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From the AP

November 11th, 2008 (09:42 am)

Georgia congressman warns of Obama dictatorship

By BEN EVANS – 14 hours ago

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 or fascist dictatorship.

I would like to point out to the distinguished gentleman that one may be Marxist OR fascist, but rarely both. I understand that in the wingnut's fevered brain, communism or Marxism represents a basic Ur-text of the generalized, hostile "other" which must be contained, but at the rate we're going, it's only a matter of time before we start refering to the Homo-Islamic threat to our fare shores.

"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."

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the White House's new official spokesperson.

Please be patient with him, as I hear his accent is kind of strong.

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.

Oh dear, what a radical, fascist-like attitude to take. If only we had a national-level civilian agency which was responsible for the security of our fair republic which was not only incredibly incompetent and criminally bureaucratic, but also came equipped with a suitably jingoistic and menacing name.

Hmm....nothing comes to mind. Maybe the Ministry for Internal Security? No, too foreign-sounding. Federal Bureau of Obfuscation? No, too hard to pronounce.
"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 about building a new civil service corps. Among other things, he called for expanding the nation's foreign service and doubling the size of the Peace Corps "to renew our diplomacy."

Ladies and gentlemen, meet our nation's newest security operatives!

Where yo 401K at, craka?

Broun said he also believes Obama likely will move to ban gun ownership if he does build a national police force[...]

"We can't be lulled into complacency," Broun said. "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."

I think I'll let that last thesis on the human brain's capacity for stupidity stand for itself.

Till next time!