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« on: July 13, 2012, 12:51:13 AM »

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage doubled down today on his comments comparing the IRS to the Gestapo, saying the agency is "headed" in the path of the Nazi secret police.

LePage, a Republican elected in 2010, first compared the Internal Revenue Service to the Gestapo in his radio address last week about the Supreme Court's health care ruling. He issued a statement Monday that he didn't intend to insult anyone or minimize the deaths of Jews during the Holocaust.

In his attempt to clarify his remarks today at a campaign event in Vermont, Le Page didn't exactly retract what he said.

"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," Le Page said.

"They're headed in that direction," the governor added, according to a story in the Portland Press Herald.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/07/paul-lepage-gestapo-irs-maine-governor/1

Wasn't there some rule any type you pull out the Hitler / nazis card you lose the argument every time?
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 03:35:44 PM »

The GeStaPo was instrumental in weeding out "enemies of the state". The jewish populace included - one of their methods was similar to the KGB in that if you didn't report a neighbor, then when they were found out you BOTH faced punishment.

They used fear tactics to herd the population. That parallel fits - it's just missing a despot ruler to take it to the next level.
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 03:39:45 PM »

You may be referring to Godwin's Law, though it does not mean that your position, or reference to Nazi/Hitler actually invalidates your argument.

In this case, it ancillary to this thread, so feel free to bring up whatever Nazi references you choose. biggrin
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