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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Where is the Republican outrage over THIS use of the Holocaust?
Posted by Jill | 9:00 AM
It wasn't so long ago that Republicans had a hissy-fit over Alan Grayson, who is Jewish, using the word "holocaust" (lower-case "h") to describe the deaths of over 40,000 Americans EVERY YEAR due to lack of health care coverage.

Richard Blair wants to know, and so do I, why NOT ONE REPUBLICAN has taken a similar stand of outrage against the lunatic frothing teabagger who went to Washington the other day carrying a poster of dead Holocaust victims and calling it "National Socialist Healthcare, Dachau Germany - 1945". This is the same rally at which Eric Cantor spoke and said nary a word about it, nor did he say anything about the poster which read "Obama takes his orders from the Rothchilds" -- "Rothschild" being code for "Jew" that was used by Jew-haters before they elected George Soros to be their all-purpose Jewish scapegoat.

Yes, folks, Eric Cantor, a Jew, sides with Jew-haters against the president for no other reason than political power.

For one brief moment during the 2008 campaign, John McCain got in touch with his humanity just long enough to contradict an insane woman who was a precursor to the teabag lunacy who ranted about how she couldn't trust Obama "because he's an Arab." Eric Cantor can't even do that much.

Over eleven million people were murdered during the Third Reich simply because they were Jewish, or gay, or disabled, or in some other way didn't fit into Hitler's plans for a master race. Six million of those were Jews -- Eric Cantor's people (and mine). And this man gets up and speaks who have shown that they would gladly show up to be some contemporary version of brownshirts, simply for political gain.

Eric Cantor is a disgrace.

UPDATE: Cantor FINALLY speaks up (sort of):
At yesterday's tea party rally on Capitol Hill, at least one protester brandished a large graphic photograph of the victims of the Dachau Nazi concentration camp, comparing health care reform to Nazi policies. Today, Rep. Eric Cantor's (R-VA) spokesman called the photograph "inappropriate."

Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) has also condemned the poster.

Cantor, in an interview today with Bloomberg, also offered some criticism of radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh's comparison of President Obama to Adolf Hitler.

"Do I condone the mention of Hitler in any discussion about politics?" said Cantor, who is the only Jewish Republican in Congress. "No, I don't, because obviously that is something that conjures up images that frankly are not, I think, very helpful."

In a climate where Republicans who criticize Limbaugh come crawling back on their knees (see TPM's "Forgive Me Rush" photo feature), Cantor's office has pointed reporters to the story, emailing the link to Glenn Thrush's post on Cantor's remarks.

It's worth noting that Limbaugh made the comment in question -- "Adolf Hitler, like Barack Obama, also ruled by dictate" -- on Aug. 6. Cantor at the time did not respond publicly to calls from Jewish groups to condemn the remarks.

I guess if it were "helpful" to the Republican agenda to make Obama fail even if the nation collapses as a result, Cantor would be A-OK with it. Because if you're a Republican, ideology trumps everything.

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Anonymous mandt said...
Cantor's a Zionist. It makes perfect sense. One man's Sh'oa is another man's Holocaust. Ignorant opportunist....reminiscent of Joe Lieberman.