For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Obama Derangement Syndrome.
Rep. Paul Broun, R-Georgia, recently said that he fears President-elect Obama may create a security force akin to the Gestapo 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," Broun told 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."
In July, Broun explained, Obama spoke of creating a civilian force so as to help the military shoulder some of the nation's national security burden. "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." Broun theorized that after Obama creates this national police force he'll ban gun ownership.
Is Broun the first Republican elected official to show signs of ODS, or does he have a valid concern?