I‘ve long said that, as bad as some of our federal legislators are, the dumbest, most ignorant and most ridiculous can be found in state legislatures. I’ve had lots of fun mocking Warren Chisum, Gerald Allen, Chris Buttars and Sally Kern. Arizona state Rep. Brenda Barton now seeks to join their ranks. I’ll be happy to oblige. She tweeted:
Someone is paying the National Park Service thugs overtime for their efforts to carry out the order of De Fuhrer…where are our Constitutional Sheriffs who can revoke the Park Service Rangers authority to arrest??? Do we have any Sheriffs with a pair?
Randomly capitalized words? Check. Bad attempt at a Godwin that can’t even get the phrasing correct? Check. Ignorantly claiming that county sheriffs can prevent federal officials from doing their jobs? Check. Yep, it’s a wingnut. And of course, when called out for the Hitler reference she doubles down on the stupid:
“He’s dictating beyond his authority,” she explained, “It’s not just the death camps. [Hitler] started in the communities, with national health care and gun control. You better read your history. Germany started with national health care and gun control before any of that other stuff happened. And Hitler was elected by a majority of people.”
Wrong on almost everything. National health care in Germany was instituted by Bismarck before Hitler was even born. Gun control in Germany was passed during the Weimar Republic before Hitler took power. And no, Hitler was not elected by a majority of the people. He was appointed chancellor in 1933 and had already seized all the power he needed before a plebiscite in 1934 officially merged the positions of chancellor and president. But please do keep telling everyone to read their history that you clearly know nothing about.