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Rep. James Clyburn Compares Trump’s Rise to Hitler: “Greatest Threats to Democracy of My Lifetime”

Rep. James Clyburn Compares Trump’s Rise to Hitler: “Greatest Threats to Democracy of My Lifetime”

“Adolf Hitler was elected chancellor of Germany. And he went about the business of discrediting institutions”

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) compared President Donald Trump to Hitler in a recent interview with NBC. It’s amazing that Democrats can say things like this and it goes completely unchallenged.

Mike Memoli writes at NBC News:

Rep. Clyburn calls Trump family ‘greatest threats to democracy in my lifetime’

The third-ranking Democrat in the House on Tuesday called President Donald Trump and his family “the greatest threats to democracy of my lifetime,” saying Congress needed to do more to respond to the president’s attempts to undermine American institutions.

Responding to Trump’s renewed attacks on the late Sen. John McCain, Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., went so far as to resurface his previous comparison of the president’s actions to those of Hitler.

In an interview with NBC News, Clyburn noted that he had once been asked if he has ever seen a toxic political climate like today’s, and that while he hadn’t, he has studied ones like it.

“Adolf Hitler was elected chancellor of Germany. And he went about the business of discrediting institutions to the point that people bought into” it,” he said. “Nobody would have believed it now. But swastikas hung in churches throughout Germany. We had better be very careful.”

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) also went in on this. CNN reports:

Clyburn’s colleague, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, made his comments at a Tuesday night town hall in New York in which he compared Trump’s rhetoric toward immigrants to propaganda against Jews.

“You’ve heard the President and the administration say that immigrants are thieves, that they bring in drugs, that they’re responsible for lots of crime, that they’re — a crisis at our border, they’re bringing in drugs and crime,” said Nadler, who represents New York.

He continued: “This is the same type of propaganda that we heard in the 1920s and World War I against Jews. ‘Jews are Bolsheviks. Jews are thieves. Jews are violent’ — that was the propaganda. And, we were that against the Irish early. Now, we’re hearing it against this generation’s immigrants — and it’s just as false now.”

Here’s a clip of Clyburn’s remarks:

So Clyburn worries that Trump is discrediting institutions? Is he aware that members of his party are currently demanding the abolishment of the Electoral College, considering packing the U.S. Supreme Court, and questioning the legitimacy of the United States Senate?

Would this be the same James Clyburn who defended noted anti-Semite Ilhan Omar? Yes it would.

Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner:

Jim Clyburn’s defense: Ilhan Omar’s experience is ‘more personal’ than Jews who had parents in the Holocaust

As Democrats line up to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar and come up with her excuses for her anti-Semitism, House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., tried to minimize her comments by arguing that she escaped violence in Somalia, so her experience was “more personal” than Jews who merely had parents survive the Holocaust.

The Hill reports, “Clyburn came to Omar’s defense Wednesday, lamenting that many of the media reports surrounding the recent controversy have omitted mentioning that Omar, who was born in Somalia, had to flee the country to escape violence and spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp before coming to the United States.”

The article quotes Clyburn as saying, “There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her … I’ve talked to her, and I can tell you she is living through a lot of pain.”

The fact that Clyburn gets no push back from the media for comments like these is one of the reasons Trump calls the media an enemy. They earn that charge on a near daily basis.

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Terence G. Gain | March 21, 2019 at 9:11 am

His arm may be bent, but no politician today uses his right arm while delivering a hysterical speech supporting the imposition of fascist measures, like Robert O’Rourke. So I think Clyburn is confused.

    Firewatch in reply to Terence G. Gain. | March 21, 2019 at 11:47 am

    At this very moment soldiers at Fort Sill are planning their raid on KOMA. No, wait! They are going to Meers to get a Meers burger and fries and maybe enjoy the view from the top of Mt Scott.

    Attacking institutions such as the electoral college, SCOTUS, the Constitution? Trump do this?

    I remember reading that Hitler’s thugs did stuff like beat and otherwise intimidate people with whom they disagreed and shouted down and otherwise halted speakers with whom they disagreed. Trump do this?

