S.C. Dem. Chair Compares GOP Gov. to Hitler's Mistress
11:43 AM, Sep 5, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
South Carolina's the State reports:
S.C. Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian, never a loss for a quick quip, tossed a few stinging one-liners at the Wednesday delegation breakfast.Braun, along with her lover Adolf Hitler, committed suicide in a bunker as World War II was coming to an end.
On Gov. Nikki Haley participating in daily news briefings in a basement studio at the NASCAR Hall of Fame: “She was down in the bunker a la Eva Braun.”
The comparisons of Nazis and Hitler to the Republicans seems to be an emerging theme from this Democratic convention. Yesterday, a top Democratic delegate from Kansas compared Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan to Hitler. The day before, a Democratic delegate from California compared Ryan to Nazi Joseph Goebbels.
CHARLOTTE — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley blasted Dick Harpootlian, the top Democrat in her state, for comparing her to Adolf Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun.
“Dick Harpootlian is an angry, hateful man that continues to embarrass South Carolina every time he opens his mouth. I am spending every day trying to tell South Carolinians and the rest of the country why we should be proud of our state, and he spends every day trying to diminish that. So it’s just unfortunate,” Haley said at a Wednesday afternoon press conference at the Charlotte’s NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Harpootlian, an outspoken leader of the South Carolina Democratic Party, made waves when he invoked the Nazis to describe Haley’s appearance yesterday at a RNC press conference.
“She was down in the bunker a la Eva Braun,” Harpootlian told South Carolina delegates at the Democratic National Convention.