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(Salon)   Just where are the Republicans getting their insane notions about Barack Obama? From a science fiction novel written in 1912 by an advisor to Woodrow Wilson. And Ayn Rand, of course   (salon.com) divider line 218
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2012-04-03 08:51:26 PM
Bush Derangement Syndrome is like a mild of OCD compared to the unbridled insanity of the modern GOP. See also, Rick Santorum believes University of California schools don't teach American History.
 
2012-04-03 08:53:15 PM
Oh crap, they found out about the book! ABORT MISSION!!!!
 
2012-04-03 09:01:13 PM
Hey, when you already ran aground, you can't run any more aground. Can you?

FULL DERP AHEAD!

*paddlewheel explodes into flaming shrapnel*
 
2012-04-03 09:16:49 PM
Obama set out immediately to create an 'administrator' type of government by naming more than 30 czars that bypassed congressional approval and oversight, each with administrative power and responsible only to the administrator-in-chief

[notthisshiatagain.jpg]

OK, one more time. Let's look at the history of the "Czar"

FDR had 17 czars
between FDR and George W Bush, every President had a single-digit number of czars
GWB had 33 czars
BHO has 38

So, "conservatives," which President exploded the number of czars?

But it only became a problem when the black, muslin demoncrap Usurper in Chief went to the White House
 
2012-04-03 09:19:00 PM
More czars than the USSR!!!1!
 
2012-04-03 09:23:55 PM

King Something: More czars than the USSR!!!1!


Back in the US
Back in the US
Back in the US...with Czars!
 
2012-04-03 09:25:16 PM
www.strangecosmos.com

He laid the plans so long ago, that they nearly forgot about him. But now he comes not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it...
 
2012-04-03 09:38:17 PM
It's a book? I thought it was just racism.
 
2012-04-03 09:51:42 PM
It's just farking amazing that so many Americans cannot or are unwilling to see how absolutely insane the GOP is these days. Anybody that's still a GOP supporter at this point is just not right in the head.
 
2012-04-03 09:52:22 PM
The Republican blueprint:

upload.wikimedia.org

Lot's of flags, martial music and persecution of the liberal media!

And written by a real author!
 
2012-04-03 09:59:12 PM
there's always been right-wing crazy. the john birch society, for instance. but now, that crazy is mainstream republican dogma thanks to a craven media that will never call them on their bullshiat for fear of being called "liberal."
 
2012-04-03 10:00:28 PM
To be fair, does this really describe Republicans, or the writers of World Net Daily? Because I haven't heard or seen any big name Republican (and Glenn Beck no longer counts) mention any of this stuff.

The GOP may be going crazy, but I think most of them still just use tin foil for food.
 
2012-04-03 10:00:51 PM

Lionel Mandrake: The Republican blueprint:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 216x347]

Lot's of flags, martial music and persecution of the liberal media!

And written by a real author!


I was thinking something a bit more modern, but it appears to be what the leadership is looking for...

lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-04-03 10:15:10 PM
I really wish we had death panels and FEMA camps for these people. We could actually make the country a better place.
 
2012-04-03 10:19:40 PM

nmrsnr: To be fair, does this really describe Republicans, or the writers of World Net Daily? Because I haven't heard or seen any big name Republican (and Glenn Beck no longer counts) mention any of this stuff.

The GOP may be going crazy, but I think most of them still just use tin foil for food.


Does Fox News count?
 
2012-04-03 10:25:00 PM

Lando Lincoln: It's just farking amazing that so many Americans cannot or are unwilling to see how absolutely insane the GOP is these days. Anybody that's still a GOP supporter at this point is just not right in the head.


1) get a frog
2) drop it in a pot of water and add heat
...
3) GOP supporters
 
2012-04-03 10:32:52 PM

nmrsnr: To be fair, does this really describe Republicans, or the writers of World Net Daily? Because I haven't heard or seen any big name Republican (and Glenn Beck no longer counts) mention any of this stuff.


Give it a few months. Birtherism started the same way.
 
2012-04-03 10:34:56 PM

DamnYankees: nmrsnr: To be fair, does this really describe Republicans, or the writers of World Net Daily? Because I haven't heard or seen any big name Republican (and Glenn Beck no longer counts) mention any of this stuff.

Give it a few months. Birtherism started the same way.


Birtherism started with Hillary Clinton.
 
2012-04-03 10:35:44 PM

DamnYankees: nmrsnr: To be fair, does this really describe Republicans, or the writers of World Net Daily? Because I haven't heard or seen any big name Republican (and Glenn Beck no longer counts) mention any of this stuff.

