The right wing has
a history of resorting to extreme rhetoric to criticize their opponents-smearing progressives
as Nazis and socialists, accusing them of being anti-American and anti-God, and
attacking them with violent and racially-charged language.
attacks are baseless smears used to divide us against each other.
of speech is a pillar of our Constitution. We should all honor that freedom by
holding ourselves accountable to a better standard.
figures with millions of listeners and viewers have repeatedly compared
President Obama, Democrats and progressives to Adolf Hitler, Nazis, and
Progressive groups such as unions are "brownshirts" and "henchmen."
Obama and the Democrats present as great a
threat to America as "Nazi
Germany or the Soviet Union once did."
There are countless "similarities between the
Democratic Party of today and the Nazi Party in Germany."
"Adolf Hitler, like Barack
Obama, also ruled by dictate."
"Obama wants to gas the Jews...like the Nazis gassed the
People in progressive movement are "the
brownshirts of today...the same rabble that brought Hitler to
President Obama's advisors have "the kind of
thinking that led to...the extermination program that eventually led to the Holocaust."
- Obama and the Democrats threaten America as much as "Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union once did."
Right-wing media figures and
elected officials accuse their opponents of socialism and fascism in a partisan
effort to smear them.
Right-wing media figures and elected
officials frequently attacks progressives on the ground of faith and accuse
them of being "enemies of God," despite the fact that more than 90% of Americans -- including most
Democrats and Republicans -- believe
in God. Conservatives claim:
In the past few years there has
been an outpouring of violent rhetoric and imagery from right-wing media
figures and even elected officials.
figures and elected officials employ inflammatory racial rhetoric to smear
their political opponents and divide America.
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