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Singer Tony Bennett Equates Isolated Gun Violence to Nazi Germany, Fears Foreign Invasion
Newsbusters ^ | February 7, 2013 | Matthew Sheffield

Posted on 02/07/2013 9:58:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Tony Bennett is one of America's most popular singers but he has proven once again that talent in the arts is no predictor of intelligence.

At a Wednesday press conference, the outspoken pacifist and ardent Democrat Bennett compared isolated gun deaths in the U.S. to Nazi concentration camps and said that if America did not do something to curtail violence in this country, the other countries would “take care of us in a really bad way,” just like they did in World War II to the Germans. Bizarre video and story below.

In a subsequent interview with CNN, Bennett declined to defend his comments but he did not distance himself from them either. Here’s what he said in full at the conference:

It’s the kind of turn that happened to the great country of Germany where Nazis came over and created tragic things and they had to be told off. And if we continue this kind of violence and accept it in our country, the rest of the world is really going to take care of us in a really bad way.

We should learn that we’re the greatest country because we’re all different nationalities, we’re all different religions, and we should show the rest of the world how to behave.

Tony Bennett is apparently unaware that the Nazi party was actually created in Germany and did not “come over” from some other country. He also is apparently unaware that gun control laws were one of the many restrictions placed upon citizens under Nazi domination...

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TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Music/Entertainment; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; moronwithmegaphone; secondamendment; senile

1 posted on 02/07/2013 9:58:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yearning for Benito, eh, Tony Bennetto?


2 posted on 02/07/2013 10:01:33 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

[[Singer Tony Bennett Equates Isolated Gun Violence to Nazi Germany, Fears Foreign Invasion]]

Here’s a clue Tony- Free of charge- IF we do get invaded, you’ll NEED all the guns you can get your hands on- there’sw a reason why foreign natiosn avoid attacking us you dolt- it’s precisely because we DO own firearms- Are you so anti-American that you would have us be at the mercy of foreign natiosn who attack us? Stick to singin Tony- it appears that’s al l you’re qualified to do


3 posted on 02/07/2013 10:26:56 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: familyop
Tony Bennetto needs to learn history and pick up his brain which he also evidently left in San Fransicko. The Nazis were (and are) socialists, just as is the Democrat party to which he so proudly belongs. That's why the alliance between Hitler and Stalin was so easy to form. And exactly like Obama, those two extreme leftist dictators were gun grabbers.

And I never cared much for ol' Tony's music. He's going from riches to rags in my opinion.

4 posted on 02/07/2013 10:30:01 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bennet is a WWII vet and I’ve always enjoyed his singing.

I don’t know if he was always this stupid or it just happened as he got old, but as the article says, having a great voice doesn’t mean that you have a great mind to back it up.

Sad, really.


5 posted on 02/07/2013 10:31:13 PM PST by M1911A1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bennet’s had a few too many botox injections.


6 posted on 02/07/2013 10:35:48 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

7 posted on 02/07/2013 10:56:33 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There must be something in the Kool-Aid....


8 posted on 02/07/2013 11:20:35 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boy is HE ever screwed up in his reasoning.


9 posted on 02/07/2013 11:22:47 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Global tyrants deserve Mussolini Treatment: Hung up by the heels after the sh*t kicked out of them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s inhaled way too much toupee glue.


10 posted on 02/07/2013 11:28:34 PM PST by twister881
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He left his brain in San Fransicko.


11 posted on 02/07/2013 11:31:06 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
too much toupee glue....
12 posted on 02/07/2013 11:32:37 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’re right, Tony, it’s exactly like NAZI Germany. The National Socialist government outlawed guns and started confiscating them. Then the National Socialist government started killing its own people. Then the National Socialist government attacked other countries. Then we invaded and killed the National Socialists. Don’t be a national socialist.


13 posted on 02/07/2013 11:37:32 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Tony Bennett left more than his heart in San Francisco


14 posted on 02/08/2013 2:35:25 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: CottShop

...”Here’s a clue Tony- Free of charge- IF we do get invaded, you’ll NEED all the guns you can get your hands on- there’sw a reason why foreign natiosn avoid attacking us you dolt- it’s precisely because we DO own firearms- Are you so anti-American that you would have us be at the mercy of foreign natiosn who attack us? Stick to singin Tony- it appears that’s al l you’re qualified to do.”...

Tony Bennett’s ignorance was on display for all the world to see yesterday. True history shows that Hitler could have not done what he did without disarming law-abiding citizens first. Mr. leftist, Tony, should stick to music, for sure. I am a musician who loves jazz who almost bought one of his albums this week. Now, I would not touch a product of his with a ten foot pole. Everytime I would take a listen, I would be thinking of what a traitor he is to our country, the nation which has made him filthy rich just because he has a nice instrunment in his throat. Chris Rock, Tony Bennett..What hypocrites!


