YOU KNOW WHO ELSE COMPARED OBAMA TO HITLER?  1:19 pm February 20, 2012

Santorum Compares Obama To Hitler, Immediately Denies Comparing Obama To Hitler

by Wonkette Jr.

The wonderful man we are dearly hoping becomes the GOP nominee for president has now joined the rest of the right-wing Internet in comparing President Barack Obama to Nazi Germany mastermind Adolf Hitler. CBS News reports:

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum flatly rejected suggestions that he likened President Obama to Adolf Hitler Sunday when he used an analogy comparing the 2012 election to the buildup to World War II.

“No, of course not,” Santorum said dismissively when asked by a National Journal-CBS News reporter whether he was comparing the two. “The World War II metaphor is one I’ve used 100 times in my career,” he insisted.

Once you compare Obama to Hitler a hundred times, it has magically never happened! [CBS News]

 
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Callyson February 20, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I know nothing!

prommie February 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Calm down, Schultzie.

Biel_ze_Bubba February 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm

If that were true, you'd be posting on BrightFart.

spinozasgod February 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm

hooogaaaann!!!

ttommyunger February 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm

What is really disturbing about this fuckwad is that he is totally sincere in everything he says and does. He has no sense of reference or memory of his positions, and worse: he is not stupid. He is like a goose: he apparently wakes up in a new world every day. Probably more accurately, as a Bush Operative stated some years ago: "We create our own reality.".

Bonghits4Jesus February 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Yes, his so-called intelligence is hard-wired with no adaptability to observable phenomena. It's like looking at ancient computer and thinking, wow this used to be state-of-the-art and some people are actually still using it!

ttommyunger February 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Adaptability. Great observation, greater gift.

Bezoar February 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm

You're right, it's like that movie '50 First Dates'.

MrsBiggTime February 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Except that no one gets fucked on '50 First Dates.'

ttommyunger February 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Considering that I'm a geezer, I don't get you're reference, but glad you agree.

flamingpdog February 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm

"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true." – Homer Simpson

ttommyunger February 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm

…from the mouths of….cartoon characters.

DemmeFatale February 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I wish these fuck-nuts with cultural amnesia would watch "Band of Brothers" or a documentary like "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich."
Obama=Hitler!!??
I DON'T THINK SO!!

ttommyunger February 21, 2012 at 6:10 am

Republiklans be their name, Demonization be their game.

freakishlywrong February 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm

So are we to look forward to a formal congressional condemnation of this? Oh, it's only for anonymous left wing bloggers when they make these comparisons to a Republican?

beavertank February 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Of course, because everyone who's not a republican is (by process of elimination) a nazi. You just have to really get inside congress' collective heads and understand how they think if you want to understand what they do.

Steverino247 February 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm

"So with the optimistic spirit of America, sometimes, sometimes it's not okay. It'll be harder for this generation to figure it out. There's no cataclysmic event," he said.

What he can't figure out is how a black man was elected President and I hope he never does. I hope he wins the GOP nomination and loses every state in November. I hope he cries on national TV on election night, asking "How could you vote for a blah over me, a devout Catholic?"

See how much fun being hopeful can be?

prommie February 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I want to see his Amish daughter crying again.

fuflans February 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm

i've been trying to find a picture of her. she's got to be in the even more awkward teen years now.

and probably a total head case.

prommie February 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Santorum is just so fucking awful, so fucking grating and obnoxious and revolting and nasty, he's worse than a Tom Hanks movie.

edgydrifter February 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm

OMG–you mean he's Jim Carrey awful?

prommie February 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm

That is, now that I think of it, the only thing worse than Tom Hanks.

Native_of_SL_UT February 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

How quickly we have forgotten that Chuck Norris made movies.

CthuNHu February 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I'd say he should be thrown into a volcano, but the volcano would probably throw him back, like it did Tom Hanks (and Meg Ryan, and their luggage).

Biel_ze_Bubba February 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm

It didn't work for Xenu either. Volvanoes are over-rated.

GOPCrusher February 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Bachelor Party was funny.

fuflans February 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm

i don't know. 'charlie wilson's war' and 'road to perdition' were both pretty good.

