Anderson Cooper Takes Rep. Steve Cohen To Task For Comparing Republicans To Nazis
Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee has argued for civility in public discourse but sadly has argued for health care reform by comparing Republicans to Nazis.
Cohen told Cooper that the Republicans were using a Joseph Goebbels tactic, “Keep it short, keep it simple, keep [repeating] it over and over and people would believe it,” which ironically enough were the same controversial remarks he himself repeated on the House floor earlier this week.
Cooper was having none of it.
“I just don’t understand why you have to bring the Nazis into a discussion about health care and your opponents,” Cooper masterfully began, “Your comments seem especially hypocritical given that you just wrote an editorial in Role Call about the dangers of hateful rhetoric and reckless speech. You wrote – ‘Reckless and hateful speech often has a terrible human cost. If the horrific events in Arizona are not enough to modulate our public discourse it is likely there will be more violence, more deaths.’ You really think your comments advance civility in the public discourse?”Click here for reuse options!
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