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Tim Neville wins Shmuck title for comparing Obama administration to Nazis

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Tim Neville.
So many shmucks, so little time. A parade of shmucks sounded off on the steps of the State Capitol Monday, responding to a pro-choice rally there earlier in the day and comparing the Obama administration's support of subsidized contraception to an array of horrors. But state Senator Tim Neville topped them all by bringing in the Nazis.

When Neville, a Jefferson County businessman, was sworn in back in November, he said he would focus on reducing regulations on businesses and limiting the size of government. He didn't mention researching Nazi Germany. But in preparation for his comments Monday, he did some investigation and came up with this (thanks to ColoradoPols for the video):

In case you missed some of the incredibly subtle nuances, here's a transcript of Neville's shmucky comments:

In 1941 America again faced the threat of Adolph Hitler and national socialism while attempting to step out its citizens' right of consciousness and pushing a populist, anti-big business, anti-capitalist theme, along with its attacks on established religious institutions. The world experienced the horror of this resulting loss of right of conscience and the slaughter of innocents.

All Americans understand the importance of protecting our god-given right of conscience. It is the basis of a free society and must be defended even if it involves great personal sacrifice. So today we find ourselves gathered here squarely, at odds with an administration with a very different view from our Constitutional framers.

And these weren't just tossed off. Jason Salzman tracked down Neville's interview with Grassroots Radio Colorado, where he described how he'd come up with that comparison:

I was doing some research last night, and I was putting my notes together, and of course you pull things apart. You don't like this. You don't like that. And you know I was looking at the rise of Hitler in Nazi Germany and the parallels I was seeing were pretty scary.

Neville's right about one thing: We don't like that.

Neville was chosen by a vacancy committee to fill the seat left empty when Republican Senate Leader Mike Kopp resigned to spend more time with his children after the death of his wife. That was a stand-up move; too bad his successor doesn't know when to shut up.

Find more shmucks in our Shmuck of the Week archive.


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34 comments
kimbachan
kimbachan

So Patricia....what do you think now?  Still think there aren't some scary similarities to Hitler's Nazi regime?  Silencing opposition....using the government (IRS) to target people and companies with dissenting views....tapping the AP and following reporters who uncover government scandals.....I could go on and on.  This is the scariest US president in the history of this great nation!

guest
guest

Patricia Calhoun should nominate herself for schmuck of the year, shes dumber than a box of rocks.

Coloradothomas
Coloradothomas

Obama is a Marxist, so I would have compared him that way. All of his actions have fit perfectly into the academic definitions of Socialism or Communism. I think he is smart enough to know the difference between those and our free-market, Capitalist system. Therefore he is intentionally taking us down the failure path. Although Obama has adopted some of the "Big Lie" tactics endorsed by Hitler.Tom Graham 

Gag
Gag

Please tell us that there is a legal restriction on using assets of the General Assembly (like a podium with a seal and "Colorado Senate" on it) for "rallys" like this one.

It's bad enough that these morons get elected, but do they really get to advertise the stupidity of members of the Colorado legislature?

guest
guest

he is right.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@kimbachan Always glad to see a post on an older article, especially a timely one. We're going to make this an upcoming Comment of the Day. Much appreciated.

Transient
Transient

You're a fucking idiot.  Try talking to someone from Europe (who is probably way more educated than your dumb ass) about your misguided ideas of Socialism/Communism.  They'll look at you like you're a moron (which you are).  

7evenW3st
7evenW3st

Coloradothomas is a lying, ignorant, mouth-breathing moron.

Eric
Eric

Please cite anything that might even remotely show the President as a Marxist.

Anything would mean any instance where the President's policies, his actions, his intentions and/or his economic direction, foreign policy direction, or for that matter any thing he's done or said shows him to be a Marxist.

Or a Nazi.

Anything.

I'm very much anticipating this reply.

FYI, a Marxist and National Socialist are polar opposites.

You got some studying to do.

3 things for "colorado thomas' to get crackin' on.

1. Turn off Fox2. Google Nazi Germany, Karl Marx, Socialism, Communism, Capitalism.3. Stop reciting teabag bullshit and educate yourself

I'll check back.

Eric
Eric

How.

Be specific.

Guest2
Guest2

Yes, he is.  You should immediately flee to Canada or Mexico before it's too late.

guest
guest

And europe is an absolute financial disaster, welfare state.......

