The chair of the California Democrat Party compares Republican “tactics” to those of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels:
“They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie,” Chairman of the California Democratic Party John Burton told KCBS Monday in Charlotte. “As long as you lie, Joseph Goebbels, the big lie, you keep repeating it, you know.”
a) It was Hitler, in Mein Kampf, not Goebbels. Hitler coined the saying – and I say this with full, creepy and utterly appropriate irony – to accuse “The Jews” of telilng big lies often until the thick-headed believed them. Goebbels used it the same way – accusing Churchill of being a big fat liar. In other words, the real story of “the Big Lie” is actually a classic example of Berg’s Seventh Law.
b) Again – I guess civility isn’t the supreme civic virtue anymore, is it?
“First of all,” he continued, “you’ve got Republicans who truly believe the Earth is flat, so I don’t know exactly what, you know, what’s going to do, but they, I think that when people figure out that these people say they do not care about the truth and they will lie and they don’t care if they lie because it doesn’t matter if they lie.”
He’s referring, in his preliterate way, to the “progressive” conceit that conservatives don’t care about science.
And it’s another punch in the ticket for the Democrat quest to reel in the “Low-Information Voters”.
And, naturally, further proof that Berg’s Seventh Law is immutable.
UPDATE: Chairman Burton has apparently departed Charlotte for a “pre-scheduled root canal” that he, apparently, arranged during his party’s most important quadrennial event. These things happen, I guess.
(Via commenter Prince Of Darkness)