For more than four years, a never-ending parade of conservatives have sought to label President Obama a socialist hell-bent on destroying the very fabric of America, but Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) has managed to take the rhetoric a step further.
The tea party congressman was asked by a reporter from the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Tuesday if he felt compelled to move his party further to the right, to which Broun responded by accusing President Obama of defending a non-existant “Soviet constitution:”
“I think my role is to uphold support and defend our Constitution,” he said. “…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.”
As the AJC noted in a brief summation of the congressman’s remarks, the last Soviet constitution was ratified in 1977 and disappeared along with the Soviet Union before Obama graduated from law school.