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Both Trump and George W. Bush have been compared to Hitler. But now that W’s no longer eligible to be president, he’s moved to being a useful comparison to the current Republican President. However, the comparison doesn’t work for the minor reason that, if anything, Trump is the anti-Hitler.

Hitler wanted to annex the adjacent territories which contained Germans and then wage aggressive wars to get living space. He was virulently anti-Semitic. Trump wants to get America out of foreign wars. He’s anti-globalist which combines well with being anti-interventionist. His favorite daughter converted to Judaism when she married Jared Kushner.

In the Producers, the dancing Hitlers are asked to wait in the wings. This Hitler comparison should be retired.

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  1. DrewInWisconsin Doesn't C… Coolidge

    The people who make this comparison don’t think it’s true. They think it’s useful.

    • #1
    • June 4, 2020, at 10:30 AM PDT
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  2. Richard Easton Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Ham-Fisted Bu… (View Comment):

    The people who make this comparison don’t think it’s true. They think it’s useful.

    It’s part of The Big Lie. Repetition is essential.

    • #2
    • June 4, 2020, at 10:33 AM PDT
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  3. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    This is what happens when you make politics your religion. Anyone who disagrees with you isn’t an opponent, they are an apostate.

     

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    • June 4, 2020, at 10:35 AM PDT
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  4. Jon1979 Lincoln

    But Greenland! Trump wanted to get the Dutch to sell him Greenland! (It could be the one thing Jonah Goldberg is totally on board the Trump Train for….)

    • #4
    • June 4, 2020, at 10:36 AM PDT
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  5. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    He didn’t threaten to invade Greenland. Hmm.. what’s the kalaailisut word for Anschluss?

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    • June 4, 2020, at 10:41 AM PDT
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  6. Richard Easton Member
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    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    But Greenland! Trump wanted to get the Dutch to sell him Greenland! (It could be the one thing Jonah Goldberg is totally on board the Trump Train for….)

    A certain R editor played a role in this.

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    • June 4, 2020, at 10:44 AM PDT
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  7. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    But Greenland! Trump wanted to get the Dutch to sell him Greenland! (It could be the one thing Jonah Goldberg is totally on board the Trump Train for….)

    – “The Dutch?”
    – “Forget it, he’s rolling.”

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    • June 4, 2020, at 10:49 AM PDT
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  8. Lockdowns are Precious Inactive
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    Hitler also didn’t eat McDonald’s.

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    • June 4, 2020, at 10:56 AM PDT
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  9. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    But Greenland! Trump wanted to get the Dutch to sell him Greenland! (It could be the one thing Jonah Goldberg is totally on board the Trump Train for….)

    A certain R editor played a role in this.

    I thought this pic was funny! 

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    • June 4, 2020, at 11:28 AM PDT
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  10. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Lockdowns Are Precious (View Comment):

    Hitler also didn’t eat McDonald’s.

    Hitler was a vegetarian.

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    • June 4, 2020, at 11:38 AM PDT
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  11. Vance Richards Inactive
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    Richard Easton: Both Trump and George W Bush have been compared to Hitler

    I’m old enough to remember when Reagan was Hitler. Someday we will have another Republican president and he or she will be Hitler as well. Times may change, but some things stay the same.

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    • June 4, 2020, at 1:15 PM PDT
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  12. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    Lockdowns Are Precious (View Comment):

    Hitler also didn’t eat McDonald’s.

    But did he drink Fanta?

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    • June 4, 2020, at 1:21 PM PDT
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  13. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Richard Easton: Both Trump and George W Bush have been compared to Hitler

    I’m old enough to remember when Reagan was Hitler. Someday we will have another Republican president and he or she will be Hitler as well. Times may change, but some things stay the same.

    Every president since WWII has been compared to Hitler at least once.

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    • June 4, 2020, at 1:21 PM PDT
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  14. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    Richard Easton: His favorite daughter converted to Judaism when she married Jared Kushner. In the Producers, the dancing Hitlers are asked to wait in the wings. This Hitler comparison should be retired.

    The fact that his opposition on the left and the never Trump crowd have often accused him of being anti-Semitic is something difficult to stomach when we know of his strong family connections. Any thinking person can easily infer from this glaring falsehood that other allegations made by the same crowds can be also false. 

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    • June 4, 2020, at 2:18 PM PDT
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  15. TBA Coolidge
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    But Greenland! Trump wanted to get the Dutch to sell him Greenland! (It could be the one thing Jonah Goldberg is totally on board the Trump Train for….)

    A certain R editor played a role in this.

    I thought this pic was funny!

    It is funny. 

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    • June 4, 2020, at 3:45 PM PDT
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  16. TBA Coolidge
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Richard Easton: Both Trump and George W Bush have been compared to Hitler

    I’m old enough to remember when Reagan was Hitler. Someday we will have another Republican president and he or she will be Hitler as well. Times may change, but some things stay the same.

    “Don’t fight, they can all be Hitler.” 

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    • June 4, 2020, at 3:46 PM PDT
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  17. Aaron Miller Member
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    As it happens, I’ve been listening to an audiobook reading of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich this week. Though it has been in my library for years, what finally prompted me to listen were reports of trained, disciplined anarchists acting under cover of the riots around the country and the indulgence of such criminality by various officials and media.

    A recurring theme in the rise of Hitler to power is such toleration of evil and the stubborn disbelief that Nazis, after decades of impressive political gains, would ever achieve the dominance they so publicly advertised as their ultimate goal. Hitler, who was remarkably open about his tyrannical plans from the beginning, was shown legal leniency time and again. He made promises at odds with his actions and yet was believed. He surrounded himself with vile men and yet was trusted.

