John McCain not amused by Ted Cruz’s Nazi analogy

Ted Cruz compared his Republican detractors to Nazi appeasers. John McCain, a Cruz detractor, was not amused

Topics: John McCain, Ted Cruz, nazi, Obamacare, Filibuster, The Huffington Post,

John McCain not amused by Ted Cruz's Nazi analogyJohn McCain (Credit: Reuters/Joshua Lott)

Evidently Ted Cruz has either never heard of or doesn’t give a bleep about Godwin’s Law.

During his epically long not-technically-a-filibuster, the Texas Senator at one point implicitly compared his struggle to fight Obamacare at all costs to Winston Churchill’s fight against Nazism.

So if Cruz is Churchill, what does that make fellow Republicans who won’t filibuster by his side? A bunch of Neville Chamberlains, of course!

From the Huffington Post:



McCain said he took issue with some of the content of Cruz’s speech, including a Nazi comparison.

“If you go to the 1940s, Nazi Germany,” Cruz said. “Look, we saw in Britain, Neville Chamberlain, who told the British people, ‘Accept the Nazis. Yes, they’ll dominate the continent of Europe but that’s not our problem. Let’s appease them. Why? Because it can’t be done. We can’t possibly stand against them.’”

“I resoundingly reject that allegation,” McCain said. “That allegation, in my view, does a great disservice. A great disservice to those brave Americans and those who stood up and said, ‘what’s happening in Europe cannot stand.’”

Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on politics. Follow him on Twitter at @eliasisquith, and email him at eisquith@salon.com.

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