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Outrageous: Keith Ellison Compares President Bush to Hitler

By now, nothing should astonish me…however: That a congressman who claims to be interested in the welfare of the United States of America and who has pledged himself to serve our country and its principles, should make a preposterous, derogatory statement that compares our president, George W. Bush, to the mass murderer, Adolph Hiter, is inexcusable and indefensible. I’m truly outraged. He has insulted our leader and our country. While I know he has the liberty to say whatever he wishes, given that he serves in the greatest country in the world, and one of the hallmarks of our nation is the freedom of speech, it is telling that he seems not to understand expediency and honor. A patriot, he seems not to be.

Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, is defending himself Monday after comparing President Bush to Adolf Hitler and leaving the impression the administration may have rigged the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Speaking to an atheist group on July 8, Ellison said that the president acted much the way Hitler did when the Reichstag, or German Parliament building, was burned in 1933 ahead of elections that pitted Hitler’s Nazi Party against others, including the Communists. Hitler, who was suspected of ordering the fire, declared emergency powers that helped him launch his dictatorial and murderous reign.

“It’s almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that,” Ellison told the group, according to The Minneapolis Star Tribune. “After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it and it put the leader of that country [Hitler] in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted.”

Click here to read The Minneapolis Star Tribune article.

During his speech, Ellison went on to tell the 350-member Atheists for Human Rights: “I’m not saying [Sept. 11] was a [U.S.] plan, or anything like that, because, you know, that’s how they put you in the nut-ball box — dismiss you.”

Click here to read the complete article from Fox News


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By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

4 replies on “Outrageous: Keith Ellison Compares President Bush to Hitler”

Oh, Sis. Buxton, please do not change the way you write. If you wrote any more intelligently, I wouldn’t understand you. And I understand you perfectly now. You enthrall me with your writing. I have talents elsewhere and I enjoy yours.


No, Helen, I have not overused the word outrageous. Because I feel so strongly about these things, and because I consider them to be a distinct problem in our country, and because I think I would be wimpy to fail to speak out against them—if you care to check–you will see I have even gone so far as to list in my categories the word outrageous.

You’re correct, though, that my writing could be better–I give you that. Were I more accomplished, I could expostulate my views with a more finely honed vocabulary. Had I been born brighter and had my tongue so developed that more articulate speech could roll forth, my considered thoughts would have taken on a convincing, incontrovertible nature, and subsequently would less likely be thought boring. Were I more highly educated and trained in logic, advanced sciences, mathematics, English, Greek and Latin, my arguments would no doubt flow smoothly and convincingly…and thus would please you more.

Alas, I’m just one little poorly educated girl from the hills of Missouri.

However, Helen, don’t make the mistake of underestimating the passion, zeal, and courage of persons who may be less accomplished than are others. And while you have the freedom to question my integrity when I say I am outraged, be assured you are mistaken in that arena.


Hi Shirley, This is something I have thought but haven’t said before: I think you overuse the word “outrage.” It’s losing its effectiveness. See also “Zina’s Death Is Outrageous” and “Muslim Prayer Allowed In San Diego—Christian Prayer Denied In Bayonnne” If you were truly as “outraged” as you say, you’d have blown a gasket by now. 🙂


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