Former rock star and political gadfly Ted Nugent celebrated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss to Tea Party candidate David Brat, comparing the GOP’s only Jewish congressional member to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
Writing for ‘birther’ conspiracy website World Net Daily, Nugent urged readers “Let’s go ‘Eric Cantor’ on them all!,” by throwing out politicians who indulge in “Joseph Goebbels and Saul Alinsky smoke-and-mirrors politics.”
“I say we the people have had way more than enough compromise, backpedaling, Joseph Goebbels and Saul Alinsky smoke-and-mirrors politics for one generation, and I say it’s about time we go Eric Cantor on the whole gang of deceivers and liars infesting our government right now,” he wrote. ” There’s only so much decent people can take.”
Nugent is no stranger to using Nazi imagery to make a political point, having recently come under fire for calling President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel,” a term favored by Der Stürmer publisher Julius Streicher who wrote: ‘The Jew is a mongrel. He has hereditary tendencies from Aryans, Asiatics, Negroes, and from the Mongolians. Evil always preponderates in the case of a mongrel.”
Nugent later made a roundabout apology for using Nazi rhetoric, without acknowledging it’s history, instead calling it “street fighter terminology.”
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