Rand Paul’s History Lesson

Robert Waldmann

Republican candidate for Senator from Kentucky Rand Paul said
“In 1923, when they destroyed the currency, they elected Hitler. “

He’s off by a decade. Hitler was elected in 1933 not 1923. This is not just a slip or a typo. The German hyper-inflation ended in 1923. At the time Hitler was in jail having taken over a beer hall.

Paul wouldn’t have been twice as far off if he had written “In 1914 when they invaded a country that hadn’t attacked them, they elected Hitler.”

German democracy ended during the depression when sensible moderates decided that there was no fiscally sound way to fight unemployment.

This man could be a US Senator.

via Steve Benen