Congressman Randy Weber of Texas is officially sorry he nonsensically tweeted something about Obama, Hitler, and visits to Paris saying "It was not my intention to trivialize the Holocaust."
Less clear is what his actual intention was.
Even Adolph Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn't do it for right reasons— Randy Weber (@TXRandy14) January 13, 2015
When I first saw it flying around on Twitter I figured it must have been from a parody account. But, no, it was real. The analogy here is not quite coherent enough to be outrageous. The common sense rule "don't draw analogies to Hitler for no reason" does, however, have a lot of force in this context. If you don't even understand what Weber is referring to, Dylan Matthews has you covered on the Obama-didn't-go-to-Paris controversy.
The White House now says they should have sent someone to attend the rally over the weekend.