Not even two weeks into the new year and only a couple of days into the new Congress, and already a Republican is comparing Obama to Hitler! The people who voted for this jackweed must be so proud:
"Even Adolph [sic] Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris," begins a Hot Take served up on Twitter last night by a member of Congress.
The tweet, from Rep. Randy Weber (R-Tex.), goes on: "(For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn't do it for right reasons."
Even Adolph Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn't do it for right reasons
— Randy Weber (@TXRandy14) January 13, 2015
Weber's comparison followed an apology from the White House for not sending to Paris "someone with a higher profile" than Jane Hartley, the U.S. ambassador to France, to participate in a massive unity rally. That apology was a response to quite a lot of backlash that somehow managed to avoid comparisons to Hitler's 1940 tour of German-occupied Paris.
The tweet from Weber's verified account went live just before 9:30 p.m. on Monday, attracting pretty much instant attention and ridicule, both for the comparison and for Weber's unconventional spelling of Adolf. It was still there at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, which might surprise many veterans of the Twitter Outrage Cycle. It will be less surprising, however, to those who are familiar with Weber.
The conservative congressman previously called Obama the "Kommandant-In-Chef" (he meant "chief") during the president's 2014 State of the Union address, nearly a year ago.