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Since When Is The Extermination Of Jews Not An Effective Argument Against Health Care?


After countless Obama equals Hitler signs, various Nazi references, and numerous, hilarious jokes about NObama’s coming health care reform Holocaust, Jewish groups and the rest of the population with functioning brains have finally sounded the alarms about the disturbing proliferation of swastikas and anti-Semitic banners, signs, and slogans every time the teabaggers rally together to praise freedom and shout obscenities at that Kenyan man.

And to think, all it took to get the Jews riled up was a poster showing piles of Jewish corpses with the caption National Socialist Health Care: Dachau, Germany–1945.

All class, those teabaggers!

After Thursday’s Bachmann-led “Super Bowl of Freedom,” David A. Harris, President of the National Jewish Democratic Council issued this statement:

“Today’s G.O.P. “Tea Party” on Capitol Hill opposing health insurance reform invoked disgusting Holocaust imagery and outright anti-Semitism. Top Republican Party leaders including House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA), and House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-IN) stood before a crowd that included a banner protesting health care reform and displaying corpses from the Holocaust. Yet another sign charged that Obama takes his orders from the Rothchilds. Such vile invocations of Nazi and Holocaust rhetoric have been condemned in recent weeks by rabbinic movements, the Interfaith Alliance, and the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants.”

Not surprisingly, Republican leaders have been somewhat less vocal on the matter, finding no problem whatsoever with teabaggers throwing Nazi comparisons all over the place or showing dead Jews at Dachau to warn Americans of the fate they’ll suffer under ObamaCare.

It only took Rep. Eric Cantor’s (R-VA), the only Jewish Republican in Congress, over three months to finally utter a peep about GOP hero Rush Limbaugh’s innocent claim that “Adolf Hitler, like Barack Obama, also ruled by dictate.”

But at least this GOP leader grew the balls to stand up and say large, graphic photographs of slaughtered Jews may be “inappropriate” and that since you asked, no, he doesn’t “condone the mention of Hitler in any discussion about politics because obviously that is something that conjures up images that frankly are not, I think, very helpful.”

But do you know what is helpful? A half assed response some 12 weeks after the incident occurred when no one even remembers what the hell he’s referring to anyway. But whatever. A real mensch, that minority whip!

Then there’s former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) who thinks it makes perfect sense for tea partiers to show posters of Nazi concentration camp victims as a way to link health care reform to Nazism.

“You bet” it’s appropriate, Tancredo said, arguing that because protesters during the Bush administration used photos of a decapitated president, everything is fair game.

“It’s all ugly,” he said. But he does agree with unnaturally orange-hued House Minority Leader John Boehner that health care is the biggest threat the country has ever seen.

“It is in fact socialism,” Tancredo said. “It is a true, very scary threat.”

He couldn’t, however, answer when MSNBC anchor David Shuster asked if Medicare and the Veterans Administration, both single payer programs, pose a similar threat.

In fact, Tancredo was so offended by Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas for even mentioning that Tancredo avoided military service during the Vietnam War and deferred being drafted after college because he was being treated for depression, that he stormed out of the interview.

“I’m a veteran,” Moulitsas said after Tancredo claimed veterans would prefer vouchers over VA care. “I did not get a deferment because I was too depressed to fight in the war I supported in Vietnam.”

“That’s a cheap rotten stupid thing to say,” Tancredo said, adding that it sounded just like something a certain Third Reich leader with a cute mustache would say.

If he wasn’t too busy reforming health care, that is.

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