CA delegation chairman compares Ryan to Nazi Goebbels

The chairman of the California delegation to the Democratic National Convention, John Burton, yesterday compared the “lies” of Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan, at the Republican Convention last week, to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.


In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday,  John Burton said, “They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie. Joseph Goebbels . It’s the big lie, you keep repeating it.”

Goebbels was the minister of propaganda during Hitler’s Nazi regime.


Burton expanded on his comments with ABC Affiliate KGO, saying, “If you’re not telling the truth, you’re lying. Joseph Goebbels’ concept was the big lie. If you tell it enough, people will think it’s the truth.”

President Obama’s campaign rejected Burton’s comments just hours before their convention kicked off.

This comment coming from the party that said the heated rhetoric is responsible for some of the increased violence across the country.

John Burton has since been reported to have left the Democratic National Convention for a pre-scheduled root canal. If a root canal was scheduled then why did he then go to the convention in the first place?

More likely the Dems threw him out, which was far more than Nancy Pelosi did upon hearing Burton’s Nazi comments about Paul Ryan.

Why would anyone vote for these people, unless they were on the government dole?



  1. JRM_CommonSense

    It shows the abysmal shape of our political process when both sides have wingnuts on them that think they can make points by calling the other side’s leaders nazis (don’t care to ever capitalize that word). When the political process is 80 to 90% name calling and attempting to villify participants on a personal level rather than attempting to seek out and deliver what the country needs we have little chance of turning anything around. I would hope that all political parties (with the exception of the nazis, probably) would eject people who make these kinds of statements. It just show how ignorant and incapable of participation in finding solutions these people are.

  2. shawnnews

    Since they threw him out, they did the right thing. If he was a Republican, they’d give him a promotion to VP or even radio talk show host. You’re talking about the Democrats losing civility? The Republicans have no censures on party loons from congressmen like Joe Barton screaming at the president or Sarah Palin saying he’s setting up death panels. When these people get called out they even resort to a claim of morality that bye king outrageous and false statements, they are standing by their principles. At least, the Dems will sweep away their clowns.

    • Ted Biondo

      shawnnews – the Republicans weed out their own too – Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri, remember?

  3. Steve Noll

    The right has been using the Nazi theme for 2 years, your blog included. It’s just more of a shocker when Democrats drop thier ususal affabilities and go for the jugular.

  4. Yeah, you Leftists are all sweetness and light, compassion and tolerance. I remember all of your caring comments over the years, calling conservatives NAZIs, fascists, and racists, and a host of other vile epithets that had no basis in fact.
    It seems that you hypocrites are guilty of the same offenses that you falsely accuse conservatives of committing. I’d list them, but such a compilation would fill this blog to overflowing.

  5. BTW, I wouldn’t compare the Obama regime to NAZIs for at least one important difference: Hitler actually IMPROVED the German economy when he first took control.

  6. Actually from the first day Obama took office the tea party made comparisons to Hitler along with their usual disgusting racial slurs. Now they worship the fibber from Janesville.

  7. I would argue that the Ryan-Goebbels comparison is tame compared to what the Republican speaker of the Kansas House said earlier this year. He suggested that we all pray for the death of President Obama, and he referred to the First Lady as “Mrs. YoMama.”

    • Ted Biondo

      That is bad, Pat, and shows a distinctive racial bigotry, but I’m sorry it doesn’t compare to a political radicalism and the propaganda master who marketed that proaganda that resulted in the killing of 6 Million people – not in a million years. Maybe the Dems would like to debate their record the past four years and stop running against Bush – the Republican candidate is Mitt Romney.

  8. JRM_CommonSense

    Remember when y’all were a kid and your mother told you that you couldn’t do something and you argued that all the other guys were doing it. She probably asked you that if all the other guys jumped off a cliff, would you jump off a cliff too.

    From most of the response here, I guess your answers would have been -Hell Yes!

    Or better yet, does this ring a bell? “You’re a stinky poo!” No, you’re a stinky poo!” “No, you’re a bigger stinky po!” “No, you’re the biggest stinky poo there is!” “No, you are!” “No, you are!” “Am not!” “Are to!” “Not!” “Are!”

    And we are supposed to think that any of you could play nice in the sandbox or make the playground better! Get real!

  9. There is no limit to what one can say against a southerner, confererate or pro-white person. That has been proven many times at the blog down the hallway. The blacks and their flock are easily offended, but only when spoken from republicans. Not even a Biden comment about slavery offends the usual Dr. or Reverend TV whiners.

    Oh, did you hear the forecast in NC calls for a slight chance of rain…. and 50,000 less supporters in the stands! ? LOL

  10. National Review author Jim Geraghty linked the move to Clint Eastwood writing: “Just to clarify, Obama’s speech venue changed because of fears of… empty chairs.”


