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(The Wire)   Home Depot founder who compared Obama to Hitler, then apologized for comparing Obama to Hitler, now compares Obama to Hitler again   (thewire.com) divider line 79
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vpb [TotalFark]
2014-05-19 12:24:01 PM  
15 votes:
It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.  It's not like he has done anything radical really.  Democrats today are about like 1970's Republicans.

I guess the political spectrum has moved so far to the right that even what used to be moderate GOP policy is now "socialism".
2014-05-19 01:42:54 PM  
12 votes:
Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama?  Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?
2014-05-19 01:52:05 PM  
9 votes:
I will never understand the attitude of people living lives of luxury saying they are "taxed enough already."

Honestly, they deserve to lose every penny, as they truly do not appreciate what they have.
2014-05-19 02:11:03 PM  
7 votes:
You don't survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy

What if you encourage and thrive on a rigged system of governance that requires you to raise hundreds of millions of dollars from wealthy donors with special interests to even participate as a candidate? Is that okay?

Or what about a system whereby a person's ability to exercise their right to free speech is measured by the size of their bank account?

How about if we had a system where the wealthiest corporations and individuals could hire professional gladhanders to influence - or event write - legislation that changes the rules so that the system you used to become wealthy is no longer available to any of your potential competitors?

Nobody hates you because you're rich. They hate you because you're an asshole and you're cheating.
2014-05-19 02:03:57 PM  
7 votes:
I'm so sick of these bootstrappers using words like 'envy' and 'jealousy' to justify their grotesque greed.

I'm very sorry that you find it hard to reconcile your obscene excess while literally billions around the world barely eat. Just because you make me nauseous with your pathological and never-ending greed does not make me jealous. My only issues with contemptible garbage like you is that you do slimy things to stay at the top and feel that unless you take my share and everyone else's you won't fill that massive hole in your soul.

Doesn't justify comparisons to Nazi Germany however you disingenuous and hyperbolous farker. DIAF and EABOD.
2014-05-19 01:52:24 PM  
7 votes:

vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.



Let's give this guy (and others on the right) the benefit of the doubt for a moment and assume their opposition has zero to do with Obama's race, personality, etc. Here's what I'd really like to know. What has Obama done (or not done) that is SO MUCH WORSE than any other president? I can understand not liking his policies and rhetoric, but I don't understand how they make him the WORSTEST EVARRRR...at least compared to the rest of the field.
2014-05-19 02:16:00 PM  
5 votes:

anfrind: know of a few people who truly believe that Obama is just as bad as Hitler, and that he's just waiting for the right moment to strike the fatal blow. And when absolutely nothing happens between now and 2017, I fully expect them to forget all about their predictions.


Going on a tangent, one worry I have is that people have so frequently accused opposition leaders of being Hitler that when a real tyrant does appear, it'll be like The Boy Who Cried Wolf.  It'll take a while before people realize that we have a real tyrant on our hands, and by then, it'll be too late to remove them.


dpaul007: Remember eight years ago when the right-wing nutbags were screaming that *any* disagreement with The Prez was treason?


I remember that very clearly.  Time of war and no tolerance for dissent.  Except that war should be one of those things that we should discuss the most.
2014-05-19 02:03:28 PM  
5 votes:
What about the fact that every time you go into a Home Depot, there are half a dozen employees asking "Can I help you?" at the front of the store, before you've even started shopping. Then when you've gotten into the actual aisles and actually need help finding something, there is not an employee around for miles. Has he apologized for that?
2014-05-19 01:50:36 PM  
5 votes:
Oh, please... nary a week went by during Bush's time if office where someone wasn't comparing him to Hitler.

Your outrage is noted.
2014-05-19 01:48:59 PM  
5 votes:
Technically, he was the investment banker who secured financing for HD.  I don't think that qualifies as a founder.  I tend to think of a founder as the guy who created and ran the early day-to-day of a business.

/end threadjack
2014-05-19 12:12:02 PM  
5 votes:
This is nothing compared to what he's done to Home Depot.  It should be criminal.
2014-05-19 02:09:44 PM  
4 votes:
News: The right comparing the left to Hitler
Not News: The left comparing the right to Hitler.
2014-05-19 01:56:51 PM  
4 votes:

nitefallz: Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama?  Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?


Yes, most have.

