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Linda Ronstadt laments ‘new bunch of Hitlers’

Nov. 18, 2004: Singer Linda Ronstadt, who made headlines during the 2004 presidential campaign by expressing solidarity with filmmaker Michael Moore, kicked it up a notch and compared current U.S. political trends with events in Nazi Germany.

“People don’t realize that by voting Republican, they voted against themselves,” Ronstadt told USA Today regarding the race for the White House.

On the issue of the ongoing battle in Iraq, Ronstadt added, “I worry that some people are entertained by the idea of this war. They don’t know anything about the Iraqis, but they’re angry and frustrated in their own lives. It’s like Germany, before Hitler took over. The economy was bad and people felt kicked around. They looked for a scapegoat. Now we’ve got a new bunch of Hitlers.”

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