  11. The following is a reasonably accurate depiction of the Leftist Democrat mindset. It sounds as if it could have come directly from Prof. Elwell’s race-baiting Applesauce blog.


    BTW, Pat, the Obama regime HAS harmed more people with his “epic fail” agenda than all the “domestic terrorists” in this Country.

  12. Hey Ted: did I miss something? Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin is still the GOP Senate candidate from Missouri, right? Apparently, the “weeding” isn’t working. . .

  13. If we were nazis, we would have just dragged Akin out, and shot him. Of course, you Democrats never misspeak, do you?


    Lie, constantly, misspeak, never.

  14. The Democrats didn’t “misspeak” here, either:

    “Government is the only thing we all belong to” See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6gLa9Te8Blw

    How different from Clint Eastwood’s important reminder at the RNC that “WE own this country. … Politicians are employees of ours.”

  15. Speaking of Democrat lies and half-truths:

    CNN Fact Check: About those 4.5 million jobs …

    The number Castro cites is an accurate description of the growth of private-sector jobs since January 2010, when the long, steep slide in employment finally hit bottom. But while a total of 4.5 million jobs sounds great, it’s not the whole picture.

    Nonfarm private payrolls hit a post-recession low of 106.8 million that month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The figure currently stands at 111.3 million as of July.

    While that is indeed a gain of 4.5 million, it’s only a net gain of 300,000 over the course of the Obama administration to date. The private jobs figure stood at 111 million in January 2009, the month Obama took office.

    And total nonfarm payrolls, including government workers, are down from 133.6 million workers at the beginning of 2009 to 133.2 million in July 2012. There’s been a net loss of nearly 1 million public-sector jobs since Obama took office, despite a surge in temporary hiring for the 2010 census.

    Meanwhile, the jobs that have come back aren’t the same ones that were lost.

    Read the rest at: http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/05/politics/fact-check-obama-jobs/index.html

  16. Here is another…..

    The $4.351 Trillion Difference Between Obama & Clinton

    But one thing perhaps highlights the difference between Clinton and Obama most clearly: The increase in the national debt on their respective watches. Both men enjoyed two years of single-party control in Washington before they subsequently lost one (Obama) or both (Clinton) houses of Congress. In this way, their circumstances have been similar, but their results have not.

    According to the U.S. Treasury Department, from the day Clinton took office (January 20, 1993) to September 5 of the year he sought reelection (1996), the national debt rose from $4.188 trillion to $5.226 trillion — an increase of $1.038 trillion. During Clinton’s entire 8-year presidency, the national debt rose from $4.188 trillion to $5.728 trillion—an increase of $1.540 trillion. In comparison, from the day Obama took office (January 20, 2009) to today, the national debt rose from $10.627 trillion to $16.016 trillion—an increase of $5.389 trillion. That’s $4,351,000,000,000 more than during the same span of time under Clinton, and $3,849,000,000,000 more than during the entire Clinton presidency.

    In other words, during the first 43 months of their respective presidencies, the national debt increased more than five times as much under Obama as under Clinton. In fact, the national debt has increased more than three times as much during the first 3-1/2 years under Obama as it did during the full 8 years under Clinton.

    As a percentage of the gross domestic product (GDP)—perhaps an even more meaningful gauge—Obama’s record looks even worse. Average annual deficit spending under Clinton was 0.1 percent of GDP, compared to 8.4 percent of GDP under Obama.

    America can’t afford four more years of Obama.

    Read the rest at: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/4351-trillion-difference-between-obama-and-clinton_651748.html

  17. JRM_CommonSense

    So how did the deficit get from $5.728 trillion at the end of Clinton’s presidency to $10.627 trillion at the start of Obama’s presidency?

  18. I believe some bad men blew up our buildings, crashed our planes and killed thousands of people.

  19. You might find what these Democrats support interesting (or scary):

    Posing as an anti-business crusader, Peter Schiff found a number of DNC delegates and attendees who support explicitly outlawing profitability. We deliberately avoided speaking with the occupy protestors camping outside in tents to get a more “mainstream” Democratic perspective!


  20. Screw business, screw the farmers, screw big oil, screw the medical profession just let them (the government) print money and then allocate it by need. We don’t need to work, we can just outsource the printing to China.

  21. JRM_CommonSense

    Kind of like what happened at the end of that presidency as well. Some bad men blew up the mortgage industry; crashed our stock markets, financial firms, and employment numbers; and killed thousands of people’s retirement saving, regular savings, and future dreams.

  22. Cunningham – Two wrongs make a right in your book?

    Liberals quite often call conservatives Nazis, usually when they know they can’t win the arguement on facts.

