‘Furious’ Arizona Lawmaker Compares ‘De Fuhrer’ Obama To HitlerArizona state Rep. Brenda Barton is “**FURIOUS**” with President Barack Obama, wrongly blaming him for closing down the National Parks. The Republican yesterday compared the President to Hitler in a Facebook post, and is refusing to back down.
Clearly, the Arizona House member is confused about the law. The U.S. Constitution gives the federal government superiority over state and local governments in Article Six of the United States Constitution, known as the “supremacy clause.”
Also, the word is “Führer” or “Fuehrer.”
“Barton was asked about the post by the Arizona Capitol Times newspaper and said she said was inspired by National Parks Service officers enforcing the government shutdown on federal lands,” Talking Points Memo reports. ”He’s dictating beyond his authority,” Barton added:
“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,” she said.Regardless, Barton’s legislative accomplishments include sponsoring HCR 2016, a bill that would prevent the state of Arizona from funding any operation related to healthcare that pays for services to “childless adults.” (If passed, the bill would have to go before Arizona voters.)
Barton also accused the president of trying to maximize the discomfort Americans are feeling as a result of the shutdown, which she described as an “outrageous form of federal imperial government.” She concluded by rejecting the idea she owes Obama an apology for her statements.
“He’s doing something controversial. It’s not controversial that I’m criticizing him,” said Barton.
Barton also sponsored legislation a bill “urging the United States Congress to implement fiscally responsible spending and budget measures, including the proposal of a balanced budget amendment to the united states constitution.”
In April, Barton falsely claimed the “U.S. pays 25% of the costs of the U.N. and yet no American holds a top decision-making post in the U.N.”