Skip to comments.CA Dem chair John Burton apologizes for comments invoking Goebbels about GOP “telling the big lie”
Posted on 09/03/2012 11:17:32 PM PDT by SmithL
UPDATE: In response to the uproar over his (below) comments Monday, California Democratic Party Chair John Burton issued this statement:
To correct press reports of my recent comments about Republican lies, I did not call Republicans Nazis nor would I ever. In fact, I didnt even use the word.
If Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, or the Republicans are insulted by my describing their campaign tactic as the big lie I most humbly apologize to them or anyone who might have been offended by that comment.
Charlotte Greetings from the California delegation breakfast at the DNC where before he had a cup of coffee Democratic Party Chair John Burton much like his ol palGuv Jerry Brown once did just compared the Republicans to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, for telling the big lie, a reference to several falsehoods GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan recently told.
They lie and they dont care if people think they lie Joseph Goebbels its the big lie, you keep repeating it, Burton said Monday before the Blake Hotel breakfast. He said Ryan told a bold-faced lie and he doesnt care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.
Reminded that Brown drew heat for comparing the messaging of Meg Whitmans 2010 GOP gubernatorial campaign to Goebbels, he said sarcastically, (Bleep) thats right, she won the election!
Burton shrugged at Brown getting in trouble. He won it big. Goddam he was in trouble.
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That’s one of the most transparent non-apology apologies I’ve seen.
Stay classy, jerkwad.
Are they not also fundamentally reactionaries?
This being the case, why do they bother apologizing when in fact it's in their collective nature to say such things.
Thoughtless and reactive, what more to know?
If this is the old, very old former congressman John Burton, brother of Communist sympathizer Phil Burton, then “HE MEANT IT”.
He’s also as red of his late brother.
He does not make mistakes when speaking.
The “Nazi” analogy is an old communist trick of smearing anyone who opposes them as “Nazis”, “fascists”, or “ultra-rightwing extremists”. The Burton family was one of the leading “red families” of California politics.
Check old issues of TOCSIN and Combat if you can find them. Lots of goodies in them.
This is one of the Lefts favorite methods. To blame what they say and think; then walk it back.
Godwin’s law. The person to use a Nazi analogy loses the argument.
I think a new ‘law’ should be invented.
The first one to use a Nazi analogy should be given credit for realizing ‘racist’ doesn’t work anymore.