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GOP Candidate Compares Congress to Nazis

David Streeter — October 6, 2009 – 3:03 pm | Abusive Holocaust Rhetoric | Barack Obama | Congress | Democrats | Election 2010 | GOP Hypocrisies | Republicans | Stop the Smears Comments (0) Add a comment

Connecticut’s Republican Senatorial candidate Peter Schiff had this to say about his candidacy against Democratic incumbent Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT):

I’m interrupting my career. It’s not like I want my new career in politics. But I’m willing to interrupt it the same way that somebody interrupted their career and joined World War II and went off to fight the Nazis. I don’t think that I’m that heroic, and I don’t think I’m risking as much as a soldier. But it’s the same principle.

Running for Senate is the same as fighting Nazis? Really?

Schiff’s comment is inexcusable. If he wanted to use an analogy about a difficult battle or about ideological commitment then he could have used a sports analogy. Despite what Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, former Governor Sarah Palin, and the Tea Partiers say, our government and President Barack Obama are not tyrannical and they certainly are not Nazis.

Schiff’s campaign does not place him even close to the same realm as the heroic soldiers who fought in WWII, but it does place him in with the looniest elements of the GOP.


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