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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

How come Democratic Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen compared the GOP to Nazis, didn't he get Obamas message yet?

In remarks on the House floor Tuesday night, Democratic Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen likened the Republican attack on health care reform to the propagation of false rhetoric in Nazi Germany.

Cohen, who apparently spoke to a largely empty chamber, was arguing on behalf of health care reform law during floor debate over the GOP's bill to repeal it.

"They don't like the truth so they summarily dismiss it," said Cohen, who is Jewish. "They say it's a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like [Nazi propagandist Joseph] 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. That's the same kind of thing."

"Blood libel" is a historically anti-Semetic term that was used for centuries to accuse Jews of murdering Christian children in order to use their blood in religious ceremonies. The term came back to consciousness last week when Sarah Palin accused the media of "blood libel" over blame following the Tucson shootings.

How's that touchy feeling thing with the liberals "reaching across the aisle" for a bipartisan, moving "forward" working out today?? Didn't this cretin get the message from Obama?? Oh and he even threw in the "blood libel" phrase to add to his hate mongering vitriol, how come the left wing loons on the lame stream media are not up in arms over this demented Democrat??


Linus, did they use Nazis?? I don't see that word in your answer, only playing the typical liberal blame game of but what about the other guy

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You must have missed the memo.It is ok for Liberals to do and say WHATEVER they want.Its only bad when republicans say such things.

  • 1 decade ago

    I read the article too, and it's funny that you forgot to mention some of the things the GOP stated, which is typical:

    But many GOP lawmakers waded back in to the sort of language widely questioned after Giffords was attacked.

    Lee Terry of Nebraska called the law "a trillion dollar tragedy" and a "job killer." Jeff Duncan of South Carolina rose in favor of repealing the "job-killing, socialistic and out-of-touch health care bill." Mo Brooks of Alabama assailed "Obama's socialized medicine" and Steven Palazzo of Mississippi called the law a "monstrosity."

    John Kline of Minnesota, in seeking repeal of the "job-killing legislation," said it was a "first step toward the right kind of reform."

    Why didn't THEY get the message about their mongering vitriol? I don't remember seeing the word "blood libel" in his speech about the Republicans, and you didn't either. Why would someone use it after seeing Palin get fried about it?

    Quit spinning and lying...

    EDIT: So when is one angry statement worse than the other? If that's the case, why don't you talk about the REAL person who stated "blood libel" and in her speech wasn't worried about the shootings other than her so-called image?

    It doesn't matter what was said, ALL involved that went back to "business as usual" are WRONG, not one worse than the other. That's BOTH sides. Why don't you say that as well???

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