Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Maryland), a Tea Party Caucus member, has insinuated that government student loans are a slippery slope to...the Holocaust??? Yep:
"Not that it's not a good idea to give students loans, it certainly is a good idea to give them loans. But if you can ignore the Constitution to do something good today, tomorrow you will be ignoring the Constitution to do something bad. You could. There are more people in our, in America today of German ancestry than any other [inaudible]. The Holocaust that occurred in Germany—how in the heck could that happen? And when you start down the wrong road, it can be a very slippery slope."
When they first said "it takes all kinds," that was before the Tea Party came into existence. It doesn't take that kind.