Cunningham compared Obama to Castro, Mao, and Hitler, declared Obama is "now poised ... to seize power in America"

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Radio host Bill Cunningham compared Sen. Barack Obama to dictators such as Fidel Castro, Mao Zedong, and Adolf Hitler, and also stated: "Obama now is poised ... to seize power in America, and I hope to be a bloodless coup."

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On the November 3 broadcast of his Cincinnati-based radio show, Bill Cunningham repeatedly compared Sen. Barack Obama to dictators such as Fidel Castro, Mao Zedong, and Adolf Hitler. Cunningham stated: "Much like Castro took over Cuba, Mao Zedong took over Red China, and the Communists took over Russia, Obama now is poised, according to many of my good friends on the left like Paul Mason and others, to seize power in America, and I hope to be a bloodless coup." Cunningham later added, "[Obama] goes out to his left-wing buddies in San Francisco and smears God, smears guns, smears everything great about this country. Then he comes to these rallies like bromides, like Adolf Hitler in 1933, and the faithful are shouting, 'Yes we can, yes we can.' "

During the program, Cunningham also stated: "Obama's gonna make America go repeatedly and radically to the left and is gonna impose the values of Louis Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and other left-wing radicals who want to blow up the Pentagon and kill police officers, and mainstream those values into Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. And if you think that's what America needs tomorrow, go ahead and vote for the socialist. Vote for Castro."

As Media Matters for America has documented, numerous media figures have compared Obama to Hitler and the Nazis in recent days. Cunningham asserted on the October 30 broadcast of his show that "Obama wants to gas the Jews."

From the November 3 broadcast of Clear Channel's The Big Show with Bill Cunningham:

CUNNINGHAM: Well, now, my fellow Americans, this is the day we've been waiting for, in a sense, for the last year-and-a-half. As the failures of the Bush administration has become more apparent, and the American people -- they're turning farther left. Much like Castro took over Cuba, Mao Zedong took over Red China, and the Communists took over Russia, Obama now is poised, according to many of my good friends on the left like Paul Mason and others, to seize power in America, and I hope to be a bloodless coup.

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CUNNINGHAM: But what's gonna happen, and mark my words, is that Obama's gonna make America go repeatedly and radically to the left and is gonna impose the values of Louis Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and other left-wing radicals who want to blow up the Pentagon and kill police officers, and mainstream those values into Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. And if you think that's what America needs tomorrow, go ahead and vote for the socialist. Vote for Castro.

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CUNNINGHAM: Barack Hussein Obama wants to bankrupt the coal industry. Of course, the San Francisco Chronicle held that story for 10 months. He says things in San Francisco he would never say in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, or in Dublin, Ohio, or Covington, Kentucky. He goes out to his left-wing buddies in San Francisco and smears God, smears guns, smears everything great about this country. Then he comes to these rallies like bromides, like Adolf Hitler in 1933, and the faithful are shouting, "Yes we can, yes we can." Well, my fellow Americans, no he won't, if you stand up and vote tomorrow. I have my doubts, but I have my prayers for the American people.

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700WLW
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Bill Cunningham
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The Big Show with Bill Cunningham
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Barack Obama, 2008 Elections
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