That Didn’t Last Long

The new civility that is.

In remarks in the House Tuesday night during the Debate of the repeal of Obamacare, Democratic Representative Steve Cohen made these remarks:

“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 he went further with his comparison:

“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”

Everyone probably already knew this, but these remarks are simply a demonstration that the Left isn’t the least bit interested in civility or fresh approaches to politics, it is interested in winning. The have no qualms with using the exact language this week that they condemned last week. What is most disconcerting about this is that they actually believe the electorate to be so mindless as not to notice.

It is certain the media, which was so quick to address the term ‘blood libel’ last week won’t be protesting this use of that language yesterday or claim that the Congressman is creating an ‘atmosphere of hate’. This is because in the Orwellian mind of the Left, whatever the Left says is civil because it is true, and whatever the Right says is uncivil because it is false.

Thankfully most people know better.


3 Responses to That Didn’t Last Long

  1. nate says:

    Personally I had no problems with what he said, unlike those on the left I take language for what it is. That’s just words.

    I was also not shocked by the non-event this mans comments were in the news as opposed to when Palin spoke.

    Double standards are great aren’t they? This one ranks up there with affirmative action.

  2. jackhudson says:

    Yeah, I don’t think anyone is going to go out and shoot anyone because the Congressman was uncivil.

    I do however think he should be cited for a logical fallacy (Reductio ad Hitlerum), though this may have been inevitable according to Godwin’s Law.

  3. nate says:

    Well he just should not have said what he said after his party and their cronies spent the last week or so shouting boo at Palin and everyone else. Turn about is fair play.

    Don’t you mean “Reductio ad Goebbelsum”? lol.

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