One political commentator says California's Democratic Party
chairman needs to focus on "actual arguments" rather than
According to California Democratic Party Chairman Dan Burton,
the Republican Party is comparable to the Nazis, and Republican
vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan to Joseph Goebbels,
a notorious Nazi who led the Third Reich and was a close ally
of Adolf Hitler.
In telling KCBS that GOP rhetoric is similar to Nazi
propaganda, Burton said Republicans lie and "don't care if
people think they lie."
Mammen, a political activist and author of Jesus is
Involved in Politics, suggests that Burton should
focus on other things.
"We're wondering why the Democratic Party, which actually lines
itself with more socialistic principles, feels fit to [say
we're] using socialistic practices," he comments. "The reality
of it all is what the gentleman needs to do is he needs to focus on
what the actual argument is."
When Burton was told that California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) also
compared former gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman to Goebbels and
later had to apologize for that remark, Burton chose not
to retract. Instead, he pointed out that Brown still
won the race.
"The reality is -- what do Republicans want? We want less
government control, so we are less like the Nazis," Mammen reasons.
"We are more like those who helped the Founding Fathers, where we
wanted the government out of our way."
Burton did eventually apologize for his words against the