Rep. Cohen, (D-TN), probably thought he was in safe territory, here, but Anderson Cooper did a really good job holding his feet to the fire. Is Cooper auditioning for a job with Fox New?
video via Breitbart TV
Cohen, of course, personifies what conservatives understand these calls for “civil speech” to be: Civility for thee but not for me.
He also personifies what conservatives say about Dem projection.
Not to mention what we say about leftism being a mental disorder.
The man is nuckin’ futz.
Michelle Malkin: Civility Watch: Nazis and crosshairs and killers, oh my; Update: Democrat Rep. Cohen doubles down on Nazi/KKK smears
PolitiFact, of course, is a PolitiFarce — liberal activists masquerading as neutral journalists. As Karl at Hot Air put it so well in response to the group’s declaration that the federal takeover of health care was a “lie:”
“PolitiFact exists largely as an attempt to del[e]gitimize certain political opinions.”
Compare to the Obama Campaign’s farcical, “Fight the Smears” website.
Doug Ross took the time to deal with the projection issue.
Gee, schmuck, you mean lies like these?
• If you like your current health care plan, you can keep it.
• Your premiums will go down an average of $2,500 a year.
• Health care reform will help businesses.
• Health care reform won’t add ‘a single dime’ to the deficit—and will actually cut it!
• Ninety-five percent of Americans will not see any form of tax increase because of Obamacare.
• There will be no government rationing of medical care!
• Obamacare will not allow for funding of abortions with taxpayer money.
• Health care negotiations will occur in public and will even be seen on CSpan.
Now, was someone talking about a comparison to Goebbels?
Thomas Lifson, The American Thinker: Was Obama just kidding about ‘civility’?
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn) is refusing to apologize for his words on the House floor likening GOP opponents of ObamaCare to Geobbels, andinvoking the Holocaust. So far, neither Robert Gibbs nor President Obama has commented on this obvious slap in the face to the President’s call for civility. This would seem to be an obvious opportunity for the President to triangulate and win over independents – a Sistah Souljah moment. But is he willing to antagonize an ObamaCare supporter? Meanwhile, even liberal Jewish groups that support Obama are condemning Cohen’s words.
Hot Air: Steve Cohen: I’m really sorry — that people are using my GOP/Nazi comparison as a “distraction”
Usually these faux apologies run along the lines of “sorry if you were offended,” but this guy’s actually a step past that. Essentially, he’s saying “sorry for letting your offense sidetrack my party’s agenda.”