Thursday, October 1, 2009

New rules

"Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando has taken the heated rhetoric over healthcare reform to a new pitch by accusing Republicans of offering this as their healthcare plan: "Don't get sick" but if you do, "die quickly." . . . Grayson apologized Wednesday in a second floor speech, but it was not the one his critics wanted. He apologized to the dead and invoked the Holocaust. Citing a study showing thousands of Americans each die because they lack health insurance, Grayson said: "I call upon the Democratic members of the House, I call upon the Republican members of the House, I call upon all of us to do our jobs for the sake of America, for the sake of those dying people and their families. I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven't voted sooner to end this holocaust in America."

So, what's the rule - - can you or can't you use "You're a Nazi!" rhetoric in the healthcare debate? Or, does it depend on who uses it?

I always thought that no one was supposed to.

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