Rep. Broun’s Obama Twitter Heckling: The New GOP Civility? (Video)
January 27, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)— So much for the new civility. Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), a paranoid conspiratorial extremist who sees Marxists and socialists under his bed, has spent the past few years in Congress spewing incendiary over-the-top (insane) rhetoric attacking President Obama, the Democrats and the health care reform law as grave dangers to our freedoms and liberties. The wacky Southerner once compared health care reform to “Yankee aggression,” he fearmongered that then President-elect Barack Obama having a “philosophy of radical socialism or Marxism,” planned to create a Gestapo-like security force to establish a dictatorship “exactly” like “Hitler did in Nazi Germany,” and he warned that the “socialistic elite” of Obama, Pelosi and Reid could use the swine flu epidemic “as an excuse to declare martial law.”
That’s just a small sampling of the deranged vitriol unleashed by Broun since he was elected to Congress in 2007. So, it should come as no surprise that instead of attending the State of the Union address, in which he expressed concern over being forced to sit with dangerous socialist Democrats and be “kissy kissy,” while President Obama spewed “venom,” Broun heckled the President from the safe confines of his office using live-tweets. Broun of course, was the only one spewing venom. What did he say? “Mr. President, You don’t believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism,” tweeted Broun. Alrighty then.
The unhinged Broun has since doubled down on his despicable live Twitter heckling of President Obama, during the State of the Union speech. He now joins infamous presidential heckler Joe “You Lie” Wilson (R-SC) as one of the most ignorant and clownish members of Congress.
Responding to criticism of Broun’s impolitic presidential Twitter heckling, his spokesperson explained that he did his heckling from his office, rather than in person Joe Wilson style, to show “respect.” Uh huh.
Apparently, the GOP’s idea of civility is heckling the President of the United States via Twitter, instead of in person.
The next day, Broun appeared on a right-wing talk radio program railing against Obama’s socialism and so-called government takeovers like a deranged lunatic on a street corner.
“But we are the party of N-O against socialism and that’s what Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama have been proposing is a greater take over of everything in human endeavor in America,” said Broun.
Obvious enjoying his new notoriety, Broun also gave an interview to CBS News, in which he said, “I stick by that tweet,” as he repeated his charge that President Obama, a centrist Democrat, whose health reform law is a conservative free-market based plan, is a socialist. For good measure, Broun also suggested that Obama is a domestic enemy of the Constitution.
“Everything he does is bigger government, more central control from Washington, D.C,” Broun said. “That’s not what our founding fathers envisioned the government to be.”
Broun added: “Mr. Obama believes in a big central government, where the federal government controls everything in our lives. That’s socialism. And so I stick by that tweet.”
When asked if he truly believed that President Obama did not believe in our Constitution, Broun doubled down some more.
“Well he doesn’t,” said Broun. “When I was sworn into the Marine Corps in 1967, when I was sworn into Congress, I swore to uphold the Constitution against enemies both foreign and domestic.”
“We have a lot of domestic enemies of the Constitution. Those who want to pervert it, those who want to change it. There’s some that are in black robes and sitting on federal benches all across this country. There are Democrats and Republicans, liberals and even conservatives that pervert the Constitution according to the original intent of our Founding Fathers.”
Broun went on to claim that “we need to be civil,” and refrain from “personal attacks,” except when it comes to attacking the radical Marxist Democrats, you see. Why? Well, because the Democratic philosophy is dangerous socialism, according to Broun, unlike the Republican philosophy of freedom and liberty.
“But the thing is, there’s a wide difference between the philosophy of the Democratic leadership up here in Washington, because they believe in top-down type of government. They believe the federal government should do everything for everybody and take care of every human endeavor, and direct everything from Washington, D.C. That’s socialism.
“Whereas Republicans by and large, and the American people overwhelmingly, believe in freedom. They believe in liberty, they believe in personal responsibility, they believe in the free enterprise system. That gulf between those two is a very wide gulf that is hard to bridge.”
Good lord, what a nut! Far be it from me to advise the residents of Georgia’s Tenth District who to vote for, but they must be embarrassed right about now, right?
Photo Source: Rep. Broun’s official website