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Republican Rep. Barton compares Obama to Hitler

By: The Associated Press
October 8, 2013 Updated: October 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm
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photo - Rep. Brenda Barton, R-Safford. (Photo by Johs Coddington/Arizona Capitol Times)
Rep. Brenda Barton, R-Safford. (Photo by Johs Coddington/Arizona Capitol Times) 

PHOENIX — An Arizona representative is standing by her comments comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler, drawing the ire of critics who are calling the remarks an embarrassment to the state.

Republican Rep. Brenda Barton of Payson tells the Arizona Capitol Times (http://bit.ly/1bS9ylZ ) that Obama and Hitler are similar in their leadership styles. She says the president is "dictating beyond his authority."

Barton compared the president to Hitler this week on her Facebook page while slamming his administration over the federal government shutdown.

She tells the Times that Obama and Hitler are similar in many ways, including national health care and gun control.

DJ Quinlan, executive director of the Arizona Democratic Party, called the comments "outrageous and offensive." Quinlan also says it is troubling that Barton's Republican colleagues haven't spoken up.

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Information from: Arizona Capitol Times, http://www.arizonacapitoltimes.com

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