Increased polarization and split control of Congress basically guarantees that American politicians won't be passing any consequential legislation anytime soon. So it's heartening to see that both parties have made one exception, putting aside their differences to universally ratify Godwin's Law.
Earlier this year, it was Maine Governor Paul LePage comparing the IRS to the Gestapo and Allen West being Allen West. This time, the offender was chairman of the California Democratic Party, who compared Paul Ryan to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels…
"They lie and they don't care if people think they lie… Joseph Goebbels — it's the big lie, you keep repeating it," Burton said Monday before the Blake Hotel breakfast. He said Ryan told "a bold-faced lie and he doesn't care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie."
The only way this claim makes sense is if Joseph Goebbels was best known for exaggerating his marathon time in the 1939 Nuremberg Ubermensch Fun Run or misstating the timing of the closing of a Volkswagen plant in Fallersleben.
But at least the two parties have found common ground something. Now if only they could only acknowledge that the other side isn't a bunch of Nazis.
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