Defending the Obama-Hitler Comparisons

WorldNetDaily has distinguished itself for its seeming willingness to publish just about anything, regardless of how ridiculous it may be.  But even by the standards of WND, this may be the single most insane opening of anything I have ever seen published there:

Critics who denounce and slander their colleagues for comparing Barack Obama’s meteoric rise to power with that of Hitler’s are out of ideas or have too much time on their hands.

Notice that this isn’t an attack on those who “denounce and slander their colleagues by comparing” Obama to Hitler but rather an attack on those those who “denounce and slander their colleagues for comparing” Obama to Hitler.  

That’s right – the author, Jerry Kane, is not only defending comparisons between Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler but actually accusing those who dare to point out that such comparisons are outrageous and offensive of slandering those who make those comparisons; comparisons, Kane insists, that are totally reasonable:   

The cult of personality and hysteria for a charismatic orator are frightening parallels between Obama and Hitler. Like Hitler, Obama too is a phenomenal political figure, extraordinary in American politics. No American politician has made such an impression on Americans. He receives excessive admiration and adoration from his admirers reminiscent of hero worship but with a messianic twist … Commentators do not say Obama is Hitler, but they do suggest that a dictator can rise in America and bring about a totalitarian state. For that reason, when the leader of the free world possesses a charismatic personality, comes from a socialist background, holds to a progressive worldview, rises to prominence through grandiose speeches, is hailed as the nation’s savior by the masses, is admired by leaders throughout the world, and is elevated to the role of messiah by worshipful followers, it is both reasonable and necessary to wave red flags and sound alarms.