Friday, August 14, 2009

From the "Credit where it's due" file.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Tom Foley's Seat), via The Hill
“I certainly don’t condone violence, I don’t condone calling President Obama Hitler and painting swastikas on signs at town halls,” continued McMorris Rodgers, vice chairwoman of the GOP conference.

McMorris Rodgers is the first member of the House Republican leadership to decry the Nazi comparisons...
Will she be the last? Or, perhaps, will this be her last statement as a member of the House Republican leadership?

Either (or other) way, credit where it's due.

Hat tip to John DeVore.

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Blogger The Capitalist said...

Several points:

The Nazi stuff is coming from LaRouche supporters. If you think journalism today is objective and is about giving you all of the facts, think again.

Most of the town hall protesters aren't using Nazi images, they are using Soviet images like the Hammer and Sickle.

Nazi imagery was used to decry Bush (a corporatist neoconservative) by the left. Now, with an avowed socialist, I mean progressive President in Barack Obama, it is proclaimed not okay to use such imagery by the same people who did use it. Ultimately, both sides are wrong.

The problem is not necessarily the individual sending the message. Protesters don't have a problem with Obama as a person, they have a problem with his message and his principles. It's not about the messenger, it's about the message.

Unfortunately, the mainstream media wants to make cartoon characters out of everyone in politics because they want to dumb down the issues so that they can help shape policy. That's bad journalism and it is why many people are misinformed on what is really going on in this country.

2:52 PM  
Blogger da patriot said...

Fascism is fascism! You don't like the Hitler comparisions, so would it make you feel better if we compared Obama to Benito Mussolini? Or, maybe FDR? The point is that Obama is a practicing fascist.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Terry Parkhurst said...

President Obama is not a fascist. Benito Mussolini didn't run things by any legislative body, such as the U.S. Congress.

Neither was President Franklin Roosevelt a fascist. Admittedly, it is public record that he tried to pack the U.S. Supreme Court with people who favored giving him more powers than the Constitution allowed; but he failed in that regard.

Here's the deal and it is not a complex equation. President Obama inherited a bloody mess. Those who call him a "socialist" would be hard pressed to come up with any other viable options to what he has done.

Personally, I am damn tired of hearing about "Government Motors" and other such nonsense. The idea of allowing GM and Chrysler to go out of existence, was not a viable option. Not unless you'd want to see hundreds of auto parts suppliers also go out of business, and the Midwest descend into absolute and complete chaos.

Even the Matt Welch, an editor of the Libertarian journal Reason allowed that "Detroit is not Long Beach" in an recent essay he did on how his home town - Long Beach - (partially) recovered from the loss of McDonnell-Douglas.

Now, the president is trying to come with a viable plan on health care, to cover all those of us, many aging Baby Boomers, too young to retire. I think John McCain was right, last year, about one thing, "You don't have to fear him." The "him" was then candidate Barack Obama.

But hey, that's just my opinion and I could be wrong.

10:47 PM  

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