Limeylizzie February 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm

I hadn't realised just what a mean-spirited and nasty piece of work he is.

heathenette February 21, 2012 at 12:19 am

I kept thinking Santorum reminded me of some dwebby (yes dwebby) movie guy and finally figured it out. Its the DJ from Good Morning VietNam who wants to keep playing bad music. This so obscure it means nothing to anyone else-but there!

nounverb911 February 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Santorum got diddled by his parish priest one too many times growing up.

SorosBot Jr! February 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Praise be to Godwin's Law.

SorosBot February 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm

"Americans need to get involved in the upcoming election, he said, in the same way they needed to get involved in fighting Hitler in World War II. "

Dude, is wasn't the liberals, like say FDR, who didn't want the US to get involved in fighting Hitler in World War II; it was the right wing, many of whom like say Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh and Prescott Bush were actually sympathetic to the Nazis.

freakishlywrong February 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Shhhh..they also have their own history. And a fat, bloviating, lying "historian" to tell it.

chicken_thief February 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm

There you go again, SorosBot with your elitist facts and unrevised history. Newt the Historian, along with experts Lou Sarah and One L Michele will tell us all we need to know about the histories.

beavertank February 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Praise be to pastwatch! They change history so we don't have to worry.

Blueb4sunrise February 20, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Woody Guthrie was kinda agin involvement for a while.

Negligently_Joe February 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm
Mumbly_Joe February 21, 2012 at 7:28 am

You know, I'm a little bummed here: I changed my name back to the original just for effect on this comment, and it ended up going over like a zeppelin filled with hydrogen gas.

edgydrifter February 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Yeah, relax people. He didn't compare only Obama to Hitler. He compares everyone and everything he disagrees with to Hitler. Obama is just one of many. What's wrong with that, you bunch of friggin' Hitlers?

Arken February 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

100 times is 39 times more than the number of times Herman Cain has called lots of people.

SayItWithWookies February 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm

"We're a hopeful people," Santorum said. "We think, 'Well, you know it'll get better. Yeah, he's a nice guy. I mean, it won't be near as bad as what we think. This will be okay.' I mean, yeah, maybe he's not the best guy after a while, after a while you find out some things about this guy over in Europe who's not so good of a guy after all. You know what, why do we need to be involved?" Santorum said.

First they came for the sick and the weak — and I said nothing, because they were giving the sick and the weak health insurance.

Biel_ze_Bubba February 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Then they came for the idiots, and I said nothing because they took Santorum.

Radiotherapy® February 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Blah, blah, blah.

KeepFnThatChicken February 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

You know who else talked about how lies were the new truth?

(deit: goddammit, this is too easy.)

chicken_thief February 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Jefferson Airplane?

Spurning Beer February 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Pinnochio?

Spurning Beer February 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Jon Lovitz?

wapitiscat February 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Yeah, that's the ticket.

nounverb911 February 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Ayn Rand?

Spurning Beer February 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Rep. Joe Wilson?

KeepFnThatChicken February 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Sheryl Crow? (is it weird to answer your own?)

BarackMyWorld February 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Fleetwood Mac?

Biel_ze_Bubba February 20, 2012 at 2:27 pm

George Orwell.

MosesInvests February 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Huey Lewis?

PubOption February 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Karl Rove

horsedreamer_1 February 21, 2012 at 12:53 am

Axl Rose?

billy_reuben February 21, 2012 at 7:18 am

Ronald Wilson Reagan

chicken_thief February 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

In honor of Santorum's constant and immediate leap to Hitler, maybe Savage should change the official definition to: "a frothy mix of semen and Nazi fecal matter…."

CthuNHu February 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Ernst Röhm libel!

prommie February 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I didn't compare him to Hitler, I just said that the people who appease him are like Neville Chamberlain, and his Vice President is like Goering, and his policies are genocidal, and his followers are like storm troopers, and that campaigning against him is like WWII, but I never compared him to Hitler.