    Trump has never railed against immigrants, only ILLEGAL “immigrants”. Does CLyburn deny that illegal narcotics come in via illegal immigrants? Does he deny that gangs such as MS13 bring in their thugs the same way?

Comanche Voter | March 21, 2019 at 9:16 am

To parpaphrase his similarly intellectually challenged confrere Hank Johnson, if Jim Clyburn spouts one more load of bull dust like this, South Carolina will capsize into the sea.

Im glad we are a threat to democracy because we are a republic

    Morning Sunshine in reply to stl. | March 21, 2019 at 10:17 am

    I came on here, having read just the headline, to make this EXACT point. Fine – I will gladly take the title of “threat to democracy” and wear it with pride. I will be a threat to a direct democracy.

    MajorWood in reply to stl. | March 21, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Perhaps he was misquoted and he actually said “the greatest threat to Democrats.” But that would require insight, and there is little evidence to suggest that he possesses any of that.

They are running scared. Something must be gaining on them. Something YUUUGE!

Actually literally worse than Hitler? You don’t say…

They really need to drop that foolish lie. It just proves to more and more of their base that not only are they not serious, it proves that they have nothing else to discuss. Don’t they understand that outside of DC and Hollywood, voters are actually living in a world where the Hitler thing comes off as the rantings of blithering idiots?

The same nuts have been calling for national a discussion on various subjects for how many years now? Well thanks to Trump, we are having one but all we hear from their side is insane rantings. What are voters supposed to think?

They’ll think Trump in a landslide in 2020 even if they abolish the electoral college! Most of America is in the big middle and since Trump, the Dems have abolished the big middle so where do the Dems believe they will go?

“Discrediting institutions”? I guess “violating norms” wasn’t working so well, huh?

“Adolf Hitler was elected chancellor of Germany.”

Wrong, right from the start. And Clyburn only gets worse from there. They do not know history.

Hilter was never elected to anything. He was appointed (late January, 1933) Chancellor by then President Hinderburg who himself had been elected. Appointing the Chancellor was a proper duty of the President under Germany’s then constitution.

Hilter’s appointment came about, as expected, through all manner of double-dealing and underhanded shenanigans which today’s Democrats gleefully copy.

While Hitler was never elected to anything, it wasn’t for the lack of trying. He ran, in 1932, for the office of President, but was rejected, getting 30% in the general election, and 36% in the run-off (held one month later), losing to Hinderburg.

That is accurate, but incomplete. After Hitler was appointed Chancellor, there was another election in March 1933 in Germany, this time for seats in the Reichstag, not for President. Hitler and his party won a plurality, although not an absolute majority. But with a coalition partner, Hitler was able to achieve a majority in the Reichstag.

It’s usually considered that a person who wins a plurality in a parliamentary system, and then achieves the premiership (or chancellorship of by whatever name the head of government is called), has been “elected” to be head of government. Of course, that was the last more or less free election in Germany until after World War II.

I’m beginning to think that using the “Hitler” card is a jump the shark moment.

It’s probably worth noting that the March 1933 German Reichstag election that I just mentioned occurred just one week after the infamous Reichstag Fire, which the Reds and Nazis each blamed on the other both then and for generations ever since, although the vile deed probably was done by a lunatic named Van Der Lube who was not really either Red or Nazi. Germany was thus in chaos, and Hitler and his party ruthlessly exploited that fact, beating the Reds at that game, which soon led to the destruction of the Reds. So it surely was an election under a real cloud of chaos, violence, and intimidation. But it was an election, and Hitler was elected, by common meaning as I said in regard to parliamentary elections everywhere, the Chancellor of Germany.

Well, considering that Clyburn is a close associate and supporter of Louis Farrakhan and regularly votes against Israeli interests before Congress, he might know more about Adolph Hitler and the NAZI Party then he lets on.

Calls like Clyburn’s are obvious dog whistles to Democrats and their Marxist allies to commit political violence. All to ‘save the nation’, of course.