Give it a few months. Birtherism started the same way.


I like to continue to believe that eventually the right-leaning populace will say "this far, and no further" to the crazy things spouted from the far right. I haven't been right yet, but there has to be a stopping point, right?
 
2012-04-03 10:38:02 PM
The one consistent line is that conservative are always AFRAID of something.
 
2012-04-03 10:54:06 PM

King Something: More czars than the USSR!!!1!


pics.livejournal.com
 
2012-04-03 11:01:01 PM

nmrsnr: DamnYankees: nmrsnr: To be fair, does this really describe Republicans, or the writers of World Net Daily? Because I haven't heard or seen any big name Republican (and Glenn Beck no longer counts) mention any of this stuff.

Give it a few months. Birtherism started the same way.

I like to continue to believe that eventually the right-leaning populace will say "this far, and no further" to the crazy things spouted from the far right. I haven't been right yet, but there has to be a stopping point, right?


Let me tell you this, friend - I've worked in retail. There is NO bottom level for stupid from the general public. It's asymptotic at best, and exponential decline at worst.
 
2012-04-03 11:01:30 PM

DeltaPunch: The one consistent line is that conservative are always AFRAID of something.


GOP is basically the scare the white people party
 
2012-04-03 11:07:46 PM
They don't like czars but they think it's perfectly acceptable to concentrate power in the hands of a relatively few individuals blessed by God. Makes perfect sense.
 
2012-04-03 11:30:02 PM
America's right-wing are idiots, that's all there is to it. And they are frightened idiots who often carry guns, so you sort of can't turn your back on them.
 
2012-04-04 12:22:10 AM
Wait, let me get this straight. Republicans are stupid, but somehow manage to get their ideas from an obscure early 20th century book that doesn't have pictures or buttons that make sound. Is that right?
 
2012-04-04 12:24:15 AM

hubiestubert: Lionel Mandrake: The Republican blueprint:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 216x347]

Lot's of flags, martial music and persecution of the liberal media!

And written by a real author!

I was thinking something a bit more modern, but it appears to be what the leadership is looking for...

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 300x89]


Well, they want Scudder, but they'll settle for Romney.
 
2012-04-04 12:28:47 AM

GAT_00: DamnYankees: nmrsnr: To be fair, does this really describe Republicans, or the writers of World Net Daily? Because I haven't heard or seen any big name Republican (and Glenn Beck no longer counts) mention any of this stuff.

Give it a few months. Birtherism started the same way.

Birtherism started with Hillary Clinton.


If that's true my regard for Mrs. Clinton just went through the roof. A brilliant tactic!


But I thought this was the blueprint for destroying America?

www.johnmariani.com
 
2012-04-04 12:30:17 AM
I'm wondering what is going to happen to the conspiracy nuts four years from now as Obama is winding down his second term and the world is still here basically unchanged and the US hasn't collapsed. The nutjobs have really invested so much into Obama that I don't know what they'll do when it becomes apparent he's not going to fulfill their fantasies and be end of everything.
 
2012-04-04 12:31:00 AM

Ed Finnerty: Hey, when you already ran aground, you can't run any more aground. Can you?

FULL DERP AHEAD!

*paddlewheel explodes into flaming shrapnel*


Aye! Aye! Captain!

i39.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-04 12:32:56 AM
What's next, Rethuglicans? Accusing Obama of being against judicial review?
 
2012-04-04 12:33:05 AM

Mentat: They don't like czars but they think it's perfectly acceptable to concentrate power in the hands of a relatively few individuals blessed by God. Makes perfect sense.


It's all about the branding!
 
2012-04-04 12:40:19 AM

fusillade762: GAT_00: DamnYankees: nmrsnr: To be fair, does this really describe Republicans, or the writers of World Net Daily? Because I haven't heard or seen any big name Republican (and Glenn Beck no longer counts) mention any of this stuff.

Give it a few months. Birtherism started the same way.

Birtherism started with Hillary Clinton.

If that's true my regard for Mrs. Clinton just went through the roof. A brilliant tactic!


But I thought this was the blueprint for destroying America?

[www.johnmariani.com image 498x500]


It's true, though she only hinted at it and didn't say so outright. GOP just lacks subtlety.
 
2012-04-04 12:40:33 AM
I've decided, after years of thought, that being a paranoid xenophobe used to be a positive survival trait. For a hundred thousand years, we lived in a dangerous world where anything strange or different probably was indeed bad for you.

