Congressman Paul Broun calls Obama Marxist
Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia says an Obama dictatorship, with Gestapo-like security and Marxist rule may come to the US under Barack Obama.
“It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he’s the one who proposed this national security force,” Rep. Broun said of Obama in an interview Monday with AP. “I’m just trying to bring attention to the fact that we may — may not, I hope not — but we may have a problem with that type of philosophy of radical socialism or Marxism.”
“That’s exactly what did in Nazi Germany and it’s exactly what the Soviet Union did,” Broun said. “When he’s proposing to have a national security force that’s answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he’s showing me signs of being Marxist.”
Party spokesman Martin Matheny says Broun’s comments are “ridiculous” and “undignified” for a member of Congress. He has called on Broun to stop playing partisan politics and focus on legislating.
I believe Rep. Broun is overreacting. Yes Obama is very liberal. But other newly elected presidents, who initially favored the “left” or the “right”, gradually pulled toward the center; thank to the American democratic legacy.
People like Broun and Palin need to know that their words have consequences.