DeLay: indicting me is like the Holocaust

By Jake Whitman

Apr 9, 2007 10:15pm

ABCNews’ Jake Tapper Reports:  In his new book "No Retreat, No Surrender," former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, compares liberals to Adolf Hitler.

"I believe it was Adolf Hitler who first acknowledged that the big lie is more effective than the little lie, because the big lie is so audacious, such an astonishing immorality, that people have a hard time believing anyone would say it if it wasn’t true. You know, the big lie — like the Holocaust never happened or dark-skinned people are less intelligent than light-skinned people. Well, by charging this big lie” — that DeLay broke campaign finance laws — “liberals have finally joined the ranks of scoundrels like Hitler."

This week in a radio interview on WERS in Boston, DeLay was asked about this, and not only did he stand by his comparison, he amplified it, comparing his prosecution to the Holocaust.

"I am so outraged by this whole criminalization of politics," DeLay said. "It’s not good enough to defeat somebody politically. It’s not even good enough to vilify somebody publicly. They have to carpet bomb you with lies and made up scandals and false charges and indicting you on laws that don’t exist. …It’s the same thing as I say in my book, that the Nazis used. When you use the ‘Big Lie’ in order to gain and maintain power, it is immoral and it is outrageous…

"It’s the same process. It’s the same criminalization of politics. It’s the same oppression of people. It’s the same destroy people in order to gain power. It may be six million Jews, it may be indicting somebody on laws that don’t exist. But, it’s the same philosophy and it’s the same world view."

You can listen to it here: LINK

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