I’ve always hated when Republicans (like Ben Carson), or anyone, invoked the Nazi Germany or Hitler card in politics. Republicans compared President Obama to Hitler because he wanted everyone to have healthcare. They called him a Nazi because he wanted to put the ban on assault weapons back into place. They say he’s turning America into Nazi Germany, even though economic expansion is rapidly increasing and unemployment is decreasing.
But now the tables have turned, and it’s now the Republicans who are being compared to Nazis. The only kicker is that it’s not Democrats who are doing the accusing, but other Republicans.
Governor John Kasich, the most sane of the GOP presidential lot, has recently released blistering attack ads against Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in which he compares the billionaire mogul to a Nazi. Kasich’s shocking ad, titled ‘Trump’s Dangerous Rhetoric,” is the result of frontrunner’s call to issue special IDs to Muslim Americans and to close down all mosques in response to the attacks in Paris, France two weeks ago.
The one minute add features Tom Moe, a retired Air Force veteran and POW of Vietnam, imploring voters not to vote for Donald Trump, while drawing distinctions between Trump and the political abuses perpetrated by Hitler and Nazi Germany, by paraphrasing German pastor Martin Niemöller:
You might not care that if Donald Trump says Muslims must register with their government, because you’re not one. You might not care if Donald Trump says he’s going to round up all the Hispanic immigrants, because you’re not one. You might not care if Donald Trump says it’s ok to rough up black protestors, because you’re not one. And you might not care if Donald Trump wants to suppress journalists, because you’re not one.
The harrowing and thought-provoking ad asks listeners to imagine what this country would rally be like if Donald Trump’s rhetoric came true. The ad finishes with a warning: You better hope there’s someone left to help you.
Just a day earlier, a pro-Kasich super PAC released a “Donald Trump Greatest Hits” ad that featured his most asinine remarks.
Watch the ad here:
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