Its that New Barack Obama Tone of Politics … Democrat Steve Cohen Says Republicans Are Like Goebbels & Nazis … Dems new Alan Grayson
US Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-D) fails to live up to 9 year old Tucson, AZ shooting victims Christina Taylor Green’s expectations …
So this is the CIVILITY we can expect from Democrats after Barack Obama made a plea … Democrats are back at the hate. The Democrats have their new Alan Grayson.
US Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) seems to have not received the memo from Barack Obama who asked for their to be a greater civility in the political discourse. Cohen wasted no time following Obama’s Tucson speech toevoke Nazi’s and Goebbles to make a comparison to Republicans and the so-called “big lie” of Obamacare.
File this one under, that didn’t take long and a leopard does not change its spots. Just nine months ago Steve Cohen (TN-D) compared the Tea Party to the KKK.
New Tone: Democrat Steve Cohen Says GOP Like Goebbels, Nazis in Health Care Debate
“They say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels,” Cohen said. “You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. That’s the same kind of thing. And Congressman Cohen didn’t stop there.
“The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed it–believed it and you have the Holocaust. We heard on this floor, government takeover of health care. Politifact said the biggest lie of 2010 was a government takeover of health care because there is no government takeover,” Cohen said.
What leadership, President Barack Obama cannot control his own party, why would any one think he could lead a country? It would appear that Obama’s Tucson speech has fallen on deaf ears.
I believe we can be better. Those who died here, those who saved lives here – they help me believe. We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us. I believe that for all our imperfections, we are full of decency and goodness, and that the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us.
That’s what I believe, in part because that’s what a child like Christina Taylor Green believed. Imagine: here was a young girl who was just becoming aware of our democracy; just beginning to understand the obligations of citizenship; just starting to glimpse the fact that someday she too might play a part in shaping her nation’s future. She had been elected to her student council; she saw public service as something exciting, something hopeful. She was off to meet her congresswoman, someone she was sure was good and important and might be a role model. She saw all this through the eyes of a child, undimmed by the cynicism or vitriol that we adults all too often just take for granted.
I want us to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it. All of us – we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children’s expectations.