Georgia’s worst nightmare, U.S. Senate candidate Paul Broun, may just be the most willfully ignorant member of Congress. A sampling:
”If ObamaCare passes, that free insurance card that’s in people’s pockets is gonna be as worthless as a Confederate dollar after the War Between The States — the Great War of Yankee Aggression.”
(Only racists or 150-year-old men refer to the Civil War that way.)
Broun cited a July speech by Obama that has circulated on the Internet in which the then-Democratic presidential candidate called for a civilian force to take some of the national security burden off the military.
“That’s exactly what Hitler 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.”
Broun “apologized” soon after, saying he was sorry if anyone took offense, then proceeded to offend.
He told a meeting of the Morgan County Republicans on Wednesday night that Obama already has or will have the three things he needs to make himself a dictator: a national police force, gun control and control over the press.
“He has the three things that are necessary to establish an authoritarian government,” Broun said. “And so we need to be ever-vigilant, because freedom is precious.”
He also spoke of a “socialistic elite” - Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid - who might use a pandemic disease or natural disaster as an excuse to declare martial law.
“They’re trying to develop an environment where they can take over,” he said. “We’ve seen that historically.”
“I think the only Constitution that Barack Obama upholds is the Soviet constitution, not this one. He has no concept of this one, though he claimed to be a constitutional lawyer.”
An amendment put forth by Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Athens to reduce National Weather Service funding by $13 million brought the state’s GOP delegation in line but failed overall, 206-214. That would have been wonderfully ironic – using a measure to help hurricane victims to cut funding for the people deputized to keep an eye on hurricanes.