Saturday, June 14, 2008

Commies In The Cupboard

I was taking a quiz over to The People's Cube entitled "GUESS WHICH COLLECTIVIST SAID IT... " and I was struck by the similarity between political quotes from Lenin, Stalin, Hitler and Mao Zedong and the political rantings of Barack Obama and Hillary Clintoon. Here are just a few of them:

"We demand that the State shall make it its primary duty to provide a livelihood for its citizens."
Adolf Hitler

"Our individual salvation depends on our collective salvation."
Barack Obama

"It's time to put the common good, the national interest, ahead of individuals."
Hillary Clinton

"Our nation can achieve permanent health only from within on the basis of the principle: The common interest before self-interest."
Adolf Hitler

"It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few, and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity."
Hillary Clinton

"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. "
Hillary Clinton

"Personal enrichment from war must be regarded as a crime against the nation. We demand therefore the ruthless confiscation of all war profits."
Adolph Hitler

"The war in Iraq makes millions of dollars for big corporations, either weapons manufacturers or those working in the reconstruction, such as Halliburton and its sister companies. "
Osama bin Laden

"The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."
Karl Marx

"The trouble with free elections is, you never know who is going to win."
Leonid Brezhnev

"I hope we will come together as a nation and do whatever it takes to keep guns away from people who have no business with them."
Hillary Clinton

"Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?"
Joseph Stalin

"Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts."
Joseph Stalin

"I certainly think the free-market has failed."
Hillary Clinton

"Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps."
Vladimir Lenin

"(We) can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."
Hillary Clinton

"The unfettered free market has been the most radically disruptive force in American life in the last generation."
Hillary Clinton (as she quotes Alan Arenhault in her book, "It Takes A Village")

"The untrammeled intensification of laissez-faire capitalism and the spread of market values into all areas of life, is endangering our open and democratic society."
George Soros

"The money has to go to the federal government because the federal government will spend that money better than the private sector will spend it."
Hillary Clinton

"Political work is the life-blood of all economic work."
Mao Zedong

"Why do I have to keep proving to people that I am not a liar?"
Hillary Clinton

Snopes posits that some of Hillary's comments were taken out of context.

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