In politics, comparing someone to Hitler is a cliche. So some get around that by equating what they don't like with, er, the Holocaust.
Idaho Republican and State Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll likened the role that private insurers are playing in the implementation of Obamacare to the decimation of Jews under the Nazis, reports Politico
. To illustrate her staunch opposition to the federal health care bill, Nuxoll took to social media to complain that private insurers who helped implement Obamacare are paving the way for a kind of national socialism - and their own destruction.
paraphrases Nuxoll: "'Much like the Jews boarding the trains to concentration camps,' private insurance companies are being led to their ultimate demise."
Idaho Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill was
sympathetic - or at least empathetic - to his colleague's sentiments: "This is a very emotional issue for a lot of people; there's a lot of 'stuff' going around, a lot of information, a lot of viewpoints being expressed."
Nuxoll reportedly emphasized that she didn't mean to offend the Jewish community with her words.
Via Politico and the Spokesman-Review