Brenda Barton Now Claims Calling Obama "Fuhrer" Has Nothing to Do With Hitler

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The only image that comes to mind when someone brings up "Der Führer."


Republican Representative Brenda Barton claims calling President Obama the "Fuhrer" has absolutely nothing to do with Hitler and that she just "used the German phrase for emphasis."

What a coincidence. Speaking of which, we'll be referring to Barton as Adolf Barton from now on. It has absolutely nothing to do with the total coincidence that Hitler's first name was Adolf, but rather the meaning of the name Adolf being "noble wolf."

See also:
-Brenda Barton Claims Obama Is Hitler and Park Rangers Are Thugs

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Adolf Barton.
"As many are aware, some recent comments of mine on Facebook have touched a sensitive nerve with many people," Adolf Barton says in a press release. "Additionally, many have simply taken my posting out of its contextual environment. Had I chosen my words differently, or had the President offered to use the power of his office to lessen or mute the public impacts of this impasse in Washington, we might not be having this discussion."

While being careful not to apologize for comparing the Leader of the Free World with a guy responsible for the murder of millions of Jews, Representative Adolf Barton tried to explain what she meant in her press release:
"Let me clarify that I never used the word or said that President Obama was 'Hitler.' That was a creative assumption of the Capitol Times reporter, who also reported that I referred to our government as a 'Constitutional Democracy.' I would never use that description because, we are in fact -- through law and history -- a Constitutional Republic."
Adolf Barton's non-apology contains even more about not saying Obama is Hitler:
What I did suggest, rather directly, was that the National Park Service enforcement personnel (referring to them as "thugs" for their reported behavior) were simply following orders of "their leader" -- and I used the German phrase for emphasis, Der Fuhrer. I am referencing the Presidents behavior as indicated by his actions. The Merriam-Webster New Collegiate Dictionary defines "Fuhrer" as "(2) a leader exercising tyrannical authority."
In this case, Barton ought to accept her new first name as Adolf, unless she wants to deny being noble.

We also expect Representative Adolf Barton to refer to any of her re-election bids as the vernichtungsschlacht, and a heavy thunderstorm will be a blitzkrieg. When she retires, she'll have a chance to pen her autobiography, Mein Kampf.

All for emphasis, of course.

Barton's rambling press release goes on and on, complaining about all kinds of things, like blaming the "Progressive Left and the media" for "depict[ing] President Bush with a funny little black mustache, or worse." (Oh, Charlie Chaplin!)

You can click here to read the whole diatribe from Adolf, but we'd recommend not wasting your time.

UPDATE October 11: The Arizona Capitol Times took Adolf Barton to the woodshed. In the recorded phone interview, which is posted on the Cap Times' website, Barton made it clear she was comparing Obama to Adolf Hitler.

"Comparing him to Adolf Hitler is controversial?... No, I don't think that's controversial at all."

The Cap Times has the paywall down for that story.

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41 comments
cameateater
cameateater

It would be nice for ZONIES to start her countdown.

Brandon Doyle
Brandon Doyle

Hitler references are so 19 90 Glenn Beck....

Chevas Samuels
Chevas Samuels

If she stands by what she said and believes it, then why is she changing her explanation? #ThrowMamaFromThePoliticalPlatform

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Can someone remind me why I pay this fool?

Her comparison of Obama to Hitler was in extremely poor taste, meaning she should've kept her yap shut.

If she thinks Obama's bad (he's not someone I favor,TBH) then let her dumb ass do Obama's job. I wonder how she'll do.

Mahira863
Mahira863

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Don Collins
Don Collins

She called him like she sees him but just won't admit it !!!

Brian Curry
Brian Curry

But what fools elect these people ? And worse yet, re-elect some of them.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

Washed up losers? One is at the top of her game, the other is at the top of the world. And you, well I've never heard of you. Ironic.

Craig O'Dell
Craig O'Dell

I'm embarrassed that our state is represented by such an ignorant fool, because the rest of the nation, and even much of the world, think all of us Arizonans must be morons...for THIS is our leader!

Susan Dowling Fox
Susan Dowling Fox

why is this news? Entirely too much attention paid to this fool.

Diane Molloy
Diane Molloy

Absolutely Vicki! and she can tell everyone the name "Mein Kampf" was meant to emphasize her awesome 1960s hair do.

Julia Randall
Julia Randall

Glad to have you here hendi Ho to spell Check for me. I don't care about Miley's name nor about obama's name - just two washed up losers

Krista Peterson
Krista Peterson

And so, now, making a comparison to a specific figure doesn't necessarily mean one is comparing to that figure??? These people are complete idiots and they should be made to feel like idiots, whatever it takes.

Vicki Culver Stockton
Vicki Culver Stockton

Lol @ 'When she retires, she'll have a chance to pen her autobiography, Mein Kampf'

Julia Randall
Julia Randall

Who cares if Obama is called Barney, the devil, or Miley Sirius - he IS a failure & a disgraceful leader. Obama is worse than a corrupt Pakistani president.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

In calling Brenda Barton as dumb as a bag of rocks, I mean NO offence to rocks of any size, shape, or color!

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Lyin' bitch! That means you, State Representative Barton. Trying to walk it back, are ya? Well it ain't gonna work. And don't even dare to claim that your words were "taken out of context." Those are weasel words. Bitch.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

Typical Republican... when you get caught saying something stupid that you should not have (daily).. just redefine the english language so you can attempt to spin your way out of it....

Reggievv
Reggievv

Why do Arizona Republicans have to always be the worst they can be instead of the best they can be? This insecurity is pathological, and all Arizona citizens are the victims of their mentality. Voters are victims, innocent car wash workers are victims, public school students are victims, poor people with health problems are victims, tourists are victims, drivers on poorly maintained roads are victims, self governing Cities are victims, brown people while driving are victims, college students with skyrocketing tuition are victims, future citizens are victims. Seems the only people who are not victims are for profit school operators, private prison operators, billboard companies, and ambitious real estate developers, and rich white people in Sun City.

rickaz59
rickaz59

Meanwhile, has anyone else noticed how she has neither confirmed nor denied that her maiden name was Schickelgruber?

Hock
Hock

I'm more offended she called our law enforcment men and women "thugs."

Google "park ranger murdered" and "park ranger rescues" and see that the "thugs" are putting their lifes at risk...as well as wearing adolorable hats.

cameateater
cameateater

@MaskedMagician1967 they throw that word around like they know what it actually means.  i'd be more concerned as to why being Ignorant is the #1 reason to vote for someone in AZ?

Jetman
Jetman

@Julia Randall You are an idiot!!!!

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Flyer9753  

Interesting that what has come to be known as the "Clinton defense" is now something that you attribute as typical of Republicans.

 

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@Reggievv Sun City? That's the main source of votes for Joe, but most of those folks are not rich. A few, maybe. You should probably direct your ire toward Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills. That really is Joe Country.

Reggievv
Reggievv

Logic is a victim. Listening to Repubs, all Christian and or Mormoms are victims, everyone is against Christmas and maximizing profits for charter and prisons, WAAAAA.

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