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Gingersnap
01-20-2011, 10:40 AM
Dem stands by Nazi comparison
mug.mooney By: CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

(CNN) – Rep. Steve Cohen, the Tennessee Democrat who compared Republican efforts to criticize health care to the works of a famous Nazi propagandist, is standing by his heated rhetoric on the House Floor Tuesday night.

But in an interview with CNN's John King, Cohen said he was not directly comparing Republicans to Nazis, but rather merely suggesting they are employing the same techniques of that of infamous Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

"I didn't compare the Republicans to Nazis," Cohen told CNN Wednesday. "Goebbels was the master of political propaganda. He said repeat it. Make it short. Make it simple and repeat it over and over. And that's what they've done. It's not a - you just heard [Minnesota Republican Rep.] Michele Bachmann call it socialistic. That's just - they're lies."

The original comments came Tuesday night when Cohen, speaking to a virtually empty House Floor, said, "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."

In his interview with CNN, Cohen insists the press has blown his comments out of proportion.

"Some have in the press…seem to want to jump on anything," he said, adding later, "I think that people are looking for something. I think the press was hypersensitive. Certainly I didn't intend to do that, but the way they lied has been the same way that the master political propagandist of all time Goebbels said to lie."

Also speaking on Anderson Copper 360 Wednesday, Cohen said he wouldn't make the comparison again but declared, "I was right."

Earlier Wednesday, Cohen told CNN that he has not heard from his party leadership about his remarks and no Democratic leaders have publicly condemned them despite President Obama's call for civility in the wake of the Arizona shootings.

I'm loving that New Civility.

CNN (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/20/dem-stands-by-nazi-comparison/)

Apache
01-20-2011, 11:51 AM
Who? Me? I didn't say THAT! :eek:

STFU you liar.

NJCardFan
01-20-2011, 01:23 PM
I'm loving that New Civility.

CNN (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/20/dem-stands-by-nazi-comparison/)

Is it me or has it gotten worse from the left?

noonwitch
01-20-2011, 01:26 PM
I'm loving that New Civility.

CNN (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/20/dem-stands-by-nazi-comparison/)


We for some reason are experiencing it in Michigan. The new Governor gave a very inclusive speech last night, and the democratic response was supportive of him, not critical.


I like some of the things he's done already. I like the new director for my department, she has a long history of supporting foster kids and adoption inititatives for them.

Adam Wood
01-20-2011, 01:27 PM
Dear God, Cohen is such a massive tool. I can't believe no one managed to kick that sorry POS out of his pathetic district this time around. He's been a chronic idiot for a while now, and I really thought he would get put out with the rest of the trash.

What an embarrassment.

txradioguy
01-20-2011, 02:02 PM
Is it me or has it gotten worse from the left?

The idea of civility on the left means for you and me to sit down and STFU.

To Libtards "civility" = silencing the dissent.

fettpett
01-20-2011, 03:11 PM
We for some reason are experiencing it in Michigan. The new Governor gave a very inclusive speech last night, and the democratic response was supportive of him, not critical.


I like some of the things he's done already. I like the new director for my department, she has a long history of supporting foster kids and adoption inititatives for them.

yeah, i watched the State of the State he gave last night, very good...



Cohen is a jackass...was listening to Rush today and he was talking him...then later started playing the Dems' "it'll kill people" line that repealing Obamcide will cause.

create a lie, give it a catchphrase, and repeat it as much as possible...um...doesn't sound like the GOP to me

Madisonian
01-20-2011, 06:45 PM
If Godwin's law applies to politicians then Cohen loses.

m00
01-21-2011, 12:56 AM
If Godwin's law applies to politicians then Cohen loses.

Or wins, depending on how you look at it.