Calif. Dem chair John Burton: GOP ‘big lie’ like Goebbels

September 3, 2012

California Democratic Chairman John Burton made a comparison before a Monday state delegation breakfast between what he sees as GOP dishonesty, and Joseph Goebbels, a Nazi propagandist. The San Francisco Chronicle's Politics Blog: 

Greetings from the California delegation breakfast at the DNC where before he had a cup of coffee Democratic Party Chair John Burton – much like his ol’ palGuv Jerry Brown once did– just compared the Republicans to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, for “telling the big lie,” a reference to several falsehoods GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan recently told.

“They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie… Joseph Goebbels – it’s the big lie, you keep repeating it,” Burton said Monday before the Blake Hotel breakfast. He said Ryan told “a bold-faced lie and he doesn’t care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.”

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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