Can you believe it? With CNN and John Boehner going to such heroic efforts to clean up political rhetoric, Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) has to go and ruin it all by stepping onto the House floor and behaving like a total miscreant…
“They say it's a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels," Cohen 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. And Congressman Cohen didn’t stop there.
“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.
Dude! Not cool! Total breach of congressional etiquette.
According to Robert's Rules of Order, a legislator is never supposed to compare his opponents with Nazis before the First of May. Until then, he should limit his pejorative correlations to Communists and pedophiles.
Nazi-ism is really more of a summertime aspersion.
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