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Recasting the Presidents As Famous Dictators 4

Posted by samzenpus
from the dictator-in-chief dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A pretty simple, non-scientific Google exercise confirming that, regardless of their political platform, US presidents inevitably end up being compared to famous dictators by their detractors, with Hitler being the go-to comparison (hello, Godwin's law)."


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Recasting the Presidents As Famous Dictators

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  • by Locke2005 (849178) on Wednesday April 07, 2010 @02:22PM (#31765250)
    Bush gets compared more often to Stalin, Lenin, and Mao, while Obama gets compared more often to Hitler? Obama being slightly to the left of Bush, shouldn't it be the other way around?
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      Obama and Bush are both industry owned; both can be compared to Mussolini, except the planes are never running on time.
    • Uhhh.... Hitler was the head of the National Socialist party, not the National Fascist party.

      The Nazi's weren't fascists, they were socialists with a strong nationalistic fervor, and both Marx and Engel agreed with their political viewpoints. Hitler, Goebbels, Strasser(a nazi party founder), etc... knew what they believed and where they fit into the political spectrum. They were skillful politicians, and to even suggest they were so naive, or stupid, that they misnamed themselves is just plain strange.


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