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January 19, 2011

New Tone: Dem Congressman Compares GOP to Nazis On the Floor of the House

Complete with references to Goebbels, blood libel & the Holocaust. This is the "new tone" that President Obama called for?

“They say it's a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels," [Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)] 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, blood libel. That's the same kind of thing."

“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.

This isn't new. Rep. Giffords made a Nazi reference back during the healthcare debate in 2009.

Video of Rep. Cohen is below the fold.

Incidentally, Cohen relies CBO's claims that repeal of ObamaCare will increase the deficit that have been thoroughly debunked. The CBO score is a result of clever budgetary gimmicks; it's not a genuine projection of the costs of the law.


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