwins Law, however, has evolved, leaping from the Net to the corporate media megaphones of the extreme right in their attempt to invalidate Obama and his policies, while simultaneously trivializing the Holocaust, one of humankinds most heinous crimes. Last year, extremists disrupted town hall meetings as they marched in carrying Obamas picture defaced with Hitlers mustache. Tea Party protesters rallied against Obamas healthcare plan, brandishing a huge banner depicting corpses piled up, absurdly equating healthcare to the death camp Dachau. But these radicals were not the innovators behind the comparisons. They received their fury and Fuehrer analogies mainly from right-wing radio and television commentators (though cult leader Lyndon LaRouche was responsible for some of the Obama-as-Hitler posters at town halls. Fox News Radio s Tom Sullivan played a side-by-side comparison of a Hitler speech and an Obama speech ( 2/11/08) and Clear Channel s Bill Cunningham, who has made similar comparisons ( 10/28/08) declared on his Cincinnati-based radio show ( 10/30/08) that “Jews [were] for McCain because Obama wants to gas the Jews, like the PLO wants to gas the Jews, like the Nazis gassed the Jews. ” (The website of the group Media Matters, which extensively monitors right-wing electronic media, documents many of these examples. Ann Coulter, as a guest on Hannity and Colmes ( 4/3/08) called Obamas autobiography a “dime store Mein Kampf. ” When Alan Colmes asked her if Obama was a “two-bit Hitler, ” Coulter agreed. Colmes then asked: “We should be as wary of Obama as they should have been of Hitler in Nazi Germany? ” Coulter admonished, “If only people had read Mein Kampf. ” The host of ABC Network s Mark Levin Show ( 12/16/09) called the healthcare plan “Hitleresque. ” Nothing new for Levin, who has been comparing Obama to Hitler since the campaign ( 10/29/08) “[Obamas] really into these big German-like events that he creates in this country. ” When the president wanted to speak to students early in September, Michael Savage, host of Talk Radio Network s Savage Nation, cried indoctrination: “Hitler had the Hitler Youth and Obama would like to have the Obama Youth, ” Savage said ( 11/25/08) adding that our country is “50 leagues below the degeneracy that brought about Hitler. ” Savage ( 8/10/09) has fomented conspiracies of “internment camps, ” claiming Obama plans to round up American citizens. Top conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, the self-proclaimed “Mobfather” of Premiere Radio Networks, celebrated as his minions stormed the town halls ( 8/19/09) “Its fabulous and fantastic and hilarious that a woman shows up at a Barney Frank town hall meeting with an Obama-as-Hitler poster and the Nazi stuff. ” Days earlier, when protesters were dismissed from town halls, Limbaugh ( 8/6/09) accused Obama of “sending out his brown shirts…. This is the president of the United States who is mobilizing against over half the people in his own country. ” On the same day, Limbaugh asked, “What are the similarities between the Democratic Party of today and the Nazi Party in Germany? ” He claimed that “the Obama healthcare logo is damn close to a Nazi swastika logo” (because each had eagle wings above a circle) and was therefore “right out of Adolf Hitlers playbook. ” Another connection was that “they were insanely, irrationally against pollution”; “they banned smoking” was another. By August 13, Limbaugh announced there were “gazillions of similarities between National Socialism in Germany and Obamas healthcare plan. ” “Nobody is saying that Obama is Hitler, ” said Limbaugh—before asserting: “What were saying is that this healthcare plan mirrors Nazi Germanys. And the Nazi Germany healthcare plan was the foundation from which they built the rest of their socialist paradise. ” Jonah Goldberg, author of Liberal Fascism and editor-at-large of the National Review Online, seems to enjoy shock value—after all, the cover for his book features the iconic yellow smiley face stamped with a Hitler mustache. Liberal Fascism, as the title suggests, attempts to draw parallels between fascism and modern liberalism, speciously claiming that the two movements are both derived from the early-20th-century progressive movement ( History News Network, 1/25/10. The 2008 book, which reached No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, has been lauded by conservatives and serves as a template for those who wish to link Obama to Hitler. For example, Goldbergs book inspired Jeffrey Kuhner of the Washington Times ( 7/11/09) to add to the polemic against Obama. Kuhner likened Hitler and Mussolinis rule to the policies of the left, claiming that it “explains Mr. Obamas…consolidation of power. ” He was careful to say that “Mr. Obama is not a Hitler or a Mussolini…. But Hitler and Mussolini were men of a different age, time and national culture. ” Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas ( Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8/18/09) hinted that Obamas healthcare reform would lead us down the same path that brought about Hitlers 1933 Sterilization