NRCC JUST CAN’T HELP ITSELF…. It’s quite a classy bunch Republicans have hired to staff their House campaign committee.

Hitler hearts Pelosi? That seems to be a view the National Republican Congressional Committee [which brought you the put-Pelosi-in-her-place statement last week] seems to be endorsing, judging from what the committee posts on their Twitter account.

On Tuesday morning, as the Senate Finance Committee prepared to vote on the Baucus bill, someone at the NRCC posted a bizarre Tweet linking to an altered three-minute section of the 2004 Hitler biopic “Der Untergang” from the conservative site Moonbattery — with a voice-over of the The Fuhrer ranting about how only Nancy Pelosi shares his vision of health care reform.

In the insane video clip, Hitler is seen ranting about how Pelosi is on his side, and how much he likes “socialized medicine.” Hitler, in the video, concludes “Like Pelosi, I don’t give a s**t about the American people.”

The NRCC described the video as “funny,” and encouraged folks to check it out.

The DCCC’s Jennifer Crider responded, “House Republicans have gone way too far. The NRCC’s despicable promotion of a video comparing Nancy Pelosi’s effort to reform health care to America to Adolf Hitler’s extermination of millions is a shocking new low that must be condemned.”

The NRCC later backpedaled, pulling the endorsement and conceding the video was “in poor taste” NRCC spokesman John Randall, “I don’t want anyone to think we’re comparing Democrats to Nazis and to Hitler.”

No, of course not. Why would anyone think that?

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.