Obama Derangement Syndrome

By Lee Speigel

Nov 10, 2008 9:09pm

We all remember "Bush derangement syndrome" — defined by Charles Krauthammer as "the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush."

We already need a name for the reverse disorder.

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.

"We can’t be lulled into complacency," Broun said. "You have to remember that Adolf Hitler was elected in a democratic Germany. I’m not comparing him to Adolf Hitler. What I’m saying is there is the potential."

- jpt

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