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Saturday, 11 February 2012

bigger... not so much

From: Wasn't the Future Wonderful? (Onosko) E.P.Dutton, 1979

"Congressman John Fleming might be comically out of touch and maybe a little stupid, but his friends on the social network aren't. After he posted a link to an article entitled 'Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex' and remarking 'More on Planned Parenthood, abortion by the wholesale,' an exasperated follower remarked 'The Onion is satire. How exactly did you get elected?'"

"A Republican congressman [Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.)] from Georgia said Monday he fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force 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,' Rep. Paul Broun said of Obama in an interview Monday with 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.'
     Broun cited a July speech by Obama that has circulated on the Internet in which the then-Democratic presidential candidate called for a civilian force to take some of the national security burden off the military.
     '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.'”— AP

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