Ingraham Evokes Nazis in Discussing Democrats' Health Reform Efforts

(lauraingraham.com)
Radio host Laura Ingraham spoke at a conservative rally today in Washington to protest Senate health care reform efforts. She closed her remarks by appropriating a poem that evokes a lack of resistance on the part of German intellectuals to the Nazis during their rise to power.

After comparing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to Grinches "who stole health care," Ingraham offered a spin on the poem "First They Came," attributed to German pastor Martin Niemöller.

"First they came for the rich," Ingraham said. "And I did not speak out because I was not rich. Then they came for the property owners, and I did not speak out because I did not own property. Then they came for the right to bear arms, and I did not speak out because I was not armed. Then they came for me and denied me my medical care, and there was no one left to speak for me…"

Here's the poem in its original form:

"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me."
  • Amanda Sterling

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