It is Not a Violation of Godwin’s Law to Compare One Brand of Insidious Propaganda to Another – Especially When the Comparison is Valid

Enter, Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen:

Despite some brow-beating from CNN’s John King, Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen didn’t back down or apologize for his statements on the House floor that the lie by Republicans that the Affordable Care Act is a “government takeover” of health care is similar to the techniques used Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

“I said Goebbels lied about the Jews, and that led to the Holocaust,” Cohen said. “Not in any way whatsoever was I comparing Republicans to Nazis. I was saying lies are wrong…I dont know who got everybody’s panties in a wad over this statement.”

Well, to be fair, he is comparing Republicans to one Nazi in particular – but it is a legitimate comparison.

As they say in Texas (and elsewhere), if its true, it ain’t braggin’.

And if its true, it ain’t a Godwin’s Law violation.

One Response to It is Not a Violation of Godwin’s Law to Compare One Brand of Insidious Propaganda to Another – Especially When the Comparison is Valid

  1. Gwendolyn Spencer says:

    Goebbels also said, “The bigger the lie the more people will believe it”. Seems he was correct. Also seems like a lot of folks have taken this to heart and put it into practice.

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