Remember eight years ago when the right-wing nutbags were screaming that *any* disagreement with The Prez was treason?
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-05-19 01:48:15 PM  
4 votes:

skinink: Then George W Bush must be worse than Obama and Hitler. He became President despite losing the popular vote. He was awarded the office by the Supreme Court.


Naw.  It's ok when their side does it.
2014-05-19 01:47:20 PM  
4 votes:
Then George W Bush must be worse than Obama and Hitler. He became President despite losing the popular vote. He was awarded the office by the Supreme Court.
2014-05-19 02:26:43 PM  
3 votes:
Am I missing something? Obama isn't even mentioned in the article except in the headline.  The guy's quote was about how bad things can happen in a democracy because that's how Hitler got elected.  He seems to have a point about being vilified if he can't even mention recent history without being lambasted for knowing history.
2014-05-19 02:23:10 PM  
3 votes:

inclemency: I'm so sick of these bootstrappers using words like 'envy' and 'jealousy' to justify their grotesque greed.

I'm very sorry that you find it hard to reconcile your obscene excess while literally billions around the world barely eat. Just because you make me nauseous with your pathological and never-ending greed does not make me jealous. My only issues with contemptible garbage like you is that you do slimy things to stay at the top and feel that unless you take my share and everyone else's you won't fill that massive hole in your soul.

Doesn't justify comparisons to Nazi Germany however you disingenuous and hyperbolous farker. DIAF and EABOD.


Envy and Jealousy are the words of people that think the job of government is to protect their Hard-Earned Dollars (tm). The goal of government in reality isn't to nurture the ever-growing stash of wealth held by the people at the top, but to create a stable economic system that won't collapse. The growing chorus against the current distribution of wealth isn't driven by Envy or Jealousy, but by a simple understanding that the funneling of wealth upward in our society is entirely unsustainable and dangerous to the long-term health and strength of the United States.
2014-05-19 02:18:55 PM  
3 votes:

skozlaw: You don't survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy

What if you encourage and thrive on a rigged system of governance that requires you to raise hundreds of millions of dollars from wealthy donors with special interests to even participate as a candidate? Is that okay?

Or what about a system whereby a person's ability to exercise their right to free speech is measured by the size of their bank account?

How about if we had a system where the wealthiest corporations and individuals could hire professional gladhanders to influence - or event write - legislation that changes the rules so that the system you used to become wealthy is no longer available to any of your potential competitors?

Nobody hates you because you're rich. They hate you because you're an asshole and you're cheating.


That is both excellent and accurate.
2014-05-19 02:14:58 PM  
3 votes:
Wouldn't a more "appropriate" comparison be to compare Obama to Stalin? Hitler was a fascist, which is a right wing ideology. Stalin was a communist, which is associated with the left.

Besides, I would think these guys would love Obama to be like Hitler. Pro business and capitalism, the elimination of the poor and the inferior, pro war, etc.

Of course, all this would require these Teabaggers to have the most elementary understanding of logic and political history. Which we all know they do not.
2014-05-19 02:10:15 PM  
3 votes:
I worked 6 months at a Home Depot I.T center doing network support and enjoying the company of many fine Home Derpot employees. The Derp of that company runs deep, so very very very deep. If you are in any way a liberal working in that company you quickly learn to keep it to yourself. Fox news was on in the breakroom 24/7, and dont you dare change if you know whats good for your career.
2014-05-19 02:03:49 PM  
3 votes:
Honestly I get what he's saying.  His point is that a political party CAN rise to power based solely on the hatred of others.  But that A) simplifies the political, social and economic climates in 1930's Germany and B) is nothing what the current disdain for the 1% is about.

It's a flawed analogy but I don't really see him saying anyone = Hitler or anyone = Nazis.

But then again I don't go looking to be offended every time I read what someone else has said.
2014-05-19 01:57:00 PM  
3 votes:

vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.  It's not like he has done anything radical really.  Democrats today are about like 1970's Republicans.

I guess the political spectrum has moved so far to the right that even what used to be moderate GOP policy is now "socialism".


 Funny thing is, some of the same Republicans shouting "SOCHALIZMS" to positions Obama is taking now are the same Republicans that were campaigning on those exact same 'conservative' positions 20 years ago.

