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hitler has jumped the shark

It appears that a second Bush=Hitler ad has appeared at MoveOn.org. One might believe that all of the movies submitted had the same theme.

I would like to say something to those that participate in such memes as George Bush being the equivalent of a mass murdering tyrant.

With the release of this new video, Bush=Hitler has officially jumped the shark. It's like when a tv show has a guest star who keeps coming back until his boorish character becomes permanent and ruins the whole show. Your guest star is Hitler and his time has come.

There are so many other guest stars you could bring into your campaign to make Bush out to be the anti-Christ. What about Stalin? His mustache was much better than Hitler's. Get creative. Do a whole Bush=Darth Vader thing. Remember when Darth wiped out Alderaan on a whim? You could probably find a way to equate that with the "illegal invasion and occupation" of Iraq.

There's so many villains to choose from. Lex Luthor. Zod. Oliver Cromwell. Ho Chi Minh. Cruella DeVille. Hell, why not Satan himself?

Hitler has become passe. It's time to shake the cobwebs off of another villain and retire old Adolf to the Home for Symbols of George Bush's Regime, along with Shrub and Chimp. I've seen those protests signs you guys have made. I know you are a creative bunch. Be a sport and come up with something else or we just won't take you seriously anymore.

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How about"do whatever you want but don't plan on being taken seriously.ever.again."

Don't those people like Stalin?

But that begs the question: did we ever take them seriously to begin with?

While I can understand your complaints about this analogy being trite, personally, I think they should keep up with the Hitler comparisons. This lowest common denominator demagoguery shows these people for who they are: complete and utter electoral idiots. They're not changing anyone's mind about Bush---they're just pandering to their small base, who are already planning on voting against Bush---why is anyone bothering pandering to them? The great middle is the group they need to convice, the group they need to win the election---and a sign that states Bush=Hitler sure as hell isn't going to turn those voters on. If these idiots want to shoot themselves in the foot, I say let them.

Amen.

Amen.

Amen.

Amen.

Here's a way we can help! Let's try to come up with a new comparison for them. Mussolini? nope
Tito?nope. How about Francisco Franco?

Is Franco still dead?

Lex Luthor is cool.

"The Claw" from Inspector Gadget -- the animated series with Don Adams' voice, not the stupid live-action movie.

My vote goes to Zod. I have this mental picture of a captured, cowering Osama bin Laden, standing before the almighty George W. Bush, and suddenly he blasts bin Laden with an energy bolt and says:

"Kneel before Zod!!!"

Ha.

This one was in red just in case you didn't get the idea that Nazi = bad.

Hi Allah!

As you pointed out on LGF, they forgot to use the banner you graciously made for them:

Um, Darth didn't destroy Alderaan. That honor goes to Tarkin (the man holding Vader's leash).

But you know Vader was behind it. I always thought Tarkin had less power than he let on.

Don't forget, whoever they pick has to be easily recognizable in giant puppet form.

Also, Vader was much cooler looking than Tarkin.

Don't forget, whoever they pick has to be easily recognizable in giant puppet form.

Okay, how about Evil Emperor Zurg instead?

Like Allah said... what makes you think they think Uncle Ho is a villain at all?

He opposed the evil, capitalist, imperialist US! He must be the good guy.

You didn't like what I had to say the last time this subject came up, so I will limit myself to the observation that apparently none of you have a problem with equating Howard Dean with Joseph Goebbels.

IOKIYAR.

"You didn't like what I had to say the last time this subject came up, so I will limit myself to the observation that apparently none of you have a problem with equating Howard Dean with Joseph Goebbels."

Well, I do. I hadn't read that until you linked to it, but as long as you're bringing it up, the comparison is every bit as dumb as "Bush=Hitler."

BTFTAL.

Same here, Thlayi. I think it's complteley wrong headed either way.

And umm....AEIOU.

"Jumped the shark" I've never heard that phrase before...

