So far I’ve heard that Barack Obama is not an American but is a Pledge of Alliance-spurning radical Muslim; he does not place his hand over his heart when the national anthem is played, but his mother was a radical Leftist and his own books prove him to be a racist; he will not release his birth certificate because it either lists him as “white” or because it holds definitive proof that he is not an American citizen but he has been endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan; he refuses to wear a flag pin or sing the national anthem because he “won’t take sides” and it might upset those who hate America but he has spoken at least 50 lies (ZOMG! 50!) on the campaign trail; and the crowning cherry on top: his mere touch can heal the ailing but he is the AntiChrist.
These are just a selected few of the rumors floating around the Senator from Illinois. Snopes.com has so far debunked at least 48 of them. Let it be said that there is no dearth of imagination in the United States.
Unfortunately, none of it really stuck. Sure, there are still people out there who think he’s a Muslim and thus a terrible person out to destroy all of them, but even that didn’t appear to faze the Obama campaign. There he went, speechifying and rallying and raising money and even getting the Germans to turn out to hear him speak, bringing back strong memories of JFK. Something had to be done! Inspiration apparently struck a few of them when they saw Obama standing in front of tens of thousands of flag waving Americans (or “brainwashed Democrats” as they like to call it) yelling for change.
Aaannndddd…. just in time to save the day, here’s Hitler!
That’s right, rightwingers (no, not Ryan Tate, scroll down to the comments) across the net have seen the resemblance and will not be swayed: the Democratic Convention was just like the rally at Nuremberg and Obama is just like Hitler because he stood in front of a big old West Wing set in a big stadium in front of more than 70, 000 people. He was whipping that crowd into a frenzy the way only fascists do! He was making ominous sounds about the glories of the past the way only fascists do! He wants socialized medicine like only fascists do! He raised his arm to wave… the way only fascists do!
Really, what could be more like Hitler than this speech:
The times are too serious, the stakes are too high for this same partisan playbook. So let us agree that patriotism has no party. I love this country, and so do you, and so does John McCain. The men and women who serve in our battlefields may be Democrats and Republicans and Independents, but they have fought together and bled together and some died together under the same proud flag. They have not served a Red America or a Blue America – they have served the United States of America.
So I’ve got news for you, John McCain. We all put our country first.
Why, that devious Nazi!