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House Dems introduce resolution condemning West for Goebbels remark

by George Bennett | December 20th, 2011


UPDATED with reaction from West’s office.

On what may be the final day of House business in 2011, U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., has introduced a resolution condemning U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, for saying last week that Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels would be “very proud” of Democratic efforts to blame congressional dysfunction on the GOP.

It’s not immediately clear when or whether the resolution will come up for a vote.


“If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat Party, because they have an incredible propaganda machine,” West told reporters last week, according to multiple reports.

Reading from the resolution on the House floor this afternoon, Edwards said: “Such outrageous Holocaust analogies have no place in our political dialogue. They are offensive, they trivialize real historical events and they diminish the memory of the 6 million Jews and millions of others who perished in the Holocaust.”

The proposed resolution calls West’s conduct “repugnant” and says the House “disapproves of the behavior of the Representative of Florida, Mr. West, for bringing discredit to the House by offending the memory of those who died during the Holocaust.”

West spokeswoman Angela Sachitano just responded: “The Members of the Democrat party have stooped to a new level in their attempts to bring down Rep. West, who they have deemed a threat to their power. Here we are in the midst of serious Congressional business, and they are focusing their energy on Rep. West. Rep West has no comment at this time.”

19 Responses to “House Dems introduce resolution condemning West for Goebbels remark”

  1. ricardus Says:

    Representative Allen West, the distinguished Representative from Florida, should ignore the action of the House Socialist-Democrats. They seek to accuse him of things they are guilty of themselves…on many occasions. They would be wise to stop this foolishness as it makes them look really bad. Wonder who put Donna Edwards up to this…maybe Debbie Wasserman Schultz?

  2. GT Says:

    Everyone knows that only Democrats can use this term to describe Tea Pary Republicans. Shame on him.

  3. ricardus Says:

    …and speaking of hate. Once again and again, the Socialist-Democrat Party is showing the world how to hate.

  4. T 4 2, 2 4 T Says:

    Allen West is the only politician in DC who uses this kind of hate speech.

    Joseph Goebbels was the one who said in an essay Nov. 16 1941:

    1. The Jews are our destruction. They started this war and direct it. They want to destroy the German Reich and our people. This plan must be blocked.

    2. There are no distinctions between Jews. Each Jew is a sworn enemy of the German people. If he does not make his hostility plain, it is only from cowardice and slyness, not because he loves us.

    3. The Jews are to blame for each German soldier who falls in this war. They have him on their conscience, and must also pay for it.

    4. If someone wears the Jewish star, he is an enemy of the people. Anyone who deals with him is the same as a Jew and must be treated accordingly. He earns the contempt of the entire people, for he is a craven coward who leaves them in the lurch to stand by the enemy.

    5. The Jews enjoy the protection of our enemies. That is all the proof we need to show how harmful they are for our people.

    6. The Jews are the enemy’s agents among us. He who stands by them aids the enemy.

    7. The Jews have no right to claim equality with us. If they wish to speak on the streets, in lines outside shops or in public transportation, they should be ignored, not only because their are simply wrong, but because they are Jews who have no right to a voice in the community.

    8. If the Jews appeal to your sentimentality, realize that they are hoping for your forgetfulness, and let them know that you see through them and hold them in contempt.

    9. A decent enemy will deserve our generosity after we have won. The Jew however is not a decent enemy, though he tries to seem so.

    10. The Jews are responsible for the war. The treatment they receive from us is hardly unjust. They have deserved it all.

  5. ELC Says:

    This is the reason I became an Independent…the Democrats are a sorry group who can’t get out of their own way. Yes, West said something he shouldn’t have but the behavior of the Democrats who do far worse doesn’t cease to amaze me. Stop pointing the finger at the Republicans when you(Democrats)have enough skeltons in your own closets.

  6. Ruby Says:

    I agree with Ricadus…if there is any person capable of pulling the strings and doing it behind someone else’s back…well that’s good ole Debbie Wasserman-Shultz. She is Obama’s pit-bull down here in So. Fla under the tutelage of Nancy Pelosi. You should watch her on tv-her eyes blink so much-you have to wonder if she’s a stop light. She also falls over her own words because she is trying to get her socialist democratic views out to brain wash the public. If you want nasty and dishonest retoric-you only have to look
    at Wasserman-Shultz. If she doesn’t come out herself-she pulls out a mouth piece to do the dirty work for her. This is definitely a Wasserman-Shultz play-no doubt about it. Allen West can very well stand up for himself-I would think he has way more friends than she does. As I always say…a great Channukah Gift this year for Debbie would be a Muzzle.