/Does that mean all those Republicans were Socialists in the 90's, or that they are just completely full of shiat now?
2014-05-19 01:44:49 PM  
3 votes:
A lot of people like to dismiss these Obama/Hitler comparisons, but that's only because so many people just do a simple comparison, find no links, and dismiss it outright. They're not looking deep enough, in other words. Even those who attempt to use advanced numerological tools are often frustrated in their efforts. They see no easy link, and as a result cross their arms and say, "this is a stupid comparison." They point out, correctly, that the name Barack Obama has a numerological weight of 5 (individual weights 18 and 14, or 1+8 (9) and 1+4 (5) yielding 14, or 1+4=5), and Adolf Hitler has a value of 11, one of the Master Numbers (20 and 36, 2+0 (2) and 3+6 (9) yielding 11). And while Hitler having a Master Number makes sense, certainly, how does Mr. Obama's 5 relate to that?

Ah, but you are forgetting something. You are forgetting Barack Obama's middle name. Hussein. Value, 32. 3+2=5. Added to the 5 previous, we have 10, for a final value (1+0) of 1. Barack Hussein Obama has a value of 1.

1. And Hitler is 11. Half the value.

So, interesting. But is there meaning here?

No. Not really. And here is exactly where most drop the story.

But they drop too soon. They drop without considering that Obama has a second last name, a family name he has attempted to keep in the dark for a very long time. That name is Soetoro. Soetoro has a value of 35, or 3+5, or 8. Now, replace Obama with Soetoro in the president's total name value, and what you get is Barack (9) Hussein (5) Soetoro (8). That's a total of 22.

22. Another power number, the one related to the Master Builder. And, a number with twice the value of Hitler's 11, which was itself a doubling of Barack Obama's public persona value, one. 1, 11, 22.

Do you see a pattern emerging?

Is this conclusive? No. But it is a beginning. It is a beginning of a pattern, a pattern that, if true, could signify something terrible indeed. We must find these patterns, shed the light of truth on them, before all is lost.
2014-05-19 12:47:06 PM  
3 votes:

vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.  It's not like he has done anything radical really.  Democrats today are about like 1970's Republicans.

I guess the political spectrum has moved so far to the right that even what used to be moderate GOP policy is now "socialism".


Does a GIS search....  Yep, he's still blah.
2014-05-19 04:30:30 PM  
2 votes:
Lowe's hates Muslims, Home Depot founder is crazy, where the fark am I supposed to buy a wrench? Wal-mart?
2014-05-19 03:44:40 PM  
2 votes:
Meanwhile, Home Depot's stock is up roughly 270% since Obama took office.
2014-05-19 03:44:18 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-05-19 03:03:15 PM  
2 votes:
The stock market is at all time highs, the rich are richer than ever before... and still their main beef is that they can't f@ck the poor even more. Thanks to yet another company for making my shopping decisions easier, you can go in the same bin as Papa Johns and Chik Fil A.
2014-05-19 02:53:31 PM  
2 votes:

DubtodaIll: Am I missing something? Obama isn't even mentioned in the article except in the headline.  The guy's quote was about how bad things can happen in a democracy because that's how Hitler got elected.  He seems to have a point about being vilified if he can't even mention recent history without being lambasted for knowing history.


Libderpers can't help it.  Facts have a nasty way of getting in the way of the 'he's blah, you're racist if you are rich' agenda.
2014-05-19 02:48:51 PM  
2 votes:
I know someone who believes that America's greatest achievement was defeating fascism.  That may be true, but Americans seem to be hell bent on forgetting the lessons learned before the WWII generation even gone.  Ask 20 people on the street to explain the differences between American liberalism, fascism, communism and European socialism and you'll get 15 blank stares and a mountain of nonsense.
2014-05-19 02:29:03 PM  
2 votes:
Dude, you were ten years old when Hitler offed himself in a Berlin bunker. You are trying to twist a center-right corporatist president's record (which probably did wonders for your privileged ass) to be somehow equivalent to the wholesale slaughter of millions.

Please pardon me while I tell you to go take a long walk off a short pier and hug an octopus.
2014-05-19 02:26:52 PM  
2 votes:
I wanted to make it clear-I said the next day I want to make it very clear, if anybody took my remarks to say I was comparing Hitler to somebody else, please accept my apologies, because that's not what I was saying. He was a horrible evil human being. I hope he's burning in hell for eternity for what he did. I wasn't talking about Hitler.

