Seriously, what don't you people get about comparing a government-regulated private-insurance-purchase program with subsidies for workers and the systematic imprisonment and extermination of Jewish humans with trains and ovens and gas chambers?

Via TPM:

The Tennessee lawmaker who compared Obamacare's individual mandate to Nazis deporting Jews to concentration camps thinks his critics missed the point.

State Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) caused a stir Monday morning when he wrote on his personal blog that "Democrats bragging about the number of mandatory sign ups for Obamacare is like Germans bragging about the number of manditory sign ups for 'train rides' for Jews in the 40s."

In a follow-up post on his blog, Campfield wrote later Monday that his intentions were misconstrued.

"I regret that some people miss the point of my post. It was not to offend. It was to warn," he explained. "To draw attention to Obamacare and the slippery slope that I see occurring in the lives of myself, my constituents, and the rest of the country with the continued taking of freedom by the federal government."

Campfield added that he didn't mean to offend anybody, only "to draw attention to the loss of freedom that we are currently experiencing."

Have mercy on poor Campfield. I mean, it's not like he said the Holocaust didn't happen. Given the opprobrium he's facing, he must totally understand how the Jews felt now. Hopefully this whole unfortunate misunderstanding will blow over faster than when he blamed AIDS on one gay "guy screwing a monkey—if I recall correctly—and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall."

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