Calif. Dem Party Chair compares GOP to Joseph Goebbels


California Democratic Party chair John Burton compared Republicans to Joseph Goebbels for “telling the big lie,” at a Monday delegation breakfast.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle:

“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 Monday before the Blake Hotel breakfast. He said Ryan told “a bold-faced lie and he doesn’t care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.”

Reminded that Brown drew heat for comparing the messaging of Meg Whitman’s 2010 GOP gubernatorial campaign to Goebbels, he said sarcastically, “(Bleep) that’s right, she won the election!

Burton shrugged at Brown getting in trouble. “He won it big. Goddam he was in trouble.”

In video captured by the Chronicle, Burton also calls Rep. Paul Ryan a “horse’s ass”:

Update (11:57 a.m.): Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said the language “doesn’t have any place in the political discourse here in Charlotte,” according to Buzzfeed. LaBolt, however, declined to answer whether Burton should step down from his role.