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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:29 PM
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Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) Claims FDR was a Communist on Floor of the House
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Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) thinks President Franklin Delano Roosevelt loved Joseph Stalin so much that he sent advisers to Russia to see "what Stalin was doing there so that FDR could replicate it here in the United States."

Broun was speaking Tuesday on the House floor about how the "original intent" of the Constitution was to promote the "general welfare of the nation, not welfare of individuals." The concept of promoting the "welfare of individuals" started with Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, he said: "Both progressives. Both had socialist beliefs."

"In fact," Broun continued, "Franklin Delano Roosevelt sent his advisers, his close friends, his Cabinet people to go visit with Stalin in communist Russia to study what he was doing, what Stalin was doing there, so that FDR could replicate it here in the United States. And he did everything that he possibly could to do so."

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/04/rep-broun-fd...

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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:33 PM
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1. This is what happens when mothers drink while pregnant
How did this loser ever get elected, he is a terrible speaker and has no idea what he's talking about.
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:39 PM
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4. How?
He's an idiot who was elected by other idiots!
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Modern_Matthew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:33 PM
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2. And his policies worked. So what are they trying to say? :-) nt
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:34 PM
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3. This video should be shown to kids instead of D.A.R.E. videos
This is your brain, this is Rep. Braoun's brain after drugs.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:51 PM
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5. His father should have
used better rubbers.
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Zambero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:57 PM
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6. Retroactive McCarthyism?
I know these guys dwell in the past and revel in concocting their own versions of history, so no big surprise here.
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mlevans Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:58 PM
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7. Check some of the other Broun video clips.
The man has a bad habit of pulling stuff out of his ass.
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livingonearth Donating Member (451 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:01 PM
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8. Didn't this country have some of its most prosperous years shortly after FDR?
Why don't these idiots ever explain that part of it. And another thing they never explain: what were the big corporations doing that they needed government regulation in the first place? They always avoid the real history and try to substitute some silly notion that the Progressives were all about big government just for big government's sake.
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:07 PM
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9. FDR was the best ever!
We need someone with his strength, instincts, and leadership. Someone who is committed to returning the country to the path of progress.
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:27 PM
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10. No disrespect...
..to my Georgia friends, but this idiot and some of the others that the less discerning of you have sent to DC, make me glad I left that state in '81. We have a dolt rep for our Calif district, but at least the state is still staunchly BLUE.

I'm betting this Broun had a pet name in high school - "Shit" "Hey! There goes Shit Broun!"
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Hoosier Donating Member (199 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:46 PM
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11. Dear Rep Broun:
Fuck you. As for the horse you road in on? Well, that would be just sick.
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:16 PM
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12. My Republican, conservative (old definition of both) older family members had a name for this...
..."loopy ranting fringe nitwit", plus some words they wouldn't have used if they knew I was listening in after bedtime. And that was well after the heyday of this type. The guy whose audience was "five old guys and a dog, and the dog's the only one awake."

So just in case there's any doubt, the Republicans' lunatics have indeed taken over their asylum.

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ensemble Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:44 PM
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13. lame...
and of course the welfare of the nation has nothing to do with the welfare of individuals, unless they are lining his pockets.
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WhoIsNumberNone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 02:13 PM
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14. Consider the source
Republican = Zero credibility.
They've been so full of shit on so much for so long that if a Republican tells me the sky is blue, I'll want to verify it before believing it.
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