Thursday, October 01, 2009

Rep. Grayson Denigrates Memory of Holocaust

Being a politician means never having to say you're sorry. Sure, you can "apologize", but you aren't actually saying you're sorry and mean it. It means only that you're caught. In Rep. Alan Grayson's (D-FL) case, he not only doesn't apologize for his odious comments, but then attempts to compare the failure to bring about health care reform to the Holocaust.

Just now on the floor, he called on members of the House to pass health care reform in the most extreme terms possible:

"I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven't voted sooner to end this holocaust in America," Grayson said.
The Holocaust?

Health care reform isn't going to stop people from dying; it may prolong life in many cases. But people are going to die regardless of how medical care is paid for. That inalienable fact is why so much is spent on health care - it is spent precisely to delay the inevitable.

The Holocaust was the purposeful slaughter of millions of innocents - particularly Jews - precisely because they were Jewish. This isn't just an imperfect analogy, but an odious one that denigrates the memory of the Holocaust and undermines the very meaning of the Holocaust and all that is associated with the word.

Rep. Grayson deserves to be fully rebuked for his comments.

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