Shorter Verbatim Sen. Stacey Campfield (R-Tenn): “Democrats bragging about the number of mandatory sign ups for Obamacare is like Germans bragging about the number of manditory sign ups for “train rides” for Jews in the 40s.”
I’d have to say that this was a particularly unfortunate day for this kind of thing.
His follow-up comment doesn’t help. Sample:
I regret that some people miss the point of my post. It was not to offend. It was to warn. To draw attention to Obamacare and the slippery slope that I see occurring in the lives of myself, my constituents, and the rest of the country with the continued taking of freedom by the federal government.
If only another liberal democracy had even more government intervention into healthcare, so we could see if this was an inevitable slippery slope to totalitarianism. Sadly, we’ll never know. He goes on to note that despite his trivialization of the Holocaust and his support for repealing policies that will save countless lives, nobody can question his commitment to human life given his support for using state coercion to force (some classes of) women to carry pregnancies to term. He is not a crackpot.
UPDATE: The other Scott has more.