Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Stupid, Childish and Unhelpful

Billboard linking Obama, Hitler draws complaints

DES MOINES, Iowa – A billboard created by an Iowa tea party group that compares President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin is drawing sharp criticism — even from fellow tea party activists who have condemned it as offensive and a waste of money.
For eight years, Republicans, and conservatives in general, endured the inane "BusHitler" signs at demonstrations, and allusions that Republicans are no more than Nazis for decades. It was foolish when coming from the left, and it's no less foolish when it comes from the right.

Make no mistake, I believe Obama's policies are injurious to our republic, and that he clearly wants to install European socialism in the United States. In my mind, that makes him a socialist, whether he chooses to admit it or not. Does that make him the second coming of Lenin or Hitler? Not even close, and making that comparison is to lower the discourse to that which is generally found on an elementary school playground.

We have facts and figures that clearly show the failures of this administration, and the congress that has blindly enabled them. We needn't make these preposterous allusions.

Domestically, The last 18 months have been a profound failure, and Obama's feckless and apologetic foreign policy has seriously damaged our influence on the world stage.

The European socialism that seems to be so attractive to the Obama administration and his congressional lapdogs is failing in Europe, prompting calls for government austerity in order to avert total economic collapse. Simultaneously, we are adopting the same Euro-Socialist policies and accumulating record debt amidst rising unemployment.

Wild charges such as this do nothing but discredit us all, allowing the Left to paint us with the broad brush of "extremist". The American people are already seeing the picture of incompetence that is the Obama administration. Let's argue the issues intellectually, rather than emotionally, shall we?

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