(HOT AIR) Well, the Democratic National Convention has gotten off to the kind of start one might expect after four years of Barack Obama.  First, Democratic campaign surrogates kept fumbling the hardly-unexpected “are you better off” question every incumbent since Jimmy Carter has had to answer.  Now the leader of the largest state party has suddenly departed from Charlotte after comparing Paul Ryan to Josef Goebbels and then attempting to deny he’d made a Nazi comparison at all.  John Burton, the chair of California’s Democratic Party, said that Ryan had adopted Goebbels’ “Big Lie” technique in his convention speech last week:

 The Chairman of the California Democratic Party already had political pundits, delegates and rivals buzzing a day before the Democratic National Convention formally opened in Charlotte, North Carolina, after telling KCBS Radio exclusively that Republican tactics had been akin to Nazi propaganda.
“They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie,” Chairman of the California Democratic Party John Burton told KCBS Monday in Charlotte. “As long as you lie, Joseph Goebbels, the big lie, you keep repeating it, you know.” …
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