Arizona lawmaker compares Obama to Hitler, calls him ‘De Fuhrer’ in Facebook post
It seems like every month another arch-conservative compares President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.
Arizona state Republican Brenda Barton recently joined the party with a Facebook post comparing the Commander-in-Chief to the notorious Nazi.
“Someone is paying the National Park Service thugs overtime for their efforts to carry out the order of De Fuhrer,” Barton wrote. “[W]here are our Constitutional Sheriffs who can revoke the Park Service Rangers authority to arrest??? Do we have any Sheriffs with a pair?”
The Fuhrer was and remains a term commonly associated with the German dictator during his infamous reign of power.
“While the POTUS continues to punish the American people,” Barton continued, “he keeps open his golf course, he keeps open Camp David, and he retains his and his wife’s excessive staff and stable of Czars! I’ll bet he has kept in service his 3 food tasters!!!”
Barton was quickly condemned by her colleagues.
“You owe an apology to the [p]resident, and Arizona for embarrassing us,” Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democrat, wrote on Twitter. “You [are] potentially creating problems for many government employees. [W]hat you are saying is completely incorrect and illegal.”
But for her part Barton does not back down, claiming that the conflation of Obama and Hitler was accurate.
“He’s dictating beyond his authority,” she said of Obama in the Arizona Capitol-Times. “It’s not just the death camps. (Hitler) started in the communities, with national health care and gun control. You better read your history. Germany started with national health care and gun control before any of that other stuff happened. And Hitler was elected by a majority of people.”
“It got your attention,” she added. “[President Obama is] doing something controversial. It’s not controversial that I’m criticizing him. I don’t think that’s controversial at all.”