Brenda Barton, Republican Lawmaker, Claims Obama Is Hitler and Park Rangers Are Thugs

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President Obama


There's a saying the local Democrats have: You can't spell "crazy" without "R-AZ."

Why? Because of people like Republican Representative Brenda Barton of Payson, who explained on Facebook Monday that Führer der Nation Barack Obama and those gang-bangers known as park rangers are just ruining this nation.

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Does Barton have bigger nuts than 15 county sheriffs? The world may never know.

It appears that this Facebook post was first discovered by the Arizona Capitol Times, which proceeded to phone up Barton -- who defended her Facebook post and reiterated that Obama's just like Hitler in so many ways.

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Another park ranger thug
(Gee, one of those exceptions to the comparison happens to be Obama's lack of murdering millions of Jews. But other than that . . . !)

Other Facebook posts by Barton blame Obama for "punish[ing] the American people" and "hold[ing] our country in contempt," as she's apparently under the impression that the president is to blame for the government shutdown, and all the things that come along with it.

In case you're wondering, Barton told the Cap Times an apology wouldn't be necessary for the Hitler comparison.

Going back through some of Barton's older Facebook posts, it looks like she just has an obsession with Obama. For example, "Have you ever compared the Obama scowl with the Reagan smile? One man was warm and welcoming while the other is (oh, how to put this) 'much less so.'"

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Jon Crowley
Jon Crowley

Did you apologize for calling Bush Hitler?

Julia Randall
Julia Randall

Wasn't she referring obamacare to Hitler T-4 program? Then she is right...

Paul Valach
Paul Valach

Resign, apologize.. we have recalled people for this kind of stupidity.. Ev "pick-ini" Mecham

Donald E. Evans
Donald E. Evans

Critical thinking is not a high priority for Republicans . This type of comment is to be expected .

Comanche_Moon
Comanche_Moon

Liberals were always calling Bush Hitler and no one ever got their panties in a bunch. Turn about is fair play.

Dustin Agahi
Dustin Agahi

Its sad how she has the title: "Lawmaker" I think its time for her to leave the office.

robert_graham
robert_graham

It's true. I can't think of a better way to say it than that.  They closed the Nat'l mall to Veterans but yet they allow immigration-reform rally? Just WTF is wrong with this picture?

66rock
66rock topcommenter

And Brenda is a total idiot.  Send that women home Payson.  Geeze.

Maggie Shaw
Maggie Shaw

It is ludicrous that this woman can call the President of our country such a terrible thing and get away with it, isn't she lucky we have the 1st amendment?! First of all, the rhetoric I hear from the extreme right politicians is so much from the Mein Kampf playbook it isn't even funny..it is frightening. This woman is an example of what happens when people do not know history. I hear it in classrooms on a regular basis..kids wanting to know.."why do I need to learn history?" Brenda Barton is why.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

They ALL are idiots! Name 1 that isn't!

bobby5527
bobby5527

and i thought palin was ultimate nuts. who votes for these loons. you ask for intelligent debate or informed opinions and this is the type of rhetoric you get. and i too must ask where did all the sane Republicans go?

Gail Rae-Garwood
Gail Rae-Garwood

I would say I'm speechless, but I'm not. I just don't want t use that kind of language. How is any of this getting our country up and running again?

Trisha Coyle
Trisha Coyle

The thing is that Brenda Barton is a fool, an uneducated moron, she is incapable of critical thought. You must not expect too much of something like that. Be kind....

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

I don't get the park rangers hate. Poaching? Open range conflict with the parks. Did they fine her for starting a fire?

Jamison Hutch
Jamison Hutch

These Republicans are just as bad as the terrorists that attack us, they are backed by deep pockets and take hostages until their demands are met, releasing one hostage at a time. The only difference is they don't use guns or bombs, they are elected officials and should know better. They should be stripped of their seats and brought up on charges of Treason. SHAME ON ALL OF YOU. A TRUE AMERICAN WORKS TO HELP ALL AMERICANS!! OUR SOLDIERS DON'T JUST PICK AND CHOOSE WHICH TERRORISTS TO FIGHT, THEY FIGHT THEM ALL, SO ALL AMERICANS CAN BE FREE. SO DO YOUR JOB OR YOU ALL WILL BE REPLACED!!!!!!! Why not instead ask me to sign a petition that implements term limits on ALL House and Senate members, Ask me to sign a petition to stop ALL PACK MONEY ADS, ALL LOBYIESTS and ANY TYPE OF DONATIONS TO OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS OR THOSE TRYING TO BE ELECTED. ASK ME TO SIGN A PETITION THAT WILL STOP ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT LEAVE OFFICE TO GET HIGH PAYING JOBS WITH THE COMPANIES THAT PUT THEM INTO OFFICE. ASK ME TO SIGN A PETITION THAT ELEMINATES THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE. THESE "ELECTED JOBS" ARE A PUBLIC SERVICE JOB NOT A JOB FOR LIFE OR A WAY TO GET RICH. TODAY ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG WITH OUR COUNTRY.

