Rand Paul: Deficit Spending Leads To Atmosphere That Empowered Hitler

Posted by | August 1, 2010 10:11 | Filed under: Top Stories

Speaking to a sympathetic tea party crowd at a fund raiser in New York (they always come to my city for dough), Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul played the Hitler card. (h/t Steve Benen)

Tonight, when Paul finally strides up and takes the microphone in the front of the room, he seems relaxed and speaks to the crowd in a soft and steady Southern accent. “People say, ‘Oh those Tea Party people, they’re angry.’ I say: ‘No, they’re concerned and they’re worried.’ They’re worried that we could destroy the currency by adding such a massive debt.” Paul then invoked the Nazis: “In Germany it led to Hitler.”

In the same soothing country doctor drawl, Paul begins to make the kind of argument that’s caused some political commentators to question his sanity. But this time it isn’t about liquidating the Federal Reserve, vanquishing the Department of Labor or new limits on the Civil Rights Act of 1964—all topics Paul has argued for in the past. Instead, Paul warns that deficit spending will lead to the same kind of chaos that allowed Hitler to rise to power.

The New York Press‘s Spencer Wilking’s observation is, “The crowed shrieks with delight and applauds.”  However, the more Rand Paul talks like this, will voters in Kentucky shriek with delight?

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