Not that Joe Wurzelbacher was ever a favorite of Jewish voters—his name, after all, is Joe the Plumber, not Joe the Doctor or Joe the Lawyer. But his choice to invoke Godwin’s law on gun control in a campaign video is likely to alienate any Ohio Jews who liked Wurzelbacher for Congress. Via JTA:
“In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves were exterminated,” Wurzelbacher said in the video.
In response, NJDC President and CEO David Harris said in a news statement, “Using the memories of the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust to make a political point is never appropriate, under any circumstances. For Ohio Republican House candidate Samuel Wurzelbacher to imply that these innocent lives were taken because of gun control laws is simply beyond the pale.”