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Texas Republican’s idiotic tweet: Jewish Bernie Sanders is a democratic socialist – just like the Nazis

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A Texas Republican is defending a tweet he sent out during the Democratic debates on Tuesday attacking Bernie Sanders and calling the Jewish presidential candidate a Nazi.

UPDATE: Texas Republican admits Bernie Sanders isn’t a Nazi – then compares him to Stalin

According to the Dallas Morning News, State Rep. Jason Villalba said it was “ridiculous” to say he compared the Democratic party to the fascist dictator party responsible for the 20th century’s most well-known massacre of Jewish people.

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“It’s perfectly accurate,” he told the News. “I was in no way making a comparison to the current Democratic Party and Nazis. If they want to read it that way, then that’s their prerogative. That’s not what the intent is.”

The tweet bore an image that reads, “That awkward moment when… 1. Bernie Sanders admits he’s a democratic socialist 2. Nazis were democratic socialists 3. America fought an entire world war to stop the advance of democratic socialists. Sincerely, sane Americans.”

Under it, Villalba wrote, “The modern Democrat Party is filled with Democratic Socialists and soft socialists. Is this where we are in America?”

Villalba said it was “just a meme floating around on the web.”

But the state’s Democratic party spokesman, Manny Garcia, called the tweet disrespectful, and the problematic comparison of Sanders, who is Jewish, to the Nazis, wasn’t lost on him. He called Villalba “nothing more than another Tea Party Republican politician.”

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“Representative Villalba ought to be ashamed of himself for pandering to the Trump/Carson wing of his party,” Garcia told the News. “There is no excuse for such a gross act of disrespect.”

When pressed by the News, Villalba admitted that the Nazis were in fact “national socialists,” not democratic socialists. Democratic socialism is not uncommon in other countries, particularly Scandinavia.


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‘It’s a disgrace’: Conservative torches Trump and the GOP — saying they’ve betrayed voters

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In 2012, Stuart Stevens served as the chief strategist for Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and tried to prevent President Barack Obama from winning a second term; in 2020, he is a Never Trump conservative who is rooting for former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. And when Stevens appeared on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour” on Thursday night, August 6, he stressed to host Brian Williams that many GOP incumbents — from President Donald Trump to members of Congress — could be in trouble in November.

Promoting his new book, “It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump,” Stevens told Williams, “This is a very negative environment for Republicans…. There are external forces out there that make this a very tough race for incumbents in the Republican Party.”

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A woman who was permanently banned from entering a local hardware store for refusing to wear a face mask tells Vox that she's proud that her defiance of public health standards got her kicked out.

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Expert: NRA had to be obliterated by New York for one very important reason

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