  7. Mike Says:

    Allen West is quite familiar with spinning words to make his actions seem justifiable.
    When he was in Iraq, he believed he was going to be killed by some group of Iraqis.
    We all have heard the story, for better or worse.
    What amuses me is to hear Allen West twist the story into one he claims something to this effect; “I was worried that my troops would lose their leader, therefore, I took the actions I did to save my troops the loss of their leader.”
    What he cannot bring himself to say is; I was worried there was a plot to kill me and I didn’t want to take the chance it was true,therefore, I took the actions I did, wouldn’t you?
    It is natural to fear for your life, it is not commendable to pervert the story into where you speak about yourself in the third person to keep from telling people the honest truth that you choose life, especially when it’s your own life.
    Let’s put Allen West out of a job, and, maybe he will for the first time in his life, he will get a job that is neither aa government or government contractor’s job.
    Maybe Allen West worked at McDonalds or something during his early youth but since then, Mr West has received his income from the taxpayers, even when he was in the private sector, the job was as a wartime contractor.

  8. dave Says:

    Here id democrat Steve Cohen on the house floor calling Republicans Goebbels and Nazis. ON THE HOUSE FLOOR! Where was the outrage then?

  9. dave Says:

    The attacks on West are pure Racism! Democraps are such hypocrites.

  10. Expert Says:

    Wasserman-Sgt.Schultz would make an excellent nazi. Demagogue, hateful and intolerant of those who do not share her views.

    She’d be the one lighting the match for the first book-burning.

  11. Termack Says:

    Great to see that the West stooges and paid political hacks are back in action. You guys were absent from a few critical pieces on your “hero”. Hang in there and try to maintain composure till next November, when your cryin time comes. Cause there ain’t no way this screwball gets reelected,

  12. Lg Italian sub, chips and soda Says:

    I am glad the Democrats are moving to condemn Allen West’s statement… they will make themselves look even more moronic & contradictory than they already have.
    As far as liberalism: everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY has heard them call America, conservatives, Republicans, Tea Partiers, Christians (anybody who does not agree with them) Nazis and Fascists since about 1946.
    I say let them shoot themselves in the foot…….again!

  13. Janet Ann Says:

    What a double standard when it comes to Allen West! Where was The Anti-Defamation League’s outrage … the liberal outrage … when in January Rep. Steve Cohen made the exact same Joseph Goebbelse comparison in reference to the Republicans.

  14. Ed Fulop Says:

    Nice catch @dave (post #8) — the term Nazi only seems to be offensive when we use it against them. When they use it against us, I guess they figure it as a factual representation. Hypocrites!

    And @mike (post #7) — you’ve obviously never been in command of a group of people before. The Colonel’s concern for his men’s leader stems from the possibility of his men taking a bullet that was meant for him, being in the wrong place at the wrong time. By twisting his words, you only make yourself look ignorant.

    Go West 2012

  15. Steve Ellman Says:

    Cohen apologized. Does West have as much decency?

  16. MED Says:

    The problem I have with the Democratic party is the fact they just don’t get it. They tried all the ridiculous negative campaigning against Congressman West when he ran against Ron Klien and it didn’t work. Now they are trying the same exact tactics again.The definition of insanity is doing something the same way over and over again assuming there will be a different outcome.

  17. Steve Ellman Says:

    Any negativity directed at West is well-merited.
    Klein lost because he had the charisma of a dish rag.

  18. Robert Jones Says:

    How does someone as moronic as Allen West get elected in this country? And how does he seemingly have a small army of saps and sycophants who defend every sputtering idiotic statement that issues forth from his mouth?

  19. Rasputin Says:

    Wasserman-Sgt.Schultz is a Jew! Funny how Jews like her, Cohen and Rahm Emanuel crawl in the sack with Muslims like Obama. It is true politics makes strange bedfellows!

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