Law, which targeted those deemed to have “genetic disorders. ” Thomas ( Myrtle Beach Sun-News, 3/13/09) also took aim at Obamas executive order expanding federal funding for stem cell research: “At the extreme, unrestrained science has the capacity to produce a Josef Mengele, ” Thomas said. “The Third Reich ‘scientist and doctor was given the green light to do whatever he wished with Jews, twins, the physically deformed, the mentally challenged, all in the name of ‘science and progress. ” Of course, this “extreme” point is an extremists analogy: Hitler gave Mengele free rein, as Obama is supposedly doing with his executive order. But Goldbergs most prominent disciple has been Fox s (and Premiere Radio Networks ) Glenn Beck, who declared ( Fox News, 6/1/09) that Liberal Fascism “is the book that began to open my eyes. ” Beck has welcomed Goldberg on his program at least 17 times during his relatively short tenure; in one such appearance Goldberg said ( 2/20/08) that Obama was offering himself up as a “silver bullet” just as FDR and Hitler did. When Beck was with CNN, he hosted monotone sensationalist Ben Stein ( 7/23/08) who criticized Obamas plan to deliver his acceptance speech of the Democratic presidential nomination at Denvers Invesco Field: “Seventy-five thousand people at an outdoor sports palace, well, thats something the Fuehrer would have done. ” Beck echoed Steins point, though he took it down a historical notch: “Ive been saying that were headed towards a Mussolini-style presidency forever. ” After Fox News welcomed Beck on board the day before Obamas inauguration, he ramped up his analogies. As Media Matters pointed out ( 4/2/09) on April 2 he teased his next show by asking viewers, “Is this where were headed? ” and then running photographs of Obama and Prime Minister Gordon Brown juxtaposed with images of Hitler, Stalin and Lenin; on June 10 he compared the Germans living under Hitler to Americans with Obama as president. Becks escalation could certainly have something to do with his bosses; Fox News has generally been a welcoming place for the Hitler comparison. When Obama spoke in Germany during his 2008 campaign, neo-conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer ( 7/28/08) told Brit Hume: “You dont get a bounce [in the polls] out of standing in front of 200, 000 Germans at a [Berlin] rally who are chanting your name. Bad vibes sometimes, historically. ” Sean Hannity offered anti-abortion extremist Randall Terry a platform on Hannity ( 5/15/09) to talk about Notre Dame inviting Obama to speak. “Could you imagine somebody saying, lets have one of the leaders of Germany come in? ” Terry asked. “We dont really like what he did with that Jewish thing, but they build great roads and they gave people hope and they helped rebuild the economy. ” Neither Hume nor Hannity admonished their guests. In any case, with nearly every presidential proposal, Beck and his researchers seem to run for the World War II books to skim for similarities. Hence the bailout of the auto industry was similar to “the early days of Adolf Hitler” when citizens “were very happy to line up for help there as well” ( 4/1/09) and after the president called for an expansion of programs like Peace Corps and Americorps, Beck declared ( 8/27/09) “This is what Hitler did with the SS. ” On May 26 he compared Obamas saying that “empathy” was a valuable trait in a Supreme Court nominee to Hitlers use of “empathy” in deciding to euthanize a disabled child, “which led to genocide everywhere…. Empathy leads you to very bad decisions many times. ” Beck even exploited his daughter (8/11/09) linking her disability under Obamas health plan to a disabled man under the Nazis, inducing fear with a Nazi-era propaganda poster. On his Premiere Radio Networks radio show (8/6/09) Beck likened Obamas healthcare reform to the Nazi eugenics program, suggesting the elderly, young and disabled would be killed. Six days later, Beck ( 8/12/09) said that he was not comparing Obama to Hitler, but asked his listeners to read Mein Kampf: If you read it now, you see that Hitler told you what he was going to do. He told the Germans. It outsold the Bible. Germans read Mein Kampf, but what did they do? They didnt listen. “Oh, he doesnt mean that. ” “Oh, hes just saying that to appeal to X, Y, Z. ” All of the same lies were telling to ourselves. “No, thats crazy. Nobody would actually do that. ” They buried their heads in the sand, and then it became too late. Please, America, take this man for what he says. When the White House ridiculed the Fox News Network, Beck ( 10/13/09) compared the criticism against Fox to the destruction of European Jewry. He adapted Pastor Martin Niemollers famed poem, “First They Came…” as he pleaded with “the good journalists” to stand up for Fox against the White House: “When theyre done with Fox, and you decide to speak out on something—the old first-they-came-for-the-Jews-and-I-wasnt-Jewish…. ”Beck said. He then equated Obama with a “brutal dictator” and added, this is “how they start. ” * The original poem actually begins, “First they came for the communists…. ”.

