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Gingrich Compares Liberals to Nazi Germany

David Streeter — May 21, 2010 – 1:18 pm | Abusive Holocaust Rhetoric | Election 2012 | GOP Hypocrisies | Republicans Comments (1) Add a comment

In his new book, To Save America: Stopping Obama’s Secular-Socialist Machine, former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich brazenly declared:


“The secular-socialist machine represents as great a threat to America as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union once did.”    



Gingrich, who is rumored to be a 2012 presidential candidate, appeared on Fox News and was rebuked by Chris Wallace during his interview for his “wildly over the top” comparisons:





Additionally, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, who served in Gingrich’s GOP caucus, condemned Gingrich for his abusive Holocaust rhetoric:




Menachem Rosensaft, Founding Chairman of the International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, asked in The Huffington Post: where is the Republican leadership on denouncing Gingrich’s use of abusive Holocaust rhetoric?


GOP leaders largely stood silent as right-wingers invoked abusive Holocaust rhetoric during the health care reform debate – even when elected officials compared President Barack Obama to Hitler. Will they speak up now that one of their ideological paragons has written a book (presumably for profit) in which liberals and other groups whom conservatives find objectionable are compared to the Nazis?


So far, as Rosensaft notes, there has been “not even a murmur of disapproval” from GOP leaders.





William Z | May 23, 2010 – 7:19 am

Despite their declarations of support for Israel & admiration of the many accomplishments of Jews, the conservative right has shown itself, time & time again, to be unbelievably insensitive to all Jews & the memory of the six million innocents murdered in the Holocaust. This is just another example of how they value rhetoric & smear campaigns far more than the feelings of Jewish -Americans & all Israelis

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