OK, let's look at what he said, I'm sure this is just the MSM out of control again, right? Probably putting words into his mouth or something...

"Because if you go back to 1933, with different words, this is what Hitler was saying in Germany."

No mention of Hitler at all, dude, boy do WE all owe you an apology...

What a douche.
2014-05-19 02:22:58 PM  
2 votes:
Lowes > Home Depot
2014-05-19 02:22:38 PM  
2 votes:
He didn't mention Hitler, and he didn't take it back.  His quote of what he actually said:  "I stand on what I said"
and he clarifies his message.   Bad Subby.  Bad, bad subby.

And in subby's defense, the headline doesn't mention any Liberal-Conservaderp.
2014-05-19 02:21:47 PM  
2 votes:
A lot of people don't understand there are 2 ways to "compare" some one to Hitler. One is bad but the other is NOT.

Bad way: When you try to pretend someone is as BAD as Hitler because of some superficial similarity. - This is an Ad hominem attack. "Hitler had socialized medicine like Obam!"

OK way: Not to say someone is as BAD as Hitler but point out that something Hitler did that actually lead to bad things in itself. - This is learning from History and it's ok!! - For example what Putin is doing "liberating" Russian speakers, IS like what Hitler did at the start of WWII. Even this guys second point saying Democracy isn't always great because it got Hitler, is not calling Obama Hitler.

One you associating Hitler with someone. The other one you are comparing actions and it's based on those actions and outcomes.

I hate when the idiots on FARK go "Godwin! Godwin! Godwin!" whenever you bring up what Hitler did as a valid analogy. It's actually ok to learn from history. Just don't us it as an ad hominem attack.
2014-05-19 02:19:18 PM  
2 votes:
I'm not a fan of the current class warfare rhetoric, but I think the 1% will be fine.
I get more concerned with politicians vilifying illegal immigrants.
2014-05-19 02:07:36 PM  
2 votes:

KidneyStone: Langone has been on the board of directors for a few companies I've worked at.  He's friendly, funny, and if you didn't know he was filthy rich you wouldn't think he was filthy rich.

I also agree with what he is saying.  "You don't survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy" and that's exactly what our leadershiat is doing.


What the unholy fark IS  Wall Street EXCEPT a "place that thrives on envy and jealousy"?  You get a $500k  bonus? that's fine unless someone else at the firm got $1 million.   You have more money than a single human could possible spend in a lifetime no matter how hard you tried?  Not good enough if the guy one house down from you has all your money + $1 more


Asking you assholes to choke up your fair share of the freight for the operation of this country isn't envy its basic fairness.  If  the top 20% of the people in this country control 85% of the wealth then they should be paying 85% of the bills too.
2014-05-19 02:03:05 PM  
2 votes:

Fart_Machine: mongbiohazard: That's too bad. Looks like Lowe's and Strosnider's are getting more business from me from now on.

I go to Ace Hardware myself.


I love my local Ace. On paper it looks like I spend about 15% more on average. However, if I took the time to calculate the time, fuel $, and general stress saved by getting the right thing the first time and with a proper explanation of how to do the job, I'm saving $$$. Kind of like Obamacare.
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-05-19 01:55:22 PM  
2 votes:

I Browse: vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.


Let's give this guy (and others on the right) the benefit of the doubt for a moment and assume their opposition has zero to do with Obama's race, personality, etc. Here's what I'd really like to know. What has Obama done (or not done) that is SO MUCH WORSE than any other president? I can understand not liking his policies and rhetoric, but I don't understand how they make him the WORSTEST EVARRRR...at least compared to the rest of the field.


Every point of "legitimate" criticism was duplicated many times over during the bush presidency.  That's why they're such flaming hypocrites and assholes.  The difference is that he is blah, or that he has a D instead of an R after his name.  Which one?
2014-05-19 01:54:28 PM  
2 votes:
So......

i2.cdn.turner.com
2014-05-19 01:53:38 PM  
2 votes:

Serious Black: ongbok: What is with these guys' laser focus on Hitler?

It's an "I'm just asking questions" kind of attack. You don't have to actually believe Obama is as bad as Hitler to suggest it, and the very act of suggesting it will make a bunch of people believe it.


