Right Wing Watch has been digging through the archives of Jody Hice’s radio show to see what the presumptive Georgia congressman has been saying (though he has now removed the archives) and they have caught him several times comparing Obama to Hitler. In a 2011 program he interviewed Kitty Werthmann, an elderly Austrian who has been screaming “Hitler” in response to everything for decades.
Werthmann, who was a child in Austria when it was annexed by Hitler’s Germany, spent the program going through what she saw as the similarities between that regime and America today, which Hice was eager to agree with.
“The parallels as you’re talking are just incredible with what we are seeing in America,” he said, adding that “like a politician here in America,” Hitler “made all these wonderful promises” before transforming into the “monster you never saw coming.”
“And so, you’ve got the nationalized education, nationalized banking, nationalized press that you alluded to, the nationalized medical care,” Hice said later in the program. “It sounds like you were describing America. And the last thing that you mentioned was the gun control. It sounds like you were describing to us tomorrow’s newspaper here in America. Every one of these issues we’re facing right now.”“That’s right, that’s why I’m so fearful, it’s going so fast,” Werthmann replied, before warning that Obama’s appointment of “czars” signals the end of democracy.
Except, of course, we don’t have nationalized banking, a nationalized press or nationalized health care. All lies. But when you’re trying to make a Hitler comparison, it’s not like reality is going to be on your side.
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