October 14th, 2009
08:20 AM ET
5 years ago

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. Enough

    Pelosi is a little Hitler, what's with all the uproar.

    October 13, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  2. single mom

    I'm disgusted with the leaders of both parties.
    Leaders of the free world? No. Just the kindergarten playground. Time for snacks and nap or at the very least a very long time-out!

    October 13, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  3. Jake

    Ensuring that everyone in America have the right to proper healthcare is just like Hitler?

    Ladies and Gentleman, the logic behind the Republican party!

    October 13, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  4. Linda C in Cal

    Pelosi is the most evil person in America!
    We will definitely put "La Pelosi" in her place in 2010 or in 2012!!!

    October 13, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  5. Gregory York

    So how nice racists GOP. GOP is party of Nazis. I personally hate them.

    October 13, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  6. Debbie

    I am just sick of division created and promoted by the GOP. It is no longer what party platform that you support. It is moved into a radical mode. I was part of the GOP for 35 years and left last year when the GOP no longer accepted those in the center. This summer the GOP ratched up the whole screaming and divisive issue of health care. Please GOP just stop! You are losing members left and right!

    October 13, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  7. dan smith

    Actually the NAZI PARTY was a socialist party, that is where the word NAZI comes from, look it up. The socialists party in the U.S. is the Democrat Party so they weren't that far off the mark.

    October 13, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  8. Peggy - TX

    The GOP is a sinking ship and they are grasping at straws to try and keep the really really stupid on board. They are increasingly shrill and nonsensical. They are trying to diminish President Obama, but they themselves have become the joke.

    I always thought that the way Bush capitalized on American’s anger after the 9-11 attacks to use it as a pretext to go to war with Iraq was very Hitler like; but Pelosi, Hitler like – not even slightly. Pelosi is simply not effective enough to be any where Hitler like, but she is a good person with solid values, and her moral compass is pointed in the right direction, unlike any single Republican that I can think of.

    October 13, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  9. mike

    Tsk. Where would the Republicants be without Hitler. Half their political strategy would be down the drain. Rush Limburger would actually have to apply brain power beyond that of a grade school name caller. The Republicant party should owe someone royalty fees to someone for their egregious use of Hitler to promote their platform.

    October 13, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  10. John Sweet

    Bottom feeders. Absolutely no class, nothing to offer. They make offensive their mantra.

    October 13, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  11. VK

    It is an apt comparison. Liberals believe that fascism is different from liberalism, but the two are identical in the sense that they seek to take away the freedoms of people and grant absolute power to the government. It is no surprise that Hitler belonged to the Socialist Workers Party. Notice how the Democrats also align themselves with the unions (workers).

    October 13, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  12. Liberal4Obama

    Republicans are the party of NO ideas and certainly NO class.

    October 13, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  13. Jay T.

    Because it is ridiculous. Next insensitive over-the-top, outlandish NeoCon character defamation, please.

    October 13, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  14. Flem

    Ummmm, nope. don't really see what the issue is.

    Pelosi = sweet mama Adolf

    October 13, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  15. Jay T.

    It's wrong because Hitler murdered six mililion Jewish people. And, the NeoCons are using that human tragedy to move forward their own agenda and character bash a member of the opposing party at the same time. Such events as an attempt to exterminate an entire people should not be used lightly.

    October 13, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  16. nolapearl

    The Republican leadership continues to be desperate. I am just disgusted that their members don't have the balls to stand up for what's right.

    October 13, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  17. Florida Joe

    Typical Repubs......get caught and "it was a mistake"
    they are the lowest form of pond scum

    October 13, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  18. smiff

    GOP......why are they relavent? The dems can have any legislation they want for any reason at any time! Why are the Repubs even an issue? Why is Pelosi even compared to this man. She's trying to run an upfront honest candid government and has never stooped to such name calling! You'd think she was in the Bush admin and this was 2003! Maybe partisan tactics against the sitting admin have gone a bit too far. No one ever treated Bush and company this way. Right? Remember? Why is all this smoke coming from under my chair? My tummy hurts!

    October 13, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  19. GI Joe

    I hope their children are listening and watching these crazy right-wing nutjobs. I hope their children pull some of their pranks. I hope their children go to prison for all they do.

    The "family values" group sure is setting a good example for their kids – hate, fear, lies.

    October 13, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  20. red33,cedar rapids, ia

    In regards to the House and Senate, we need more people (with common sense, I might add),that will make decisions that are good for our great country.
    The problem, as I see it, is that a 'chosen few' make decisions that are not using real common sense. They base their decisions on their part of our nation, which is not necessarily the best for everyone.
    Let's face it, not all the people in politics from all parties have good common sense.

    October 13, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  21. RA

    Is there any lower the GOP can go? Desperation?

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

    this is exactly why for 8 years of bush i stayed a democrat....republican party is a joke...nothing to offer...no answers...no facts ...just a bunch of made up lies and crap...go home GOP....wherever that might be...because none of you are AMERICANS....you are pathetic !

    October 13, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  23. Jim

    It's a rather appropriate comparison. Ever listen to her talk very closely. The health bill WILL pass before the break! The health bill WILL have the public option! The CIA are liars!

    October 13, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  24. Ken

    Why does it go too far? Congressman "Nobody" keeps parroting a comment that the Republican health care plan is to "have you die quickly." I assume he keeps forgetting about the lib's support of abortion where "you die very, very quickly."

    October 13, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  25. bob

    "a good rule in most discussions is that the first person to call the other a Nazi automatically loses the argument." The Economist, 8/16/2007

    October 13, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
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