I know of a few people who truly believe that Obama is just as bad as Hitler, and that he's just waiting for the right moment to strike the fatal blow.  And when absolutely nothing happens between now and 2017, I fully expect them to forget all about their predictions.
2014-05-19 01:53:14 PM  
2 votes:

Ball Sack Obama: Oh, please... nary a week went by during Bush's time if office where someone wasn't comparing him to Hitler.

Your outrage is noted.


No farks given, and your apology for the Bush years is noted.
2014-05-19 01:52:58 PM  
2 votes:

mongbiohazard: That's too bad. Looks like Lowe's and Strosnider's are getting more business from me from now on.


I go to Ace Hardware myself.
2014-05-19 01:52:45 PM  
2 votes:

Pocket Ninja: A lot of people like to dismiss these Obama/Hitler comparisons, but that's only because so many people just do a simple comparison, find no links, and dismiss it outright. They're not looking deep enough, in other words. Even those who attempt to use advanced numerological tools are often frustrated in their efforts. They see no easy link, and as a result cross their arms and say, "this is a stupid comparison." They point out, correctly, that the name Barack Obama has a numerological weight of 5 (individual weights 18 and 14, or 1+8 (9) and 1+4 (5) yielding 14, or 1+4=5), and Adolf Hitler has a value of 11, one of the Master Numbers (20 and 36, 2+0 (2) and 3+6 (9) yielding 11). And while Hitler having a Master Number makes sense, certainly, how does Mr. Obama's 5 relate to that?

Ah, but you are forgetting something. You are forgetting Barack Obama's middle name. Hussein. Value, 32. 3+2=5. Added to the 5 previous, we have 10, for a final value (1+0) of 1. Barack Hussein Obama has a value of 1.

1. And Hitler is 11. Half the value.

So, interesting. But is there meaning here?

No. Not really. And here is exactly where most drop the story.

But they drop too soon. They drop without considering that Obama has a second last name, a family name he has attempted to keep in the dark for a very long time. That name is Soetoro. Soetoro has a value of 35, or 3+5, or 8. Now, replace Obama with Soetoro in the president's total name value, and what you get is Barack (9) Hussein (5) Soetoro (8). That's a total of 22.

22. Another power number, the one related to the Master Builder. And, a number with twice the value of Hitler's 11, which was itself a doubling of Barack Obama's public persona value, one. 1, 11, 22.

Do you see a pattern emerging?

Is this conclusive? No. But it is a beginning. It is a beginning of a pattern, a pattern that, if true, could signify something terrible indeed. We must find these patterns, shed the light of truth on them, before all is lost.


Sounds like the plot of Dan Brown's next novel.
2014-05-19 01:51:19 PM  
2 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Technically, he was the investment banker who secured financing for HD.  I don't think that qualifies as a founder.  I tend to think of a founder as the guy who created and ran the early day-to-day of a business.
/end threadjack


Either way, I'd rather get stuff from Lowe's.
2014-05-19 01:49:28 PM  
2 votes:

ongbok: What is with these guys' laser focus on Hitler?


It's an "I'm just asking questions" kind of attack. You don't have to actually believe Obama is as bad as Hitler to suggest it, and the very act of suggesting it will make a bunch of people believe it.
2014-05-19 01:44:20 PM  
2 votes:

vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.  It's not like he has done anything radical really.  Democrats today are about like 1970's Republicans.

I guess the political spectrum has moved so far to the right that even what used to be moderate GOP policy is now "socialism".


That, but also the President is really, really near. He's super-uppity about how near he is.
2014-05-19 01:17:45 PM  
2 votes:
"I'm just oversimplifying and mangling history to slither out of my earlier offensive comments" is the new "I'm just asking questions."
2014-05-20 02:18:27 AM  
1 votes:
www.gannett-cdn.com

Six Championships

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Three Championships.

Ergo, Lowes is better than Home Depot
2014-05-19 07:01:04 PM  
1 votes:

randomjsa: Don't be silly, Obama is nothing like Hitler.

Hitler could actually run a federal government.


Thanks for tipping over the derpline.

I can now add you to my pretty exclusive ignore list without feeling regret or guilt, being concerned I might be insulating myself from constructive differing opinions.

