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Wed Mar 27, 2019, 02:25 PM

Bizarre fight breaks out in House over whether socialists are Nazis

Source: Politico

Bizarre fight breaks out in House over whether socialists are Nazis

By JOHN BRESNAHAN and KYLE CHENEY 03/26/2019 01:19 PM EDT

It’s 2019, so members of Congress must be fighting over the nonsensical question of whether socialists are the same as Nazis.

This inane debate began on Monday when conservative hardliner Rep. Mo Brooks (Ala.) went to the House floor to berate the Democrats and the media for pushing the “big lie” that President Donald Trump or his campaign may have colluded with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. Special counsel Robert Mueller didn’t find any evidence to back up the collusion allegation following a nearly two-year probe, according to Attorney General William Barr.

Barr’s bombshell announcement led to Brooks’ outburst, which in turn led to discussion about whether socialists are Nazis because they both use the word “socialist” in their title.

“A ‘big lie’ is a political propaganda technique made famous by Germany’s National Socialist German Workers' Party,” Brooks said in his floor speech Monday. Brooks quoted from Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" about the use of the "big lie" tactic to dominate political struggles, and the Alabama Republican claimed that's what Democrats did to Trump over the Russia allegations.

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Brooks also said — incorrectly — that Hitler was a socialist. “The author was Socialist Adolph Hitler in his book, 'Mein Kampf,'” the Alabama Republican claimed.

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Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/26/congress-socialist-nazi-debate-1237472

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 02:27 PM

1. Republicans are stupid. Just look at Steve King from Iowa. He's right in front of them . . .

and they refuse to see him.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 02:28 PM

2. Rep. Mo Brooks, yet another idiot!!! Have these people even graduated from any school.

What a damn fool.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 02:31 PM

3. Well, Nazis typically don't consider themselves socialists. Maybe they did in 1930's Germany...

but that was all a ruse to disguise their fascist views.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 02:36 PM

4. Barr wrote that Mueller found no conspiracy with the Russian government.

What's omitted is whether he found any type of relationship between agents of Trump and Russian oligarchs and others with close ties to Putin.

We've got to get Mueller's raw report, not the summarized version that is supposed to be released in "weeks not months." Don't let the Repugs browbeat us with their screams of, "We won! Get over it!" (shades of when the SCOTUS handed Dubya the presidency over Al Gore)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 03:09 PM

5. ''socialist'' and ''nationalism'' were combined to sway Germany's workers into the Nazi party.

 

In particular the Socialists or Communist workers in 1930s Germany.

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:32 PM

7. Yes, deliberate Hitler obfuscation.Nazi's were as much actual Socialists as "Arbeit Macht Frei."

Hitler considered actual Socialists his arch enemies; many who did not flee were sent to his Death Camps. I researched & interviewed (published 40 years ago) noted Hitler Exiles in Hollywood. According to them, to be a Socialist in Germany in the twenties was widespread and common; they likened it to being a Liberal or Democrat in the US.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 04:44 PM

6. Mo, how 'bout

you give me a 5000 word paper on the "Night of the Long Knives," and it's affect on the socialist element of the Nazi party?

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