Dem Compares Ryan Remarks to Nazi Tactics

The chairman of the California Democratic Party offered a qualified apology after comparing Republican tactics — and specifically Paul Ryan’s convention remarks — to the “big lie” strategy employed by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

California Democratic chief John Burton made the remarks Monday in an interview with San Francisco station KCBS while in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention.

“They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie … Joseph Goebbels — the big lie, you keep repeating it,” Burton said. “That was Goebbels, the big lie.”

Republicans quickly condemned the language. The California GOP called it “desperate, deranged rhetoric” that Democrats were using to “distract” voters from their “failed record.”



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