I find it difficult to believe you've done anything constructive in your life you vile shill. Bye.
2014-05-19 05:54:47 PM  
1 votes:

IvyLady: CanisNoir: IvyLady: In all seriousness, my gut tells me that the majority of people in the US who have inherited fortunes in the 9 and 10 digit range are probably otherwise decent people who are just completely clueless as to how big the chasm is between them and everyone else - even the comfortably middle class.  

Most of them probably have enough good sense to quietly enjoy their lives without running around paranoid that someone somewhere might try to take something from them.  A lot of them probably recognize that if the government raised their taxes by 10% the massive gulf of wealth between them and everyone else would shrink the tiniest bit and the whole think would have no effect whatsoever on their lives.

Do you think that the gap would decrease because that extra 10% would make you richer? You're wrong. The gulf would marginally decrease because you would be making them poorer. That's not a good solution.

This is my point.  I wasn't advocating anything, let alone a 10% tax increase.  I merely pointed out that even a (gasp!) whopping (gasp!) 10% tax increase doesn't appreciably affect lifestyle or the accumulation of wealth for these folks and I'm sure that most of them understand that.  

So take a breath and calm down.  No one was advocating a tax increase on people you have never and will never know that will have no effect whatsoever on their lives.


I'm not paniced; my point was that people claiming that the rich need to pay more taxes to decrease wealth disparity is really just about punishing success because that wont make poor people richer, just rich people poorer. We need a real solution, not class warfare.
2014-05-19 03:57:05 PM  
1 votes:

vpb: It's weird how much these guys hate Obama.  It's not like he has done anything radical really.  Democrats today are about like 1970's Republicans.

I guess the political spectrum has moved so far to the right that even what used to be moderate GOP policy is now "socialism".


Well they have a slight point but its not like I care much since I'm poor and the rich should be punished for being successful.

And I think you mean to say the dems of the 60s are closer to the Republicans now, the country is not remotely close to the far right. Its so far left even mentioning you're religious means you hate other people.

The fact medicinal marijuana is being discussed in places like Georgia shows how far the spectrum has shifted. If anyone would have dared suggested this in the 70s-80s they would have been beaten to death on the capital stairs by the Democrats then given to the Republicans for eating.

Far to the right my ass.
2014-05-19 03:50:45 PM  
1 votes:

CanisNoir: nitefallz: Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama?  Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?

I don't think anyone's forgotten Bill Clintons presidency :)


You mean one of the best economies in modern history and a giant government surplus? Those bad times?
2014-05-19 03:39:01 PM  
1 votes:

SuperNinjaToad: Marcus Aurelius: This is nothing compared to what he's done to Home Depot.  It should be criminal.

huh? what did he do to HD? As a consumer I like HD. Don;t know anything about the internal politics but then again I shouldn't.

Now Menard's on the the other hand is not very user friendly fro the shopper.


The help in my local store was given surliness injections, and in store services have gone away.  I used to be able to get tiles cut at Home Depot.  I tried last year and the guy in the tile department insisted they had never cut tile, and if I wanted a tile cut, I could, maybe "go find a contractor like everyone else, you moron".

So I went to Lowes and they did it for free.  Home Depot does not like it when I shop at Home Depot, so I don't.
2014-05-19 03:34:55 PM  
1 votes:
Don't be silly, Obama is nothing like Hitler.

Hitler could actually run a federal government.
2014-05-19 03:26:56 PM  
1 votes:

IvyLady: So, what he was saying was that  Hitler was democratically elected and that although he was comparing Hitler's political messages with Obama's political messages, he was in no way referencing Obama because he didn't say "Obama".  Got it.


Well no, not at all.  It's just silly how eager the left is to have Obama constantly be considered a victim of political slander even in cases where he is not being slandered.  Any and all events where a GOP member or supporter says something vaguely insensitive towards the Democrats are immediately turned in to a direct attack on Obama because they're obviously racist and only hate any of his actions or policies because he's black.  It's ridiculous.  It's not like I can really blame liberals though, it's an effective tool to rile the electorate.
2014-05-19 03:26:21 PM  
1 votes:

CanisNoir: nitefallz: Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama?  Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?

I don't think anyone's forgotten Bill Clintons presidency :)


A "b-but Clinton" tu quoque? A daring opening move.

But don't let me get in the way of your attempts to discount 8 years of failed Bush policy.
2014-05-19 02:58:59 PM  
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Back in the 30's, what did they compare Hitler to?



