Updated Oct 9, 2013 - 7:20 am
Arizona Rep. Brenda Barton refers to President Obama as 'De Fuhrer'
Arizona State Rep. Brenda Barton had a few choice words about the government shutdown on Monday, including "Someone is paying the National Park Service thugs overtime for their efforts to carry out the order of De Fuhrer."
The correct phrase, Der Fuhrer, is German for leader, and is associated with Adolf Hitler.
The full comment called park rangers "thugs" and questioned if any sheriffs have "a pair."
Someone is paying the National Park Service thugs overtime for their efforts to carry out the order of De Fuhrer... where are our Constitutional Sheriffs who can revoke the Park Service Rangers authority to arrest??? Do we have any Sheriffs with a pair?
Barton (R-Payson) took to her Facebook page to voice displeasure about President Barack Obama.
Barton told the Arizona Capitol Times that Obama and Hitler are similar in their leadership styles. She said Obama and Hitler are similar in many ways, including national health care and gun control.
The rant started with a post linking to a story about property owners being kicked out of their homes if they are on federal land.
I am **FURIOUS** and you should be too!!! Its an insult to close Veterans Memorials to those who served; its a major Frack-You to close the National Parks; but now kicking people out of their homes and closing their businesses?? This man is demonstrating just how much he holds our country in contempt.
She continued with another post suggesting Obama should not be keeping all of his perks.
While the POTUS continues to punish the American people; he keeps open his golf course, he keeps open Camp David, and he retains his and his wife's excessive staff and stable of Czars! I'll bet he has kept in service his 3 food tasters!!!
DJ Quinlan, executive director of the Arizona Democratic Party, called the comments ``outrageous and offensive.'' Quinlan also says it is troubling that Barton's Republican colleagues haven't spoken up.
KTAR has reached out to Rep. Barton asking for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.