Our own Steve Cohen has disgraced himself again.
Just as the president calls for civility (or pretended to), the Democrat Congressman from Memphis tars Republicans as Nazis. According to Jonathan Karl of ABC’s The Note, “in an extraordinary outburst on the House floor, Rep. Steve Cohen invoked the Holocaust to attack Republicans on health care and compared rhetoric on the issue to the work of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.”
Cohen railed, “They say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just ike Goebbels. 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 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 government takeover of health care because there is no government takeover.”
He must feel particularly frustrated to stoop this low. What an embarrassment for Memphians. Both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity mentioned it on their shows today.
I can’t imagine Charlotte Bergmann representing Memphians in such an uncivil manner.