Feel the Hate

Texas State Board of Education member Cynthia Dunbar, R-Richmond, isn’t the only elected official who believes President-elect Barack Obama is a Marxist. A Republican congressman from Georgia, Paul Broun, apparently agrees that, by golly, he just might be a commie. He says a general proposal Sen. Obama made during the campaign to create a civilian force for protecting national security is just what the Soviet Union did.

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

He’s right, of course. He does sound crazy. But it gets worse. Congressman Broun apparently also worries that Sen. Obama is a Nazi. Really. He says Sen. Obama will ban gun ownership if he does create a civilian national security force during his administration.

“We can’t be lulled into complacency. 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 of going down that road.”

Of course, he is comparing Sen. Obama to Hitler. And Cynthia Dunbar is essentially calling Sen. Obama a traitor, a terrorist sympathizer and a Marxist.

Congressman Broun and Ms. Dunbar are making something very clear for the rest of us. Political extremists aren’t just orbiting in the fringes of American society. Some of them sit in elective office, including in the U.S. Congress and the Texas State Board of Education.

4 thoughts on “Feel the Hate

  1. It’s very interesting that Obama is both a marxist/socialist/commie AND a Nazi. Could someone please explain to me how one person can be at opposite ends of the political spectrum simultaneously?

    As for the claims of “marxist,” Obama is just as much subject to Corporateamerica as any Democrat and Republican. Corporateamerica, funding, influencing, and controlling the government as it does, would never allow socialism to take place in America. That will never happen. So I wonder where is the evidence supporting the claim of Obama being a socialist?

    As for him being a Nazi, his first act as president-elect was to appoint Rahm Emanuel as his White House Chief of Staff. Interesting that Nazi Obama would choose a Jew and a pro-Israel advocate to be his chief of staff. How ironic. I suppose their fear is that Obama will round up all us whities and turn us into slaves or put us in concentration camps and gas us. The very thought is ludicrous.

    It would be nice if Obama-haters would at least take the trouble to come up with some SUPPORTING EVIDENCE for their allegations. Way back when I was in high school, we were required to add supporting evidence to anything we claimed and to cite our sources. Interesting that these adults feel they shouldn’t be held to the same standards expected of high school kids.

  2. As for the claim that Sen. Obama will “create a civilian force for protecting national security,” um, isn’t that what the Civil Defense is? Isn’t that what the British WWII Home Guard was? So why is it OK during WWII to have a civilian force for protecting national security but it’s not OK now?

    And if that’s what the Soviet Union did, isn’t that also what the Americans and British have done?

    So much for that argument.

  3. Broun, Dunbar and fellow travelers are entitled to their opinions. Paraphrasing several different blogs, “You have a constitutional right to free speech, but the Constitution does not give you the right to be taken seriously.”

    When elected officials go off the deep end with wild suppositions, they discredit themselves and the voters who put them in office. I question these two officials’ competence as public officials. Broun’s re-election is no assurance of another term in 2010 and I’ve heard that both major parties will oppose Dunbar next time around.

  4. So Obama is going to need a brand new chief of staff. I wonder with the new change we will see a softening in a number of the social policies or will it be the same game as per normal. You can not blame Rahm Emanuel for aspiring for advanced office as well as a possible opportunity to administer things on his own terms.