Top California Democrat likens Ryan to Nazi propagandist

By REUTERS
September 4, 2012 00:41

 
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A top California Democratic Party official on Monday compared Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan to Nazi Germany's infamous propagandist Joseph Goebbels, drawing rebukes from both parties the day before the Democratic Party's nominating convention formally begins.

In a story reported Monday by the San Francisco Chronicle, California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton was quoted as comparing distortions Ryan made in campaign speeches to lies used by Goebbels, a fierce anti-Semite and one of Adolf Hitler's closest cohorts.

"They lie and they don't care if people think they lie," Burton reportedly said, referring to Republicans broadly, at a breakfast on Monday with Charlotte delegates.

Ryan told "a bold-faced lie and he doesn't care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie," Burton told reporters from the Chronicle and CBS News.

Republicans pounced on Burton's remarks.

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