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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun scolds Obama for upholding the 'Soviet constitution' because why not?

Well, it sounds like Congressman Paul Broun, R-Athens, is at again. The Homer Simpson doppelgänger spoke with the AJC's Daniel Malloy yesterday about his conservative stance regarding the debt ceiling and budget.

Their conversation took an interesting turn, though, leading Broun, who's been rumored to consider a run for U.S. Senate, to say that:

"I think my role is to uphold support and defend our Constitution...The Constitution I uphold and defend is the one I carry in my pocket all the time, the U.S. Constitution. I don't know what Constitution that other members of Congress uphold, but it's not this one. I think the only Constitution that Barack Obama upholds is the Soviet constitution, not this one. He has no concept of this one, though he claimed to be a constitutional lawyer."

It's hardly a surprising quote for Broun, considering that it stands alongside many of his other head-scratching comments. Among those: saying that evolution is a lie "straight from the pit of Hell," calling the president a socialist, comparing the commander-in-chief to an infamous Third Reich leader, and insisting that climate change is "one of the greatest hoaxes" around.

However one slices the congressman's remarks, we can all agree on the fact that someone really needs to start a fake @RepPaulBroun Twitter account.

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