Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Again With The Hitler Schtick

What is it with right-wingers that they can’t seem to go a week without comparing Obamacare with the Holocaust or the Third Reich?

On Monday, a Tennessee state senator apparently likened Obamacare’s individual mandate to Nazi Germany’s slaughter of Jews.

A brief post published at the blog of state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) read: “Democrats bragging about the number of mandatory sign ups for Obamacare is like Germans bragging about the number of manditory [sic] sign ups for ‘train rides’ for Jews in the 40s.”

Obviously this Mr. Campfield knows little more about the Holocaust than what he remembers from being dragged to see Schindler’s List in high school.  He trivializes the worst event of systemic brutality in modern history by making it a punchline in a blog post, which shows nothing but disrespect for what 6 million people went through.

On the face of it, though, it’s breathtakingly stupid: how in any way is providing access to healthcare for millions of people for the first time in any way comparable to the Third Reich?

Isn’t there anyone in Tennessee who can turn to this person and tell him he’s a blithering idiot and he’s just embarrassing himself?

One bark on “Again With The Hitler Schtick

  1. Believe me, as a Tennessean who is represented by this idiot, I have tried my level best to tell my fellow constituents that we are doing ourselves a disservice by continuing to elect this moron, not to mention finding Tennessee in the national news every single day and not in a good way. They argue that he is a Christian man who lives by his principles and is a good Tennessean. Mr. Campfield, btw, is from New York.

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