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WP: Opposing Obama = Father Coughlin

From an insert box on the front page of today’s Washington Post:

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The Rev. Charles Coughlin often railed against the "great betrayer and liar ‘Franklin Double-Crossing Roosevelt.’ "

Left-wing activists flouted decorum in their relentless pursuit of Bush administration officials such as Condoleezza Rice.

Talk show host Glenn Beck accused President Obama of putting the country on a path "to socialism."

Alexander Hamilton paid a price for his rhetorical attacks on Aaron Burr — Burr killed him in a duel.

South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson shouted "You lie!" during Obama’s health-care speech to Congress.

This is the illustration to the Washington Post Washington Post article that story condemned Michelle Malkin and others for raising questions about school kids being taught to sing the praises of Mr. Obama.

It is clear that the Washington Post means to compare any of the current opposition to Mr. Obama to the firebrand demagogue Charles Coughlin.

And never mind that Father Coughlin was a socialist whose political goal throughout was ‘Social Justice.’

From Wikipedia:

Charles Coughlin

He strongly endorsed Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1932 Presidential election. He was an early supporter of Roosevelt’s New Deal reforms and coined the phrase "Roosevelt or ruin", which became famous during the early days of the first FDR administration. Another phrase he became known for was "The New Deal is Christ’s Deal."

In January 1934, Coughlin testified before Congress in support of FDR’s policies, saying, "If Congress fails to back up the President in his monetary program, I predict a revolution in this country which will make the French Revolution look silly!" He further stated to the Congressional hearing, "God is directing President Roosevelt."

Coughlin’s support for Roosevelt and his New Deal faded later in 1934, when he founded the National Union for Social Justice (NUSJ), a nationalistic worker’s rights organization which grew impatient with what it viewed as the President’s unconstitutional and pseudo-capitalistic monetary policies…

Among the articles of the NUSJ, were work and income guarantees, nationalizing "necessary" industry, wealth redistribution through taxation of the wealthy, federal protection of worker’s unions, and decreasing property rights in favor of the government controlling the country’s assets for "public good."

Illustrative of his disdain for capitalism is his statement that, "We maintain the principle that there can be no lasting prosperity if free competition exists in industry. Therefore, it is the business of government not only to legislate for a minimum annual wage and maximum working schedule to be observed by industry, but also to curtail individualism that, if necessary, factories shall be licensed and their output shall be limited." …

His CBS radio broadcasts became suffused with anti-Semitic themes. He blamed the Depression on an "international conspiracy of Jewish bankers"

He began publication of a magazine, Social Justice, during this period, in which he printed anti-Semitic polemics such as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Donald Warren, using information from the FBI and German government archives, has also argued that Coughlin received indirect funding from Nazi Germany during this period

Does the Reverend Coughlin sound more like Michelle Malkin or Code Pink?

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, October 11th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “WP: Opposing Obama = Father Coughlin”

  1. Tater Salad says:

    W.Wison was socialist.
    FDR was socialist.
    BHO is a socialist.

    This country is headed in the wrong direction with the Obama administration. Socialism and globalization with taxes and inflation will not work for this country. It is evident as we speak. He is in over his head.

  2. proreason says:

    “Talk show host Glenn Beck accused President Obama of putting the country on a path “to socialism.”

    It’s mystifying how any objective person could deny this.

    If somebody does deny it, you really have to question their ability for rational thought.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      People who do deny it either don’t know what socialism is or they are emotionally clinging to a utopian idea of rainbows and lollipops. Or both.

  3. beautyofreason says:

    “Left-wing activists flouted decorum in their relentless pursuit of Bush administration officials such as Condoleezza Rice”

    Yes, a simple flouting of tradition. Like wearing jeans to a black tie event. I still remember the shock stunts of Code Pink. One flashed her breasts on live television just before Palin’s first national speech, another drenched her arms in fake blood and shouted murderer in the face of Secretary of State Rice (a classical pianist, speaker of five languages, and exceptional politician whose skin color was NEVER paraded in the news).

  4. canary says:

    Madonna did that video tossing a grenade in Bush’s lap. Hanging John McCain and Sarah Palin dummies from roof. (since they were white it wasn’t considered a hate act).

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