During the holiday season, the Frederick County Democratic Party decided it was a good idea to publish on their official Facebook page a post likening elected Republicans to Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party. The post stated, “75 years ago Patriotic Americans went to France to throw out the Nazis. Next year all you have to do is go to the polls. #bluewave.” This outlandish remark was quickly seen as unpatriotic and extremely divisive, all issues the Democrats claim are reasons to hate Republicans.
This post is disgusting, degrading and offensive. The Nazi Party was an evil regime responsible for unspeakable acts of murder and genocide. It is never acceptable to compare any person or political party to such evil. This shameful rhetoric has no place in our political discourse. Regardless of how you feel about any party or political candidate or elected official, no elected official or party in the United States is comparable to Nazis.
The Frederick County Republican Central Committee, state Sen. Michael Hough, delegates Cox, Ciliberti and Pippy, along with the Republican Club and other Republican organizations, called the Frederick Democrats out for this divisive post and asked them to retract their statement and for responsible elected Frederick County Democrats to denounce this.
Sadly, the Frederick Democrats doubled down, stating: “We stand by our post, which was a comment on our country’s democratic values and the importance of voting …” They go on to attack our central committee, claiming we are “manufacturing fake outrage for some reason.”
There is no fake outrage when they are, in fact, disrespecting what American service members stood up against in WWII and what we Republicans continue to fight for today: freedom from dictators and tyranny.
This statement by the Democrats not only offends Republicans but all independents, libertarians and conservatives that hold the same values. Anyone who is not a Democrat is essentially being compared to a Nazi and the atrocities they committed.
The call for elected Frederick County Democrats to denounce their party’s hate speech fell on deaf ears. State Sen. Ron Young (D) called Republicans and Trump supporters “cultists” and went on to call a constituent an “idiot” when she challenged him.
Frederick County Council at-large member Kai Hagen (D) used some revisionist history to try to tie Republicans and President Trump to Nazism by saying they were “Christian conservatives.” As Sen. Hough stated on Facebook, “to say the Nazis were Christian is just nuts. In fact, in 1942, Hitler said he would ‘root out and destroy the influence of the Christian Churches.’”
Sheriff Chuck Jenkins stated: “This is the Democrat fallback position. When they don’t have any real or logical arguments they make outrageous, inflammatory and racist statements. Ron Young and Kai Hagen are out of touch with reality.”
At the writing of this letter no Democratic elected officials or members of the Central Committee have denounced the post. The Frederick Democrats have shown themselves to be irresponsible extremists. This type of rhetoric is not only foolish; it is dangerous. We continue our call for Frederick Democrats to denounce this type of rhetoric and take down the post.
Frederick County Republican Central Committee
Sen. Michael Hough
Sheriff Chuck Jenkins
Del. Jesse Pippy
Del. Dan Cox
Del. Barrie Ciliberti
Councilman Phil Dacey
Councilman Mike Blue
Councilman Steve McKay
Republican Club of Frederick County
Frederick County Conservative Club
Frederick County Young Republicans
Republican Women of Frederick County