Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) compares Republicans to Nazis on House Floor during debate on the repeal of the health care bill
"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."
“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.
Cohen made these comments last night to a mostly empty chamber.
Said one Republican Representative who asked not to be named: "We'd kill to have someone like Joseph Goebbels do our propaganda, but Palin thinks he's a RINO. So he's out."