Apparently our resolve to be more civil in political discourse lasted all of two weeks. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), on the floor of the US House yesterday had this to say: "They (Republicans) say its government takeover for health care. A big lie just like Goebbels. You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie and eventually people believe it, like blood libel....The Germans said enough abut the Jews and the people believed it and you had the Holocaust."
This after he wrote in Roll Call just ONE WEEK AGO: "Reckless and hateful speech often has a terrible human cost. If the horrific events in Arizona are not enough to modulate our public discourse, it is likely there will be more violence, more deaths."
Last year Cohen likened the anger of Tea Partiers to the KKK. He tried to justify these remarks by saying the Tea Party and KKK rose to prominence is similar circumstances, unlike how he tried to compare Republican methods in telling “lies” to Goebbels’ strategy in Nazi Germany.
Anderson Cooper last night held his feet to the fire and grilled him on his hypocrisy.