Quantcast
Connect with us

Texas Republicans use Holocaust Remembrance Day to bash leftism – and it quickly backfires

Published

on

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Republican Party of Harris County, Texas, published a post blaming the genocide of European Jews during the Third Reich on leftism, reports the Houston Chronicle.

“Leftism kills,” the group wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post published on Sunday. “In memory of the 6 million Jews lost to Nazi hatred in the name of National Socialism. We will never forget.”

The post did not got over well. The Anti-Defamation League weighed in with history lesson.

“The Holocaust should never be used for political purposes,” wrote spokeswoman Dena Marks in a statement to the Chronicle. “It’s unfortunate that someone at the Harris County Republican Party thought that would be an appropriate message for Holocaust Remembrance Day. It wasn’t leftism that killed in the Holocaust. Anti-Semitism and blind hatred led to the deaths of millions.”

“We are glad the Harris County GOP replaced the offensive post,” she added.

ADVERTISEMENT

At first, the communications director defended the posted, noting the similarity between the words “National Socialists” and “socialism.”

“The Nazis identified themselves as National Socialists. The name of the party was the National Socialist Workers party,” he said.

Although they eventually removed the post, they maintained their position that they were correct in drawing the comparison—even though socialist and right-wing self-described Nazis have historically opposed each other.

ADVERTISEMENT

Communists, socialists and Nazis fought in the streets of Germany before Adolph Hitler consolidated power and communists and socialists were among first targets for extermination of the Nazi regime.


Report typos and corrections to [email protected].

Send confidential news tips to [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

Bernie Sanders’ staff demand to be paid the $15-an-hour minimum wage he advocates: report

Published

on

Campaign workers working for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are demanding an increase in pay consistent with the senator's campaign rhetoric, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

"Unionized campaign organizers working for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential effort are battling with its management, arguing that the compensation and treatment they are receiving does not meet the standards Sanders espouses in his rhetoric, according to internal communications," the newspaper reported.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump ‘leads a domestic hate movement’ — and the world is watching in shock: WaPo columnist

Published

on

President Donald Trump's racism is shocking the entire globe, Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent wrote in a Thursday column.

"One of the most chilling things about President Trump’s hate-rally in North Carolina — which devolved into chants of “send her back,” directed at a nonwhite immigrant member of Congress — was the profusion of tweets about it from abroad," Sargent reported.

"As the president of the United States leads a domestic hate movement, the world is watching," he explained.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Hope Hicks to be investigated by House after new documents reveal she may have lied to Congress: report

Published

on

The House Judiciary Committee is investigating President Donald Trump's former White House communications director after new documents cast doubt on whether she told the truth while testifying before Congress.

"Hicks told the committee last month that she was not aware of the hush payment to Stormy Daniels when it was arranged. Today’s docs put her in phone calls with [Michael] Cohen and Trump during the period the payment was arranged, but don’t explicitly say those calls were about the payment," Wall Street Journal White House correspondent Rebecca Ballhaus reported.

Continue Reading
 
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

Join Me. Try Raw Story Investigates for $1. Invest in Journalism. Escape Ads.
close-image