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November 12, 2008

Republican Congressman, Paul Broun Apologizes For His Comments

Filed under: Daily Observations,Obama,politics,Uncategorized — Julie P @ 12:44 pm
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Yesterday Congressman, Paul Broun, Republican of Georgia’s 10th Congressional District compared President Elect Obama with Hitler and Stalin.

Broun acknowledged that he called Obama a Marxist at a Rotary Club meeting in Augusta last week. In an Associated Press interview Monday night, he went further, charging that an Obama campaign proposal for a civilian national security reserve corps would be like the security forces of Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union.

“I regret putting it that way,” Broun told WGAC radio in Augusta. “I apologize to anyone who has taken offense at that.”

His comments to the Associated Press, however, drew criticism from Georgia Democrats and both of the state’s Republican senators Tuesday.

“I don’t agree with the statement,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson, who called the president-elect Monday and left a message of congratulations.

Chambliss said of Broun’s Hitler remarks, “I do not agree with him and I do not believe that type of political rhetoric is appropriate.”

The Obama transition office has declined comment on Broun’s remarks but a spokesman told the AP that the idea of a civilian corps was similar to one proposed by the Bush administration to recruit civilians for defense-related work such as rebuilding war-torn Iraq.

Yes, Bush made a similar proposal and endorsed Obama’s, yet Obama is compared to Hitler and Stalin, and the internet is ablaze with blogs about Obama’s comment, but not Bush’s. Extremely hypocritical. Neocons really need to get a grip.

FOX News also reported this story, but FOX does not print the retraction or offers one of their own.

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  1. Would you consider posting on my blog? Thanks.


    Comment by newrepublican — November 13, 2008 @ 8:29 pm

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