Charlotte, N.C. — Obama campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt repudiated comments by the California Democratic State Party Chairman John Burton Monday morning comparing Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
“They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie… Joseph Goebbels – it’s the big lie, you keep repeating it,” Burton said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle monday morning. According to the paper he added that Ryan told “a bold-faced lie and he doesn’t care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.”
Asked by reporters about Burton’s comments following a press conference on Monday, LaBolt said, “that obviously doesn’t reflect the views of the campaign.”
“That doesn’t have any place in the political discourse here in Charlotte,” he added.
LaBolt declined to answer the question of whether Burton must resign his position in the state party or his role at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
UPDATE: The SF Chronicle overheard KCBS reporter Doug Sovern’s interview with Burton, in which he compared Ryan to Goebbels.
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There we go again about lies. Who cares about lies in politics? It’s a free country and we can say what we want — don’t have to be the truth.
Like the man said, we’re not going “to be dictated by fact checkers.”
No Sir. We make up our own facts as we go along. And guess what? People don’t mind. Heck, they’re giving us high fives.
So keep the truth to yourselves.
Who asked you anyway?
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