Hitler?!

I keep reading about how many voters are ignorant, dumb and downright stupid.  How about this Congressman?

Republican Paul Broun is sorry for calling President-elect Barack Obama a ‘Marxist’ and comparing him to Adolph Hitler, the Georgia Congressman said Tuesday.

“I regret putting it that way,” he told WGAC radio in Augusta, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “I apologize to anyone who has taken offense at that.”

In an interview with the Associated Press earlier this week, Broun admitted to calling the future commander-in-chief a ‘Marxist’ at a recent Rotary club meeting, and said Obama has expressed support for policies similar to those of Hitler.

“It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he’s the one who proposed this national security force,” Broun told the 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.”

Broun was specifically referring to a July speech by Obama, where the then-Democratic presidential nominee said he supports a civilian force helping the military when it comes to national security: “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded [as the military],” Obama said in the speech that was largely a call to national service.

Responding to those comments, Broun told the AP Monday: “That’s exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it’s exactly what the Soviet Union did. 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.”

“We can’t be lulled into complacency,” Broun added. “You have to remember that Adolf Hitler was elected in a democratic Germany. I’m not comparing him to Adolf Hitler. What I’m saying is there is the potential.”

The Obama transition office did not respond to Broun’s comments, and in his interview Tuesday to WGAC, the first term congressman said, “The point I tried to make is that he is extremely liberal, he has promoted a lot of socialistic ideas, and it just makes me concerned.”

CNN

This guy knows nothing about Marxism, nothing about socialism, nothing about Adolph Hitler and, obviously, nothing about Barack Obama.

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5 thoughts on “Hitler?!

  1. I can’t believe how many people don’t realize at least that Hitler was anti-communism (I think we studied him more than any other one subject in history.)

    They need to quit, scaring ignorant people causes people to get killed, and presidents aren’t an exception.

  2. godwin in government…

    the sad part is that there are people looking for ways to justify their egregious hatred of anything different that will latch on to shit like this.

    Did any elected official say something like this when Bush stole the last two elections?

    Seriously.

  3. Hi Dori – well ya know, I bet if we looked hard enough, we could find someone who said something equally stupid about Bush. Problem is, they were probably right! lol

    And hi to you Terra – I think McCain and Palin encouraged this with some of the things they said – I won’t bother repeating them!

    Thanks to both of you for dropping in. I hope to see you again. 🙂

  4. Never mind McCain and Palin, the ones responsible for this type of behavior and who are still responsible for the things being said about the president elect is Conservative News Talk Radio.

    I hear nonsense from them everyday ( I listen to News talk radio ABC, just to be able to fuel my blog writing )and let me tell you, they were and continue to be non-stop with trying to reveal, dig up , and pretty much scare the Average American Citizen with their political thoughts and agenda..and please have no doubts that the Conservative/Republican machine does not have an agenda.

    Lew
    http://www.lnph.us
    http://www.fln50.com

  5. I read about the conservative media Lew, but for the most part, I can’t bear to listen to them. Thanks for keeping your eye on them for all of us and thanks for stopping by.

    🙂

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