When I read this, I thought perhaps I was reading some historical account of a speech that took place decades ago.
When I heard it, it felt like I had been transported by a time machine into Mississippi's back rooms during the Civil Rights movement.
But no, this was broadcast last Friday by Michael Savage. Last Friday!
“The white man is a quiet man and a peaceful man,” Savage said, “and right now the white man is very, very quiet, and very, very peaceful, and like many dictators before him, Barack Obama thinks the white man will remain quiet and subdued forever. Hitler made that mistake; Hitler boasted that his supermen, his Hitler Youth, would easily wipe the floor with the GI Joes that were being sent over…. But it was the white man who defeated Superman in World War II. Let me tell you something else, you push the white man only so far, you’re going to have a reaction like you’ve never seen.”
Savage added that Obama, whom he called a “lunatic” who hates America, is “flooding America with illegal aliens” and pushing for the Iranian nuclear negotiations to irritate and incite white people into a revolution.
I know Savage is a loon. I get that. But even for the lunatic fringe right, this steps into a place they've largely only implied. Here, he's speaking plainly about how downtrodden poor white folks are because of their African-American President. The Hitler reference is no accident, either.
This is the beginning of the 2016 Republican GOTV effort. Every single wedge issue they can use, whether it's race, religion, nationalism, abortion, or anything else that stirs the pot, they will use. Including Hitler, and it's really disgusting.