Skip to comments.Goodbye civility as Rep. Steve Cohen says Republicans lie like the Nazis
Posted on 01/20/2011 6:18:39 AM PST by GailA
They dont like the truth, so they summarily dismiss it, he says. They say its a government takeover of health care a big lie. Just like Goebbels. You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually people believe it. Like blood libel, he said, pounding his fist on the dais.
Thats the same kind of thing. The Germans said enough about the Jews and the people believed it and you had the Holocaust. You tell a lie over and over again. And weve heard it on this floor government takeover of health care.
... There is no government takeover, he said.
Cohens reference to blood libel follows former Alaska governor Sarah Palins use of the term to describe attacks on her from left-leaning pundits after the Tucson massacre earlier this month.
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Civility = libspeak for gagging conservatives.
But they’re free to up the vitriol and the MSM ignores it!
House Dem compares GOP health care case to Nazi propaganda
Say What? Democrat Compares Republicans to Nazis
ABC News Jonathan Karl reports: The newfound civility didnt last long. Political rhetoric in Congress doesnt 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 its 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. Thats the same kind of thing. And Congressman Cohen didnt stop there.
The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed itbelieved 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.
Democratic lawmaker compares GOP health law claims to Nazi lies
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Charlotte would not have that for sure!
Projection from a typical Democrat. Anything a Dem claims a Republican does is a reflection of themselves, and what they do.
Ahhh! The classic “I know you are, but what am I?” defense.
We ALL know these are Alinsky tactics!
Yup... they demand decency and restraint from others but as usual it doesn’t apply to them. The end justifies the means.
The right needs to come back HARD on this. Cohen’s outburst means one of two things. Either Obama has lost control of his party members in congress as they have apparently completely disregarded his call for civility, or bambi’s speech was given with a tacit nod and a wink knowing that he wasn’t really serious. Well Gibbs, which is it?
Just something about him.
No, not talking about the "involuntary" folks ~ just the real weirdos who actually volunteered for it imagining they'd be killed last or something.
I bet if you asked this guy whether moral absolutes existed,
he’d deny it.
So, why were the Nazis “bad”? Weren’t their standards just “different”? How are your standards “better”?
It is so easy to make a post-modern liberal spin in circles with their moral relativism.
This guy should be sanctioned and forced to make an apology. We must use their rules against them. Either the Left will be embarrassed or they will stand up for this guy by demanding free speech rights.
Either way, we win. The Left will tire of being forced to live up to their own standards or they will be forced to support free speech and we will keep them to that standard.
But theyre free to up the vitriol and the MSM ignores it!
I wish something could be done about the main stream media. They are completely biased but as long as it suits the leftists/socuialists/communists nothing is said. Yet Fox News is constantly being attacked because it is more balanced.
Looks like a typical, frumpy, disheveled communist apparatchik.
The guy is a certifiable wack-a-doodle.
He’s never been the same he wasn’t allowed to join the CBC!
Classic case of Marxist argument. Accuse others of what you do (or are). When or if the Republican party becomes the socialist workers party and openly advocates for goverment take over of health care then they can be compared to NAZIs...just like what the socialist Dems are doing.
I think you are misinterpreting. He’s telling fellow libs HOW THEY DO THINGS. Read it again with that in mind!
new tone = nazi comparisons. Great “leadership” there. Just great!