Brenda Barton is just one of many Americans who believe that Obama has been acting as a dictator:
“He’s dictating beyond his authority,” Barton said of Obama. “It’s not just the death camps. (Hitler) started in the communities, with national health care and gun control. You better read your history. Germany started with national health care and gun control before any of that other stuff happened. And Hitler was elected by a majority of people." More ….
The cited article also refers to Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa who compared American exceptionalism under Obama to Nazi Germany:
“Does not this remind you of the Nazis’ rhetoric before and during World War II?" Correa said. "They considered themselves the chosen race, the superior race, etc. Such words and ideas pose extreme danger."
As a matter of fact, Obama is one of the best democratic leaders ever in history of humankind and there is another question: Why don’d all Americans follow Obama? The problem is not in Obama, but in the fact that it is missing an ideological clue today in the USA how to rebuild the national identity as whole in the context of increasing anti-democractic regimes and social practices in the world some of which have visible and invisible branches in the USA. It will be wrong to think that only Obama cares about the people in poverty or that Republicans do not love their nation. The shutdown Government is just one of the moments when two big political powers in the USA were not able to make this balance in the USA which had always brought collaboration. However, the USA know the Civil War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War …
Americans do not have the attitude of superior power but as a nation which lives in democracy and keeps democracy worldwide. The right analogy of Obama care is the invention of the Social Security in the USA and not what happened in Germany in different historical period and in a different political context.
The difference between the USA and many other countries is that politics is left in the hands of politicians and the people just do their jobs. The stability and power of the USA is in the simple fact that there are always stable microstructure which keep the trunk of democracy strong and healthy despite many branches on the tree of American democracy are unhealthy. And the Americans prefer Obama to be like a crown of the branches of different healthy status, while Obama himself as a professor sees his role in enhealthing the trunk of our tree of democracy, not to play with society.
The U.S. Government will open and it will be just one of those moments that Americans were not able to avoid – a moment that neither makes American people not care about their duties nor makes the USA weaker – after any caught cold usually people become healthier.