While some Republicans have accused President Barack Obama of engaging in “class warfare,” Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist took it to another level by suggesting Obama planned mass political repression.
“Obamas ‘new’ strategy to divide America: Get the Kulaks,” he tweeted on Monday.
The kulaks were wealthy Slavic farm-owners. They were demonized and terrorized by the Soviet Union as class enemies under the reign of Josef Stalin. Tens of millions of people had there property confiscated, were deported, sent to gulags or executed.
“Yes, that was a not so subtle way of comparing the president to Josef Stalin,” MSNBC host Chris Matthews quipped.
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