RNC.com Author Compares Obama to Hitler
When the Republican National Committee launched the new version of GOP.com, Zachary Roth noticed that Michael Zak, an author and speaker who argues that the Party of Lincoln deserves more credit for Civil Rights advances, had written the site’s “Heroes” section. Zak maintains an email list which he usually deploys to tell followers about how the GOP had, on a certain day in history, won an under-reported victory for black Americans. Today’s message is different: Zak compares President Obama to Adolf Hitler.
“The Healthcare bill would be Obama’s ‘Enabling Act,’” writes Zak at the top of the email. Down the page, he explains what he means.
History affords many examples of regimes whose motto was “Never let a crisis go to waste.” In 1933, having campaigned for “hope” and “change,” the National Socialist Worker’s Party forced through the German parliament a Law to Remedy the Distress of the People and the Nation, also known as the Enabling Act.
The Enabling Act was, of course, the law the Nazis passed after the Reichstag Fire. Zak has helpfully posted all of this at his blog, but here’s the email: