Saturday, April 6, 2019

Beto O'Rourke: Trump's rhetoric 'is something that we might have expected to hear in Nazi Germany'

Mod: When should a presidential candidate be prevented from stating the obvious?

Beto O'Rourke: Trump's rhetoric 'is something that we might have expected to hear in Nazi Germany' (CNN link): Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke on Thursday night defended remarks he made in Iowa comparing President Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigration to words and images employed by Nazi Germany. "I compared the rhetoric that the President has employed to rhetoric that you might've heard during the Third Reich," O'Rourke told a reporter, following a meet and greet at Morningside College in Sioux City. "Calling human beings an 'infestation' is something that we might have expected to hear in Nazi Germany."

He later added, "If we don't call out racism, certainly at the highest levels of power, in this position of trust that the President enjoys, then we're going to continue to get its consequences."

Trump has previously referred to the influx of undocumented immigrants at the southern border as an "infestation." The Nazis regularly invoked the imagery of insects and vermin to denigrate Jews and other enemies. CNN has reached out to the White House for comment.

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At an earlier stop in Carroll, O'Rourke raised eyebrows when he invoked Nazi Germany in his remarks, telling caucus-goers, "When the President of the United States has called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, he then went on to call asylum seekers animals and an infestation. Now we would not be surprised if in the Third Reich, other human beings were described as an infestation, as a cockroach, or as a pest that you would want to kill. But to do that in 2017 or '18 in the United States of America, it doesn't make sense."

The former congressman defended his rhetoric in Sioux City, telling reporters, "silence is complicity in what this administration is doing. So, let's call it out, but let's also define a better future for this country."

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25 comments:

  1. Michael Cohen suggests the GOP took illegal donations from China — and he has the evidence
    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/michael-cohen-suggests-gop-took-illegal-donations-china-evidence

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  2. 'All We've Heard Is Deception': Scenes From The NYC Protest Demanding Full Release Of The Mueller Report

    http://gothamist.com/2019/04/05/release_report_mueller_protest.php

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  3. "Prevented" how commie of you.

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    1. When MSM and RWNJs chastise a candidate for telling the truth in clear, unvarnished terms, they are trying to prevent such speech. Get it projecting Comrade?

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    2. The media loves Trump. They’re all making money off the catastrophe.

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  4. Then ineffectually Robert Francis O'rourke just put Trump and Farrakhan together as anti Semite; but Trump was invited to speak in Beverly Hills at a Jewish Fundraiser; very confusing. Some one "Beto" is not telling the truth.

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    1. Where do you stand on the "windmills cause cancer" debate?

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    2. I think 8:34 is the recipient of a lot of hot wind.

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    3. I read his fundraiser was a bust

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  5. Never realized Holland had a higher rate of cancer, but the country does have a high rate of harvesting tulips.

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    1. Trump is showing signs of an increased dementia.

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  6. Too many similarities for comfort. There is too little said about the moron's dad back in the 30's when the American Nazi Party was gaining traction in our country. He is a known KKK member and the American Bund is a hop, skip and a jump from the KKK. How involved was he and what did the moron learn at his knee?

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    1. Didn't one of his several wives say something about a copy of Mein Kampf on his nightstand?

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  7. I am glad that he said this. The last thing I want is a POTUS who decides to play nice and not undo all the ruin tRump has done.

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  8. MAGA-Hat Clad Man Charged With Attempted Murder For Allegedly Slicing Man With Sword
    https://www.newsweek.com/maga-hat-clad-man-charged-attempted-murder-allegedly-slicing-man-sword-san-1388123

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  9. New Michael Cohen memo outlines "Trump's involvement in a conspiracy to collude with Russian gov.

    Michael Cohen's legal team has released a 12-page memo it provided to House Democrats Thursday. The memo outlines evidence of what his team describes as "Trump's involvement in a conspiracy to collude with Russian government intervention in his favor during the 2016 presidential campaign" and "other felony crimes committed by Trump before and after he became president."

    https://www.axios.com/michael-cohens-alleged-evidence-trump-crimes-russia-70a202e0-a474-4322-9033-7e674bfec4ed.html

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  10. Pretty Soon, House Democrats Could Start Arresting Trump's People

    Contempt of Congress is a crime.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/04/06/pretty-soon-house-democrats-could-start-arresting-trumps-people.html

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  11. I have found out where (djt) is finding so many sexual pervert to fill the high paying Govt. jobs that he picks out of a catalog supplied to him by Barr at the DOJ. Or he has met them at his pervert clubs he runs and calls them Golf Courses etc.

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  12. Tell me more about USA workers first and what I am reading now? https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trump-administration-nearly-doubles-H-2B-guest-13746943.php They must be to work below min wage at his racists golf clubs in the USA?

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  13. Now why would a hand picked 'guy' like William Burr take a shortcut in writing a 4 page statement from Barr's point of view concerning several hundred pages of investigative reports? Waihttps://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/William-Barr-s-stunt-has-backfired-13744471.phpt Wait, wait don't tell me?

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  14. If anyone wanted to remember how the confederate states go their behinds whipped and stomped on hard then take heed and enjoy this act of stupity. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Mayor-announces-Confederate-Memorial-Day-A-13746291.php

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  15. It's been said by many a person young and old male and female that (djt) has no spin but does have a great big mouth that blows lies and hot air. Maybe that is why we have global warming in the first place? https://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Michelle-Wolf-says-Trump-doesn-t-have-a-big-13746633.php

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  16. Republicans continue to show their ignorance of life as today. So much hate since trump.

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  17. So, you think Meralago is a havev-party place for rascists? I remember when Trump's first wife commented that Trump had a book of all of Hitller's speeches which he read often. Sounds like perhaps admired Hitler. Trump's comments and actions do match Hitler's agenda.

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