Randy Weber, Texas Republican Congressman, Compares Obama To Hitler In Tweet

Randy Weber may not be the first Republican politician to compare Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler, but his reason for making the comparison may be one the least-compelling. He made the comparison because Obama didn’t go to Paris to march with protesters in the #JeSuisCharlie march against terrorism.

On Sunday, millions of people marched through the streets of Paris in a unity rally meant to show support for the four cartoonists, and other innocent parties, slain in a terrorist attack last week. Radical Islamist jihadists carried out the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, allegedly in retribution for the magazine publishing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. While the marchers were joined by dignitaries and heads-of-state from some 40 nations, the U.S. was represented at the march by U.S. ambassador to France Jane Hartley. The decision to send such a low-level politician to the event was met with criticism in both the media and from the general public, and in a rare move, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest admitted that the Obama administration should have sent someone closer to the top, and apologized, according to The Washington Post.

“I think it’s fair to say that we should have sent someone with a higher profile.”

Randy Weber agreed. In his Tweet, Weber called to mind a bit of history that the French would rather forget: Adolf Hitler’s 1940 propaganda tour of German-occupied Paris. Although to be fair, he pointed out that Hitler’s visit to Paris was made “for the wrong reasons.”

Usually, whenever a politician or other public figure makes a remark on social media that is offensive, or otherwise poorly-thought-out, it gets taken down within a few hours. Not so for Randy Weber: as of this post, his tweet comparing Obama to Hitler is still posted on his Twitter account.

Randy Weber seems to be known for two things among political writers: his rather fanatical dislike of Barack Obama, and his fondness for making bombastic (and sometimes poorly-spelled, borderline nonsensical) tweets – usually about Barack Obama.

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