The Tea Party compares President Obama to Hitler? Oh Geez

Posted: July 14, 2010 in Political Commentary, The Blog!

A billboard in Des Moines, IA is causing some major backlash by people who have some common sense. Apparently members of the Tea Party, our favorite conservative group, put up a billboard comparing President Obama to Hitler. The idea behind the billboard is what they say was an “anti-socialist” message, but that is kind of interesting, since President Obama is NOT a socialist. Here is a good definition of socialism.

Socialism is an economic system characterized by public ownership and centralized planning of all major industries (manufacturing, services, and energy), banks and insurance companies, agribusiness, transportation, the media, and medical facilities. Under capitalism, these giant enterprises dominate the economy but are privately owned and operated for the purpose of generating wealth for their owners by extracting it from working people who are paid only a small fraction of what their labor produces. Socialism turns this around so that the class that produces the wealth can collectively decide how it will be used for the benefit of all.

So basically what we have is socialism is when there is an ownership (IE: The government) taking full control over nearly everything and capitalism is when everything is essentially run by the private sector. The problem is that all these conservatives, these tea baggers, call them what you want but they all scream socialism, or communism etc. President Obama isn't trying to turn this country into a communist nation or anything like that. There are some aspects of our country that are socialized and have been for a long time. Things like Medicaid and social security are socialized and no one complains about that. President Obama, by trying to put regulation on the financial industry and oil companies, this is not forms of socialism it is simply just making sure people don’t take advantage of the current system. Capitalism is fine, as long as it is regulated. There is too many occurrences that big business and big time business men who are in a place of power take advantage of the average middle class worker in this country. It is the reason why the banks were forced to be bailed out and it is the reason that there is oil still spewing out into the Gulf. The Tea Party, the people over at Fox News and the rest of the republication party through words around to describe our President and they do it in a way that is malicious and false. They use these words as facts when they are false and it is brainwashing a portion of the population who don’t know any better and will believe anything someone like Sarah Palin tell them. Luckily, the billboard created enough of a buzz that it has since been removed. Thankfully some people still have some common sense.

  1. Young says:

    Well what those idiot tea baggers failed at in the comparison is to look at the Nazi’s and compare them to what they have mistakened as general “socialism.” There’s a key difference in those ideologies, the premise of ownership. In socialism, there is no private ownership, in the Nazi fascism, there was private ownership and a good example of this would be Oskar Schindler. This would be obvious considering when he was first rising to power, his political base was *drum roll* small business and nationalists. Surprise this is the same base that the republicans are calling on? Now the part where they talk about overtaking all the different industries and commerce was not originally a part of the Nazi ideology, that was specifically Hitler. The other members of the party like Drexler were interested in those aspects.

  2. Dori says:

    scary thing is that these teabaggers who so gleefully criticize President Obama are the same brainiacs that elected “W” to office not once but TWICE and attempted to put Sarah Paliinin the #2 spot.

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