Politicians and party officials need to start thinking before the words come out of their mouth.
An excerpt from their press release follows.
Earlier today, South Carolina State Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian reportedly evoked Eva Braun when discussing Gov. Nikki Haley's press briefing from a basement studio at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Harpootlian was quoted as saying, "She was down in the bunker a la Eva Braun.""This analogy to Eva Braun only serves to trivialize the Holocaust and is deeply offensive to Jews and other survivors, as well as those Americans who fought valiantly against the Nazis in World War II," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor. "I have said this repeatedly, but it bears repeating again that inappropriate Holocaust analogies simply have no place in politics. The Holocaust and Hitler should not be part of the discussion over which party is best equipped to lead this country for the next four years. Politicians and their supporters and surrogates should stop invoking Hitler and trivializing the memory of the six million and millions of others who perished in the Holocaust."