Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Let me get this straight--Representative makes stupid comment.

Let me get this straight, Tennessee representative Steve Cohen (a Democrat) has said Republicans tell lies about Health Care Reform that are like the propaganda of Nazi Joesph Goebbels, and I quote, "They say it's 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." Wow, that's pretty idiotic.

Yes, there are plenty of lies about Health Care and I have been clear in my support of it (it saved me from paying an ungodly amount for health insurance starting this month). I don't think the Republicans took a page from the Nazis however, and the absurdity of such a statement just looks bad. Plus, Cohen is Jewish, so you would think he wouldn't compare some political opponents to the very group of people who dedicated themselves to getting rid of anyone like him.

You know Cohen, if you want to make Republicans look bad, you probably shouldn't resort to the same name-calling some of them do. Just because someone says you're a Socialist doesn't mean you have to play the Nazi-card. So much for the new era of civility we were promised.

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