    Does that sound like rioters never arrested or quickly released? Might it remind you of FBI and DoJ officials, even a presidential candidate of recent years, whose crimes were exposed without consequence? Does a major political party espouse bitterness and envy, making grand proposals of theft and legal favoritism? Do we assume that public villains will always work within the democratic system?

    There might be useful parallels in the government leaders preceding Hitler who seemingly accustomed citizens to spurious use of emergency powers, if only as a warning against the temptation to break gridlock by loopholes which would likely be exploited by future presidents.

    General Mattis is a fool if he thinks Obama was less divisive than Trump as President.

    I don’t worry about Trump. I do worry that revolutionary groups, with which Democrats publicly associate, have greater opportunity today than ever before to terrorize and weaken America. I do worry that history shows revolutions seldom require a popular majority when facing complacent and fearful people of good will.

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    • June 4, 2020, at 7:08 PM PDT
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  18. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    Aaron Miller (View Comment):
    As it happens, I’ve been listening to an audiobook reading of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich this week. Though it has been in my library for years, what finally prompted me to listen were reports of trained, disciplined anarchists acting under cover of the riots around the country and the indulgence of such criminality by various officials and media.

    Shame on me, but like you, I’ve had it in my library for years and never read it. However, I have read Erik Larson’s ln the Garden of Beasts, a book about William Dodd who was appointed Ambassador to Germany in 1933 by Franklin Roosevelt and highly recommend it. It goes into detail about the increasing violence by the brown shirts and the US State Department’s appeasement policies during that time despite Dodd ‘s warnings.

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    • June 4, 2020, at 8:06 PM PDT
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  19. Zafar Member

    Lockdowns Are Precious (View Comment):

    Hitler also didn’t eat McDonald’s.

    And the winning argument is….(everybody else, thank you for coming).

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    • June 5, 2020, at 6:22 AM PDT
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  20. Lockdowns are Precious Inactive
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    Lockdowns Are Precious (View Comment):

    Hitler also didn’t eat McDonald’s.

    And the winning argument is….(everybody else, thank you for coming).

    I’d also like to add that the headline clearly implies that Trump as Hitler is Unemployed!

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    • June 5, 2020, at 6:50 AM PDT
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  21. Zafar Member

    Lockdowns Are Precious (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    Lockdowns Are Precious (View Comment):

    Hitler also didn’t eat McDonald’s.

    And the winning argument is….(everybody else, thank you for coming).

    I’d also like to add that the headline clearly implies that Trump as Hitler is Unemployed!

    Whaddabum

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    • June 5, 2020, at 7:02 AM PDT
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  22. Richard Easton Member
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    Lockdowns Are Precious (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    Lockdowns Are Precious (View Comment):

    Hitler also didn’t eat McDonald’s.

    And the winning argument is….(everybody else, thank you for coming).

    I’d also like to add that the headline clearly implies that Trump as Hitler is Unemployed!

    Whaddabum

    Does he get a stimulus check?

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    • June 5, 2020, at 9:15 AM PDT
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  23. Lockdowns are Precious Inactive
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    Lockdowns Are Precious (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    Lockdowns Are Precious (View Comment):

    Hitler also didn’t eat McDonald’s.

    And the winning argument is….(everybody else, thank you for coming).

    I’d also like to add that the headline clearly implies that Trump as Hitler is Unemployed!

    Whaddabum

    Does he get a stimulus check?

    Along with a UV light pen.

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    • June 5, 2020, at 9:23 AM PDT
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  24. Bishop Wash Member

    Misthiocracy got drunk and (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Richard Easton: Both Trump and George W Bush have been compared to Hitler

    I’m old enough to remember when Reagan was Hitler. Someday we will have another Republican president and he or she will be Hitler as well. Times may change, but some things stay the same.

    Every president since WWII has been compared to Hitler at least once.

    I was listening to the latest Delingpod episode and they mentioned some silly British commentator who was comparing Churchill to Hitler. If everyone is Hitler, no one is Hitler (except for Adolf).

    I’d like to live long enough that the Hitler comparisons stop and the gate suffix is no longer used on controversies.

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    • June 5, 2020, at 9:41 AM PDT
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  25. Hartmann von Aue Member

    Misthiocracy got drunk and (View Comment):

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    But Greenland! Trump wanted to get the Dutch to sell him Greenland! (It could be the one thing Jonah Goldberg is totally on board the Trump Train for….)

    – “The Dutch?”
    – “Forget it, he’s rolling.”

    Any Danes here to be offended? Or Greenlanders?

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    • June 7, 2020, at 4:48 AM PDT
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  26. Lockdowns are Precious Inactive
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy got drunk and (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Richard Easton: Both Trump and George W Bush have been compared to Hitler

    I’m old enough to remember when Reagan was Hitler. Someday we will have another Republican president and he or she will be Hitler as well. Times may change, but some things stay the same.

    Every president since WWII has been compared to Hitler at least once.

    I was listening to the latest Delingpod episode and they mentioned some silly British commentator who was comparing Churchill to Hitler. If everyone is Hitler, no one is Hitler (except for Adolf).

    I’d like to live long enough that the Hitler comparisons stop and the gate suffix is no longer used on controversies.

    Well, you’ve lived long enough to see Gates become a prefix.

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    • June 7, 2020, at 5:13 AM PDT
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