By Bob L. Is this what this Country has becoming, a Government that is so wrapped up in GREED and self-centered that they can know longer do the job that they were Elected to do.
Here we go again Democrats spouting NAZIISM again, how come they can call the American people and the Government Nazis, is this what the Democrats have become.
By POLITICO STAFF | 1/19/11
[Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) took the debate over health care reform to a new level late Tuesday night, suggesting to a deserted House floor that Republican rhetoric around health care is akin to the Nazi propaganda that fed anti-semitism during World War II.
“They say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels,” Cohen said, referring to a Nazi propagandist. “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.”
Cohen said repetition of falsehoods is part of the GOP strategy to advance its agenda, the same tactics used by the Third Reich.
“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,” Cohen said, referencing a finding from the non-partisan group, Politifact.
Cohen’s speech is one of dozens given by House members as part of the health care repeal debate. Cohen’s extreme take is a relative outlier in the debate still underway on the floor.
A vote to repeal the health care reform law is expected to pass tonight easily in the House.
No reporters were present for Cohen’s late-night outburst. POLITICO ]
By Rachel Rose Hartman
01 19 2011
Fueled by a new Republican majority, members of the House voted today to repeal the president’s health care plan by a vote of 245 to 189. A simple majority was necessary for passage.
Three Democrats– Dan Boren of Oklahoma, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina and Mike Ross of Arkansas– sided with all Republicans to repeal the plan, signed into law last March as the “Affordable Care Act.”
As we’ve noted, today’s vote is largely a symbolic move orchestrated by Republicans to make good on their campaign pledge to challenge “Obamacare.” Republicans are well aware that Democrats have vowed to block the measure in the Senate, where Democrats till maintain a majority.
Republicans are pushing Democrats to let the measure have its day in the Senate. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) today challenged Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring the measure up for a vote in the Senate. “The American people deserve a full hearing, they deserve to see this legislation go to the Senate for a full vote,” Cantor said Wednesday.
Republicans plan tomorrow to direct committees to begin work on a replacement health care bill. But, the party continues to pursue many other avenues to attack the health care law including rescinding specific provisions, cutting off funding and pushing back in the courts.