Governor John Kasich is beating up on Trump and even comparing him to Hitler in a new ad.
Here’s the ad. It’s pretty ridiculous.
We checked to see if there were other examples of Kasich using Nazi or Hitler analogies and if and when he drew the line at their use.
In 1990 then-Rep Kasich compared Saddam Hussein to Hitler. (Sara Fritz, “Legislators, Pollsters See Limits to Public Support of U.S. Role,” Los Angeles Times, August 26, 1990).
But comparing George W. Bush to Hitler went too far for Kasich. He lambasted author Naomi Wolf for comparing Bush to Hitler or Stalin.
“I know, but Naomi to be comparing George Bush to Hitler is off the deep end. We’re done. That’s all we’ve got,” Kasich said when he was guest hosting for O’Reilly on Fox News on November 21, 2007.
Watch Kasich grill liberal writer Naomi Wolf about her views that the U.S was becoming a dictatorship.
Kasich, when he was a Fox News host, even attacked a high school student for daring to wear a Hitler Halloween costume along Bill O’Reilly. Seriously.
It was so important that Kasich brought it up again on a “Factor Flashback” several months after Halloween.
“In the second “Factor Flashback” segment tonight, a harmless prank? Or something far more serious? Sixteen-year-old Walter Petryk showed up at his Brooklyn, New York, high school wearing a Hitler costume this past Halloween. School authorities sent Walter to the dean’s office, but he showed up the next day in costume again.” (December 28, 2006)
Oh no! You mean a high school student would do something insensitive? Perish the thought! Why is this national news?
Some Nazi comparisons, though, were also fine with Kasich, especially if they were from a subordinate.
In 2013 Kasich rejected calls for the State Board of Education President Debe Terhar’s ouster after she compared gun control to Adolf Hitler on a personal Facebook post.
Trump, by contrast, fired his (Jewish) staffer for comparing Obama to Hitler, among other incendiary comments, earlier this year.
Ah yes, Trump that notorious anti-Semite whose son-in-law is Jewish. Trump’s lawyer, friend and “Jewish wingman” Michael Cohen warned the Republican National Committee that it was a “bad, bad decision” to attack Trump on the airwaves.
So to recap, Kasich thinks analogies to Hitler are okay so long as he can make the judgment call.
If Saddam Hussein is Hitler and Trump is Hitler is Trump also Saddam Hussein? This gets confusing.
Trump famously opposed the Iraq War. Is that because he loved Hussein, a fellow Hitlerite?
Or, as seems more likely, because Trump, and not Kasich, is aware of the dangers of of comparing political opponents to the Nazis?
You would think that Kasich would know better. After all, the political left routinely compared him to Hitler as he pushed through a measure against public unions.
Oh, and why is it that it’s the supposedly “adult” Establishment candidates who can’t stop talking about Hitler?
Jeb Bush is going to assassinate Baby Hitler with his bare hands all the while Bill De Blasio’s father is going to support him.