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Injecting 'Nazi' Into Debate Is Bad for the Health of America's Democracy'

09/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Berliners Flock to laugh at Mel Brooks' The Producers, Rosanne Barr poses as Hitler in a pathetic stunt to get some PR, but on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, inserting Nazism into America's political narrative was and remains an outrage. The Simon Wiesenthal Center said so when Bush Bashers portrayed him as "The Fuehrer" on various Internet sites and in demeaning verbal barrages. Now, focus on crucial issues surrounding our nation's intensifying debate on health care could be derailed by the reinsertion of the "N" word.

Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean of the Wiesenthal Center said this:

"It is preposterous to try and make a connection between the President's health care logo and the Nazi Party symbol, the Reichsadler". Americans have every right to be critical of the President's health care plan but we demean ourselves and everything that America stands for when we compare either Democrats or Republicans to the Nazi Third Reich."

President Obama is no Nazi and neither are 99.99% of Americans who protest his policies. To quote Dragnet's Jack Webb: "Just the facts mam!" Nuff said