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  •  I'm not making excuses for Representative Cohen (12+ / 0-)

    I believe his remarks to be true and support completely his remarks on this issue.

    On the other hand, I find your remarks to be based on fiction not fact.

    .....the Republicans are lying and demagoging about healthcare.  We all know that.  That doesn't make them Nazis.

    "We" do not all know the GOP are liars and perhaps a significant reason is that whenever some democrat or liberal starts to point out the mendacity of their opponents some spineless coward starts sucking his teeth and clucking like a hen about the incivility of calling people liars.

    Honestly, you are going to have to grow up out of your utopian dream and recognize before it is too late that you are in a political/cultural war with people who have the ethical conduct of cannibals and who look upon personal traits of self-reflection and attempts at civility as both character flaws and weaknesses to be exploited.

    "There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home." John Stuart Mill

    by kuvasz on Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 09:11:23 PM PST

    •  Wild foot stomping applause. eom (1+ / 0-)
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      I used to be Snow White. And then I drifted. - Mae West

      by CherryTheTart on Thu Jan 20, 2011 at 05:09:30 AM PST

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    •  Strawman. (0+ / 0-)

      He's not complaining about calling them liars.  He's saying it's a bad idea politically to compare them to Nazis while you're pointing out they are liars.

      The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed it–believed it and you have the Holocaust.

      Are we pretending this isn't a comparison to Nazis?

      Here's why it's a bad idea:

      -Intended audience doesn't hear what you really said
      -Opens the door to false equivalencies
      -Hypocrisy: If Nazi comparisons aren't OK for R's, they aren't OK for D's

      If you want a discussion, please stick to arguing the point. If you wanted something else...please exit the vehicle.

      by robizio on Thu Jan 20, 2011 at 05:14:53 AM PST

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