CBS accuses Santorum of comparing Obama to Hitler

The MSM must really be fearing a Santorum nomination because once again they are taking Santorum’s words out of context to suggest something he didn’t mean. In this case, they are suggesting that he is comparing Obama to Hitler. But guess what? I’ve got video that gives the full context of his statement. First the article:

CBS – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum flatly rejected suggestions that he likened President Obama to Adolf Hitler Sunday when he used an analogy comparing the 2012 election to the buildup to World War II.

“No, of course not,” Santorum said dismissively when asked by a National Journal-CBS News reporter whether he was comparing the two. “The World War II metaphor is one I’ve used 100 times in my career,” he insisted. …

During an event in Cumming, Ga., on Sunday evening, he discussed Americans’ uncertainty about entering the war because they hoped Hitler might not be as dangerous as they feared.

“We’re a hopeful people,” Santorum said. “We think, ‘Well, you know it’ll get better. Yeah, he’s a nice guy. I mean, it won’t be near as bad as what we think. This will be okay.’ I mean, yeah, maybe he’s not the best guy after a while, after a while you find out some things about this guy over in Europe who’s not so good of a guy after all. You know what, why do we need to be involved?” Santorum said.

Americans need to get involved in the upcoming election, he said, in the same way they needed to get involved in fighting Hitler in World War II.

“So with the optimistic spirit of America, sometimes, sometimes it’s not okay. It’ll be harder for this generation to figure it out. There’s no cataclysmic event,” he said.

Now, here’s the video:



Santorum makes the point of why the greatest generation is called the greatest generation, and it’s because they were there for American when it needed them, at a ‘time of great peril’, and they did great things. And his larger point from there is that we can be like the greatest generation because our country needs us right now.

But this is where the MSM acts as though they don’t understand what he was saying. He then makes the point that the challenge we face now is not as clearly defined as was the challenge for the greatest generation, that is WWII. And yet still, even they sat on the sidelines for a year and a half while Germany plunged Europe into darkness. Why did they wait, he asks? He answers it this way:

Because we’re a hopeful people. We think, ‘Well, you know it’ll get better. Yeah, he’s a nice guy. I mean, it won’t be near as bad as what we think. This will be okay.’ I mean, yeah, maybe he’s not the best guy after a while, after a while you find out some things about this guy over in Europe and he’s not so good of a guy after all. ‘But you know what, why do we need to be involved? We’ll just take care of our own problems. We’ll get our families off to work and our kids off to school, yeah we’ll be ok‘. That’s sorta the optimistic spirit of America.

But sometimes, It’s not OK. It’s going to be harder for this generation to figure this out. There’s no cataclysmic event. It’s going to be hard.

You understand it, you’re here. You wouldn’t be here if you don’t get it. But what about the rest of America? Do they understand what is happening?

He’s really just comparing this generation to the greatest generation and why this situation is going to be harder for our generation to grasp. It’s that simple. There was no Hitler/Obama comparisons made.

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