Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is not a Nazi. But he has a history of voting for policies the Nazis championed. But he is not a Nazi. Nor is he Nazi like. He just likes a lot of policies the Nazis championed.That's not hyperbole. That is actual fact. I wouldn't bring this up except Sherrod Brown is calling Jim DeMint and Scott Walker "nazis" except they, just like Sherrod Brown, are not Nazis. Or something like that. Senator Brown seems confused. He's comparing them to Hitler and Stalin, but denying he is comparing them to Hitler and Stalin.
"As a nation, I look back in history and some of the worst governments we've ever had, you know one of the the first thing they did? They went after the trade unions," he said. "Hitler didn't want unions, Stalin didn't want unions. [Former Egyptian President Hosni] Mubarak didn't want independent unions."
This is, of course, cow patties. Lefties like to say things like this all the time, but it is complete and utter nonsense. In fact, in Mien Kampf, Hitler himself wrote:
As things stand today, the trade unions in my opinion cannot be dispensed with. On the contrary, they are among the most important institutions of the nation's economic life. Their significance lies not only in the social and political field, but even more in the general field of national politics. A people whose broad masses, through a sound trade-union movement, obtain the satisfaction of their living requirements and at the same time an education, will be tremendously strengthened in its power of resistance in the struggle for existence.Above all, the trade unions are necessary as foundation stones of the future economic parliament or chambers of estates.
The lefties say this because Hitler dissolved the Weimar Republic's unions and consolidated them into the German equivalent of the AFL-CIO, basing the unions on socialist equality principles. Yes, he dissolved the unions. But he only did so because they weren't "union" enough.The lefties claiming otherwise are ignorant of history.It might shock Sherrod Brown, who shows no signs of being familiar at all with history, that the Nazis also supported universal healthcare, expanded animal welfare laws, support of healthy, organic foods and vegetarianism, a minimum wage, progressive taxation, and tight gun control — policies Sherrod Brown supports too. In fact, former Senator Chris Dodd's father Thomas, is frequently accused by Jewish groups of drafting the Gun Control Act of 1968 from reading the Nazis' German Weapons Law. A signification portion of Dodd's law mirrors Hitler's law, including the "sporting purpose test" first introduced by the Nazis.Likewise, Stalin did not shutdown unions, but made them agents of the state.Just to re-emphasize, the Nazis and Soviets loved labor unions. They loved them so much they made them part of the state apparatus.Sherrod Brown is no more a Nazi than Jim DeMint or Scott Walker. But he is pretty ignorant of history.