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Jan Brewer Defends "Nazi" Lie About Father

–via Talking Points Memo

Jan Brewer's angry about lying about her father dying fighting in World War II which is to be expected, but this comment by TPM reader Marcusm hits the nail on the head:

"Righty-tighties sing this same song day in and day out. Always the victim. Always being persecuted. Cupcake land, pie in the sky, cookie cutter, grocery store lives with nary a care in the world, yet whenever criticism rears its ugly head, "IT'S UNFAIR! I'M ALWAYS BEING PERSECUTED!"

This is a woman who just signed one of the most mean-spirited, insensitive bills of our time into law without thinking for one second about the citizens who will be unjustly affected by it through no fault of their own except for the color of their skin.

And she's melting into a puddle of tears over the criticism she's received for telling a bald-faced lie on her own accord?

Righties like her have NO IDEA what it feels like to be the object of bigotry and prejudiced hatred..." (READ MORE)