Democrat Who Compared Ryan to Nazis Abruptly Leaves DNC for "Root Canal"

September 4, 2012 at 9:34 am (California, Dentist, DNC, John Burton, Joseph Goebbels, Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan, Root Canal)

Apparently this is real.

California Democrat John Burton, who has recently come under fire for comparing Republicans in general, and Paul Ryan in particular, to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, has left the building at the Democrat National Convention.

Literally.

Pre-scheduled root canal?  If it was pre-scheduled, and such an absolute emergency that Burton needed to attend, then why head to Charlotte in the first place?
More like the Democrats told him to get out.  Which is far more than Nancy Pelosi did after hearing his ‘Republicans are Nazis’ diatribe.

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Video: Nancy Pelosi Refuses to Condemn Democrat Who Compared Paul Ryan and Republicans to Nazis

September 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm (California, John Burton, Joseph Goebbels, Nancy Pelosi, Nazi, Nazis, New Tone, Paul Ryan)

Earlier this morning, we alerted you to a report that the Democrat Party Chair from California, John Burton, compared Paul Ryan and the GOP to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

From the Chronicle (who will be posting audio shortly):

Greetings from the California delegation breakfast at the DNC where before he had a cup of coffee Democratic Party Chair John Burton – much like his ol’ pal Guv Jerry Brown once did – just compared the Republicans to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, for “telling the big lie,” a reference to several falsehoods GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan recently told.

“They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie… Joseph Goebbels – it’s the big lie, you keep repeating it,” Burton said Monday before the Blake Hotel breakfast. He said Ryan told “a bold-faced lie and he doesn’t care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.”

The San Francisco Chronicle of all places has done a very good job of covering the story.  And now they’ve included a new video update with Burton and Nancy Pelosi standing side by side, in which the reporter asks Pelosi flat-out if she agrees with the Nazi reference.

Pelosi then goes on a brief tap-dancing session in which she doesn’t disavow Burton’s comments, but reiterates the statement that led to the comparison – that essentially Paul Ryan is lying.  She calls them ‘factual misrepresentations’ and instead of condemning the Nazi rhetoric, she makes some absurd comment about Republicans having “endless money to sell any misrepresentation to the American people”.

Watch below…

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Breaking: California Democrat Compares Paul Ryan to Nazi Joseph Goebbels

September 3, 2012 at 11:23 am (California, Democrat, Democratic Party Chair, Jerry Brown, John Burton, Joseph Goebbels, Medicare, Nazi, Paul Ryan, President Obama)

New tone alert…

According to a just released report from the San Francisco Chronicle, California Democratic Party Chair John Burton compared Paul Ryan and the GOP to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

Let’s see how – or if – the media reports this outrageous comment.  Had this been a Republican, you would have already heard about it, as opposed to having to read it here.

From the Chronicle (who will be posting audio shortly):

Greetings from the California delegation breakfast at the DNC where before he had a cup of coffee Democratic Party Chair John Burton – much like his ol’ pal Guv Jerry Brown once did – just compared the Republicans to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, for “telling the big lie,” a reference to several falsehoods GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan recently told.

“They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie… Joseph Goebbels – it’s the big lie, you keep repeating it,” Burton said Monday before the Blake Hotel breakfast. He said Ryan told “a bold-faced lie and he doesn’t care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.”

Reminded that Brown drew heat for comparing the messaging of Meg Whitman’s 2010 GOP gubernatorial campaign to Goebbels, he said sarcastically, “(Bleep) that’s right, she won the election!

Burton shrugged at Brown getting in trouble. “He won it big. Goddam he was in trouble.”

Not only does he make the troubling comparison, but he shrugs it off and hints that it may be a good thing for  his future political aspirations.  Sadly, he may be right in a liberal cesspool like California.

Additionally, the Chronicle points out that Burton is wrong on his facts whilst accusing Ryan of lying.  Liars lie.

This video shows Burton railing against Ryan on his alleged ‘lies’, and referring to the vice-presidential candidate as a “horse’s ass”.

Update:  Audio of Burton’s comments…

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