Skip to comments.Georgia Democrats Attack Georgia Congressman (Broun) over Obama Comments (Marxistgate)
Posted on 11/11/2008 4:46:40 PM PST by pissant
Georgia Democrats attack the comments made by Congressman Paul Broun of Athens.
Broun has been calling the President-elect a Marxist... and warned he would form a domestic security force like Hitler did.
A Democratic party spokesman calls the comments ridiculous and undignified.
He says Broun is proving to be part of an extremist political fringe.
Of course, that's what Republicans said about Rep. Cynthia McKinney a few years back.
She generated national headlines when she claimed that President Bush may have been in on the 9-11 attacks.
Rep. Broun raised eyebrows with his comments at a civic luncheon.
And he backed them up in an interview with the Associated press.
Here is that article:
WASHINGTON (AP) A Republican congressman from Georgia said Monday he fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist dictatorship.
"It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he's the one who proposed this national security force," Rep. Paul Broun said of Obama in an interview Monday with The Associated Press. "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."
(Excerpt) Read more at wdef.com ...
The Marxist-elect. I like the title.
Stating the obvious now places someone on an extremist political fringe?
Truth is hard to handle when your greatest dream is based on a lie.
"Republicans join Democrats in denouncing Broun's comments....Representative Chris Shays of CT was especially harsh..."
On the good news ledger, it is now ex-congressman Chris Shays
John McCain will denounce his comments and kick him off of his team.
Lord, he could have waited until after the run-off. The Obama campaign is sending advisors to GA to help Martin. I am worried this might be something they can exploit.
It is only exploitable if the GOP does not have the back bone to call the marxist a marxist. Had Mccain done so, with force, vigor, record and history, Obama would have been trounced.
The article has a poll on the ‘controversy’ that needs freeping.
We need to stand by this guy and not let them demolish him. Is Rush or Sean playing the video where Obama said exactly what Broun warned? Has Fox News played the video?
The left will start the misinformation campaign. Someone needs to repeatedly ask them what Obama was trying to do with this civilian army.
Could we stop playing defense just once? If they want to make Obama’s personal army a talking point, let’s oblige them. Why does he think he needs it? And with all our financial problems we have, how can he even mention something like this that would decimate our country’s military funding unless he is thinking of his own agenda.
Broun’s not really so radical, just pointing out the obvious.
One thing the Libs have down pat, the best defense is an offense.
Thanks, Just voted.
EVERYONE, GO VOTE IN THE POLL AT THE ARTICLE WEBSITE!!!
I praise Broun for speaking the truth: BROUN for Minority Leader?
When has the GOP ever had any backbone when it came to standing up to the Democrats.
The man spoke the truth. but he is going to be in trouble for it. If not prosecuted.
There are democrats in my state? Where is my broom? Must have crossed over through the swamp from Florida. Either that or they stowed away on some flight through Hartsfield. Did they give a name?
Juan McCain will no doubt attempt to get this congress critter censured as soon as possible.
It was a nasty bit coming out of the mouth of Father Hume.
Now that Brit is leaving, he's beginning to out himself. Of course, after his "retirement", Hume will be back on the tube regularly commenting on epic events ....imitating the same dulcet commentaries we get from the onmipresent, ever-hovering Count Tom Browkula.
Even silver stakes won't be enough to keep these two iconic senior statesmen....oops, senior news-readers from their appointed rounds.
I haven’t watched Brit’s show since the las presidential debate. I can’t stand any of them.
Am I missing something here?? Is it really that big of a deal to call Obama a marxist when he stated in his own book that he aligns himself with radicals and marxists? I mean am I drinking kool-aide?
It is when Obama buddy and self-professed Marxist Bill Ayers is considered mainstream.
Great. So now Hume thinks Obama is just another democrat, not a marxist. You are a fool, Brit.
The more we call him a Marxist the better, people need to wake up.
Thanks. I will probably give him a call tomorrow.
but we may have a problem with that type of philosophy of radical socialism or Marxism.”
Yeh, I’d say so. President Reagan made a career of threatening communists or outright killing them. I saw nothing wrong with that.
They should. Why? Because the democrat controlled congress (lower case on purpose), and president elect 0bama haven't done a thing, yet.
As soon as the messiah's first piece of legislation is signed into law (or as the Forehead Bagala says, "stroke of the pen, law of the land"), not until then will Paul Broun of Athens be correct.
I don’t think anything would have changed the outcome of the election. ACORN made sure they had the votes beginning with their efforts during Clinton’s years. They knew they were going to win because they had the numbers in hand. Besides, Obamatrons had no clue who they were voting for, they just wanted “Change”.
Any suggestions on how to go from “playing defense” to an offensive position? I’d like to hear some talking points on how to get around the MSM Obamaswooning.
"Republicans join Democrats in denouncing Broun's comments....
That's happened already in Georgia.
His comments to the Associated Press, however, drew criticism from Georgia Democrats and both of the states Republican senators Tuesday.
I dont agree with the statement, said Sen. Johnny Isakson, who called the president-elect Monday and left a message of congratulations.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss echoed that view. I commend President-elect Obama on his historic election, said the senator, who faces a run-off Dec. 2 with Democratic challenger Jim Martin.
Chambliss said of Brouns Hitler remarks, I do not agree with him and I do not believe that type of political rhetoric is appropriate.
Martin was measured in his critique, calling Brouns remarks extremely unfortunate and adding, We ought not to engage in that kind of rhetoric.
On a visit to the University of Georgia, Congressman Broun talks with head football coach Mark Richt and discusses legislative issues facing the university.
Broun's Four-Way Test
I am committed to protecting the constitutional rights and pocketbooks of every American. I will apply the following four-way test to every piece of legislation that comes before the House for a vote:
1) Is it Moral / Right?
2) Is it Constitutional?
3) Is it Necessary?
4) Is it Affordable?
Checks with God first, then the Constitution, then whether it's really needed, and then if we can actually afford it.
Me: The guy is a socialist.
Lib: Don’t be absurd.
Me: I have facts to back up my argument.
Lib: I bet you do, but I don’t want to see them.
If I knew people in the GOP, I would suggest that they flood the airwaves with the Coleman race. Put it out there about the “car” votes.
Start screaming about Barney Frank wanting to nationalize the auto industry. Explain to the dimwits that they are taking money out of our paychecks to pay the auto workers who are probably making a hell of alot more on top of it. That’s how the Dems do it, they get a slant that appeals to the greed of the average voter then beat them to death with it.
We don’t have the mainstream media but we can get the word out if we try.
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