October 14th, 2009
08:20 AM ET
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NRCC removes tweet comparing Pelosi to Hitler

 The NRCC tweet before it was removed.
The NRCC tweet before it was removed.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The National Republican Congressional Committee has removed a tweet Tuesday that linked to a video comparing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with Adolf Hitler.

The tweet, sent out Tuesday morning on their official Twitter account, read: "Funny Video: Moonbattery: Hitler Reacts to ObamaCare Maneuvers http://bit.ly/2mOvZ7 #Pelosi". It comes the same day the NRCC released a petition on their site to "Fire Nancy Pelosi."

The tweet immediately drew strong criticism from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "House Republicans have gone way too far. The NRCC's despicable promotion of a video comparing Speaker Pelosi's effort to reform health insurance in America to Adolf Hitler's extermination of millions is a shocking new low that must be condemned," said DCCC spokeswoman Jennifer Crider. "Republican Leader John Boehner should order NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions to immediately remove this vile Tweet and apologize."

NRCC spokesman John Randall said Tuesday the group had made a mistake. "We obviously made an error in linking to this video and it has been taken down," said Randall.

This tweet comes on the heels of a controversial NRCC statement last week that called on Gen. Stanley McChrystal to "put [Pelosi] in her place" on the topic of Afghanistan.

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soundoff (203 Responses)
  1. Joanna

    The Republican party compares anyone who disagrees with them (the lunatic fringe) to Hitler. It's become as laughably predictable as it is disgusting and contemptuous.

    And to think I was a registered Republican for my first 15 or so voting years......what a disgrace they've become.

    October 13, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  2. yuri

    We may have to make our own comparison of the whole GOP and the insurance trade group with hungry vultures.

    October 13, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  3. Peoples Voice

    Ever noticed how much the Repukes use Hitler. He must be their hero or something.

    October 13, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  4. Ray

    Wait a minute....

    The Bush Administration passes laws that would hint at laws passed in Germany in the 1930's, and the GOP has the unmitigated gall to compare Pelosi to Hitler?? Do these people have no sense of history?

    How many of these idiots are in Washington? Everyone with the GOP?

    October 13, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  5. B

    Most Americans are beginning to believe that the current Republican base is now made up of Hillbillies. All all of these comparisons to Hitler ect. Most, more than likely do not even understand what he really did.

    October 13, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  6. Sharon

    They are not apologizing that it was written, just that it was caught. The Congressional repubs are really stoking the fire. I wonder what their real message is? Class war, Assasination?? Who knows. The scorched earth policy was no good when they started it and it has only torn America apart. But this does not stop them. This goes for liz chaney and her daddy too.

    October 13, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  7. Useyourbrain!!

    A MISTAKE???? How can anyone with any tech knowledge make a mistake in this manner????

    October 13, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  8. stevetall

    Another example of the fine work that the Republicans are doing to move America forward. Sheesh! When will these clowns be out of business? The answer: when there are fewer ignorant wing-nuts in America.

    October 13, 2009 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  9. keith

    Seems the closest person in the USA whose actions resembled Hitler would be Mr. Torture Patriot Act Bush.

    October 13, 2009 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  10. Rob

    Comparing Pelosi to Hitler is unfair to Hitler. While he was a monster, he was nowhere near as sneaky and shifty as Pelosi.

    October 13, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  11. Enough

    These unbelievable GOPers decry when someone calls out "this" holocaust on our nation for lack of proper health care, yet the same NRCC hypocrites turn around with their deplorable gimmick by including Hitler, which is an actual reference to "THE" Holocaust. Reprehensible, disgusting and pathetic.

    October 13, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  12. Glen Beck is Rush Limbaugh's Evil Spawn

    These people are the scum of the earth! I think we ought to bring back tarring & feathering for these anti-American low lifes!

    October 13, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  13. Tom, NC

    Hey, our Democratic Socialist Party supports nationalizing health care. So did the National Socialist Party.... why is the comparison wrong?

