Rush Limbaugh Echoes Desperate Wingnut Trope About Obama Being Like Stalin

I know it's Rush Limbaugh, but he isn't the only one to go in this direction. If there's a Frank Luntz for extreme wingnut talking points, that person has invokec Stalin, Hitler, and the devil himself.

Rush claims here that all "great dictators" are beloved by their people, including Mao, Fidel, and of course, Stalin. Rush bemoans Stalin starving farmers by sending them "either to the Gulag or to the grave." Rush goes on to say that "[Stalin] literally found ways to get rid of all the farmers."

The reason for Stalin's success? According to Rush, he had a "compliant press," while killing off farmers in order to "punish the rich."

Aha! I see. The problem here is that the press is looking away while rich folks kill off the poor working folks. Am I right? Oh, I guess not, because the crux of Rush's argument is that Obama is just like Stalin, punishing rich people while maintaining the proper optics so the press will remain compliant.

Really? Between Rush Limbaugh, Judson Phillips, and Wayne LaPierre, I think beefing up mental health services for blowhard right wing media lobbyist types might be a top priority.

Take another Oxy, Rush, and calm down. Pre-K for all is nothing like Stalin's reign of terror, and normal people know that.


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