November 11, 2008 3:34 am at 3:34 am #588592
The Big OneParticipant
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.”
Obama’s comments about a national security force came during a speech in Colorado about building a new civil service corps. Among other things, he called for expanding the nation’s foreign service and doubling the size of the Peace Corps “to renew our diplomacy.”
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set,” Obama said in July. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
Broun said he also believes Obama likely will move to ban gun ownership if he does build a national police force.
Obama has said he respects the Second Amendment right to bear arms and favors “common sense” gun laws. Gun rights advocates interpret that as meaning he’ll at least enact curbs on ownership of assault weapons and concealed weapons. As an Illinois state lawmaker, Obama supported a ban on semiautomatic weapons and tighter restrictions on firearms generally.
“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.”
Obama’s transition office did not respond immediately to Broun’s remarks.November 11, 2008 4:52 am at 4:52 am #642479
wow look at those conseratives. . . nuts, and they say the liberals and rev write were crazy?November 11, 2008 4:53 am at 4:53 am #642480
i get it, he must frequent the ywn cofferoom .. . . . . 🙂November 11, 2008 4:56 pm at 4:56 pm #642481
Hitler wasn’t elected; he *LOST* the Presidential election in 1932 to Hindenberg. He gained power without bloodshed because a coalition of right wing parties couldn’t agree with each other and ignored his awful message.
And to compare any American politician (with the possible exception of David Duke) to Hitler is way beyond the pale.November 11, 2008 5:05 pm at 5:05 pm #642482
Im not comparing him to Hitler, I’m just saying he could be like Hitler…
What a nutcase.November 11, 2008 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #642483
To all who would deny the scary truth in this story… you’re making the exact same mistake some Yidden made in the past, R”L, “It can never happen here,” “This is a democracy, and we have rights,” “Anyone who says this is a nutcase,”
I hope you’re right, (and the comparison to Y”SH is a bit harsh), but I, for one, will not be lulled into liberal complacency.
It can’t hurt to take simple prepatory steps, i.e., make sure your family’s travel documents are up to date and valid, and keep a keen eye out for the very subtle nationwide mood shifts that may signal dangerous times ahead.November 11, 2008 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #642484
Give Me a BreakMember
The Big One:
“A Republican congressman…”
Case closed.November 11, 2008 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm #642485
We have been forewarned!
Now we must forearm!
Let us hit the Beis Medrash! The Beis Hakenneses! Let us tear up shmayim in our tefillos that this rasha be defeated off his throne!November 12, 2008 12:16 am at 12:16 am #642486
Report: Hamas says its officials met Obama aides before U.S. election
By Avi Issacharoff, Haaretz Correspondent
The Arab daily Al-Hayat on Tuesday quoted a senior Hamas official as saying that United States President-elect Barack Obama’s advisors met with members of the Palestinian militant group before the U.S. presidential election.
Ahmed Yusuf, a political advisor to Hamas’ Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh, reportedly told the London-based paper that, “The connection was made via email and after that we met with them in Gaza.”
Al-Hayat reported that Yusuf also said the relations were maintained after Obama’s electoral victory last Tuesday. He said the president-elect’s advisors requested that the relations be kept secret so as not to aid his rival, Senator John McCain.
During Obama’s campaign, he pledged that his administration would only hold talks with Hamas if it renounced terrorism, recognized Israel’s right to exist, and abided by past agreements.
On Saturday, Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Meshal told Sky News that he is willing to hold talks with Obama, and that he is challenging the newly elected leader to follow through on past statements indicating a willingness to sit down with America’s chief adversaries on the world stage.November 12, 2008 12:33 am at 12:33 am #642487
“Let us tear up shmayim in our tefillos that this rasha be defeated off his throne!”
I disagree- Let us tear up Shomayim that he should be Pro- Israel. He has done absolutely nothing yet that makes him be called a Rasha so we can only Davven for that in the future.November 12, 2008 1:09 am at 1:09 am #642488
Eliezer and Bogen, you are one hundred percent correct. The writing is in on the wall. I think the welcome mat is going to be pulled from under us.November 12, 2008 5:01 am at 5:01 am #642489
The Big OneParticipant
Taliban pleased with Obama victory, and urges Obama to end Bush’s foreign policies
The message posted on a Web site used by the Taliban claimed Obama’s victory “reveals the collective willingness of American people not to continue the current despicable and anti-human wars in Afghanistan and Iraq,” SITE Intelligence Group said.
The authors claimed that Obama had promised to end Bush’s policies pledging to “recover the dwindling American economy and find a niche in the comity of nations.”
But while Obama has said he intends to draw down U.S. troops levels in Iraq, he has repeatedly called for an increase in troops in Afghanistan to combat a resurgence of the Taliban and al-Qaida.
The president-elect has also backed U.S. military strikes in the lawless and rugged border region of Pakistan, which the U.S. says has become a safe haven for extremists carrying out attacks in Afghanistan.
In Washington, the Obama transition team declined to comment.April 19, 2009 2:15 pm at 2:15 pm #642491
Jospeh: So what are the facts?April 19, 2009 3:01 pm at 3:01 pm #642492
this is why im moving to Eretz Yisroel! at least it is a jewish state…maybe not a religous jewsih state…but that is better than the USSAApril 20, 2009 2:10 am at 2:10 am #642494
Just for the record, the preceding comment by “Joseph” is not mine, but that of another poster. (See the “Member” profile for the difference.)
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