Chillwillard February 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Can you say "Fucking Landslide"?

cheaphits February 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Rick said –

"Americans need to get involved in the upcoming election, he said, in the same way they needed to get involved in fighting Hitler in World War II. "

Recently it has been revealed Hitler was a daddy (maybe) – could it be twins? Rick…could it be so?
http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/02/20/did-hitler-ha

Spurning Beer February 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Now, I'm not saying that Rick Santorum's zealotry makes him the equal of Osama Bin Laden, Mao, Adolph Hitler, Pol Pot, and the Spanish Inquisitors, but….

I can't think of a way to end that sentence.

Chichikovovich February 20, 2012 at 1:54 pm

….nobody expects the Spanish Inquisitors.

Studebaker Hawk February 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

His chief weapon is surprise…surprise and fear…fear and surprise…. his two weapons are fear and surprise…and ruthless efficiency…. His three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency…and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope.

prommie February 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Chief amongst his weaponry are. . . . .

MosesInvests February 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Cardinal Fang…bring out the comfy chair!

Dashboard Buddha February 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

All of them, Katie.

JustPixelz February 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

"but … the Apostle Simon practically invented zealotry.

yellowerdog February 20, 2012 at 3:26 pm

but Marshall of the Soviet Union Zhukov can resolve the issue sucessfully?

Beowoof February 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Wow, comparing a moderate republican such as Barack Obama to Hitler is absurd. Really the comparison is much more accurate when talking about Dick Cheney.

beavertank February 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Oh come on now, that's being unfair to Hitler. He never shot his lawyer, and he didn't start multiple wars purely for personal financial gain.

flamingpdog February 20, 2012 at 1:54 pm

You know who else compared people to Hitler?

KeepFnThatChicken February 20, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Goebbels?

Dashboard Buddha February 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I understand he only had one ball.

gullywompr February 20, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Goebbels had no balls at all.

Dashboard Buddha February 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Well dang it! Which one only had one ball. I can never get that straight.—

edgydrifter February 20, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Adolf, but he probably meant it as a compliment.

chicken_thief February 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm

The most unimaginative person on every thread on the intertubes?

CthuNHu February 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm

All of us, Katie.

Studebaker Hawk February 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna's admissions committee?

lulzmonger February 26, 2012 at 11:18 pm

That Godwin guy?

natoslug February 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Leave Ricky alone! He WASN'T comparing Obama to Hitler, he was comparing HIMSELF to Hitler. Slap a sweater vest on Adolph and a Chaplin moustache on Santorum and they're indistinguishable.

flamingpdog February 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm

"Americans need to get involved in the upcoming election, he said, in the same way they needed to get involved in fighting Hitler in World War II. "

Does that mean Ricky supports increasing the tax rate on the rich to 90 percent and going massively into debt as a nation, while taking women out of the kitchen and sending them into the factories?

Chichikovovich February 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm

And initiating widespread public health campaigns to urge young American boys fighting for their country to use condoms?

Dashboard Shmoo February 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm

You have to wonder which is worse…being compared to Hitler or a frothy mix of sperm, lube, and shit.

Tough call.

MrsBiggTime February 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm

A nice little Hitler mustache composed of a frothy mix…

LetUsBray February 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Ah, the "Dirty Rick".

MrsBiggTime February 20, 2012 at 3:14 pm

a.k.a. "Santorum 'stash." A frothty mug.
Lube lips sink dicks.

nonbeliever7 February 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Well, at least Hitler had a few good ideas.

ElPinche February 21, 2012 at 12:45 am

Heil Shitler!!

Chichikovovich February 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I said this in an earlier thread, but the thread died the second I posted it and people rushed to make "immigrants coming in the backdoor" jokes on the next thread. So I'm recycling.

Here are some of Santorum's remarks, from WSJ via chascates on earlier thread:

At one point Sunday evening, he [Santorum] appeared to compare the crisis Americans currently face to the onset of World War II, led by “this guy over in Europe.” Mr. Santorum seemed to be comparing President Obama to Hitler, but he didn’t say which historical figure he was referring to and his spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment.
“Remember, the Greatest Generation for a year and a half sat on the sidelines while Europe was under darkness,” Mr. Santorum said. “Why? Because we’re a hopeful people. We think, ‘Well, you know, it’ll get better. Yeah, he’s not, I mean, he’s a nice guy. I mean, it won’t be as near as bad as what we think. I mean, you know, this will be OK. I mean, you know, yeah, maybe he’s not the best guy.’ After a while you found some things out about this guy over in Europe, but he’s not so good of a guy after all.”

