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    ..it appears that Bush's rise to power somewhat resembles that of Hitler, per election 2000:

    On January 30, 1933, Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor. As Hitler historian Alan Bullock put it:

    "Hitler came to office in 1933 as the result, not of any irresistible revolutionary or national movement sweeping him into power, nor even of a popular victory at the polls, but as part of a shoddy political deal with the 'Old Gang' whom he had been attacking for months... Hitler did not seize power; he was jobbed into office by a backstairs intrigue."

    •  A point (4.00)
      I've made myself, numerous times, both here and elsewhere. Still doesn't mean that Hitler was elected to office (or that Bush was, for that matter). In both cases, I would say that the means of seizing power were technically legal but highly constitutionally questionable.

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