He's a person who was elected legally, just as Adolf Hitler was elected legally and then consolidated power, and now is of course working closely with Fidel Castro and Mr. Morales and others.
Stupid Hitler comparisions are still very popular. History News Network tracks the use of Hitler by politicians, journalists and polemicists and includes the flagrant exploitation of the Holocaust, but is not updated very often.
A few days ago, Hollywood nominated yet another German movie about Nazis for the Oscar: "Sophie Scholl." Last year it was "Downfall." The only German movies who won an Oscar for best foreign movie were set in the Nazi era: "Tin Drum" and "Nowhere in Africa." Despite all the movies about the Nazi era, many folks still underestimate his crimes against humanity, i.e. compare him with Chavez.
a) Why are the crimes of the Nazis so often ridiculed by silly comparisions with Chavez, "Femi-Nazis," Soup-Nazis etc.
b) Why are Nazi movies still so popular in "progressive" Hollywood, while other good German movies don't get a chance of an Oscar nomination, let alone being shown in a US cinema?