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Democrats Resume Nazi-GOP Comparison: Ryan like Hitler

Yesterday, a California Democrat likened Paul Ryan to Nazi Joseph Goebbels. Today, a top Kansas Democrat likened Ryan to Hitler.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 9/5/2012, 12:03 PM

Protesters chant slogans against U.S. President Barack Obama outside the site of the Democratic Nati
Protesters chant slogans against U.S. President Barack Obama outside the site of the Democratic Nati
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Yesterday, Democrats and Republicans, alike, were outraged after a top California Democrat likened Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Today, the parties are similarly dismayed after a top Kansas Democrat compared Ryan to Adolf Hitler. 

Pat Lehman, the "dean of the Kansas delegation" and the president of the Kansas Democratic Labor Committee, invoked Adolf Hitler to argue that Republicans are lying when they say voter ID efforts are designed to combat voter fraud.

“It’s like Hitler said, if you’re going to tell a lie, tell a big lie, and if you tell it often enough and say it in a loud enough voice, some people are going to believe you,” Lehman said in an interview with The Wichita Eagle.

Lehman said Republicans, especially vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, are on track to “dismantle Medicare and Medicaid and every other social program, including education.”

She stated that education is the only route most Americans can use to improve their lives, and “the thought of having our public education system basically devastated, I’m really worried about that.”

Yesterday, top California Democrat John Burton said that Republicans are lying in order to defeat President Barack Obama.

"They lie and they don't care if people think they lie... Joseph Goebbels - it's the big lie, you keep repeating it," he told CBS News.

In a possible attempt to lay low after the debacle, he reportedly returned to his home state for a "pre-scheduled root canal."