A homeless wannabe art student?
2014-05-19 02:57:22 PM  
1 votes:
Can you even be a US president these days without being compared to Hitler? I think that just comes with the job.
2014-05-19 02:52:09 PM  
1 votes:

DROxINxTHExWIND: Lowes > Home Depot


True but Ace and Aco or any smaller hardware store > Lowes > HD.
2014-05-19 02:49:40 PM  
1 votes:

whidbey: Truther: DubtodaIll: Am I missing something? Obama isn't even mentioned in the article except in the headline.  The guy's quote was about how bad things can happen in a democracy because that's how Hitler got elected.  He seems to have a point about being vilified if he can't even mention recent history without being lambasted for knowing history.

Fark Progressives won't respond to this.  They have a hard time with facts.

Truther: DubtodaIll: Am I missing something? Obama isn't even mentioned in the article except in the headline.  The guy's quote was about how bad things can happen in a democracy because that's how Hitler got elected.  He seems to have a point about being vilified if he can't even mention recent history without being lambasted for knowing history.

Fark Progressives won't respond to this.  They have a hard time with facts.

Actually, his remarks were aimed at the current leadership. But you knew that, right?


No, the article doesn't mention that. Here's the original POLITICO quote:

"I hope it's not working," Ken Langone, the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot and major GOP donor, said of populist political appeals. "Because if you go back to 1933, with different words, this is what Hitler was saying in Germany. You don't survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy."

Read more:  http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/the-rich-strike-back-104753.htm l #ixzz32BlWG8Ih

Still just seems like an insensitive quote about the political environment.  I see no pointed reference to Obama.  It's about the political zeitgeist.  I'm not agreeing with the guy or his stance, but claiming he's comparing Obama to Hitler is inaccurate.
2014-05-19 02:46:11 PM  
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yakmans_dad: Corvus: It's actually ok to learn from history.

Here's 2 things to learn from history.

1) Every historical moment is not prelude to another Weimar.
2) Every historical moment is not prelude to another Weimar.


Here's one thing to learn from logic:
1) Not Every historical moment is not prelude to another Weimar.  is what you were trying to write.  What you wrote is that no historical moment is prelude to another Weimar...not a single one.
2014-05-19 02:44:55 PM  
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yakmans_dad: Corvus: It's actually ok to learn from history.

Here's 2 things to learn from history.

1) Every historical moment is not prelude to another Weimar.
2) Every historical moment is not prelude to another Weimar.


Hey maybe you should actually respond to the point I was making instead of taking a quote massively out of context to pretend I said something that I didn't
2014-05-19 02:35:48 PM  
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All2morrowsparTs: DubtodaIll: Am I missing something? Obama isn't even mentioned in the article except in the headline.  The guy's quote was about how bad things can happen in a democracy because that's how Hitler got elected.  He seems to have a point about being vilified if he can't even mention recent history without being lambasted for knowing history.

Hitler was not elected.


Ok, appointed by the guy who got elected.  Still, I don't see a direct comparison of Obama to Hitler in what this guy said.  If anything he's comparing the political environment to something similar to 1933.  It's not really an accurate comparison, but I'm not sure he's directly going after Obama here.  But hey, any chance to get some mileage out of someone who has a lot of money not loving Obama.
2014-05-19 02:26:58 PM  
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Hack Patooey: The Larch: Ponzholio: Sin_City_Superhero: I'll compare Obama to Hitler...

Hitler was white. Obama is black.
Hitler was short. Obama is taller.
Hitler had a moustache. Obama is clean-cut.
Hitler had dark hair. SO DOES OBAMA!!!

After a GIS for 'obama mustache', here are a few it came up with...

THE LAST ONE ISN'T EVEN A MUSTACHE! WHY ARE YOU LYING TO ME GOOGLE??? WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO COVERUP?

Obama + Evil University Spock Goatee == Kanye West.

This is very disturbing. Why didn't the media warn is?

Can someone with shoop skillz put one of these on him?

[www.blindloop.com image 374x314]


HAIL HYDRA!
2014-05-19 02:22:40 PM  
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garandman1a: While it is a fair statement politically (both are socialists, both favor large businesses that are "connected" to a large, all powerful central government) Hitler was a vegetarian and Obama ate dogs. So yes, there is a difference.


