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June 9, 2016

GOP Finds Common Ground with Hitler

Filed under: History,Politics — Steve Ruis @ 7:45 am
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After decades of excoriating Adolf Hitler, former Chancellor of Germany and architect of the Second World War and the Holocaust, and using his name as a synonym for evil, today’s GOP has found common cause with some of Der Fuhrer’s ideas. “Not all of his ideas were entirely bad,” said a GOP spokesman. “We are, for example, incorporating his views on labor unions into our 2016 presidential election platform.” Today’s GOP, the party of Ronald Reagan and in a previous incarnation the party of Lincoln, expressed solidarity with the former strongman and left open the possibility of additional policy endorsements in the future.

Hitler on Unions

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7 Comments »

  1. I wish they were that honest.

    Comment by john zande — June 9, 2016 @ 8:39 am | Reply

    • Trump seems to be …

      On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 8:39 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — June 9, 2016 @ 8:57 am | Reply

      • Well, Trump has already quoted Mussolini, so he’s not that far off.

        Comment by List of X — June 9, 2016 @ 1:07 pm | Reply

  2. Well Hitler and Trump do have similar views of women’s roles – eye candy for males

    How to be a good Nazi wife

    Miss Universe Contest

    Comment by lbwoodgate — June 9, 2016 @ 9:56 am | Reply

    • Oooh! Playing the Hitler card is often rife with danger. Too early and you sound desperate, too late and “Surprise! You got him!” This doesn’t sound too early.

      Comment by Steve Ruis — June 9, 2016 @ 10:02 am | Reply

  3. This quote is probably in the realm of “not exactly right” or urban legend. I tried to find it in a reliable source, but can’t. Sounds sort of like Hitler’s Table Talk, but too early for that. Back in my college days I took an excellent course on Hitler’s Germany and couldn’t remember this quote and it is sort of memorable! Granted it has been only 40 some years since the course, but it was so good I still remember quite a bit about it. The Prof was one of the best I ever had. Yes, Hitler did close down all the “independent” labor unions, especially the communist ones. He did jail the leaders of those who didn’t join the new way. Unless you were communist, you generally had a choice, jail or join up in the New German Labor Front. Guess what most did? Hitler actually understood that support of the working class was vital to his rule which is why he went to such great pains to ensure that they were well taken care of. Albeit by the Nazi Party. Free or subsidized paid vacations, bread and circuses, universal health care, steady secure work, full employment and greatly improved work conditions. Granted the relatively high wages were controlled by the party, but they were quite sufficient for a family to do alright. The German Labor Front could be the envy of the American working people. All you have to do is give up freedom and the right to choose………

    Comment by Holding The Line In Florida — June 9, 2016 @ 3:03 pm | Reply

    • Damn, I have never been all that good at quote checking and I didn’t check this one much as it sound too good, now I know it is too good to be true. Itshay!

      Usually the only false quotes I find are the ones that have many, many web sources attesting to the bogus-ness of it.

      I am pro-union, but “bottom-up, not top-down unions. Hitler received a great deal of support from ordinary Germans because he put butter back on their tables along with bread and provided work and dignity. This, of course, is what labor unions offer, so he didn’t want the competition, so “off with their heads.”

      Thanks for setting me straight!

      On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 3:03 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — June 9, 2016 @ 9:24 pm | Reply


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