Congressman Alan Grayson channels Godwin’s law, calls lack of health care “American Holocaust”

Duncan Riley - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 8:58 p.m. ET

Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) has channeled Godwin’s law in an outburst over health care in America, likening the lack of health care reform to a “holocaust in America.”

Godwin’s Law states that as a discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches. The law can also refer to the tradition that whoever makes such a comparison is said to “lose” the debate.

Republicans, despite many of their supporters running up a trillion dollar Godwin’s law tally in their comparisons of Obama to Hitler, weren’t amused and threatened to try to sanction Grayson for his comments.

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Grayson though was having none of that, and instead offered the following on the floor of the House today: “I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven’t voted sooner to end this holocaust in America.”

Grayson later appeared on CNN, where he insisted that it’s the GOP who needs to apologize to America, and called Republicans “knuckle-dragging neanderthals.”

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