Yesterday, a top California Democrat likened Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan to Nazi Joseph Goebbels. Today, a top Kansas Democrat is likening Ryan to Adolf Hitler.
Pat Lehman is "the dean of Kansas Democratic delegates," according to the Wichita Eagle. The paper reports:
Lehman said Republicans, especially vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, are on track to “dismantle Medicare and Medicaid and every other social program, including education.”
She said education is the only route most Americans can use to improve their lives and “the thought of having our public education system basically devastated, I’m really worried about that.”
Lehman said her biggest concern about the election itself is voter-identification laws that Republicans have pushed through in a number of states, including Kansas.
She said the purpose is to suppress the vote, especially among Democratic-leaning constituencies such as elderly voters. And she scorned the Republicans’ contention that the laws are designed to combat voter fraud.
“It’s like Hitler said, if you’re going to tell a lie, tell a big lie, and if you tell it often enough and say it in a loud enough voice, some people are going to believe you,” Lehman said.
The top California Democrat who likened Ryan to Goebbels is now reportedly returning to his home state for a "pre-scheduled root canal." One wonders if Lehman will now have to leave the Democratic convention for some reason, whatever reason.