Congressman Claims a Vote Against Bush Is a Vote For Hitler

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  1. numediaman macrumors 6502a

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    Cole Claims a Vote Against Bush Is a Vote For Hitler
    Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at 9:04pm

    Republican Congressman Tom Cole claims a vote against the re-election of President Bush is like supporting Adolph Hitler during World War Two. It's what he said recently before a meeting of Canadian County Republicans.

    U-S Representative Tom Cole might have stirred up Democrats by saying a vote against the re-election of President Bush is like supporting Adolph Hitler during World War Two. Or supporting Osama bin Laden now. "If George Bush loses the election, Osama bin Laden wins the election," Cole is quoted in this week's edition of the Yukon Review which covered the recent meeting of the Canadinan County Republicans where Cole was a speaker. The newspaper says Cole claims if Bush loses his re-election bid, the enemies of the U-S will interpret it as a victory for bin Laden. No comment so far from Oklahoma Democratic party leaders to see if they think Cole is comparing John Kerry to Adolph Hitler or Osama bin Laden. In the Yukon Review article, Cole is quoted as asking what Hitler might have thought had Franklin Roosevelt not been re-elected in 1944

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  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    They'll probably twist it that way, because reading it plainly as the Democrats would probably let Osama rebuild his network by pulling the US military from the area -- is poor copy.
     
  3. wwworry macrumors regular

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    Yea it's a good thing they surrounded Ossama with troops then kept pouring more in until they got him. Otherwise he could be out there now planning more attacks or attacking our soldiers and innocent civilians.
     
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    Remeber the righteous fury the right got themselves worked up into over the ad comparing Bush to Hitler that wound up on MoveOn.org's site? Talk about karma! Thankfully they have spelled out for all of us the appropriate way to act when your candidate is compared to Hitler.
     
  5. Sparky's macrumors 6502a

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    Just one thing that Hitler had over Kerry though is that Hitler knew what side of the bed to get out of, Kerry keeps forgetting where he is (or said). :D
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    At least the press has the whole thing twisted enough you cannot support any move related to the capture of Osama.

    Keep the expenditures and military action stable, and you're not doing enough.

    Reduce the money and troops, and you're endorsing your support for a Hitleresque figure.

    Increase the money and troops, and you're wasting taxpayer dollars and will probably be labeled a war monger.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Lol, funny thing is, Bush suffers from the same problem! :D
     
  8. wwworry macrumors regular

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    what the heck are you talking about about? You're blaming the press because most of our troops are in Iraq when the guy who attacked us is in Afghanistan?
     
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    Of course I'm blaming the press for not letting politicians speak freely about their stance on the issues without making them sound like they're supporting Hitler, acting like a war monger, or not supporting the troops.

    It's a comment on the press coverage, not the war. If you want twist the comments aroung to make it about the war, then the press' sensationalistic style is probably working quite well at selling stories.
     
  10. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i see the propoganda machine has already claimed a victim
     
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    yes zimv, it shows that it is hard for many to use their own brains
     
  12. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Cole's "explanation" doesn't make him look any smarter.

     
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    It is always good to see the bad guys go running :D You know when they start putting out crap like this they are scared out of their mind!
     
  14. numediaman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair, here is a follow-up story where Rep. Cole attempts to wiggle out:

    Oklahoma congressman denies comparing vote against Bush to support for Hitler

    Thursday, March 4, 2004

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Oklahoma Republican Rep. Tom Cole said Thursday he did not intend to equate a vote against President Bush to a vote for Adolf Hitler, but stuck by recent comments that a Bush loss would be a win for Osama bin Laden.

    During a speech to Republicans in Yukon, Okla., last Saturday, the first-term congressman said that "if George Bush loses the election, Osama bin Laden wins the election" since enemies of the United States would interpret it as a sign of weakness.

    Bin Laden is the alleged mastermind of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that killed nearly 3,000 people.

    "What do you think Hitler would have thought if Roosevelt would've lost the election in 1944? He would have thought American resolve was" (weakening), Cole said, according to a spokeswoman.

    After local news reports paraphrased Cole as claiming a vote against Bush is a vote for Hitler, some Democrats demanded he apologize.

    "What I am saying is that in a time of war, if our commander in chief is defeated in an election, our adversary will regard that as a triumph," Cole told CNN in an interview Thursday.

    California Rep. Robert Matsui, chairman of the Democrats' House campaign committee, compared Cole's comments to Bush's new campaign commercials that use images from the terrorist attacks.

    "The Republican Party's continuing attempt to politicize the 9/11 tragedy is an insult to the victims' families and our entire nation," Matsui said in a statement.
     
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    Since you've reposted this AP story, I don't have to reply to my own post. :)

    Cole hasn't done any successful wriggling IMO. His analogy is fundamentally all wet. If FDR had been doing a poor job prosecuting the war effort he'd have deserved to lose the election in 1944, and there's no reason to think under those circumstances that he'd necessarily be replaced by someone who'd sue for peace. But this is the grade-school logic being advanced by the congressman in the case of Bush: in favor of fighting terror, vote for Bush; against it, vote for Kerry. In fact I'll vote for Kerry because Bush has botched the war on terror.
     
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    The more relevant question to ask is:

    How would Hitler have felt if FDR had declared war on Australia after Pearl Harbor?

    'Cause no one in Iraq ever did anything to America. Yet. Can't really blame them after this though.
     
  17. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Well, not exactly. There was one person Saddam tried to harm...

     

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