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.
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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