Why Randy Weber’s Obama = Hitler Comment Isn’t Surprising

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This week, Randy Weber earned national scorn for comparing the president to Hitler. It doesn’t matter the stupid reasons he gave. The fact that Weber would even make that comparison is the only truth contained in his claim, for which he has since given a poor apology.

The southeast Texas Republican’s unfitness for office is not news. The man has a long history of suspect and immoral behavior. During his 2012 campaign for Congress, Weber took more than the legal limit from several donors, then tried to keep the money until after the election. One of his campaign aides verbally harassed the opponent while pretending to be a “citizen journalist” at a polling place. Weber spends a significant amount of time compelling interns and other members to eat hot chilis…that he carries around everywhere.

As a state representative, he co-authored Texas’ mandatory sonogram law. He also pushed to “take $7.3 million from family planning, and divert it to a program focused on abortion alternatives”. These are now widely held views among Republican politicians, and it’s important to remember that they are still evidence of disturbed thinking.

Weber is a huge supporter of Paul Ryan’s various budgets, widely agreed the least serious and least fair plan out there. He wants President Obama to spend all his time worrying about fake Benghazi claims. And during last year’s State of the Union, Weber tweeted taunts like this: “SOTU = Sorry Our Time’s Up. POTUS = Poor Obama Trashed U.S. We shouldn’t be surprised. He promised to “fundamentally change US” Boy is he?!””

Before running for office, the 61-year-old Weber ran an air conditioning company. Is there any question Texans would be better served with Weber cooling them down in hot weather than blowing hot air in D.C.?

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Ben Sherman

Ben Sherman has been a BOR staff writer since 2011. A graduate of the University of Texas, Ben has worked on campaigns, in political consulting, and has written for other news outlets like Think Progress. Ben considers campaign finance reform the fundamental challenge of our time because it distorts almost every other issue in American politics.

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