Indeed! “Reichstag Fire” used as a metaphor ever since the event itself has most literally meant what is also called a “false flag” event or attach, i.e. an atrocity staged by one side and blamed on the other side, in order to generate violent measures against the targeted side. But the trope has been used less literally and less precisely to refer to general incitement and propaganda, what as you note is sometimes called “dog whistling” in our era, that pins a vile label on an opponent, in order to stir up violence and destructive against that opponent. In this sense, calling President Trump a form of Hitler is a “Reichstag Fire” play, just as both the Reds and Nazis used the original event against one antoher (but the Nazis were better at it), to stir up murderous violence against one another.


Referring to Clyburn. And all the other Hitler histerics.

Clyburn has little going for himself other than Affirmative Action and the Double Standard for Blacks.

The Friendly Grizzly | March 21, 2019 at 11:30 am

The entire CBC is tiresome.

“You’ve heard the President and the administration say that immigrants are thieves, that they bring in drugs, that they’re responsible for lots of crime, that they’re — a crisis at our border, they’re bringing in drugs and crime,” said Nadler, who represents New York.”

I’m guessing he just conveniently left out the “illegal” in his immigrants rhetoric.

Trump and GOP are all for legal immigration, just not human trafficking and the drugs and human rights abuses that come with it.

Couple of thoughts:

1. The democrat party is rapidly becoming the communist party USA in its national political focus. Therefore, they follow the German script and need to claim somebody is a fascist or Hitler to ignite the long standing violent struggle between the Communist totalitarians and their historical enemy the fascist totalitarians. The fact that President Trump is trying to restore our nation to greater freedoml and economic prosperity and pull us out of the neocon wars is the exact opposite of fascism means nothing to the communist democrat party. They are liars. It is what they do, besides violence and intimidation of course.

2. Clyburn complains of attacking institutions is laughable when for the last 50 years since the progressive deconstruction movement started in our elite universities. The progressive/communist/socialist left has been attempting to destroy/deconstruct our most basic beliefs and institutions. From the founding, founding fathers, and constitution to societal norms, you name it and they have tried and are trying to destroy them. They need to destroy them in the minds of the public so they can rebuild the USA in the mold of their new progressive/communist/socialist fascist totalitarianism.

So again Clyburn shows that when these progressive/communist/socialist national democrats speak, what they accuse others of being or doing is a projection of what they are doing or want to do against others who are innocent of their devious plots and machinations.

buckeyeminuteman | March 21, 2019 at 12:28 pm

James Clyburn? Never heard of him.

There is a reason why stereotypes persist.

Clyburn, you’re a complete dumbass in addition to being merely a slave on the Democrat plantation. Wake up and free yourself. Like that’ll happen…

Disgusting piece of dog excrement

Clyburn, the institutions are discrediting themselves without any need for help.

Huffington has a headline today of “Trump bows to Bibi” with a Israeli flag and US flag prominent in the background.

They’ve ripped off the mask and are now promoting their antisemitism as a feature rather than trying to disguise it now. My Jewish friends are still in lala land, and would much rather rage about how horrible it is that the Deplorable Christians want ladies bathrooms and sports teams rather than face the reality that the Islamist and Marxist factions are vying for dominance in the Dem party. Helloooooo get a freak’n clue about what both groups have in mind for you. It is not a secret. Really, it’s not.

“Trump says it’s time for US to recognize ‘Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights.’”

Worst nazi ever.

Clyburn might make his pal Louis Farrakhan angry by comparing Trump to Hitler since Farrakhan in his infinite stupidity believes Hitler was “a very great man”. Just as there are restrictions on who can serve as US President and as a member of Congress, they should add an IQ minimum in order to serve in Congress. However,, it might lower the number of members of the CBC. If the Democrats continue their parade of insane ideas, I predict they will push for lifting any restriction on illegal aliens running for President and serving as President if they win the election (after the Democrat Party eliminates ICE) which I predict will result in eventually 500 million illegal .aliens residing in the US.