26 April 2010

Glenn Grothman: wrong for lying to provoke conservatives.

As Uncle Jed used to say, "hooooooo doggie."

This is nothing but lying with no purpose but to rile up conservative fear -- a trick getting lots of mileage these days.

From Glenn's April 16th press release entitled:

Time to Educate the Public, Congress on Our Constitution
A Civilian National Security Force Not Needed Against Americans
“While I have signed on to resolutions dealing with the recent healthcare power grab, I have decided to bring the Legislature’s attention to President Obama’s bizarre campaign promise to establish ‘… a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, and just as well funded” as our military,” said Grothman. “The speech was given at the University of Colorado on July 2, 2008, and the context of the speech makes it clear this is not an expansion of AmeriCorps or similar other civilian make-work program. There is no way any American that is the least bit concerned about our nation’s future should not be horrified at what is going on in that man’s mind.”



From Factcheck.org
This false claim is a badly distorted version of Obama's call for doubling the Peace Corps, creating volunteer networks and increasing the size of the Foreign Service.
This question stems from an interview that Republican Rep. Broun of Georgia gave to The Associated Press Nov. 10. The story carried a headline, "Georgia congressman warns of Obama dictatorship." It said that Broun "fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist or fascist dictatorship.

This makes me think of those cartoons where the editor asks readers to send in punchlines.



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