Should Brenda Barton Publicly Apologize for Her Obama/Hitler Rants?

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At least one group thinks Republican Representative Brenda Adolf Barton needs to apologize for her rants comparing President Obama to Hitler -- that group being the American Jewish Congress.

"Reasonable people may disagree about politics and policy, but the comparison of our current president to the leader of the Third Reich is beyond reason," the president of the organization's Phoenix chapter wrote to Barton. "It is historically inaccurate and deeply offensive."

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

Barton tried to justify her comparison by saying Hitler did things like institute national healthcare and gun-control policies before the "other stuff" happened. (The "other stuff" presumably being overseeing the murders of millions of people.)

Barton appears to have a very strange (read: wrong) interpretation of the past and present.

"Not a single part of this regrettable statement is historically accurate," the letter states. "Hitler and the National Socialist Party did not bring about nationalized health care or gun control. (For that matter, our president has not done either of those, too.) And Hitler unlike our president was never elected by a majority vote."

In addition to dropping knowledge on Barton, the American Jewish Congress is asking that Barton apologize. Barton has not yet apologized, and has even tried to deny that she made the comparison.

Do you think Barton should apologize?

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robert_graham
robert_graham

What's this: "Reasonable people may disagree about politics and policy, but the comparison of our current president to the leader of the Third Reich is beyond reason," the president of the organization's Phoenix chapter wrote to Barton. "It is historically inaccurate and deeply offensive."

Oh Really?  Why is it not okay to compare the president to Hitler when you said the same about Arpaio not too long ago???????  If you want an apology then where is Arpaio's apology from you? "It is historically inaccurate and deeply offensive" to compare Arpaio to Hitler or even a racist!

So therefore, aren't you the pot calling the kettle black!  How about if you put your money where your mouth is.

robert_graham
robert_graham

She is under no obligation to apologize but if you think she is then why don't you publicly apologize for your rants about Sheriff Arpaio.

Bryan Eik
Bryan Eik

People should have the right to say whatever they want about the puppet in chief....

stevekombolis
stevekombolis

When people wonder why bi-partisanship is a thing of the past and why gridlock and shutdowns happen, look no further than this comparison. I'd like to see the 2-party system ended and have the best person for the job elected beholden to no party or special interests. The extremists, most of whom are all millionaires, don't realize or care the damage their political pissing contests do to the average citizen. There is blame enough to go around in both parties but people like Barton bring nothing but vitriol meant to cater to the lowest common denominator.

Steve Palermo
Steve Palermo

Hitler comparisons are just so absurdly dumb. I don't know why anyone would go down that path. The President may be defined by many things, but a fascist? Please. If anything, she should apologize for a complete failure to understand 7th grade level world history.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Brenda Barton should be apologizing to Arizona's WWII veterans. But she's just a twit. Just like JAFfy.

cugagcmu80
cugagcmu80

I don't want her to apologize.  I want her careless and ignorant display of her stupidity to haunt her for the rest of her life.  I want sane people who know history to point at her and laugh when they see her.  Maybe she'll learn two valuable life lessons if these two things happen:  First, she might learn that what a few people like, most Americans don't, and second, maybe she'll begin to read more history so she can better understand that comparing any American president to Hitler, Stalin, Franco,  Mussolino, or other leaders who committed atrocities against their own citizens, is inappropriate.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

her explanation of what she "meant" was lame enough, I'd really rather not have to hear her speak anymore if i can

Malcolm Pierce
Malcolm Pierce

ohno! someone said something i dont like and/or agree with! they should totally have to apologize for not fitting within the guidelines of what my feelings say are right and wrong. fuck that. she's an idiot but public apologies? no.waste of time, resources and money.

Chip Quinn
Chip Quinn

Or let's put it this way, about the time the liberal scum out there apologizes for trying to make all of us live in your airy fairy, unsustainable la la land world!

Edward Anthony Green
Edward Anthony Green

.....Joe Kennedy it's apparent that you have a degree in "Ass-Clowning" so my question to you is simple, "......is it the smell of Obama's farts that give you extreme pleasure, or the taste?" FAIL!!!

Kimbo Hike-ster
Kimbo Hike-ster

Yeah, I'm a native born and raised in West Phx. I can empathize. However, I still love this state. :)

bobby5527
bobby5527

no need for ms. barton to apologize. neither her nor anyone else would believe her to be sincere. she has no credibility.

Robert Valencia
Robert Valencia

hahaha...well where is your information? oh wait you have none? yet again the person who is claiming bullshit is trumped by FUCKING FACTS

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

Wikipedia? Really? And I'm the moron? Dude you're not helping your cause at all. Your too fuckin ignorant to even waste time on. Have a wonderful life living in fear of little green men and things that go bump in the night. You're a lost cause and shouldn't be walking the streets.

Robert Valencia
Robert Valencia

hahaha yea except that this is bullshit #1 molten steel was found days later at the twin towers #2 WTC 7 imploded and had no plane ever hit it. looks like your debunkers need to do more research

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

You couldn't even get the burn point of jet fuel right. How sad.

Robert Valencia
Robert Valencia

Yes because knowledge is ignorance and the lack of knowledge is being educated and knowing "unicorn farts make chem trails" you dumb ass pawn go to your McDonald's job and quit proving just how ignorant you really are

Robert Valencia
Robert Valencia

temperature at which structural steel melts approx 2500 degrees f temperature at which jet fuel burns 500-599 degrees f

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

The "ignorant ass stuff" came from your keyboard not mine.

