By Robert Ringer – Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Reader John Bear wrote an interesting comment in response to my article yesterday, “Obama! Thou art dearer to us than anything in the world.” It read, in part:
The comparison between Stalin and Second Hussein (Obama) was interesting. But Second Hussein compares better with Hitler. Remember, Hitler took a Christian, Democratic, highly cultured, highly technological nation and destroyed it, piece by piece. Second Hussein is doing the same thing to Rainbowland (USA).
I would imagine that a lot of readers picked up on Mr. Bear’s thought that Barack Obama is much more like Adolf Hitler than Josef Stalin. In fact, I actually had included a comparison to Hitler in an earlier draft of the article, but decided to remove it so as not to cloud my main point — that BHO, like Stalin, has successfully portrayed himself (thanks to the backing of the corrupt, left-wing media) as someone who is 180 degrees removed from the real Barack Obama.
The Duplicitous Despot has been described by his lying band of cheerleaders as gracious, kind, sensitive, compassionate, thoughtful, a uniter, and more. But the truth is that he is rude, mean-spirited, insensitive, uncompassionate, uncaring, and, by far and away, the most divisive president in American history. (Apologies to O’Reilly for “disrespecting the office of the presidency.”)
So, yes, Obama is very much like Stalin in how he has managed to convince millions of people that he is the exact opposite of the person they perceive him to be. But, no question about it, his basic personality is much more like Hitler’s.
In this regard, in an article last July titled “The Debt-Ceiling Diversion,” I wrote:
Of all the dictators over the past hundred years, I believe Obama’s rise to power mirrors that of Adolf Hitler’s more than anyone else. I know, I know … I can practically hear readers chuckling. Enslaved people throughout history have a propensity for chuckling — until they wake up one morning and find themselves in chains. So, by all means, feel free to chuckle — but do hear me out.
Though most people don’t realize it, Hitler was legitimately chosen to be chancellor of Germany in 1933 by President Paul von Hindenburg. At his swearing in ceremony, Hitler faithfully repeated the oath of office: “I will employ my strength for the welfare of the German people, protect the Constitution and laws of the German people, conscientiously discharge the duties imposed on me, and conduct my affairs of office impartially and with justice to everyone.”
Nice words … similar to those uttered by Obama when being sworn into office. Hitler was a charming, eloquent speaker who carried on incessantly about change. (Sound familiar?) Then, once elected, he moved quickly to establish a dictatorship — accomplishing that seemingly impossible feat in fifty-two days. Obama moved swiftly as well, but opposing forces in America made it impractical to establish a quick dictatorship.
The upstart Nazi Party (which was the commonly used name for the National Socialist German Workers’ Party … repeat, Socialist) staged a slobbering love affair between Hitler and the German people. (Sound familiar?) When Hitler spoke for the first time as chancellor, it was said that “he was greeted with an outpouring of worshipful adulation unlike anything ever seen before in Germany.” (Sound familiar?)
Psst … I think we may have a bit of a problem on our hands when the debate is over whether the president is more like Stalin or more like Hitler. Or perhaps it’s just a small group of hate-mongering Tea Party racists trying to denigrate the man who compares himself more to Abraham Lincoln.
With that thought in mind, can we at least agree that modesty is not Che Prez’s strongest trait?
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ROBERT RINGER is a New York Times #1 bestselling author and host of the highly acclaimed Liberty Education Interview Series, which features interviews with top political, economic, and social leaders. He has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business, The Tonight Show, Today, The Dennis Miller Show, Good Morning America, The Lars Larson Show, ABC Nightline, and The Charlie Rose Show, and has been the subject of feature articles in such major publications as Time, People, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Barron’s, and The New York Times.