David Barton must be getting some heat after comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin in a Twitter post yesterday. In fact, he made the same comparison in a post on his David Barton/WallBuilders Facebook page:
“The men who support your right to bear arms: Washington, Madison, Jefferson, Hamilton- Those who do not: Hitler, Stalin, Castro, Obama”
Barton (or one of his staffers) followed up later with a Facebook post claiming that he had “simply been passing on information”:
“The post earlier about leaders who support and oppose the right to bear arms was supposed to include a picture; it is now attached. We were simply passing on information someone had shared with us; this was not a quote from David. Sorry for any confusion!”
Oh, we see. Barton wasn’t saying the president of the United States is just like some of history’s worse criminals and mass murderers. No, the former vice chairman of the Texas Republican Party and self-proclaimed “historian” was just repeating what someone else said. Well, golly, that changes everything, doesn’t it? And they helpfully include an image that broadens the comparison — President Obama is just like Lenin and Idi Amin, too!
As we said on Thursday: despicable.