Sen. Sherrod Brown Uses Mein Kampf Reference Against Republican Opponent Josh Mandel
posted at 10:48 am on September 10, 2012 by Matt Vespa
With the Ohio senate race in a dead heat, it’s unsurprising for candidates to become more aggressive in their campaigning. However, I feel that there should be a national ban on nazi references in politics. It’s starting to become an absurd exercise and the Democrats just eat it up. Incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown alleges that his Republican challenger, Josh Mandel, is “the candidate of the big lie.”
As Nick Mascari of Breitbart.com reported on September 8:
In Mein Kampf, Hitler postulated that Jews used the tactic of ‘the big lie’ to divert from their alleged guilt in the downfall of Germany. He theorized Jews manipulated common citizens by telling lies too exaggerated to be considered fabrications.
Brown and his surrogates have accused Republicans of ideology kinship with Nazis in the past. In 2011, the Senator compared GOP governors John Kasich, Scott Walker, and Chris Christie to Hitler and other dictators for their opposition to Big Labor.
A year ago Justin Barasky, who is now Sherrod Brown’s communications director, implied that Mandel tolerates Nazism.
The Washington Examiner commented further on this attack on September 7.
Brown’s ad does not specifically mention Nazis, but the term ‘big lie’ is still closely identified with them. Earlier this week, John Burton, chairman of the California delegation to the Democrats’ Charlotte convention, was criticized when he compared Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan to the Nazis and referenced the ‘big lie.’
‘They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie. Joseph Goebbels. It’s the big lie, you keep repeating it,’ Burton told the San Francisco Chronicle. He reiterated the point in an interview with ABC: ‘If you’re not telling the truth, you’re lying. Joseph Goebbels’ concept was the big lie. If you tell it enough, people will think it’s the truth.’
Goebbels was Hitler’s minister of propaganda.
Josh Mandel’s grandfather was a holocaust survivor.
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