Thursday, March 12, 2015

Minor Fascist Tendencies

Dear Tea Party screaming type people who use the word "fascist" to describe everyone who does not share your viewpoint:  actual fascism looks like Sen. Lindsey Graham.

During his remarks before the Concord City Republican Committee last week, Sen. Lindsey Graham(R-SC) suggested that robust military spending is absolutely necessary to defeat ISIS forces abroad, and that, as president, he would use the military itself to force Congress to reverse budgetary cuts to defense and intel. 
In brief audio obtained by, Sen. Graham purportedly suggests he would use the military to restrict the movement of Congress until they complied: 
[A]nd here is the first thing I would do if I were President of the United States: I wouldn’t let Congress leave town until we fix this. I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to. We’re not leaving town until we restore these defense cuts. We’re not leaving town until we restore the intel cuts.

Using the President's capacity as Commander-in-Chief to order the military to force Congress to vote the way the President wants to is once again actual, literal fascism, guys.  If President Obama ever made a remark like this in public, articles of impeachment would be on his doorstep within 24 hours.

But apparently it's perfectly okay to say this if you're a Republican candidate for President, right?

What a dangerous idiot this man truly is.  Bur I'm sure we'll all laugh this off as a joke, correct?


Horace Boothroyd III said...

Orcinus has been following fascism for years - seriously following the issue, and treating fascism as the serious political philosophy and public menace that it really is as opposed to the joke slap/leftie rejoinder to "communist!" to which you allude.

I still love this column:

Ceoltoir said...

IOKIYAR So what else is new.

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