GOP State Senate candidate calls Hitler ‘strong leader’

From Raw Story:

By Raw Story
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 11:45 am

A Republican state Senate candidate in Wisconsin called Adolf Hitler a “strong leader” in a tweet, and the action is garnering criticism from Democrats. Reports AP:

Dane Deutsch of Rice Lake posted a message on his campaign Twitter account in March that read, “Hitler and Lincoln were both strong leaders. Lincoln’s character made him the greater leader whose legacy and leadership still lives on!”

Deutsch says he meant that while both men influenced many people, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln had a “righteous character” while Hitler did not.

The State Senate Democratic Committee put out a statement Monday questioning whether Deutsch understood the devastation Hitler and thinks voters really need to discuss it in the election.

Remarked the Minneapolis City Pages:

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