Newt Gingrich: Obama is Just Like Adolf Hitler

May 18, 2010

(ChattahBox)—Disgraced former Republican Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich is out shilling a new pseudo-intellectual tome, “To Save America,” attacking President Obama as a dangerous threat to the nation, in the same vein as Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Gingrich, known for his vitriolic hyperbole, has been making the media rounds with his Nazi-Obama comparisons, claiming President Obama’s “secular socialist” policies are a threat to Democracy.

It’s unclear why Gingrich’s opinions are still deemed important by media outlets. The former speaker left office in 1998 amid a slew of ethics allegations. The House reprimanded Gingrich and ordered him to pay an unprecedented $300,000 penalty. Gingrich was the first speaker in the chamber’s 208-year history to be disciplined for ethics violations.

And regarding his “family values” platform: Gingrich has had multiple extramarital affairs and left his cancer-stricken wife for another woman.

But years later, here he is, spouting off his usual hypocritical, sanctimonious nonsense and being treated by the media like a sane and respected political figure.

The disgraced Gingrich has recently been given a platform on both Fox news with Chris Wallace and The Today Show with Meridith Viera.

And his Glenn Beckian Nazi-Obama comparisons are even too over-the-top for Chris Wallace:

WALLACE: “You also write this on the screen: “The secular socialist machine represents as great a threat to America as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union once did.” Mr. Speaker, respectfully, isn’t that wildly over the top?”

GINGRICH: “No, not if by America you mean….Just listen to President Obama’s language. He gets to decide who earns how much. He gets to decide when it’s too much.”

WALLACE: “We’re not talking about any company. We’re talking about companies that the government has put billions of dollars in…”

GINGRICH: “No, no..he has said publicly and generically. Some Americans earn too much. So now he’s going to decide that?”

WALLACE: “No, he’s not. He has said that some Americans earn too much.”

And on the Today Show, Gingrich even brings up Communist dictator Chairman Mao to further drive his attacks home:

VIEIRA: “Can you honestly compare what’s going on with the Democrats with Nazi Germany?”

GINGRICH: “No it’s not a question of how evil they were. Nazi Germany was terrible, Stalin’s Russia was terrible, Mao’s China was terrible. It’s a question of finality. Had we lost either of those contests, we would have become a radically different country.”

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Comments

One Response to “Newt Gingrich: Obama is Just Like Adolf Hitler”

  1. Shonun on May 26th, 2010 12:38 am

    Gingrich himself doesn’t even believe this about Obama. Anymore than he believed Clinton was guilty of sexual impropriety – excuse me, guilty of lying about sexual impropriety – even as he, Gingrich, was having an affair with his secretary while his wife lay gravely ill. Gingrich has simply learned, by listening to demagogues like Limbaugh, that the more bombastic and outrageous a person is, the more one commands attention. It’s simple. He is trying to hawk a book. He’s coming out swinging at precisely the time that the mid-terms are getting underway, capitalizing on election angst and the usual rhetoric. He is an obsequious shill for the Right. The media utterly fails us – again – by giving him air time, as though he is some elder statesman that has something valuable to say. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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