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ADL weighs in on the tenor of the health care debate

August 7, 2009

The Anti-Defamation League makes a comment…on the health care debate, and the use of Nazi symbolism by Rush Limbaugh:

Rush Limbaugh remark[ed] on his radio program that, “They accuse us of being Nazis, and Obama’s got a healthcare logo that’s right out of Adolf Hitler’s playbook.”  He went on to compare certain Democratic Party policies to those of the Nazis.

ADL President Abraham Foxman retorted:

“Comparisons to the Nazis are deeply offensive and only serve to diminish and trivialize the extent of the Nazi regime’s crimes against humanity and the murder of six million Jews and millions of others in the Holocaust,” said Mr. Foxman.  “I don’t see any comparison here.  It’s off-center, off-issue and completely inappropriate.”

As one astute commentator recently noted, “If we keep comparing consumer protections and an expansion of medicare to the holocaust, its not going to be long before someone decides that violence is worth stopping this “holocaust.”

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