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Rick Santorum & Nazis

Reported by Priscilla - January 26, 2011 -

As Jon Stewart reported, there has been a lot of tut-tutting, on Fox News, about Democratic TN Representative Steve Cohen's comparison of opponents of health care reform to Nazis playing by the Goebbels playbook. Meanwhile former PA Senator Rick Santorum made a comment, during a CNS interview, which suggested that President Obama, as a pro-choice black man, is ignoring the "personhood" of fetuses, which (according to Santorum) were granted personhood by the 14th Amendment but subsequently put back in the property category by Roe V. Wade. Santorum is disappointed that Obama is not fighting for fetus civil rights. So while Cohen apologized for his comment, Santorum will do nothing of the sort. During an interview "On the Record," Santorum described Cohen's comments as "dumb" and inflammatory. But wait a minute. Santorum, in 2005, claimed that Democrats had no basis for complaining that the Senate Republicans were breaking the rules in their efforts to ban filibusters because the Democrats had already broken the rules by filibustering judges. He said: "The audacity of some members to stand up and say, 'How dare you break this rule.' It's the equivalent of Adolf Hitler in 1942 saying, 'I'm in Paris. How dare you invade me. How dare you bomb my city? It's mine.' This is no more the rule of the Senate than it was the rule of the Senate before not to filibuster." The Anti Defamation League protested and Santorum issued an apology. So it looks like Fox News contributor Santorum has a history of "dumb" and inflammatory remarks which include Nazi metaphors. Tut-tutt!