Isn't it strange that the Left called Bush a Nazi, and now their defending Hitler's economic record?
This is my favorite part:
"The economic benefits of this vast works program never flowed to most workers, because fascism doesn’t look kindly on collective bargaining. But Germany did escape the Great Depression faster than other countries. Corporate profits boomed, and unemployment sank (and not because of slave labor, which didn’t become widespread until later)."
- justgoodfolkLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Anyone who calls Obama supporters left including those Obama supporters who refer to themselves as left simply have no clue, neither did the folks calling Bush Hitler. Bush didn't advocate or carry out genocide and in all likelihood couldn't even pronounce the word. Hitler is in a league of his own with Stalin and a few others maybe.
The answer to your question is there are a lot of misguided and confused Americans out there full of good intentions but with little knowledge and even less ideological insight.
I have to disagree with the New York Times in that Hitler's early economic program was intended to help the economy for a despicable regime but still to better the economy, not loot the nation. The Obama plan as the previous Bush plan is pure theft plain and simple. Americans are getting the bill for fraud and crimes by the Wall Street big shots literally.
In an explosive interview on PBS' Bill Moyers Journal, William K. Black, a professor of economics and law with the University of Missouri, alleged that American banks and credit agencies conspired to create a system in which so-called "liars loans" could receive AAA ratings and zero oversight, amounting to a massive "fraud" at the epicenter of US finance.
William K. Black is a defender of capitalism and an expert. The full interview is a must see that reveals these people now negotiating with the political elite how to "move forward", "restart the economy" should be under criminal investigation, not getting billions of tax payers ' money
The Obama administration, in order to protect the wealth and power of the financial elite, is facilitating and directly perpetrating on a colossal scale the same type of accounting fraud and reckless leveraging that led to the economic catastrophe in the first place.
Who is to pay the price for this looting operation? The answer can be seen in the Obama Auto Task Force’s demands for the liquidation of much of the US auto industry and the brutal downsizing of what remains, combined with the imposition of poverty-level wages on those workers who remain in the surviving plants and the gutting of the pensions and health benefits of retirees. It can be further seen in the administration’s pledge to slash social programs, including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
The administration’s “recovery” plan is a barely disguised scheme to preserve the fortunes of the financial aristocracy, whose interests it represents, by imposing poverty and social misery on the working class.
Obama is an enemy of the working class period.
Obama’s breathtakingly rapid disavowal of his own campaign pledges expresses far more than his own dishonesty and cynicism. It reflects a deep crisis of American democracy. The existing institutions and political framework are impervious to the democratic expression of the popular will. Whether a Democrat or a Republican is in office does not impact the basic direction of government policy. The “two-party” system functions ever more crassly as the instrument through which the ruling financial oligarchy exercises its political power and controls the state. It flows from this essential political fact that the direction of the Obama administration will not be altered by popular pressure from the “left,” as claimed by the myriad left-liberal and petty-bourgeois protest organizations oriented to the Democratic Party. The end to war and inequality, and a settling of accounts with the crimes of American imperialism, cannot be realized within the framework of a degenerated capitalist-imperialist regime. What is required is not “change”—the hollow mantra of the Obama campaign—but social revolution.
- 4 years ago
There is much evidence to directly link the Bush Family to the Nazis of WW2. Prescott Bush (Grandfather) was a manager at a place called Brown Brothers Harriman Bank who's connections with Nazi Fritz Thyson, made loans to the Nazi party before and after Hitler's ascension to power. That's about as "Nazi" as you can get. Do a google on "Prescott Bush Banking Nazi connections."
- AnarchistLv 71 decade ago
1934 Chicago Tribune Cartoon About Barack Obama; I mean FDR…
It is safe to say that the only thing that prevented FDR from taking the USA all the way to the left is WWII, this time I am not sure if we shall be as fortunate.
This cartoon is from a 1934 edition of the Chicago Tribune. The names of the players may have changed, but then like now, we are dangerously close to changing what makes us the thriving nation that we are.
- clone630271Lv 41 decade ago
Bush may have been a fascist but I don't know about a nazi.
Who cares if someone defends an economic model that was utilized by a previous enemy? It's a method of financial operation, that doesn't identify it as EVIL.. Hitler's army also worked on nuclear power. Guess what powers most things we do now...
He also invaded defenseless countries justified by deception for governmental expansion, and no on does that anymore...........
In closing, America smells
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- 1 decade ago
Never display your ignorance. The NY Times is not on the Left. It supported Bush's invasion of Iraq.
Incindentally, the article practically proves that Obama's stimulus is the right policy.
- yutsnarkLv 71 decade ago
That would be strange indeed. However, leftists didn't call Bush a Nazi, nor do they defend Hitler's economic program.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Not really. The left doesn't know what they believe in. They try to please each other and will change opinions every time the wind blows. When facts are brought to the table they laugh and ridicule. The lefties that actually listen and observe the facts will call you cruel, racist, discrimanatory, etc..., if they don't like what they see. I don't think it's strange, because I know they are oblivious.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
what haven't they called bush. and you know I was not in any financial trouble under bush. in the 8 years. in only a fewmonths whille this man has been in office the crunch is already on. One things them democrats know is tax raising and spending. too bad that is all they are good at.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Yeah, anytime that Hitlers name is mentioned people just roll their eyes because the guy was a mass murdering psychopath. They seem to think that this was his policy from day one.....nope, it wasn't. However, they forget that when Hitler first took power, the people of Germany loved him. Even foreign nations thought he was a good leader with strong economic plans. You know, countries like the United States. Yes, that is true.
Hilter built a "strong economy" because the government took over everything, provided jobs to everyone, built railroads, on and on. The people thought it was great, unemployment did sink to record lows.
Then Hitler started to change his policies. This is how dictatorships are created. You must first go through socialism to get to ruthless rule over the people.
Sounds a little familar.
- smsmith500Lv 71 decade ago
I have to laugh, the libs are scraping the bottom of the barrel. They praise the nazis because their plan most likely resembles Hitler's.