Raising Goebbles

Posted on January 19, 2011


Nice picture of Bush, isn’t it?  Oh, so it’s Sarah Palin.  No?     O.K., it’s Glenn Beck, then right?  It’s not? Limbaugh?  John Boehner?    That’s Hitler??????    Not according to the Dems and Progressives – this is the old boy they drag out and hang on their opponents.

Well, here’s confirmation that the whole ‘tone down the rhetoric’ BS was meant to apply only to Republicans and conservatives.   I won’t bother delving much into the sad aspect of this having the effect of trivializing the deeds of the Third Reich, the Holocaust and its victims, but it is scandalous in that respect.  What unbelievable hypocrites! 

Is it not incumbent on Obama to denounce this man’s statements?   Yes.   Will it likely happen?   No.   Seems evident in any event, that the last election didn’t sweep from office all the idiots in Congress.

The newfound civility didn’t last long.  Political rhetoric in Congress doesn’t get much nastier than the words of one House Democrat during the debate on repealing the health care law.

In an extraordinary outburst on the House floor, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) invoked the Holocaust to attack Republicans on health care and compared rhetoric on the issue to the work of infamous Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

“They say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels,” Cohen said. “You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it.  Like blood libel.  That’s the same kind of thing. And Congressman Cohen didn’t stop there.

“The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed it–believed it and you have the Holocaust.  We heard on this floor, government takeover of health care.  Politifact said the biggest lie of 2010 was a government takeover of health care because there is no government takeover,” Cohen said.

Cohen made his comments late last night, but they have attracted no attention because his speech was made to a virtually empty House chamber with no reporters around to watch.