Conspiracy Watch: Does Obama's Health Care Logo Resemble a Nazi Symbol?

If you ever doubt the power of conservative talk radio, consider this: The No. 1 search term on Google right now is “Obama health care logo.” Your Gaggler had literally no idea what it was about so she, naturally, Googled it.  It turns out that radio host Rush Limbaugh on his show today went after the logo being used by Organizing for America in its push for health-care reform. Citing the conservative blog Sweetness & Light, Limbaugh told his listeners the OFA logo looks similar to a Nazi symbol. Limbaugh brought up the comparison in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s comment about protestors at town hall meetings this week, telling a reporter that she spotted people “carrying swastikas.” “They accuse us of being Nazis, and Obama's got a health-care logo that's right out of Adolf Hitler's playbook,” Limbaugh said today. Seriously, Rush? Well, doctors everywhere should be in the doghouse then, considering the logo incorporates the caduceus, a symbol of medicine dating back to ancient Greece. As conspiraces go, this one seems pretty lame.

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