Arizona Representative Brenda Barton should have minded her P’s and Q’s yesterday as she posted this to her Facebook page:
Barton was livid over the fact that the National Parks are still closed due to Hitler-like efforts on Obama’s part. She seems to have gotten herself into a “wittle-bitty” pickle by using the implication of a Hitler-ran America; the wiki meaning of Fuhrer is, and I quote:
“Führer (/ˈfjʊərər/; German pronunciation: [ˈfyːʁɐ]), alternatively spelled Fuehrer in both English and German when the umlaut is not available) is a German title meaning leader or guide now most associated with Adolf Hitler. The word Führer in the sense of guide remains common in German, but because of its strong association with Nazi Germany, it comes with some stigma and negative connotations when used as the meaning of leader. The word Leiter is therefore used instead.”
As of the time of this writing, Barton is refusing to apologize for her comment.