Thank you, Goldblog readers, for inundating us with Nazis! Here's one we missed: Congressman Paul Broun hopped aboard the "Obama is Hitler" train in 2008. Just a few days after Obama was elected President, the Republican from Georgia voiced his fear that the new President would try to impose a radical socialist dictatorship through his Gestapo-like national security force.
"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 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."
Where did he get this from? A speech Obama made in July of 2008, when he suggested a civilian security force to help the military with its national security duties.
"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."
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