15 posted on 02/08/2013 3:45:36 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He will be doing a duet with the Dixie Chicks soon.


16 posted on 02/08/2013 3:55:19 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tony Bennett is old enough to KNOW some of the history behind the NAZI Party and their “Obama style” disarmament of the German people just for starters. IGNORANCE is, however, no respecter of persons. - Remember, Tony, it’s better to be silent and thought a fool; rather than to open your mouth and REMOVE ALL DOUBT!


17 posted on 02/08/2013 4:35:42 AM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep.
He’s rememberin’ all them Joooooooes crammed into those cattle cars with their semi-autos, high-capacity magazines and cases and cases of ammo.........................


18 posted on 02/08/2013 4:36:27 AM PST by Flintlock (TRUTH--It's the new hate speach.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gotta feel sorry for an 80+-year-old drug addict.


19 posted on 02/08/2013 4:53:17 AM PST by EnquiringMind (th)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tony Bennett is still alive?


20 posted on 02/08/2013 5:00:01 AM PST by Salman
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To: M1911A1

Tony’s voice was a gift given him by God.

He was given this gift to make amends for having given Tony sh*t for brains.


21 posted on 02/08/2013 5:04:24 AM PST by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

TB is the Patriarch of the entertainment idiots. Great voice but no brain.


22 posted on 02/08/2013 5:35:23 AM PST by Repulican Donkey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The glue from his wig has impacted his brain. Give it up Bennet


23 posted on 02/08/2013 5:51:04 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tony, I just got my morning laugh because of you.
24 posted on 02/08/2013 6:23:43 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
talent in the arts is no predictor of intelligence.

Amen

25 posted on 02/08/2013 6:32:55 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“On this rock a group of teenage guerrillas carved the names of their fallen comrades who lost their lives fighting against the invaders of our country”

WOLVERINES!


26 posted on 02/08/2013 7:23:28 AM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
With respect to Tony, he should enjoy a comprehensive history of San Francisco. Read of the gangs of thieves and thugs who were eventually wiped out by vigilantes. A history of the great earthquake and the exposure of what many there knew already. This in 1906.

Even although the earthquake was over fifty years from the gold rush days, where violence and murder were common, it is still any eye opener. A bit of a ramble for which I hope to be excused, but anyway.

Disaster By The Bay.
H.Paul Jeffers

The Lyons Press
Connecticut 2003.

Things eventually were a vast improvement, in that city, as wiser heads prevailed. Tony should take time to reconsider making statements like he did. The left, as always, obviously drool at this kind of rhetoric and probably do not believe a word. (laughs)

27 posted on 02/08/2013 10:43:40 AM PST by Peter Libra
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To: familyop
It’s the kind of turn that happened to the great country of Germany where Nazis came over and created tragic things and they had to be told off. And if we continue this kind of violence and accept it in our country, the rest of the world is really going to take care of us in a really bad way.

Nazi's didn't "come over" and they weren't "told off." The Nazi's were an internal movement of Germany, the National Socialist Party. They took advantage of the 1928 German gun control laws (registration), which were enacted before they came into power, and amended them in 1938, disarming Jews particularly and everyone else generally. The resulting mayhem was staggering--genocide and Word War. The body count racked up by the Nazi's and Axis allies was in the 10's of millions.

The Nazi's (the government and their party favorites) reserved arms for themselves, while disarming everyone else. Does this sound familiar? It should. This is what the American socialists want to do -- disarm everyone but themselves and their allies/minions -- transforming us into a fascist/police state, a threat to its own citizenry and the peace of the world.

We refuse to go down this path. We know where it leads. We don't care what the screwed up world thinks. The blessings of Liberty are beyond their comprehension and their poster boy.

28 posted on 02/08/2013 11:01:35 AM PST by nonsporting
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To: wildbill

Someone needs to acquaint Mr Bennett with that comment by Yamamoto about not invading America because there’d be a rifle behind every blade of grass.

Or by that Russian about how in the US there were just too many Coke bottles and gas stations.


29 posted on 02/08/2013 11:16:05 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: nonsporting

Agreed. That’s why I wrote that Tony Bennetto is yearning for his Benito (Mussolini).


30 posted on 02/08/2013 11:28:21 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Holee-crab!!!!!!!!!!

Is he serious? Equating the GUN OWNERS to the Nazi’s when it was the the Nazi’s who were the GUN GRABBERS???

The US GOVERNMENT is more like the Nazi’s than the public gun owners.

And many in the old Germany and Russia said “if we had only resisted sooner” (i.e. when they grabbed all the guns!)


31 posted on 02/08/2013 11:31:20 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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