Why is Becks hatred of Hitler, Mao, Stalin, and tyranny so off-putting to liberals?
You mention Beck in a positive way, so it is pretty safe that I’m not going to get “best answer” here – I guess that means I’m free to answer honestly. Liberals don’t hate Beck’s hatred of Hitler, Mao, Stalin, or tyranny. We can’t stand Beck, plain and simple – and not because he’s right or is knowledgeable about Democratic methods (he isn’t). The man is nothing more than a talking head pundit entertainer. He talks about things he knows virtually nothing about, claims knowledge when he is clueless, shifts his message when either his ratings drop or when the Republican party line changes, etc. He and Sarah “you betcha” Palin are some of the biggest reasons Republicans can’t get independent votes – because they are idiot shills. For the record, the atrocities committed by each of the people you listed are equally repulsive to both liberals and conservatives. If you don’t think this is true, you really have been watching Beck’s show too much.
I guess because they are advocating the same policies as Hitler, Mao and Stalin. They just aren’t trying to use military force this time. At least not yet. Beck’s highlighting and comparing makes it harder to convince people and slip it by a piece at a time. It would work better for them, if they waited till people had forgotten and it was ancient history like the Roman Empire. But they are impatient. They want it now. Most liberals have no idea what they are advocating anyway. They know the words, but lack the real world experience to understand the meanings.