To All County Board Members: As large property owners in Peoria County, we join with other local property owners in objecting to the very substantial increases the current review board has placed on area properties. Having been in the Peoria real estate market for over 40 years, we see no sound justification for the huge percentage of increases. As evidence of the size of increased valuations, we have enclosed a schedule that reflects the percentage of increases placed on several of our properties. Who to hire and fire is your job, but far too many good citizens and business owners who invest in this community are at odds with the valuation placed upon their properties, and "some action" on your part is required to rectify the current situation we are experiencing. Therefore, we ask that you take this matter very seriously before we see further deterioration in the local economy due to unjustified taxation of real estate. Regards, David S. Joseph This is typical of the dozens of phone calls, letters, emails, etc., not to mention the dozens of people who have appeared before the full board or the Tax/Economic Development Committee over the past year or more. Last night the full board voted almost unanimously to retain Nancy Horton and Gary Shadid for another 3 years on the tax Board of Review. Committee Chairman Mayer lent his support for their retention, 40, 000 a year, part time, as did County Board Chairman O'Neill and a statement from Bill Atkins of the States Attorney's Office, if it is the arbitrary assignment of values, then we have had an arbitrary Board of Review for about 30 years as these attacks are nothing new. In my studied opinion, this is hardly a correct statement as complaints show a compelling amount of discrepancies in purchase, sales and believed proven (by the protesters) actual values over the past two years. The County Administrator was quoted in the JS on May 14, in an article mis- labeled "Board of Review releases proposed changes" corrected the next day in the JS, as the proposed changes came from our administrator working with the B of R., stating in the 5 page document sent to all county board member, that "only township assessors can apply values to individual properties, that each case is decided on its merit regarding equity and fair market value and that a township assessor may be able to correct an assessed value. One county board member had their personal residence property tax halved by asking for a visit from their township assessor. The same township assessor's assistant told me that the township assessor couldn't help me and that I had to take up what I thought was an unfair assessment, directly to the B. of R. Hmmmmmm. The administrators letter also said that "questions may be directed to "Democrat" Dave Ryan, the Supervisor of Assessments for the county. Whatever the problems are, the county must have a system that is fair to all property tax payers knowing that not all people will be satisfied with their assessment. Note I said a fairer, more easily understood process and perhaps a change in the the way the state regulates the tax assessment of all properties. I do not believe the nagging questions hovering over property values and property taxes, will go away without some considerable changes wherever the changes need to be made.

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Videoclip [RISSL]. A roundup of what's good today. WIRE: U. S. absentee voters in Israel back McCain over Obama by 3-1. Hardly surprising. Poll gives McCain has the lead in Florida early voting. Again, not surprising. considering the military vote in Florida. Chris Matthews gives us yet another moment of butt kissin' drivel in his comments on the One's infomercial... Rasmussen poll; More now trust McCain than Obama on Taxes and the Economy A narrow shift, but an important one that could signify a trend. Pennsylvania Poll Mason Dixon/NBC shows Obama 47, McCain 43, Undecided 9 with a 4 point margin of close to a dead heat. Yet more Brits sticking their nose into our business. time, it's the Economist, urging us stupid yanks to 'take a chance and make Barack Obama the next leader of the free world. I've said it YOU want him that bad, you're welcome to him. A doctrinaire socialist with major ties to Islamists and a disdain for the military seems to fit in pretty well with where the UK is about now. But keep your noses out of OUR business, cousins. OK? OCTOBER SURPRISE: UFO ALIEN NOW ENDORSES McCAIN! — kinda funny. Jules Crittenden: Why I'm Voting For Obama - You'll like this one. Pajamas media's own curmudgeon says 'I for one welcome our new insect overlords. The Audacity of Humility - Katherine Ernst from the City Journal talks about the One's pretensions. Don't Let the Polls Affect Your Vote - Karl Rove in the Wall Street Journal gives us an excellent rundown on polls and explains how they're manipulated. And why the only one that counts is the one that occurs November 4th. Enjoy.

Bongoland II will be screened in Edinburgh Scotland on this thursday, October 30th at 20:15 The venue is at the FILM HOUSE CINEMA. The address is 88 Lothian road. For more hope you can attend and see this rare Swahili film which shows the unexposed talents of artists from East Africa and particularly Tanzania. This special screening is part of the Africa-in-motion film festival which started on October 23rd and will end on November 2nd. This is UK's premiere of Bongoland can get more details about this movie from the movie's OFFICIAL WEBSITE. In case you cannot make it to the screening, you can buy the DVD from the ONLINE STORE watch the movie's trailer CLICK HERE.

Naturespace Holographic Audio Collection. Following pattern in the media, CNN's King uncritically repeated McCain campaign's false attacks on Democrats Article 04/03/08 5:33 PM EDT.