Robert Valencia
Robert Valencia

Ok then whats your rebuttal for ANY of the facts i stated? Or are you just gonna say more ignorant ass stuff like you have been?

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

Chem trails are caused by Unicorn farts too.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

You gave me no facts. Even if you tell yourself something is a fact over and over and over still doesn't make it fact. It makes you a pawn.

Robert Valencia
Robert Valencia

It seems you are one of those ignorant people ignoring FACTS. Remove your head from your ass and do some actual research. labeling evidence "conspiracy theories" and completely ignoring the ass ton of facts i just gave you is pretty ignorant. I bet you think jet fuel can melt steel too huh?

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

You are special aren't you? A special kind of idiot.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

I keep asking my friends, how can people be so damn ignorant to actual facts and now I see the light. They believe in conspiracy theories and actually think they are FACTS. Time to take off that tin foil hat. Paulbots are sad sad little people.

Robert Valencia
Robert Valencia

You must be illiterate and just get you news from the propaganda box man. There never was ANY fucking terrorist attacks here except ones set up and orchestrated by the same people who are wire tapping us illegally. You want facts huh? how about the gulf of tonkin where the US staged attacks to bolster war support? How about 9/11 where the first three skyscrapers EVER in the whole world came down in free fall time from "fire from jet fuel"? How about all the footage of the pentagon "attack" being confiscated and destroyed? How about general wesley clark admitting that the shadow government had plans PRE 9/11 for all these bullshit wars and creating more bullshit agencys to take our bill of rights? How about leaked documents that state the CIA is training and arming the so called "rebels" in Syria? How about the FACT that we have killed, in our war of terror, more people than hitler in ww2? How about the FACT that we can be indefinitely detained without trial by jury? How about the FACT that crisis actors have been used in all these STAGED mass shootings? How about the FACT that up until the obama regime it was illegal to use propaganda on your own citizens? How about the FACT that we killed gaddafi with mercenaries? How about the fact that there are numerous executive orders which can take our homes and put us into "re education camps"? How about DHS buying billions of rounds of hallow point ammo? What about DC police shooting an unarmed mother and our criminal elite gave them a standing ovation? How about the fact that massive voter fraud has been rampant in the last 5 elections at least? yeh but all that is just "conspiracy theory" huh? Wake up man there is no left and right there are just one group of criminals who play theater in public and go drink afterwards and laugh at how stupid people like you are because you constantly will fall for their deceptions.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

OYG... they are the same, well if you're a complete assclown they are.

Steve McGrath
Steve McGrath

Until the govt shutdown is down all politicians need to shut up I'm so sick of these idiots in front of the camera they should be working

Kirk Dooley
Kirk Dooley

Arizona should apologize. After all, the VOTERS elected her and her likes to REPRESENT them.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@robert_graham 

When the President runs a jail that has inmates dying on a regular basis, get's found guilty of racially profiling, is sanctioned by the courts for destroying evidence, embezzles over $100M in county funds, etc...etc..etc...  Then you can make the comparison between Arpaio and Obama. until then it's ludicrous just like you.

Where is my subpoena bitch? You said over a MONTH ago you were going to sue me and have me charged for saying that I think you are a gay pedophile who owns a bunch of little boy sex sites... 

Can't get that subpoena can you... you don't even know my name so how can you sue me??

C'Mon Robert, serve me my crayon filled in subpoena... I can't wait to see it.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@robert_graham 

The Rants about Arpaio are true, unlike her rants or yours for that matter.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@Steve Palermo I could say much worse things about him but I won't.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@MaskedMagician1967She is under no obligation to apologize but if you think she is then why don't you publicly apologize for your rants about Sheriff Arpaio.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@danzigsdaddy Actually Obama's explanation of what he meant by "Hope and Change" was lame enough. We all know that his meaning of hope and change is not what the majority of American's want.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@Flyer9753 @robert_graham Excuse me?  Do you think RUINING OUR COUNTRY into debt is acceptable?  You want to blast Sheriff Joe for what you call wasting taxpayer money, but don't you think the president putting our country's deficit in the trillions is much worse?  Do you want to be forced to pay for health insurance? Obama is the worst president this country has ever had. His approval rating is dropping and if he were up for re-election today, he would be defeated by a landslide.

Your nickname "Flyer' pretty much sums up who you really are.  By the way, who is Rob?  Why did you lose the majority of your friends?

robert_graham
robert_graham

@Flyer9753 @robert_graham No, the rants about Obama are true.  She will not resign.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham sorry to hear thats how you feel, maybe you and your friends should have gotten out and voted then, because the majority DID want to hear that and thats why they voted for him. (i didnt, but that would make me the minority)

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@robert_graham 

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! We are not talking about the Debt or Obama, but if you want to, you can thank your boy GWB for that.

If you want to talk about approval ratings we can always talk about the Repubs approval ratings which are at 24 and falling... 

Or Joes, whose are also falling...

Rob? I never called anyone Rob. Who are you referring to?

Lose the majority of my friends? ROFLMFAO!!!!! Not that I care, although clearly you do, I still get more likes on my comments than you.

So where is my subpoena you homosexual pedophile? Are you going to use different color crayons? You say you served my mom... did you use the same shovel you use to get dates, to dig her up so you could serve her? She's probably just your speed right now.

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