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Democrat Tells the Truth about the GOP, then Recants

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COMMENT: A telling comment was placed on the record by John Burton and then retracted–a substantive indication of just how debased our political culture has become.

Burton quite appropriately scored the GOP for being purveyors of the big lie, like Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. Not only was he correct about the dimensions of the mendacity disseminated by the GOP, but the Republican Party itself is inextricably linked with the Underground Reich.

Under the verbal assault directed at him by the GOP, Burton recanted and apologized. 

Past a point, truth-telling seems to elude the Democrats, who might well have scored points with the American people had they brought this fact to light. Even though the GOP “ethnics” and their links to the Nazis emerged into the public spotlight years ago, the Nazi wing of the Republicans’ has never been used to highlight the raw, fascistic brutality they have long manifested.

In addition to the Republicans’ ethnic outreach organization–literally a Nazi wing of the GOP with roots firmly anchored in the Third Reich, the Reagan administration’s personnel were selected by Helene Von Damm, a protege of Otto von Bolschwing, Adolf Eichmann’s superior for a time.

“John Burton Apologizes for Comparing Republicans to Nazi Goebbels” by Morgan Little; Los Angeles Times; 9/3/2012.

EXCERPT: John Burton, the chairman of the California Democratic Party, has apologized for comparing Republicans to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels, a comment that quickly sparked outcry from the GOP.

“If Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, or the Republicans are insulted by my describing their campaign tactic as the big lie — I most humbly apologize to them or anyone who might have been offended by that comment,” John Burton said in a statement.

Burton, who let loose against Republicans in an interview with KCBS and the San Francisco Chronicle, expressed his contempt for the party’s recent rhetoric Monday morning.

“They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie. As long as you lie, Joseph Goebbels, the big lie, you keep repeating it, you know,” he said.
Burton made a point of noting that he never used the word “Nazi”; however, he did invoke the Nazi minister of propaganda twice.
“That was Goebbels, a big lie, they said they don’t care about facts,” he said. “They’re going to lie so, I mean, that’s not pejorative to them. They probably wear it as a compliment.” . . . .

Discussion

3 comments for “Democrat Tells the Truth about the GOP, then Recants”

  1. We live in an age where there are moles on both sides.

    Burton may not be among them.

    But backpedaling & apologizing when you did nothing wrong actually serves to strengthen the opponent’s hand.

    This was a tactic deployed during the 8 years of Bush/Cheney/Rove.

    If you’re looking for a primer to begin a scorecard on who’s a mole, simply research which Congressmen apologized to Republicans during those 8 years, and the circumstances.

    There are some very big names in the Democratic Party who gave a significant boost to Republicans at key moments.

    Whenever you see a political figure “apologize”, keep an eye on that person. In context, “weaponized apologies” are the ones that occur at key moments and do significant retrograde damage.

    Posted by R. Wilson | September 5, 2012, 8:11 pm
  2. Charles Ferguson of Oscar-winning documentary “Inside Job” fame has written a new book called “Predator Nation” in which he calls the peculiar political system the US now has – the “duopoly”

    Quoting from the book:

    > In fact, the two parties have formed an innovative kind of cartel— an arrangement I have termed America’s political duopoly, which I analyze in detail below.

    > Over the past quarter century, the leaders of both political parties have perfected a remarkable system for remaining in power while serving America’s new oligarchy. Both parties take in huge amounts of money, in many forms— campaign contributions, lobbying, revolving-door hiring, favors, and special access of various kinds. Politicians in both parties enrich themselves and betray the interests of the nation, including most of the people who vote for them. Yet both parties are still able to mobilize support because they skillfully exploit America’s cultural polarization.

    > America’s political duopoly is now highly entrenched and resistant to change. Despite their populist pretensions, both parties depend on the money that flows to them because they, and only they, control electoral politics, and both parties would fiercely resist any challenge to this arrangement.

    and finally ….

    > To some extent, it must sadly be admitted, America’s decline has been tolerated by the American people. Over the last thirty years the American population has become less educated, less inclined to save and invest for the future, and, understandably, far more cynical about participating in politics and American institutions. Consequently, it has proven disturbingly easy for the new American oligarchy to manipulate large segments of the population into tolerating, even supporting, policies that worsen the nation’s condition. And, of course, many young Americans have simply given up on politics, particularly after Obama’s betrayals.

    –Ferguson, Charles H. (2012-05-22). Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America. Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

    If the Republican are Nazis, then they are the nation’s bad cops, and the Democrats are the nations good cops in games played on the American worker to get them/us to pay for all their excesses, with gambling and game shows functioning to let people think they have a shadow of a snowflake’s in hell chance of entrance to this elite club.

    In a sense the privatization and scandalization of the economy is their way of taxing us to pay for this new privatized world order. What a total abomination of human life not to mention the Constitution and the dreams our Founders had for this nation.

    -Bruce

    Posted by Brux | October 24, 2012, 4:18 am
  3. Possible that anyone who makes such ‘statements is threatened with seriously problematic consequences unless they retract the statement… serious threats against critics, or blackmail, is a very common and old Nazi tactic. Conservative Germans still do the same thing today, where in German law the word ‘Nazi’ is, in effect if not on paper, considered more of a slanderous insult than a factual political descriptor. Largely because the German federal courts were put under the control of Nazis after 1949 (per Tetens and others). Identify a German Nazi or a relative as a Nazi, and they can sue you for slander (in Germany) whether they are/were or they aren’t/weren’t. Which in effect has maintained secrecy for continued Nazi activities after WW2. Emory may have covered at least part of this elsewhere.

    Posted by Finley | November 5, 2012, 7:09 pm

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