It’s a pretty unhappy commentary that it has to be reported as news that people are taking issue with the use of pictures of the Dachau death camp as an illustration of the horrors of health care reform. But, alas, such is the world we’re living in. Today Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) criticized Rep. Bachmann for the Holocaust imagery —- and really, what the hell is going on here? People carrying banners with Dachau and the crowd chanting “Nazi, Nazi” when the President and key Dems are mentioned. And GOP leaders just stand their whooping it up like it’s all good stuff?
Anyway, pardon the outburst. So Israel says that. And now Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) is calling the Dachau posters “inappropriate” and even crossing the red line of criticizing Rush Limbaugh’s habit of equating Obama and Hitler.
Can’t wait for the ritual apology. How long you figure it’ll take?
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.