Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Broun doubles down

Does this guy just not know when to shut up?

Paul Broun has doubled-down on the craziness by standing by his comments that Barack Obama is considering imposing a Marxist style dictatorship through the creation of an American Gestapo. Of course, in the real world, Obama's just proposed a tax cut for working families and wants more young people to get involved in public service, but whatever.

Lest you think the crazy is contained, consider the chairman of the Clarke County Republican Party defending Broun's paranoia ...

Broun's comments reflect the fears of many Republicans who believe Obama has a shadowy background that wasn't fully explored by the press, said Jim Box, chairman of the Clarke County GOP.

"The question is, where's this guy going?" Box said. "A lot of people are raising suspicions about him."

And some more 'clarity' from Broun ...

"I never called Mr. Obama a communist, nor did I accuse him of being Hitler, but I do not apologize for stating the obvious: His socialist views are out of the mainstream of American political thought, and history shows that 'civilian national security forces' bode ill for citizens," Broun said.

Well, actually you did compare him to Hitler, but no matter.

Also, it's worth noting that whatever Broun believes Obama's political views are (and they ain't socialist), the majority of the nation supported them by electing him and sending more Democrats to serve in Congress. As a result, given the fact that such a majority supported those candidates, and that virtually every public opinion poll shows that healthy majorities favoring progressive policies on the economy, health care, education, the environment, etc. and etc. (and that the nation is perfectly comfortable with giving Democratic control of government a try) ... how is Broun not out of the mainstream of American political thought?


Blogger Josh M. said...

"Working families?" As opposed to?

4:22 PM  

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