    October 13, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  14. Lila

    This wouldn't be the same group of people that gave Alan Grayson trouble for using the word holocaust inappropriately, would it? ;-)

    October 13, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  15. Lilarose in Bandon, OR

    Don't we have enough problems with our youth in America that we have to add to the mess the entire Republican Party and all of its branches?????

    October 13, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  16. Lynne

    The Republican party is too late to come to realize that sitting back and watching the hateful rhetoric coming out of the mouths of their supporters right back to the earliest of the Palin rallies will beconme a huge political albatross as it is exposed more and more. Now thewy can be accused denying someone of their "free speech".

    They were silent thinking it would hepl them tossing integrity out the window for political expediency; now it is coming back to bite them.

    October 13, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  17. Joe

    Wait a second I am confused. Socialism is a moderate form of Liberalism but it still strays farther left than our current Democratic Party.

    Communism is extreme Liberalism where by theory everyone is equal.

    Facism is extreme conservatism where as the ruler deems that he is destined to rule. Absolute Monarchies almost fall into this category with the association of Divine right. Rights and freedoms to an ultra conservative are dangerous.

    So which one is it? Are they More Liberal than we have seen (still moderate on the Political scale) in Socialist? Or are they extremely conservative to the point where no one has rights or privledges because it is dangerous to those in power? (Facism).

    Please get your ideologies straight before comparing Obama or Pelosi to Hitler. Too many different ideologies there.

    October 13, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  18. Frank

    Are the republicans so stupid as to do this? What a shallow bunch.

    October 13, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  19. Stella

    The Republicans "NO-MACHINE" works as a "HATE-MACHINE" also,
    against women, against black people, against Democrats, etc...

    So narrowed minded politicians, so full of hate, out of touch , limbaugh
    style, corrupt, buying media, the worst of America.

    They criticize the President for whatever he does, wherever he goes,
    for,example, Michael Reese, don't you know what is the Nobel prize,
    its significance, why are you talking about jobs... in its context ?

    Put some knowledge in your brain!

    October 13, 2009 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  20. Jim

    Why is anyone shocked? This is indicative of the current political situation in Washington. Can you say Rome near the end? It used to be that being a Senator or Congressperson involved respect and admiration for the other side. But now, both sides have taken the low-blows and dirty shots to a new level. Comparing anyone to Hitler is bad. The man was the epitome of evil. And that goes for the Dems as well. Was Bush a good POTUS? Not really. Will Obama be a good one? Who knows. None of us can see the future. But, if we continue to let hate and vitriol dictate our politics, we will certainly be doomed as a nation.

    October 13, 2009 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  21. Peter s

    Republican party is like a fat pig! which ones you slaughter it, has enough fat (oil) to roast itself!

    October 13, 2009 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    3,000 lives on 9/11 justified 4,300 more American lives lost, tens or hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives lost, destruction of an entire country's infrastructure and spending a trillion dollars.

    At 45,000 lives lost per year to treatable disease and trauma as a result of underinsurance of complete lack of insurance, we've lost 360,000 lives since 9/11, but the GOP doesn't want to spend a nickle on it. Why?

    You do the math.

    October 13, 2009 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  23. J.P.

    Don't care.

    Republicans are in such minorities that Republicans can vote party line against ANY Democrat initiative and STILL not stop it.

    Republicans don't even matter.

    It is the socialist party that fails to get anything accomplished... which, ironically, speaks volumes about socialism itself... it succeeds at nothing. The only thing it spreads equally among the people is misery.

    October 13, 2009 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  24. suzy

    I urge EVERY Democrat to make sure that they vote in every single election that is coming up to make sure that NO Republicans get elected – I mean these guys are just too much. Do you really want to go back to what we just had for 8 years??? Please vote Democrats!!!

    October 13, 2009 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  25. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    How many of you liberal hypocrites complained when Bush was compared to Hitler? Anyone? Anyone?

    October 13, 2009 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
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