Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sedition, Republican Style- it's the In Thing

How can you act in a bipartisan way with people like this actually in our government? From the Athens, GA Banner Herald, a story about Republican Congressman Paul Broun:

"MADISON - U.S. Rep. Paul Broun is again raising the specter of Democrats turning the United States into a totalitarian state.

He told a meeting of the Morgan County Republicans on Wednesday night that Obama already has or will have the three things he needs to make himself a dictator: a national police force, gun control and control over the press."

Of course, absolutely none of the above has a shred of truth.

"As he did when comparing Obama to Hitler and the Soviets last year, Broun cited a speech Obama gave in Colorado during the campaign last July calling for "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the military.

In the speech, Obama called young Americans to serve both at home and abroad, and said he would expand the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and other volunteer opportunities. Broun, however, said Obama was referring to a national police force.

"They're developing a shadow government that (does not) answer to the American people," Broun said."

Let me make this clear: this is not some sort of lunatic delusion. It is a deliberate, vicious pack of lies, designed to cover the Republican party's refusal to act for one second as good Americans, as long as Democrats keep winning elections. Their behavior has nothing to do with loyal opposition; it is all about destroying the majority party's ability to govern. This is an act of betrayal of everything being an American is supposed to be about.

It's way past time for us to hear people way more important than me saying this out loud.

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