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

We are famous again! ...as the methlab of democracy.

hjoemora
hjoemora

Another Arizona crack-pot .

Kimbo Hike-ster
Kimbo Hike-ster

The Cra-Crays are out in full force! Of course, this blemish has to be from our state, again. #shakinghead

Robin Scott Andress
Robin Scott Andress

No, she should be congratulated on her good effort in the Michelle Bachmann impersonation contest.

Leslie Jones
Leslie Jones

The really sad part is, and this is universal, idiots don't know, they are idiots.

Cara Cunningham Camp
Cara Cunningham Camp

Absolutely! That stupid BITCH is an embarrassment to AZ. Apologies for the bad language. I am ashamed of her.

Michael Harrelson
Michael Harrelson

she was probably thinking of him and the NDAA very nazi similarity

Eric Marshall
Eric Marshall

lol why, if they want to make asses of themselves lets just pull up a chair, grab a drink, and enjoy the entertainment! lol her page is rife with lunatics who share her delusions, its just the gift that keeps on giving!

Douglas Taylor
Douglas Taylor

I love how the most ridiculous "YEH SHE RIGHT" comments are poorly worded. Tea Party much?

John Phoenix
John Phoenix

She is a complete idiot! Sick of these AZ GOP crazies.

Nikki Anam Cara
Nikki Anam Cara

Yes. But she won't She's a Republican. In AZ. That's how they roll.

Lisa Kaiser
Lisa Kaiser

She should apologize to the entire nation for her stunning ignorance,her lack of knowledge about sheriffs and federal law her bigotry, for trying to be clever (for a right-wing nutcase) in a language she does not speak, for saying stupid things about the POTUS, for calling hard working park rangers "thugs". She is a disgrace--in other words she is typical AZ GOP.

Priscilla Del Toro
Priscilla Del Toro

She's an idiot, and I hope some day her ignorant ass doesn't need saving by one of these "thugs."

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

Obama and hitler both killed kids by bombing from the skies....guess if she was a democrat this poll wouldnt exist.

John Phoenix
John Phoenix

Connie, while I agree with you, what is embarrassing is that you misspelled embarrassment.

Linda Evans
Linda Evans

An apology from her would mean little more than her lunatic comments in the first place. Consider the source and move on.

Brandon Brian
Brandon Brian

"THROW A CRACK PIPE AT UR BELOVED OBAMA " payday monsanto

Joe Rollins
Joe Rollins

No, she should just resign in disgrace.

Connie Harrington
Connie Harrington

You are an ambaressment to our state, tired of you, Arpaio & Brewer !! You all need to STOP THE INSANITY !!

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@Comanche_Moon Turn about is not fair play. Turn about is childish behavior, not good politics and does not result in good policy. Playing fast and loose with facts does not result in healthy discourse.  Comparing any American political leader to Hitler is almost always hyperbole. It is now standard practice on the right and is ludicrous. Hitler was a far-right wing sociopath who believed in Aryan superiority. He advocated violence to achieve his aims and the destruction of Jewry. Please show us the documented evidence of Barak Obama's adherence to Hitler's world vision. Please show us how he has advocated for Nuremburg-style racial laws, or how he has waged unnecessary wars of aggression.

George W. Bush was an underachieving intellectual lightweight, born into privilege,  who ignored mounting evidence of impending attacks against the U.S. and who, after 9/11, embroiled our country in an unnecessary war that weakened efforts to crush Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. The American economy was on the verge of collapse when he left office. He was no Hitler, but he will not be seen in history as a successful president.

Brenda Barton, like Sylvia Allen, Russell Pearce and Peggy Judd, is an extreme right-winger who has a warped world view based on a stunted and skewed education. I pity her for her ignorance but she is in a position to do great harm to this state through her ability to influence policy.   

 The only way to keep people like Brenda Barton from harming this state further is to vote her out of office or to elect a sane majority who will negate her influence.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham  um??? probably because the immigration rally isnt a government run thing..........................................are you really that stupid?

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@Comanche_Moon @mikefrombisbee It matters very little that a mental lightweight such as Brenda Barton compares Obama to Hitler. it is simply an obvious display of ignoarance. What DOES matter is that a person who has such a weak grasp on history and the nature of the world is in position to influence public policy in this state.

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