U.S. Rep. Paul Broun attacked President-elect Barack Obama’s agenda as “Marxist” and derided some fellow Republicans for abandoning conservative principles during a speech in Augusta on Friday, his first since being re-elected in Georgia’s 10th District.
“In my opinion, we’ve elected a Marxist to be president of the United States,” Mr. Broun, R-Watkinsvile, said during a luncheon of the Martinez-Evans Rotary Club at the Doubletree Hotel.
……Mr. Broun qualified his remark, saying he believes Mr. Obama’s policies of bigger government and shared wealth are Marxist.
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 Obamain an interview Monday withThe 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.”
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.”
Obama’s comments about a national security force came during a speech in Colorado in which he called for expanding the nation’s foreign service.
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set,” Obama said in July. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
Unfortunately, Brounis not that far off the truth. Take into consideration the Obama campaign’s use of the legal system and law enforcement as intimidation toward critics, the strong-arm smear tactics by sympathetic media and leftwingnut bloggers, and the recent moves by Democrat officials to squelch free speech and property rights.
Link to the Obama speech regarding the proposed ‘civilian national security force’:
Obama has never clarified exactly how a ‘civilian national security force’ would function or how he plans on dispersing it throughout the country. I’m sure the Obamabot faithful who abeted his Putsch will be more than happy to don the brown shirts they’ve had hanging in their closets. What will they call themselves? Stasi? Cheka? The Little Red Guards?
A quote from the speech:
People of all ages, stations and skills will be asked to serve.
What happens if they refuse?