Obama Compared America to Nazi Germany

Politics • Views: 15,397

The audio recording of Barack Obama espousing his socialist philosophy of “redistribution of wealth” is all over the Internet and Fox News today (although most other media outlets are ignoring it), but there’s another disturbing section on that tape that has so far escaped notice.

The link to the audio is here: Chicago Public Radio - Audio Library: Odyssey.

At about 15:30, Obama compares what was going on in the United States during the time of Brown vs. the Board of Education to … Nazi Germany. Yes, really. Here’s the quote:

“…just to take a, sort of a realist perspective…there’s a lot of change going on outside of the Court, um, that, that judges essentially have to take judicial notice of. I mean you’ve got World War II, you’ve got uh, uh, uh, the doctrines of Nazism, that, that we are fighting against, that start looking uncomfortably similar to what we have going on, back here at home.”

There you have it. America is close to electing a President who compares his own country to Nazi Germany.

(Hat tip: On the Mark.)

UPDATE at 5/2/12 7:13:03 am

Turns out that this story is a great example of the dishonest right wing propaganda I sadly fell for in 2008, because the quote above was misleadingly truncated to omit the next sentence:

[T]here’s a lot of change going on outside of the court that, you know, the judges have to essentially take judicial notice of. I mean, you’ve got World War II. You’ve got the doctrines of Nazism that we are fighting against that start looking uncomfortably similar to what’s going on back here at home. You’ve got African Americans who are returning from the war with certain expectations in terms of, “Why is it that I’m now in uniform and yet am denied more freedom here than I was in France or Italy?”

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2021-06-05 12:51 pm PDT
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Cash.app Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
This Video of Russians Surrendering to Ukrainian Troops Is Intense Looks to me like a collapse. What happens with Putin now? The war has gained big for NATO and cost Russia dearly on every level. Powerful footage of Russians surrendering to Ukrainian forces in Kherson Oblast is among the ...
Rightwingconspirator
Yesterday
Views: 74 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
Videos of Alex Jones Apparently Drinking Appear on His Websites Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist extraordinaire, seems to have an enemy. The Daily Dot reports that two of Jones’ video-hosting sites appear to be getting spammed with a supercut of clips of the right-wing host day drinking while at work. ...
Rightwingconspirator
Yesterday
Views: 188 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 •
Jafar Curry Captivates in Exceptional AlbumAmerican international recording artist Jafar Curry is here with soul meets funk offering ‘Loving My Girl’. Armed with an electrifying R&B sound that embodies the greats such as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Michael Jackson and Prince. Jafar was born to ...
libertyliberty
Yesterday
Views: 134 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 •
The World’s Largest Camera Is Nearly Complete The world’s largest camera sits within a nondescript industrial building in the hills above San Francisco Bay. If all goes well, this camera will one day fit into the heart of the future Vera C. Rubin Observatory in Chile. ...
Thanos
Yesterday
Views: 100 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 •
Some Religious Groups Want a Say in What Happens to Your Body After You Die - Americans United In some states, a new option is emerging: human composting. Also called natural organic reduction, the process involves placing the body in a container along with wood chips, straw and alfalfa. Over 30 days, the body breaks down and ...
Thanos
Yesterday
Views: 269 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 64 •
Author of the Onion Supreme Court Brief Explains Why Parody Is Worth Defending : NPR The long-running First Amendment case of an Ohio man is suddenly getting a lot of attention, thanks to the satirical news site The Onion. And that's not because it's been spoofed. It's because the publication has gotten involved directly, ...
Thanos
Yesterday
Views: 227 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 30 •
Indigenous Americans Ruled Democratically Long Before the U.S. DidDemocracy: it was older and more widespread than we thought. At the Oconee site, called Cold Springs, artifacts were excavated before the valley became an aquatic playground. Now, new older-than-expected radiocarbon dates for those museum-held finds push back the origin ...
Thanos
5 weeks ago
Views: 1,780 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 3 •