Skip to comments.Rep. Steve Cohen apologizes for Nazi comments
Posted on 01/20/2011 1:34:03 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Rep. Steve Cohen apologizes for Nazi comments
By: Jennifer Epstein January 20, 2011 02:00 PM EST
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) is insisting that he didnt mean to call his Republican colleagues Nazis for their opposition to the health care reform law, but nonetheless is apologizing to anyone offended by what he said on the House floor earlier this week.
In a statement released midday Thursday, Cohen said he wants to be clear that I never called Republicans Nazis. Rather, he said, he referred to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels in a Tuesday night floor speech because he considers Republicans to be peddling propaganda in their opposition to health care reform.
The reference I made was to the greatest propaganda master of all time, he said. Propaganda, which is called messaging today, can be true or false. In this case, the message is false.
In his floor speech, Cohen said: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, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. Thats the same kind of thing.
He continued to say that 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 and people have come to believe that too.
Cohen, who is Tennessees first Jewish congressman, also used the statement to apologize to fellow Jews.
I would certainly never do anything to diminish the horror of the Nazi Holocaust as I revere and respect the history of my people, he said.
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And now he’ll get hammered by the left for the apology. LOL
He did not apologize. He merely regrets that people didn’t like what he said.
Day late, a dollar short, Cohenidiot.
I think he should resign. But then, I am in his district, unfortunately.
That’s an apology? Only Politico would think so. He’s digging himself in deeper.
That is a non-apology apology if there ever was one......................
“Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) is insisting that he didnt mean to call his Republican colleagues Nazis...”
....they just ACT like them. Thanks for the apology.
Oh, don't you just love those non-apology apologies? He is not sorry for what he said and still means it, he is sorry if that offends you. Or, in other words, "sorry but tough crap". I stand by my remarks. Dipsh*t.
I've come the conclusion that most lefties never out-grew of childish emotional immaturity and the need to acto out.
TRANSLATION: “Gee whiz...I didn’t mean to call Republicans Nazis. It’s just that they are EXACTLY LIKE Nazis.”
A Republican would have had to resign by now.
Awww, bite me Cohen......your a motard!
AFO (apology for offence) when it should be AFW (apology for wrong)
And then the left-wing Politico makes up a headline to cover for what they know is egregious behaviour.
Rep. Steve Cohen (Dummkopf-Tenn.)
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