It was just a few days ago that Obama said, “only a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face up to the challenges of our nation“.
And it was last night that this took place on the floor of the House of Representatives:
In an extraordinary outburst on the House floor, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) invoked the Holocaust to attack Republicans on health care and compared rhetoric on the issue to the work of infamous Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
“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.
Do understand that the call for civility on the part of the leftists in this country is complete and total bovine fecal matter. They’re as interested in civility as Michael Moore is in veracity. Not very. Or as the wider media is in telling this story.
Imagine for a moment what the hue and cry might’ve been if Republicans were saying things like this about Democrats. We’d be hearing about it for days. But let a Democrat say this kind of crap and it’s largely ignored.
Stick it in your ear.