We're laughing at you, not with you.
2014-05-19 02:15:51 PM  
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whidbey: Sin_City_Superhero: I'll compare Obama to Hitler...

Hitler was white. Obama is black.
Hitler was short. Obama is taller.
Hitler had a moustache. Obama is clean-cut.
Hitler had dark hair. SO DOES OBAMA!!!

Sounds like a punk rock song.

/Ah but punk is dead


img.fark.netOne Saturday I took a walk to Zipperhead
I met a girl there
And she almost knocked me dead
Punk rock girl please look at me
Punk rock girl what do you see?
Let's travel round the world
Just you and me punk rock girl!
2014-05-19 02:13:36 PM  
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inclemency: I'm so sick of these bootstrappers using words like 'envy' and 'jealousy' to justify their grotesque greed.


You're just jealous. It's an all-purpose retort. Sick of Republicans in Congress roadblocking everything under the sun? You're just jealous. Sick of Benghazi 24-7? You're just jealous. Tired of
the constant efforts to take away your health care? Just jealous. Sick of the GOP's enduring fascination with rape and slavery? Jealous.
2014-05-19 02:11:01 PM  
1 votes:
Where exactly is President Obama mentioned in this guys statement?

/Liberals can take 1+1 and get 7 just like Conservatives
//whadda ya know...
2014-05-19 02:10:58 PM  
1 votes:
The comparison is apt.
Both Hitler and Obama have time machines and secret moon bases.

But libs won't listen to basic facts when we show them the potato

Study it out.
2014-05-19 02:08:51 PM  
1 votes:
Mr. Obama, I severed with Adolph Hitler. I knew Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler was a (not) friend of mine.  Mr. Obama, You're no Adolf Hitler.

And enough of this blaming this side, or that side, or the guy before you.  Sooner or later, the guy in office at present takes ownership of it.  I would say halfway through the second term is more than reasonable on that front. Besides, the whole country went to hell since that bastard Chester A. Arthur signed the Pendleton Act ;)


Whidbey claims that pointing out that they did this to Bush basically on a weekly basis is somehow an apology for the Bush years.  No, it's pointing out the hypocracy of people who thought it was A-OK to do it to the guy you disagree with, but not the guy you agree with.  Neither one of them has any business being placed in the same category as Hitler.  Besides, Stalin & Mao Zedong both killed more people than Hitler did.  Kinda makes Hitler "Bush League" amongst the gallery of 20th central evil dictators (pun intended).

Obligatory picture of toddler Hitler follows.


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2014-05-19 01:56:49 PM  
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Langone has been on the board of directors for a few companies I've worked at.  He's friendly, funny, and if you didn't know he was filthy rich you wouldn't think he was filthy rich.

I also agree with what he is saying.  "You don't survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy" and that's exactly what our leadershiat is doing.
2014-05-19 01:54:55 PM  
1 votes:

RevLovejoy: You know who else used outrageous statements to demonize those with whom he disagreed?


Dick Cheney?
2014-05-19 01:53:39 PM  
1 votes:
You know who else used outrageous statements to demonize those with whom he disagreed?
2014-05-19 01:51:09 PM  
1 votes:
That's too bad. Looks like Lowe's and Strosnider's are getting more business from me from now on.
2014-05-19 01:50:16 PM  
1 votes:
"There's No Good Way to Explain Your Hitler-Obama Analogy"

Especially when you look like a cross between Palpatine, the Cryptkeeper's Dad, John Hurt's parasite from "Alien", and Creepy Preacher Guy (now I'm forgetting if he's from Poltergeist or Invasion of the Body Snatchers).

Maybe just open "Professor Snoodle's Fun Time Wonder Emporium" and give candy to kids in public places while keeping both hands clearly in view.
2014-05-19 01:48:47 PM  
1 votes:
Anyone who blames Obama to Hitler is a fool.
2014-05-19 01:48:05 PM  
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Listen, asshole, I don't have all day. Is Obama Hitler or not? Because we're all on pins and needles waiting for your opinion.
2014-05-19 01:45:24 PM  
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nitefallz: Do people really think the country's problems started with Obama?  Did everyone forget EVERYTHING prior to the 2008 election when that pretzel-choking doofus was around?


They are blinded by blahness.
 
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