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Spokesman for Obama White House: ‘People are Showing Up to Events with Swastikas, Dressed Up as Hitler’
See it for yourself below, as Bill Burton, a spokesman for Barack Obama’s White House, says:
I don’t think that Speaker Pelosi was just claiming that people were wearing swastikas [at health care town hall meetings]; people are showing up to events with swastikas, dressed up as Hitler, with signs invoking Nazi Germany, so that’s not something that’s being made up.
The DC Examiner‘s David Freddoso tried to run down this claim, and hit a stone wall:
White House spokesman Bill Burton’s statement on television earlier today that people are showing up at health care town halls dressed up as Hitler was outlandish enough that I had to call the White House and ask if there is anything to substantiate it.
As of this evening, the White House has offered no explanation for this bizarre claim.
By the way, the laugher line of Burton’s interview was the seven-word claim, “We’re trying to have a constructive debate.”
Calling your opponents a dangerous mob of swastika-wearing Hitlers and calling out SEIU thugs to beat them into submissive silence (not to mention setting up an informant tipline by which those who question Obama’s health plan in “casual conversation” can be turned in to the government) is one heck of a way to “have a constructive debate,” there, Bill. Well done.
UPDATE: According to The Hill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has now taken to referring to those who question Obamacare as “evil-mongers.” Classy, Senator.