Eric
Eric

I like your style.

Freedom
Freedom

Socialism = Communism = National Socialism = Nazism.  Its all the f**king same; government takes away my stuff and tells me what to do.  God Bless America for ending Socialism and Communism and Nazism, at least until Obama tried to resurrect them from the ash heap of history.  If you can illustrate how these are "polar opposites," bring it on Eric!

Eric
Eric

Actually it's not.

Once again, know what you're talking about before posting.

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

Hitler was also an self-described Christian ... just like many of the Teabaggers.

Eric
Eric

Idiot!

The 2 hour, 28 minute session with the Committee is available on CSPAN.

A "declaration of war" is different, you buffoon, than incursions, the likes of whic incurred in Panama, Haiti, Bosnia, and Grenada.

The right wing blogs you're reading are taking the decisions made by republican administrations and usoing them in opposite now.

You just proved me right in my response to Alo.

Christ almighty, get your head out of your ass, and get infomed.

I should be gettin' paid to baby sit here.

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

When you learn some basic grammar and spelling, get back to us.

guest
guest

look it up moron......

Transient
Transient

At least we add something to the conversation, you limp-wristed douchebag.

Eric
Eric

Are you kidding me?

I never accused you of "thinking for yourself".

That's called "selective reading"

Kind of like thinking the Defense Secretary told Congress the President can declare war without  their approval.

Eric
Eric

Nope.

Should have vetted that yourself before trying it here.

And................you should have quit while you were just a little behind..

Did you actually think bullshit like that would go unchecked?

guest
guest

Were dangerous becaase we think for ourselves?  Ill take that.......

guest
guest

Penetta made that statment when giving tesimony last week to the armed services committee.  It was on c-span, look it up yourself.

Im not a tea partier, and I didnt vote for Ron Paul.  You people look really bad, all you seem to be able to do is call names.  Sadsadsad........

Eric
Eric

Well done, Arlo.

Hate to say it, but the ravings of posters such as "freedom", "guest", and "coloradothomas" expose a certain and dangerous amount of ignorance about history, civics, government, economics, and social justice.

These are, I'm sure, individuals that get what little information they absorb from the likes of glenn beck, rush limbaugh, sarah palin, and dan caplis, probably on the radio, in a hit and miss, third person, he said/she said fashion.

One thing's for sure, they aren't staying up with the actual events of our time.

Younger? Older? Even mix?

Maybe, but their ignorant takes expose the problem with the "conservative" demographic today.

Lack of actual, facts on the ground information and the accompanying lack of self discipline needed to keep themselves informed betrays them when they make these idiotic and unsubstantiated charges, on these goofy posts.

And their lack of motivation to educate themselves is frustrating.

Dislike of this President is rampant in this hayseed demographic, and it drives them to accept the lies of the conservative machine as facts.

Charlatans like Neville and Mitchell prey on goobers like these posters, with a "somebody has something you don't have" angle that riles teabaggers up like crazy.  

Eic
Eic

Leon Panetta?

Please explain your charge that he told Congress the Administration doesn't need the approval of a joint session of Congress to start a war.

When?

Ron Paul got it wrong, but not by accident. He's whipping up ill informed and uninformed people by making false accusations concerning several things.

But, please, feel free to elaborate.

7evenW3st
7evenW3st

To "Freedom".  First of all, you just identified yourself as a neo-con Tea-Bagging lunatic by using "Freedom" for you profile name.  Idiot.  Secondly, your "its all the f**cking same" comment is absolutely the stupidest thing ive read or heard in weeks.  You're a knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing moron of mind-numbing proportions to have said something like that.  You're an absolute insult to humanity.  Go away and never come back.

Arlo
Arlo

Hitler hated Communists.. He blamed them for Germany losing WW I. Have you read about his invasion of Russia? Do you know about it?!>!

guest
guest

you liberal sheeple sure are an intolerant bunch.........

guest
guest

Who gives a shit about taxes, obama signed his own enabling act into law a few months ago, NDAA.  Leon Penetta burned down thew reichstag last week, telling congress obama didnt need their aproval to start a war.

Eric
Eric

How is Obama "taking away your stuff"?

Again, be specific.

Higher taxes? That would be a "NO".  .What "stuff" has been "taken from you?

Again, genius, be specific. 

"Bring it on". What are you, 12?

 

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