David Barton — the far right’s favorite phony “historian,” a former Texas Republican Party vice chairman, and the head of the right-wing Texas-based group WallBuilders — is so classless and has such contempt for American voters that he’s comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Fidel Castro.
“The men who support your right to bear arms: Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton- Those who do not: Hitler, Stalin, Castro, Obama”
Now let’s put aside the lie about Hitler and gun control, which the pro-guns crowd continues to promote shamelessly despite the fact that it’s been thoroughly debunked (such as here). Instead, take a moment to consider Barton’s outrageous and reprehensible comparison. On the one hand is a president who thinks sensible regulations to keep firearms out the hands of crazy people are compatible with the Second Amendment. On the other are some of history’s worst criminals and mass murderers. After all, universal background checks for gun purchases and barring the sale of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines that have been used to slaughter scores of people in schools and theaters are just like sending millions of Jews to the gas chambers, imprisoning and executing countless political opponents, and plunging the world into its bloodiest and most ghastly war. Right?
We suppose Barton also thinks the majority of American voters, who have elected President Obama twice, are just like the Nazi Brownshirts. Despicable.