Beck's Latest Rant: Obama Like Hussein, Hitler

Host isn't suggesting Americorps plan makes him a fascist, but...
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2009 9:23 AM CDT

(Newser) – Glenn Beck may have reached a new low last night when he implied President Obama’s plans to use AmeriCorps make him the equivalent of a fascist dictator, Gawker reports. One guest, Vets for Freedom vice chairman David Bellavia, fanned the flames by saying, “I’m not comparing my president to Saddam Hussein or Hitler,” then promptly compared Obama’s plans to Hussein’s creation of a group of loyalists in 1991.

“You said, ‘I’m not comparing,’ but you are,” Beck responded. “This is what Hitler did with the SS. He had his own people, he had the brownshirts. This is what Saddam Hussein—so, you are comparing that.” The Fox News host later insisted, “I’m not suggesting anything, I’m asking questions.” Beck's resigned conclusion: “This is what I've been warning for a very long time.”