Note he doesn't say the person who "seemed like a good guy to people like Santorum" was Hitler. And that would be silly – Hitler was obviously a bad guy from the start, nobody outside Germany had any doubt about that. Certainly not by 1939, after Kristallnacht and the Nuremberg laws. And so if Santorum says it's not about Hitler, I believe him. He's obviously be talking about the committed patriotic Catholic defender of "Travail, famille, patrie" (work, family, fatherland) as a proper replacement for "Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité", Family Values conservative and devout collaborator with the Nazis, Vichy France ruler Marshal Phillipe Pétain.

prommie February 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Clearly, he was referring to Generallisimo Francisco Franco.

Chichikovovich February 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Very true, it could have been that devoted Family Values conservative Catholic as well.

GOPCrusher February 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Who, is still dead.

prommie February 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

No, wait, wait, now I see, it was obviously Eamon deValera, thats who Santorum is talking about.

Chichikovovich February 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm

There's another good suggestion – though I'm not sure Santorum would have thought of deValera as a bad guy at any point.

Though we have an embarrasment of riches to choose from when it comes to Family Values conservative Catholic fascists who might be the one Santorum is talking about.

Another is Ante Pavelić, conservative Catholic head of the Catholic – endorsed Ustaše, which ruled Croatia during the war and was so enthusiastic in its roundups and killings of Jews that even hardened SS officers were said to be appalled.

MosesInvests February 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Pavelic's government included priests, actually.

Chichikovovich February 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Priests is the least of it. There were bishops and archbishops working hand in glove with Pavelić, like Ivan Šarić. And of course Archbishop Stepinac was an energetic supporter of Pavelić, though he conveyed reservations about the whole widespread killing of Jews and Orthodox Christians thing. Pius XII elevated him to Cardinal and John Paul II beatified him.

Yep – The Church has done some rather impressive scrubbing and revisionist history concerning not just the role of the Catholic Hierarchy in the Ustaše régime but also the Vatican's tacit and overt support.

ManchuCandidate February 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Hitler would have never backed down calling anyone a Hitler.

Santorum brings shame to the name and animal weasel.

prommie February 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Weaseling out of things is what seperates man from the animals. Except for the weasel.

mavenmaven February 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm

This does feel like the end of the Weimar era, only it is not Santorum who is on the Rathenau side of things.
And for a relevant quote from the Weimar era "wonkette" predecessor Karl Krauss: Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families; well repressed, it unsettles the whole world.

doloras February 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Wilhelm Reich, where are you when we need you?

MrsBiggTime February 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm

That's dirty, Sanchez.

Dashboard Buddha February 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Laughing now.

Antispandex February 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Well, as someone who has used the Reichstag Fire as a metaphor to explain why the Tea Party is so shameless, I feel it would be wrong of me to judge Mr. Frothy. But, at least I admit it when I use hyperbole. So while I am not sorry that I believe Rick is a Nazi, at least I own it.

Spurning Beer February 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Now, I'm not saying that Rick Santorum's zealotry makes him the equal of Osama Bin Laden, Mao, Adolph Hitler, Pol Pot, and the Spanish Inquisitors, but….

Chichikovovich February 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Make sure that you don't say it 98 more times – there's an autodelete subroutine that clicks into effect at that point.

miss_grundy February 20, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition……except…………

BarackMyWorld February 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Just putting this out there (again)…

Chichikovovich February 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Though the right side should also say "Enthusiastically endorsed by Bush family".

Guppy February 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm

"At least 100 times?" Wake me up when he's said it over 9000.

JustPixelz February 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm

"Americans need to get involved in the upcoming election, he said, in the same way they needed to get involved in fighting Hitler in World War II. " — Santorum's reported remarks, apparently calling Obama Hitler

This is the most important election since 1860. — Gingrich's reported remarks, apparently calling for another Civil War.

If I wanted to hear an asshole speak, I'd fart.

GOPCrusher February 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Considering how everything seems to be a State's Rights issue to the wingnuts, I would agree that they desire another Civil War.