It's more like a running gag.

"LAND SHARK!"

"Could it be ... Satan?"

I think Dr. Dean = Dr. Mengele makes for better parallelism which is important in mindless slogans.

The ads have been removed and Moveon.org has apologized! Yea!

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=4080599

Both ad suggestions were indeed horrific and absurd; they were an insult to the victims of the Nazi regime. However, it seems that almost everyone is barking up the wrong tree: Yes, it is silly beyond measure to say that Bush equals Hitler; the operative question is what do they have uniquely in common? (we say uniquely to dispense with the obvious: male, hands, eyes, feet, etc.) The answer: The same financial benefactor--Prescott Bush, Dubya's grandfather, who for at least 19 years was Hitler's American banker, even one year beyond declaration of war, October, 1942, when he was censured by Congress and had his companies stripped from him for violating the Trading With The Enemy Act. You will surely howl over this, but it is true beyond all doubt.

You may read it at my site The LongBow Papers where you will find all of the links to every piece of the proof or you can simply type Prescott Bush into Google and be buried in the truth.

By the way, this is a great site; I browse often, and you are on my blogroll.

Joseph P. Kennedy was recalled from his ambassadorship for his Nazi sympathies, which is surely why we keep hearing about how Ted Kennedy = Adolf Hitler.

</sarcasm>

McGehee,

Come now, surely you can do better than that.

Whoa. Tinfoil hat alert!

That's right, Bosco. Not only did Grandaddy Prescott fund Hitler, he salvaged some of the Fuerer's genetic material and re-created the great man multiple times in South America, only to be foiled by Laurence Olivier.

After that the Bush dynasty went on to assassinate Jack and Bobby Kennedy, then created the hoax that America actually landed on the moon.

Dr. Evil and Mini-Me. I think there was even a photoshop done of them...

Muwahahaahahahaha

now, enough with the jocularity, let us take over the world!

The Bush=Hitler thing is as stupid as comparing Al Gore to Che "Mickey ears" Guevera. Now, Al Gore as an Ent from The Two Towers is possible.

They might as well have a Bush=Dean ad.

George W. Bush and Howard Dean are both from New England.

George W. Bush and Howard Dean are both former Episcopalians.

George W. Bush and Howard Dean are both former Gorvernors of states superior to Mississippi.

George W. Bush and Howard Dean are both more exciting than Joe Liberman.

Ok, these comaprisons are pretty dumb, but they make more sense than the Bush=Hitler comaprisons.

The scariest part of the holocaust museum in DC is a video screen with a scrolling text that lists (law by law) the bills, executive orders and decrees that bit by bit turned Germany into a Nazi police state.

Hitler didn't start with concentration camps for minoritys and political opponents; he worked up to it. How did he begin?

by making the nation afraid of the enemy within
by consolidating the power of the executive branch
by building a massive state security apparatus.

There are four major components of Fascism:
beligerant nationalism, a corporativist economic system, censorship and suppression of political opposition, and racism.

On the first two points, we're allready there: Bush's foreign policy is our most aggressive in three decades and he's got a cabinet of ex-executives and lobbyists running our regulatory agencies.

Re: Censorship; The first ammendment is in serious ill health in this country right now, from monitoring of religious and political groups to the militarization of the police a la Miami. People are becoming afraid to participate in the democratic process, to sign petitions, demonstrate and lobby, because they don't want to end up on watchlists; this sort of fear is growing. The US media have generally been too cowed, (post 9-11) to need direct censoring, although Ari Fleischer telling Bill Maher to watch what he says was chilling.

Finally, the administration's racist anti-muslim witchunts clearly echo those of earlier eras.

Replacing judicial oversight with administrative warrants, juries with military tribunals, closing immigration hearings to the press and public, and spitting on international law and human rights at every opportunity; these are definately fascistic trends.

Move-on should be criticized --for its cowardice in not supporting its filmmakers.