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Democratic Congressman Compares Republicans To Nazis On House Floor (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post    
First Posted: 01/19/11 03:31 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) spoke before a largely vacant House floor Tuesday night and referred to Republican efforts to repeal health care reform as a Nazi-like endeavor.

"They say it's a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels," Cohen said, speaking of the notorious Nazi propgandist. "You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. That's the same kind of thing."

Cohen continued to compare the GOP to Nazis as his rant went on.

"The Germans said enough about the Jews and the people believed it and you had the Holocaust. You tell a lie over and over again. And we've heard on this floor, government takeover of health care. Politifact -- non-partisan, Pulitzer prize-winning, 2009, St. Petersburg Times -- said the biggest lie of 2010 was a government takeover of health care because there is no government takeover," Cohen said.

WATCH (via ABC News):

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