Pres.Beeblebrox February 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm

When will a Rethug compare the 2012 election to the War of Jenkin's Ear, or the XYZ Affair, or the Pig War or something less odious than basically calling for open insurrection and/or saying that Obama is a genocidial maniac?

Never, you say?

Sorry I asked, then.

emmelemm February 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Pig War FTW! Only casualty: the pig.

Mahousu February 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Santorum wasn't trying to compare Obama to Hitler; he was trying to compare him to Mussolini. You see, Obama's been trying to get money appropriated for high-speed rail development in just the same way as Mussolini (allegedly) made the trains run on time.

Also, Obama is just like Tojo, since he was born in Hawaii and Tojo bombed Hawaii. "Wait," you say. "I thought Obama was actually born in Kenya but a massive conspiracy covered it up?" Well, you're right. And in just the same way, it was actually FDR who bombed Hawaii, but covered it up with a massive conspiracy. So they're still just the same.

KeepFnThatChicken February 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I was for calling people Hitler before I was against calling people Hitler.

Fred_Wertham_Jr February 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I'm not saying that Rick Santorum is Hitler's son. I'm just saying that he could be in some possible parallel universe, not necessarily this one.

BigDumbRedDog February 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm

You're a Hitler, and you're a Hitler, and you're a Hitler. Everyone's a Hitler! Buttsex!

BarackMyWorld February 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Wouldn't you like to be a Hitler too?

BigDumbRedDog February 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Someday's you feel like a Hitler. Someday's you don't!

ElPinche February 21, 2012 at 12:47 am

"Where's Hitler? "
"You're soaking in him! "

DahBoner February 21, 2012 at 7:45 am

#WINNING

io9k9s February 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Keep fuckin' that dog whistle, Santorum, cause you don't know how to blow it right…

PubOption February 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm

So, is Santorum suggesting that republicans should vote two years late?

MinAgain February 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I just hope the D in D-Day stands for Democrat.

scarface99 February 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm

what about the jew, saul alinksky! obama is a disciple of a radical jew and the nazi jesus at the same time. that is one sick pud!

AddHomonym February 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Hitler did have a dog. So there's that.

johnnyzhivago February 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm

On the bright side, once you unload and call your opponent Hitler, you basically have no ammo left…

What does he call him next?? The Hamburgler???

johnnyzhivago February 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I thought Obama was like Hitler's BFF "Joe Stalin"???

billy_reuben February 21, 2012 at 7:27 am

"Americans need to get involved in the upcoming election, he said, in the same way they needed to get involved in fighting Hitler in World War II. "

Pfft, you guys are so presumptuous — always twisting poor Ricky's words in the most uncharitable way. Clearly, in his analogy, Obama is FDR.

DahBoner February 21, 2012 at 7:43 am

Once you invade Gay Old French Normandy, Santorum runs away…

Mumbly_Joe February 21, 2012 at 10:38 am

Well, what else do you expect, from the Pol Pot of comparing people to Hitler.

nesamone0001 February 21, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Santorum is just so fucking awful, so fucking grating and obnoxious and revolting and nasty, he's worse than a Tom Hanks movie.

Troglodeity February 21, 2012 at 7:13 pm

“Remember, the Greatest Generation for a year and a half sat on the sidelines while Europe was under darkness,” Mr. Santorum said. “Why? Because we’re a hopeful people. We think, ‘Well, you know, it’ll get better. Yeah, he’s not, I mean, he’s a nice guy. I mean, it won’t be as near as bad as what we think. I mean, you know, this will be OK. I mean, you know, yeah, maybe he’s not the best guy.’ After a while you found some things out about this guy over in Europe, but he’s not so good of a guy after all.”

You owe Santorum an apology: he was obviously comparing Romney to Hitler.

lulzmonger February 26, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Santorum eleventy-D chess = drive teh skinhead vote to Obama, prove liberal fascism, ?????, PROFIT!

"Loadpants Gambit & check, Mr. Soetaro."

gullywompr February 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Hitler had only one big ball. Goehring had two, but they were small. Himmler had something similar.

GOPCrusher February 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Lance Armstrong?

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