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Harris to GOP Leadership: Rein in Your Base

David Streeter — November 9, 2009 – 4:02 pm | Abusive Holocaust Rhetoric | GOP Hypocrisies | Health Care | Republicans Comments (0) Add a comment

NJDC President David A. Harris told Politico over the weekend about the passage of the health care bill and the protests that preceded it. His brief comments focused on the protestors’ use of Holocaust rhetoric and the presence of anti-Semitism during their rally. Harris said:

It’s not simply “inappropriate;” it’s vile and disgusting. Anti-Semitic suggestions that the President of the United States takes his orders from “the Jews” are despicable. The continued desecration of the memory of the Holocaust on 5x8 foot banners in front of the GOP leadership is outrageously out of bounds. It has to stop, once and for all. It is incumbent upon Representative Bachmann and the GOP leadership to rein in the Party’s base that they have been stirring up since the town hall meetings of last summer. It is not too late for the Republican Party’s House leadership to stand up and show some moral leadership when it comes to such hateful rhetoric and vile Holocaust comparisons—especially when it’s employed right in front of them.


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