Around 200 years ago, that changed for most people in industrializing regions, but some of us are still born with that ancient trait.
 
2012-04-04 12:41:19 AM
DailyKos? Alternet? Amirite? AmIleft? Whothefu*kknows?
 
2012-04-04 12:42:32 AM

Befuddled: I'm wondering what is going to happen to the conspiracy nuts four years from now as Obama is winding down his second term and the world is still here basically unchanged and the US hasn't collapsed. The nutjobs have really invested so much into Obama that I don't know what they'll do when it becomes apparent he's not going to fulfill their fantasies and be end of everything.


Pat themselves on the back for having thwarted his plans, somehow?

/nice jerb, cletus!
 
2012-04-04 12:43:58 AM
Don't peer into the Abyss too closely, else the Abyss will peer back into you..
 
2012-04-04 12:46:47 AM

dualplains: Pat themselves on the back for having thwarted his plans, somehow?


Well. that and immediately start their next scorched-earth campaigns.
 
2012-04-04 12:47:55 AM
Republicans might have resented the fanatical hatred that George W. Bush inspired in so many Democrats - Bush Derangement Syndrome, as Charles Krauthammer called it - but there was no mystery about its causes. Bush strutted and smirked; he launched wars with cowboy talk; he angered his adversaries and he knew it. Barack Obama, in contrast, promised a post-partisan presidency that would be all about splitting differences and searching out common ground. Most Democrats - including Obama himself - were caught off guard by the spirit of vindictiveness (Hitler mustaches; birth certificates; "You lie!"; death panel accusations, etc.) that have possessed the right since his inauguration.

assets1.wordansassets.com
 
2012-04-04 12:48:45 AM

nmrsnr: To be fair, does this really describe Republicans, or the writers of World Net Daily? Because I haven't heard or seen any big name Republican (and Glenn Beck no longer counts) mention any of this stuff.

The GOP may be going crazy, but I think most of them still just use tin foil for food.


And Saul Alinsky was largely unknown until 2008
 
2012-04-04 12:50:52 AM

fusillade762: [TwinkieCookbook.jpg]


Customers who bought this item also bought the Doughnut Recipe Book and the Peeps Recipe Book (new window)

Today I learned that dead Americans have a 72 year shelf life
 
2012-04-04 12:52:40 AM

shivashakti: King Something: More czars than the USSR!!!1!

[pics.livejournal.com image 400x225]


Don't turn around, uh oh
Der Commie Czar's in town, uh oh!
 
2012-04-04 12:54:49 AM

Mentat: Bush Derangement Syndrome is like a mild of OCD compared to the unbridled insanity of the modern GOP. See also, Rick Santorum believes University of California schools don't teach American History.


Santorum has to be clinically insane.
 
2012-04-04 12:58:50 AM
Is "affrighted" really a word?
 
2012-04-04 12:59:25 AM

Bucky Katt: Is "affrighted" really a word?


You doubt its cromulence?
 
2012-04-04 01:00:52 AM
Serious batshiat, this be.
 
2012-04-04 01:01:48 AM
I don't think the republicans know a damn about Ayn Rand's writing. I think they have glommed on to the only bit that's similar (their somewhat libertarianism) and started screaming "commies bad! capitalism good!" The cornerstone of a lot of Ayn Rand's fiction is the pursuit of knowledge and that was coupled with a very strict adherence to science and atheism. That is anathema to republicans, they wallow in their stupidity and their motto seems to be 'None of us is as dumb as all of us.' That sort of mindless 'me too-ism' is specifically what Rand detests. (Not to mention her hatred for religion)

I like Ayn Rand's fiction, but that's all it is...fiction. Her characters are comic book style caricatures of good and evil and she thinks the world can be dealt with in black and whites. As a scientist I enjoy the heroic dedication of her characters to creativity and the expansion of knowledge but I think I outgrew the rigid mindset of objectivism... I guess that might be how republicans follow Rand...they refuse to compromise or even think for themselves.

Anyways, I'm tired from work and I'm sure I'll either get flamed or mocked for what I said but eh, welcome to fark ;)

/Democrat
//Scientist
 
2012-04-04 01:06:58 AM
As my poor dead mother might say, "Oy vey!"
 
2012-04-04 01:07:36 AM

erveek: Bucky Katt: Is "affrighted" really a word?

You doubt its cromulence?


that depends...

...on what cromulence means

/yes, i know.
 
2012-04-04 01:10:18 AM

Harry_Seldon: As my poor dead mother might say, "Oy vey!"


Your mother is a zombie?
 
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