That’s Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield, who first attracted attention when he wrote on his blog yesterday that “Democrats bragging about the number of mandatory sign ups for Obamacare is like Germans bragging about the number of manditory sign ups for ‘train rides’ for Jews in the 40s.”
When he was notified that this was offensive and ridiculous, he decided to double-down. In a follow-up blog post, Campfield wrote,
I regret that some people miss the point of my post. It was not to offend. It was to warn. To draw attention to Obamacare and the slippery slope that I see occurring in the lives of myself, my constituents, and the rest of the country with the continued taking of freedom by the federal government.
In no way was my post meant to diminish or detract from the pain, suffering and loss of human life that occurred during this dark time in human history. Instead the post was meant to draw attention to the loss of freedom that we are currently experiencing. I stand by my steadfast opposition to Obamacare.
Pretty much everyone associated with professional politics in Tennessee has called for him to apologize, but he’s not going to … because, if there’s one thing Campfield assuredly knows, it’s how Jews feel about compulsory health care.
But, no, it’s us, the people who don’t think health insurance is like genocide, who are clearly in the wrong here. Thanks, Senator Campfield. And please, by all means, keep comparing everything to the Holocaust. Everyone must have health insurance? Clearly, that’s like millions of people being murdered during the Holocaust. Your taxes are too high? That’s also nearly identical to the Holocaust. Got a hang nail? Holocaust.