    Have you ever asked if one was to run a Nazi style gov’t, would you need a big gov’t or small gov’t structure? You would need a big gov’t structure to strip away your citizens’ freedom. When you think big gov’t, do you think democrat or republican? Remember that the next time some left-wing loon calls you a Nazi!

  23. JRM forgets that many Democrat politicians were well-compensated to maintain the status quo in the sub-prime mortgage industry (including B. Hussein Obama), and fought tooth and nail in the attempt.
    And don’t forget that Obama, and other “community organizers”, extorted banks into making those very same loans. Obama was even part of a lawsuit against one such bank, as the following shows:

    WASHINGTON, September 3, 2012 — Barack Obama has made his fundamental campaign strategy the blaming of other people. Bush, Greenspan, Reagan — he’s tied Republicans into every aspect of the economy being broken. And, of course, he’d be right about most of that. Bush and Greenspan both created easy credit, big spending, and unsustainable policies that have hurt our economy.

    But now, Obama’s going to have some explaining to do about his own actions before he was president. A bombshell new story at The Daily Caller reports that Barack Obama used his status as a legal hired gun to sue Citibank to force them to give loans to poor minorities in Chicago.

    In other words, he sued a bank into creating subprime mortgages.

    Why did Citibank have to be forced into granting those loans? Because they weren’t profitable — they were going to end in foreclosure. Subprime loans almost ended the financial system as we know it in 2008, after fueling a mortgage bubble that exploded with devastating effect on the economy. Obama was right there in the thick of it, helping to create the problem and undermine capitalism.

    Read more: Bombshell: Obama Created Subprime Loans As Lawyer | Washington Times Communities
    Follow us: @wtcommunities on Twitter

  24. You’re right expodoc. The terrorists hit us on 9/11 and we rallied behind our leaders to fight back against the forces looking to end our way of life. Unfortunately our government only asked for lip service and flag-waving out of us. No sacrifice required for the average American. Not only we were not asked to pay any additional taxes to fund the war on terror, the President at the time said we should go out and buy things. That will show those bad guys. And then we were all given tax cuts. Well so far we’ve racked up $4 trillion on the war credit card for the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns and I have yet to hear from either side how we’re going to pay that bill. I guess we just need some more tax cuts to get the economy in a “dynamic” mode and the debt will just disappear.

  25. JRM_CommonSense

    We have had the discussion about subprime loans and the red lining lawsuit before and you were proven wrong then. You just never learn and you keep throwing up the same disproved crap. What a joke! Maybe some day you will get serious and try to carry on an honest discussion rather than throwing crap against the wall, hoping something will stick.

  26. I give sources for my comments, but all I see from JRM is keystroke flatulence, as he blathers away, incessantly. Feeding an ego of his size requires a LOT of male bovine fertilizer.

    What we need is a President with experience in GROWING businesses, and successfully running large organizations. The petulant failure currently inhabiting the White House seems more intent on destroying businesses (except for his cronies), our economy, and trying to divide Americans against each other.

  27. JRM_CommonSense

    There goes the little school yard bully again. He just cannot help himself! Not even worth reading or listening any more.

    Ted, he will keep doing this crap until someone slaps him up side his head. Now is your chance to show that you won’t put up with this. I know I am not going to anymore. I am done with dealing with him here. I cannot afford all the cleaning bills caused by his regurgitation. I know that pleases SNuss because he can say that he won. But he has proven what a serial bully he is, so that’s fine with me. I will find other sites to carry on my discussions.

  28. Did you hear something? It is sort of like the whining noise you hear after you swat a dog with a newspaper, for peeing on the carpet.

    Back to Obama, as the community organizer/extortionist, see the following:

  29. Snuss, you shouldn’t swat a dog for peeing, but in this case it is probably justified.

    “President Barack Obama was a pioneering contributor to the national subprime real estate bubble”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/03/with-landmark-lawsuit-barack-obama-pushed-banks-to-give-subprime-loans-to-chicagos-african-americans/#ixzz25seFUP9e

  30. @ Wilson: I don’t hit dogs, but I have heard them whine pitifully for attention. JRM’s whining reads a lot like that.

  31. Hey Ted, here’s another one for your “Democrats wage the real war on women” post.

    Go to Wikipedia and read the entry on John L. Burton, especially the part at the end about controversies. I was going to quote part of it here, but the details about Burton’s sexual harassment are too crude for your blog. It’s astounding that a Democrat does this, and the media just laugh and say that boys will be boys.

    This is what I put up with in California. By the way, the movie “2016 Obama’s America” came to San Francisco a few weeks ago. The San Francisco Chronicle wrote an article and interviewed people who came out of the movie theater. They all refused to give their names, because they would suffer ostracism, ridicule, and confrontation if their friends read their names in the newspaper and discovered they went to a conservative movie. This goes on all the time in the so-called “paradise of tolerance” on the Left Coast.

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