Pictured: Tea Party Caucus member Paul Broun (R-GA)

It should come as no surprise that Paul Broun wouldn’t angrily dismiss the question, “Who’s going to shoot Obama?” — because I believe he was the first elected Republican to publicly compare Obama to Hitler.

A Republican congressman from Georgia said Monday he fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist dictatorship.

“It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he’s the one who proposed this national security force,” Rep. Paul Broun said of Obama in an interview Monday with The Associated Press. “I’m just trying to bring attention to the fact that we may — may not, I hope not — but we may have a problem with that type of philosophy of radical socialism or Marxism.” [...]

That’s exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it’s exactly what the Soviet Union did,” Broun said. “When he’s proposing to have a national security force that’s answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he’s showing me signs of being Marxist.”

Now, if you’re running around telling people that a newly-elected President is a radical Marxist and intends to establish a dictatorship through a Gestapo-like security force “exactly” like Hitler did — you wouldn’t be the least surprised or offended when someone called for his assassination.