If it sometimes seems like President Obama can't even fart without someone making a Nazi comparison over it, you are not alone.
In the latest "controversy" of the Obama presidency, Obama joined the massive exodus of world leaders to the memorial for the South African civil rights icon Nelson Mandela. Where, in the truest testament to Mandela's ability to reach across cultural and ideological lines in the name of a universal common good, Obama encountered, and shook hands with, Raul Castro of Cuba.
The right-wing infotainment complex predictably exploded at the "controversy," but the first Hitler comparison came from none other than Obama's opponent for the 2008 presidency, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
Todd Zwillich, a reporter for The Takeaway, asked him for his thoughts on the handshake. McCain commented: "I guess it gives Raul some propaganda to continue to prop up his dictatorial, brutal regime."
Later, McCain said that the handshake should never have happened.
Cue the Hitler remark:
"Why should you shake hands with someone who's keeping Americans in prison? I mean, what’s the point? Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler."
To answer McCain's question, it was done out of respect for Nelson Mandela. For everything America and Cuba disagree on, they could both agree on the one thing that had brought them to South Africa.
What would have been McCain's alternative? Fisticuffs at the memorial?