Over the top Hyperbole, yes. I agree that Boehner is not Stalin. But he is TERRIBLE as Speaker. That was the point they were trying to make.
Boehner may not send people directly to their deaths like Stalin did, but the end result of his caving on many things (like 0bamacare) will end in death for many. Sarah Palin was spot on when she talked about death panels.
Leftwing economic policies - which Boehner is not doing enough to block - will rob many people of their income and their retirement savings. It will cause further job losses and with job loss there will be loss of medical coverage. (And 0bamacare will not fix this. It will make it worse.)
All of those bad economic factors will lead to deaths, too. The mammogram you skipped because you couldn’t afford it after you lost your job. The colonoscopy you skipped because your company cut you back to part time because of the 0bamacare mandate. Hollywood won’t make a movie about this with sad-eyed children or puppies or spotted owls that make people cry. But real people will feel the effects - up to and including death. A lot of those people will be greatgrandmas.
Not every death caused by a political leader comes dramatically from a bullet or a gas chamber. Those we decry. But the solitary, silent deaths that go unnoticed one by one, scattered across the country add up.
The American people are solidly behind the raising of taxes and Obama knows it. I see Obama as trying to install himself as dictator and by this unreasonable demand that he have unlimited powers to raise the debt ceiling without congress tells me all I need to know about Obama. If Republicans cave on that (which I don't think they will) we need to have an all out rebellion BUT Obama KNOWS he has the American people behind him and Republicans are in the minority. Obama is evil but the press is behind him.