This was on the Political Moms site and I thought I would put it here as well because it is so frustrating! (Plus, some of you like to listen to my political rants, and if you don't, you just don't have to read it:))
I am not necessarily a Barney Frank fan. I don't know much about him, don't really care to- BUT, after seeing this, he has jumped sky high on my likeability meter.
I know some of you don't like Obama- in fact, probably most of you reading this are not fans. That's fine- in America, we can choose sides, and that's a wonderful thing about America. But, to call him Hitler and people who like him Nazi's is the most repugnant and ignorant statement you**
can make, so I am thrilled that Barney Frank finally stood up to this nonsense!
You all know I didn't like Bush. But I never said he was Hitler. I am not a fan of John McCain, but I never said he was a Nazi. I can't stand Sarah Palin, but I never compared her to the Gestapo. Why have I never done that? BECAUSE THERE IS NO COMPARISON. Neither of these people ever mass murdered their own people. None of them ever pulled anybody's brain out of their nostrils while they were still breathing. None of them ever killed a child in front of their parents- or worse, made the mom decide which child of hers would live and which would die. And guess what. OBAMA HASN'T DONE ANY OF THOSE THINGS EITHER- AND NEITHER HAVE HIS SUPPORTERS!
Our society tosses around the term "Nazi" as if we are capable of understanding how horrible they were and what they really did. From the Soup-Nazi on Seinfeld to students calling their strict teachers Nazis, it is a repulsive trend that needs to end. What a disgrace to the memory of those who were tortured under that heinous regime to compare our country and our circumstances to theirs. I love what Barney Frank said at the end, "talking to you is like talking to a dining room table, and I won't do it." Good for you, Barney Frank!
We can have disagreements and respectful arguements. But don't show off your ignorance by putting Hitler and Obama in the same sentence just because it sounds cool. When you do that, you are showing that you have no understanding of the topic whatsoever and do not deserve the courtesy of being heard.
**By "you", I am referring to the woman on this video and those who do compare Obama to Hitler. Most people reading this do not make such statements, so "you" is simply a general term- not meant to be YOU specifically.
(Back to the cutest girls later today- some exasperating potty training attempts to come- but this really made me mad so I wanted to post)