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. Moonbeam

    Are you a Republican? Do you have a brain size of walnut and never in your life had an original thought in your head? No problem!
    Just compare everyone you do not like either with Hitler or Stalin, they are fashionable now with GOP.

    October 13, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  2. Joe

    Let the sensationalism continue! Wow, I sure love my media sources and their ability to fire up message boarders who have no patience to use reason. The inability check out the actually source the article is based on is really encouraging. Let me be the first to say that this video is ALWAYS being redubbed. My favorites include Hitler complaining about USC football and Hitler loses his Xbox Live account. Word of advice to everyone: Take a deep breathe, and relax. This won't be the last thing about politics that will make you angry. Submitting to your anger just makes you look foolish.

    October 13, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  3. TellTheTruth

    Without a public option the health care plan has no teeth. Witness the shrill scare tactics by the insurance industry. The GOP health care plan is: "If you get sick, die quickly". Health care will pass in spite of the people hating republicans. So Pelosi is Hitler..hmmmm. then who is Bush and Cheney? Rumsfeld? Karl Rowe? A. Gonzales? The Myers lady? I could go on but I'll just waste electrons...The party of No is more irrelevant by the hour, I'm only glad its leader, Limbaugh, is going deaf, now if he could just lose his voice, that would be merciful.

    October 13, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  4. Norm

    Republican Leader John Boehner reminds me of a failed sheep herder. I've seen more leadership in stampede of lemmings. He's worthless to the party, but fits right in with the others. Go John, paint mustaches on pictures of people you don't like and apply the skills you learned in preschool.

    October 13, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  5. BestProfitCompany = WAR

    "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)."

    Thank you Joe for clearing that up for those naive conservatives that like throw words until they stick. I am sure they wont believe you because Rush or Glen Beck didn't say it. We just had 7 years of Facism and we are still there (insurance company). We need to take our country back from the facist (rethuglicans)!

    October 13, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  6. Keeth in California

    Disgusting tactics from the GOP.

    October 13, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  7. Murph

    As if anyone is confused who the neo nazi sympathizers are,if not the GOP. Any mouse city is their game and they play as well as any mice could.However becoming real men and ladies instead of animalistic radicals is a giant leap for them. A path too far and steep for their little mouse feet no doubt.I hold no animosity for them,only revulsion and pity for their sorry state of being!

    October 13, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  8. NO

    Liberals are pathetic. Obama, Biden, Reid and Pelosi are all equally worthless. Literally FORCING their agendas like: "Buy our crappy health care plan or get fined or go to jail." I feel like I'm living under the 4th Reich.

    October 13, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  9. Lisa from AK

    These cry babies need to be sent to the Gulag and experience true torture and inhumane treatment, then let them see if they will compare a democratic country where, anything goes, with Hitler There would be no comparison from your cushy D.C. condo to the cold prison floors, have they no respect for what the Jews went through? Bunch of Limbaugh loving wimps. off with their heads!!!

    October 13, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  10. vegage

    These people are crazy, if some people one be compared to Hitler are the republicans. Are these people forgetting who are the racist that were against civil rights for blacks?, who are anti inmigrants specially against latinos?, who are anti gays?, who are in favor of the death penalty? Last time I check all that is related republicans. My God whom ever is comparing Pelosi or Reid to Hitler I think needs to do a reality check.

    October 13, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  11. lyn

    Republicans first it was our President you call Hitler, now it is Pelosi, Republicans you are only spreading lies,rumors,and name calling,you Republicans should apologize to the President and Nancy Pelosi this kind of low is disgusting and shamefull.--–For Liz Cheney where were you when your Father was making a Big MESS to our country you are disgusting.

    October 13, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  12. Ridgeway

    This is out rageous! Hitler doesn't deserve this.

    October 13, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  13. JC

    This is just a symptom of a party that is idea-challenged and out of touch with reality. With no answers of their own, and indeed being responsible for many of the things ailing the US, they can only resort to juvenile name calling, crude grandstanding, obstructionism and fearmongering. Sad. The whole R party needs to grow up, and rejoin the real world.

    October 13, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  14. Sick of it all

    What IS it with the Republicans' fascination with Hitler, all of a sudden?

    October 13, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  15. Megan

    the Republicans continue to be complete idiots. How anyone can want to be near these so called leaders is beyond me.

    October 13, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  16. Jesus Francisco

    The GOP has become an embarrassment to the legacy of Abraham Lincoln.

    October 13, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  17. Jack from California

    The republican know all about the nazi's since they have been acting like brown shirts for a long time now.

    The republican party of today is as close to Hitler's Germany as it gets.

    October 13, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  18. Ron

    Okay, I don't get it. How come these guys and women, who pride themselves on right wing facist viewpoints, are militarily agressive, and have caused more civil liberty erosion, are so fast to call the President and Pelosi Hitler? Republicans created -Homeland(Fatherland), NSA (Secret Police) torture camps (enough said) Patriot act (no rights) Cheney (WOW!).
    The Republican govt. used 911 as an excuse to erode the constitiutional rights of Americans.
    Just stop with the Hitler stuff already, it sounds silly.

    October 13, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  19. Drew

    This comparing anyone who shares different views with you to Hitler is profoundly ignorant.

    I didn't realize Nancy Pelosi is an aggresive facist that believes in racial superiority and the eradication of jews

    October 13, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  20. Max

    Pelosi reminds me of Sally Fields when she starts talking I see a crazy person. That stupid smile doesn't help either. When she became Speaker of the House and brought all those kids to congress I knew she was a wacko. Maybe the people she represents will see the light and vote her out next election.
    Also one loose cannon doesn't mean anything. If you ask me both parties should be replaced.

    October 13, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  21. Bill B. Nancy,KY

    The NRCC is desperate! By the way, Hitler was right- wing like them!!

    October 13, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  22. tony

    rightwingers compar pelosi to all kinds of evil people but I yet to here them mentioned one specific thing she done wrong. the same goes for Harry Ried

    October 13, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  23. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    How low can you go before the end. It's over for the GOP and they can't reconstruct because they are self destructing.

    October 13, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  24. S M R

    We are just sitting back taking notes on ALL the FOOLISH STATEMENTS given by the GOP. Future elections will be a CAKE WALK with all this ammunition. :) OBAMA 2012

    October 13, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  25. PacificView

    It appears the GOP went missing during 20th century European history class. It seems everyone is like Hitler to them.

    October 13, 2009 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
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