NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A Tennessee state senator who compared the federal health care law to the forced transportation of Jews to concentration camps during the Holocaust appeared to make light of the firestorm about his comments this week in a blog post on Tuesday. "I like ice cream, mom, apple pie and puppies," Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville said. "This message has been approved by my campaign staff." Campfield, who wrote the Holocaust comment Monday in a post titled "Thought of the Day," said his intention was to warn, and not to offend. "Democrats bragging about the number of mandatory sign ups for Obamacare is like Germans bragging about the number of manditory sign ups for 'train rides' for Jews in the 40s," he wrote. The misspelling of "mandatory" appears in the original text. Campfield's remark drew swift condemnation and demands for apology from both Republican and Democratic leaders in the state. "Words matter, and to make the comparison to the Holocaust is wrong, inappropriate and insensitive," Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, a former Knoxville mayor, said Tuesday. http://news.yahoo.com/senator-appears-light-holocaust-remark-182823105.html My take - Remember when the GOP wasn't bought and run by ignorant sociopaths who have no idea what the hell they're talking about ? This is disrespectful to all parties involved. There is nothing comparable to an insurance mandate and what happened to the Jews in Europe during WW2. But, alas, I know how the right wingers on here are going to respond. First they'll deflect, then they'll bring up Obamacare, then they'll try to justify this insidious comment.