Steve Cohen Gets Blowback on Nazi Comments

You know you’re in trouble when Abraham Foxman of the ADL goes after you on something like this:

Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen apologized for remarks that linked Republican attacks on President Obama‘s health care law to Nazi propaganda, saying he didn’t intend to offend anyone.

“I want to be clear that I never called Republicans Nazis,” said the Tennessee lawmaker in a statement issued Thursday. “I regret that anyone in the Jewish community, my Republican colleagues or anyone else was offended by the portrayal of my comments.”…

“No matter how strong one’s objections to any policy or to the tactics of political opponents, invoking the Holocaust and the Nazi effort to exterminate the Jewish people is offensive and has no place in a civil political discourse,” said Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League.

I said it about Chattanoogan Jon Meacham and I’ll say it about Steve Cohen: there’s no more insufferable than a white Southern liberal.

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