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Randy Weber: Obama Saw Paris as Unimportant – Unlike Hitler

By    |   Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 11:40 AM

Texas Rep. Randy Weber made a Hitler-Obama joke on Twitter this week after the White House admitted it should have sent a "higher-profile" representative to Paris for the Charlie Hebdo marches.

The tweet was posted late last night. It remained on the GOP congressman's profile Tuesday morning, despite – or because of – lots of coverage from liberal news outlets decrying it.


Weber's joke alluded to Nazi-occupied Paris, which Hitler visited in 1940 to further cement German control of Western Europe during WWII.

According to MSNBC, Democratic Congressman Steve Israel was among the first to condemn Weber's analogy on Tuesday.

"Rep. Weber’s tweet is vile and stoops to a new low level by desecrating the victims of the Holocaust to make a political point. At a time when we should be coming together in the wake of the attacks in Paris, Rep. Weber turned instead to hate," he remarked.

"While I, too, disagree with the President’s absence in Paris, there is a proper way to express that disagreement, unlike Rep. Weber’s tweet. I call on all Members of Congress to immediately condemn this language, and I demand that Rep. Weber apologize for his complete lack of judgment."

Josh Schwerin, a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, also denounced the tweet, saying, "Congressman Randy Weber’s comparison is beyond vile and insulting."

"For the record, it took six days for a member of the 114th Congress to compare the president to Hitler," noted Bloomberg columnist David Weigel, commenting on the Weber tweet. "The 111th Congress hadn't even been gaveled in when a member (Broun) did . . ."

The Paris rallies condemning last week's Islamist terror attacks on the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satire magazine were the largest in the country's history – drawing roughly 1.5 million people into the streets, including 40 world leaders. UK Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and many others marched arm-in-arm during the Sunday event.

The next day, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation calling the president out for his absence.

"Where was the president? Where was the vice president? Where was the secretary of state? Where was the attorney general who’d been there moments before but chose to get on a plane and fly back home?" he told the audience.

On Monday night, there were more than a thousand mainstream media news stories online basically asking the same thing.



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