Here is a picture of a sign seen at a Republican Party anti-healthcare rally last week.
In case you can't tell (the photo isn't as clear as it could be), it's a photo of Holocaust victims piled up. The sign reads "National Socialist Health Care: Dachau, Germany – 1945”.
That's right - Obama's plans are now being openly compared to the Holocaust. The irony is that some of the people using horror images of the Holocaust to make a point are marching alongside hardcore anti-Semites.
I wonder how you reason with people who truly believe such comparisons are reasonable ones to make. Should anyone bother?
Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel has said of such signs: "This kind of political hatred is indecent and disgusting". For his troubles he attracted the ire of the Teabaggers. Read some of the comments on this Politico article, some of which are so hateful you can only laugh (because the only other reaction appropriate for the situation would be to weep inconsolably). Like this one:
What is wrong with Nazis and swasticas? That is exactly what this country needs right now.At least this one was genuinely funny (unintentionally):
Elie is a whiner. She should stop her whining. You didn't not complane when the libs were calling Bush Hitler.It is abundantly clear that the Teabaggers have within their movement some very unpleasant people. Not to mention stupid.