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November 13, 2008

Republican Georgia Congressman, Paul Broun Stands By His Comments About Obama

Filed under: Daily Observations,politics,Uncategorized — Julie P @ 1:13 pm
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Georgia Congressman Paul Broun Wednesday stood by warnings that President-elect Barack Obama might set up a Gestapo-like civilian security force.

One day after the Athens Republican told a radio talk show that he regretted calling Obama a “Marxist,” a spokeswoman for the Athens congressman said, “We have not issued any official apology” for comparing Obama’s proposals to the tactics of Hitler and the Soviet Union.

The “Civilian Response Corps,” as it is called, was launched two years ago by the Bush administration, after a bipartisan vote by Congress and the urging of Republicans including former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

“I think the attention to this issue is very important,” said John E. Herbst, the former ambassador to Ukraine who is leading the project.

The civilian corps is now recruiting engineers, law enforcement personnel, health officers, city administrators and other specialists who could be sent overseas to help re-establish local governmental controls after a crisis.

Broun’s press secretary did not return e-mails or calls seeking his views on the Bush administration program.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Here are two words that Congressman Paul Broun and those who believe this need to know.

McCarthyism – a mid-20th century political attitude characterized chiefly by opposition to elements held to be subversive and by the use of tactics involving personal attacks on individuals by means of widely publicized indiscriminate allegations especially on the basis of unsubstantiated charges ; broadly : defamation of character or reputation through McCarthyite tactics.

Hypocrite – 1 : a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion 2 : a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings.

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