According to a tweet sent Wednesday by singer Bette Midler, Republicans did everything they could to ensure the Allies lost to Adolf Hitler in World War Two, Twitchy reported.
“@GOP treats Mr. Obama the way they treated FDR in WWII. They did everything they could to ensure an Allied loss,” she tweeted to her more than 449,000 followers.
A post at Twitchy called her tweet “ridiculous” and reminded readers that a very prominent Republican by the name of Dwight David Eisenhower not only led the Allied effort to defeat Hitler, he went on to become president.
History shows that the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress, Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana, voted against declaring war in 1941, but she was the only member of Congress to do so. It was not the first time she opposed U.S. military action, having voted to keep American troops out of World War One.
Twitchy said Midler simply used the argument adopted by liberals that anyone who opposes Obama on anything is guilty of treason against the United States.
“Midler doesn’t seem to apply that same ‘logic’ when a Republican is president, however,” Twitchy said.
Twitter users took Midler to task for her tweet.
“You should explain that to all the dead Republicans buried at Arlington National Cemetery,” one person tweeted.
“Lets be real here,” another person tweeted, “Midler knows as much about history as she knows about meteorology, not much, nothing.”
One person observed that “unfortunately,” many people listen to Hollywood celebrities like Midler.
It’s not the first time Midler has inserted herself into the national debate with outrageous statements.
In May, she issued a tweet thanking the IRS for targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
“The IRS overtaxing The Tea Party? I never thought I’d say this to the IRS – THANK YOU! THANK YOU FOR DENYING 501C-4 to any group who hates,” she wrote.
Over-the-top rhetoric from Hollywood liberals is nothing new.
Last December, for example, actress Marg Helgenberger issued a tweet saying “one can only hope” that members of the NRA get shot in response to another tweet. The tweet has since been deleted, but not before being captured by Twitchy.
In 2011, actor Orlando Jones issued a tweet saying that liberals need to kill Sarah Palin in order to earn respect.
“Libyan Rebels kill Gaddafi, if American liberals want respect they better stop listening to Aretha & kill Sarah Palin(:,” he wrote. Unlike Helgenberger, Jones did not delete the message.
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