The right-wing media is outraged over a D.C. teacher’s bizarre request for students to compare George W. Bush to Hitler.
Funny thing, we don’t remember this level of anger from conservative media outlets when major conservative figures repeatedly compared Obama to Hitler in front of audiences far larger than a classroom full of kids.
A few case studies:
Former SNL star Victoria Jackson:
Obama legally kills babies and now he can legally kill Grandmas!
Hitler did this. He killed the weak, the sick, the old, and babies and races/religions he didn’t like.
Adolf Hitler, like Barack Obama, also ruled by dictate.
[Obama is] a dime store Mein Kampf.
If you can’t see through the dishonesty and the scamming of this president with that scenario fresh in your mind, then that’s literally like, I guess that would be like, I don’t know, a German in 1938 pretending to respect the Jews and then going home and putting on his brown shirt and forcing his neighbors onto a train to be burned to death.
Then there was that time that a Fox News radio host aired a “side-by-side comparison” of speeches by Hitler and Obama, and right-wing radio host Michael Savage took things even further by claiming that the U.S. is “50 leagues below the degeneracy” of Germany under Hitler.
Bottom line: Conservatives take up arms when people compare U.S. presidents to Hitler, unless that president happens to be Obama. In reality, Nazi analogies are rarely appropriate, regardless of what part of the political spectrum one identifies with.
If you need further clarification on this topic, here’s a handy flowchart.