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DNC Accuses Cantor of Encouraging Nazism -- While He's at the Western Wall

2:25 PM, Aug 7, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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The statement from the DNC:

"It's disgusting that rather than condemning this hate filled symbolism and mob activity, the highest echelons of the Republican party from Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck on down, are encouraging it - and that the likes of Michael Steele, Eric Cantor and John Boehner are fanning the flames of this is reprehensible. The repeated use of Nazi symbolism at community meetings by the Republican incited mob proves that these protests have nothing to do with health care, but rather that the Republican party is willing to sink to the lowest, most despicable levels to accomplish their goal of "breaking" President Obama. As we saw last fall, this is exactly the type of hateful tone that the American people overwhelmingly rejected and these Republican tactics will no doubt backfire once again."

When this statement went out two hours ago, Eric Cantor was in Jerusalem praying at the Western Wall -- not exactly an easy place from which to encourage Nazism. And by the way -- when you're putting out a quote about Nazis, it's probably best to stay away from the phrase "fanning the flames." What's next, accusing Republicans of gassing health care reform?