“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Democrat Congressman Steve Cohen Plays the Holocaust Card Against GOP

                         Democrat Jackass of the Day, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn
Hat Tip: Desert Rat

Democratic Congressman Compares GOP Health Care Attacks to Nazi 'Lies'
Published January 19, 2011

So much for the new era of political civility.
Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., compared Republican attacks on the health care overhaul to Nazi propaganda advanced by Joseph Goebbels that led to the Holocaust.
Cohen, who is Jewish, made the remarks to a mostly empty chamber on Tuesday night as he argued against a Republican bill to repeal the health care law.
"They don't like the truth so they summarily dismiss it," Cohen said. "They say it's a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like (Nazi propagandist Joseph) Goebbels."
"You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. That's the same kind of thing," he said.
Blood libel is a historically and false anti-Semitic charge that Jews killed Christian children to use their blood in religious rituals. Sarah Palin drew controversy for citing the term last week to defend herself against accusations on the left that her use of violent imagery helped incite the mass shootings.
"The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed it, and you have the Holocaust," Cohen added in his remarks. "You tell a lie over and over again."
Cohen's spokesman did not return messages left on his office and cell phones.

This is the Holocaust you stupid bastard, Rep. Steve Cohen


  1. An ignoramus of the first order.

    Comparing political tactics on a legislative bill to one of the greatest crimes of the twentieth century and comparing elected officials to vicious criminals is appallingly ignorant of history.

    It is demagoguery, slanderous and evil. It trivializes the extermination of human beings.

    Will we hear indignation and condemnation from all the usual suspects? We shall see.

  2. What a scurrilous skunk, Steve Cohen.

    What a fool, Steve Cohen.

    A sewer of a man, Steve Cohen.

  3. Maybe in the morning rufus would take time to explain the process by which he selects words to place in quotation marks.

    One of the universe's enduring mysteries.

  4. "If we were ever to get to talk with one another, Trish..."

    I fear that we won't.

    And I dread that we will.

    At the same time, I know we already have.

  5. And whatever fresh hell you're hatching I'd like to hang onto my newly sunny frame of mind for at least a little while longer.


  6. The Republicans are not NAZIs and the Democrats are not Communists.

    There are no concentration camps dotting the Dakotas, as they did Siberia. There are no "reeducation" centers for political dissidents.

    There are only Federal Socialists with slightly differing views of what Socialism in the US should look like and how it should function.

  7. To call either of the First Family commies ...

    ... is demagoguery, slanderous and evil. It trivializes the extermination of human beings.

  8. Philadelphia Daily News -

    Time and time again, authorities alerted to Kermit Gosnell's filthy and macabre abortion clinic - and to the injured, diseased or dead women he left in his wake - failed to rattle the alarm bells loudly enough to shut his house of horrors ...

  9. Grand jury faults state regulators for not stopping abortion doctor charged ...
    Philadelphia Inquirer

  10. The Guardian -

    The Israeli military has discharged a soldier for acting "unprofessionally" in shooting dead an unarmed 65-year-old Palestinian man in Hebron earlier this month.

  11. Haley Approves Huge Salary Increases

    So much for limited government …

    With her state facing an estimated $1 billion budget shortfall, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley handed out huge salary increases to top gubernatorial staffers on her first full day in office. She also doled out big salaries to newly-created positions within the governor’s office.

    Paying attention, Tea Partiers?