Discussion in 'Current News' started by HueyCobra8151, Jan 3, 2008.
psst, psst, He doesn't matter, so let's stop giving each other aneurisms!
This was all predicted beforehand remember that the folks that are going to the caucuses in Iowa are further from the center on both parties which is one of the criticisms of their first in the nation position.
I wonder how much more of the US Code this member of the Legislative Branch is also unfamiliar with.
I'm not comparing Obama to Hitler in terms of how Hitler was a rabid nationalist, wanted to kill all non-Aryans, and conquer the world.
However, the two are similar IMO in that Hitler was a reknowned speaker who could carry an audience brilliantly. He appeared as a very trustworthy, strong man, a man for change, a man who would bring Germany out of the depths of depression and into greatness!
Of course anyone, even at the time, who actually looked into Hitler's economic policies and ideologies saw that his ideas were not a good idea.
Similarly, anyone who looks at Barack Obama's history, voting record, and policies will come to a similar conclusion.
Hitler was especially popular amongst the youth of Germany, he himself was a young guy (only in his late 30s or early 40s when elected to power).
Barack Obama just seems very similar to me in these respects. He is very popular among young people, he is a great speaker, he constantly talks about "change," he can really carry the audience, to people who believe President Bush has "destroyed" America, and absolutely ruined our global image, and doesn't care about poor people, blah blah blah, Barack Obama represents changing all that, bringing America back to our position of greatness (in the mindsets of those types who have zero knowledge about economics or history it seems).
Basically Obama appeals to people for the same reasons that Hitler appealed to the Germans in my opinion.
Hitler didn't get elected by getting up in front of a microphone and saying, "My plan is to murder all non-Aryan peoples and Jews and try to conquer the planet. Vote for me!"
And there is nothing wrong with a politician having great speaking ability, but when that's pretty much all they rely on to convince their fans, then there's a problem (and usually it's the youth who fall for that stuff).
I could be wrong though about just how "popular" Obama is, he is on the coattails of Hitler--AHEM! Hillary right now in New Hampshire, and all the polls had said he'd blow by her with double-digits, but right now, even if she loses to him, it will only be by a tiny amount, so who knows.
Hitler is still an underhanded choice for a comparison. Funny you didn't chose somebody else who has similar characteristics, say, Pericles. Pericles is said to have been an amazing orator, was a strong leader, and enacted a number of changes in Athenian society. So basically your Hitler comparison sucks, actually its awful and way of base.
That whole strong leader thing is whats lacking.
All fluff, very little substance.
I'm actually not an Obama supporter... I'd rather see him over Clinton, but I don't support him. But I did have to say something about the Hitler reference .
This thread has become retarded bickering.
The only real assertion that seems to be made here is that Obama does not have enough experience.
If you want to vote because how you think a candidate looks in ONE picture, what his name is or what her gender is, that is your prerogative, but do your country a favor and use your brain when you go to the ballot box: Find out what candidate you're going to vote for based on something that is not superficial. I'd like it to be the same person I'm voting for (I intend to Vote for Obama), but I would also like fellow voters to make whatever decision based on something less than superficial.
My goodness, what a brave young man you must be, so defiant in the face of such adversity......Give this man a lapel pin, he has earned it!!
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