Maine Governor Paul LePage: The IRS Is Like The Holocaust
Maine’s Republican Governor, Paul LePage, takes Godwin’s Law and dropkicks it through the goalposts:
“What I am trying to say is the Holocaust was a horrific crime against humanity and, frankly, I would never want to see that repeated. Maybe the IRS is not quite as bad – yet. They’re headed in that direction,”
This was LePage’s attempt to explain comments he’d made over the weekend:
AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage used his weekly radio address Saturday to further his long-running criticisms of the federal Affordable Care Act and explain why he is delaying its implementation in Maine.
Democrats, in their radio address last week, called the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the law “an incredible victory for Maine people,” and on Sunday, Rep. Emily Cain and Sen. Justin Alfond blasted LePage for what they called “intentionally offensive” comments.
LePage said the measure “raises taxes, cuts Medicare for the elderly, gets between patients and their doctors, costs trillions of taxpayer dollars and kills jobs.” LePage also took a shot at the individual mandate part of the law, which requires everyone to purchase health insurance or face penalties, by calling the Internal Revenue Service “the new Gestapo.” The Gestapo was Adolf Hitler’s notoriously brutal police unit during the Nazi rule of Germany.
Hey, Governor LePage, you know who was like the Nazis? The Nazis, and nobody else.
H/T; Andrew Sullivan