Aimee Patton

A pleasantly eccentric take on politics

Dear Sen. Stacey Campbell,

We are both bloggers.  I read about all the attention your blog is getting when you posted your “thought of the day” that included this: Democrats bragging about the number of mandatory sign ups for Obamacare is like Germans bragging about the number of manditory sign ups for “train rides” for Jews in the 40s.

I thought as a fellow blogger, I should respond.

First, kudos for realizing that a statement like this would bring lots and lots of talk.  I thought I was the queen of the drama department, but it looks like I have been dethroned.  You had to know that making a statement like this would get America’s panties in a wad.  So well done in getting the response you wanted…and deserved.

Moving on to the actual statement.  If Obamacare sign ups are the train rides, what would Medicare be exactly?  Both are government healthcare programs.  Why is one equated to the Holocaust and the other is fine and dandy?  Wait, I can answer that – because people 65 and over vote.

The other thing disturbing about your post is the ability to vote below it. The voting includes “funny”, “interesting” and “cool”.  I see you received four votes for  “funny”, eight interesting and four douche bags thought it was “cool”.  You might want to check with WordPress and see if they could add more accurate voting categories like “horrible” and “disgusting”.  When they do, I’ll be voting!

Looks like you learned your lesson as evident by you next “thought for the day” which included this fluffy gem: I like ice cream, mom, apple pie and puppies.  This message has been approved by my campaign staff.

We have a lot of things in common – I like ice cream, my mom and puppies as well, however, what I don’t like are politicians that use a stance they don’t agree with fire up unnecessary fear in our citizens.  Now I agree that both sides are guilty of this, however, comparing anything to the Holocaust unless it is actual mass genocide is wrong.

My next thought was since we both like ice cream and puppies,  it might be a good idea to volunteer to be your Jewish friend so I could help educate you on how wrong you are to compare mandatory healthcare to the Holocaust, but then I stopped and thought about it and decided I’m doing just fine on friends.

In keeping with your “thoughts for the day”, let’s end with my thought for the day. “I would like to return to a time in our nation when both sides could agree to disagree and have faith in our system without all of the nasty jabs and low blows.  We all may win some and lose some, but what helps us progress as a nation is our ability to shake hands and at the end of the day.”










2 thoughts on “TN State Senator compares Obamacare to Nazi Train Rides

  1. Dr. Ernest Evans says:

    Dear Ms. Aimee: The late author William F. Buckley used to say that the business of an educated man is to make distinctions. This gentleman from Tennessee clearly is not good at making distinctions if he compares the Holocaust, an act of radical, Satanic evil, to a health care program in the US. I agree with you that our politics has sunk to a very low level when people begin comparing debates over health care with great, titanic struggles against evil in the past century. I wrote you a while back over former Senator Santorum’s comparison of the struggle against apartheid to the efforts to repeal Obamacare–and said this statement reflected a common tendency among the US political class: To compared their struggles to the struggles waged by truly great world leaders like Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King. For one half of the modern US political class every crisis is the next Munich and they are Winston Churchill steely-eyed facing down Adolph Hitler. For the other half of the US political class every crisis is the next Birmingham and they are Martin Luther King steely-eyed facing down Bull Connor. There are at times great political struggles in which there are major moral issues involved–but such struggles are the exception, not the rule. And the US political class has got to stop living in this fantasy world in which ho-hum political disputes become great clashes of good vs. evil. If they don’t, the political system will continue to be able to resolve any of the nation’s problems. Sincerely and Respectfully, Ernest Evans

    1. I couldn’t agree more. Why do all disagreements in politics have to be epic? Take care and thanks for reading! Aimee

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