Rush Limbaugh continues to put the Republican Party's leaders in very awkward situations with his controversial, often explosive, remarks. Only a week ago Republican Rep. Eric Cantor, a leader of his party in the House, said that the GOP "needs the Rush Limbaughs" -- now the conservative host is putting that statement to the test.
Today on his radio show Limbaugh compared President Obama to Hitler: "Adolf Hitler, like Barack Obama, ruled by dictate."
Limbaugh also believes the "Obama health care logo is damn close to a Nazi swastika logo."
Already, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has put out a statement blasting the remarks, and launched a petition urging Republicans to distance themselves from the comments.
DCCC spokeswoman Jennifer Crider issued the following statement in response to Rush Limbaugh's outrageous comments comparing Democrats to members of the Nazi Party and use of the Nazi swastika:
"Rush Limbaugh's comparison of the Democratic Party to the Nazi Party in World War II is as disgusting as it is shocking. Limbaugh's use of the Nazi swastika in attempting to make a tasteless political comparison has no place in the public discourse.
"Just this past weekend, Minority Whip Eric Cantor said that the GOP 'needs' Mr. Limbaugh. He should immediately condemn Limbaugh's hateful rhetoric in the strongest possible terms and encourage Republican Members to do the same.
"At a time when families need real solutions to rebuild the economy and make health care more affordable, Rush Limbaugh is attempting to sidetrack the important debate through his use of symbols that are synonymous with murder and intolerance. Americans deserve better."