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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:49 AM

"Back in the day, only the John Birchers and the KKK were this nuts"

http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2012/8/1/192315/6702

More Stupid from Republicans

by Steven D
Wed Aug 1st, 2012 at 07:23:15 PM EST


A Republican State Legislator in Tennessee emailed constituents warning of a "fake" assassination plot by the Obama administration so Obama can declare martial law and refuse to hold this year's elections. Seriously.

A Republican member of the Tennessee state legislature emailed constituents Tuesday morning with a rumor circulating in conservative circles that President Barack Obama is planning to stage a fake assassination attempt in an effort to stop the 2012 election from happening.

Rep. Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) sent an email from his state email account to constituents containing a rumor that Obama and the Department of Homeland Security are planning a series of events that could lead to the imposition of "martial law" and delay the election. Among the events hypothesized in the email is a staged assassination attempt on the president that would lead to civil unrest in urban areas and martial law.


You ever wonder why your right wing, Fox News loving, Tea Party joining friends and relatives are so crazy when it comes to Obama, why they call him a dictator, why they think he's out to steal their guns and other "unspecified" freedoms? Well, this is one reason. Emails from GOP elected officials like this one.

Back in the day, only the John Birchers and the KKK were this nuts. Since the nomination of Palin, this is your new Republican Party, from top to bottom. You know, the one that controls the House of Representatives, and many governorships and state legislatures. It's enough to make you wish Dubya and Cheney were still the face of the Elephant party.

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Reply "Back in the day, only the John Birchers and the KKK were this nuts" (Original post)
babylonsister Aug 2012 OP
MadHound Aug 2012 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2012 #2
spanone Aug 2012 #3
Puregonzo1188 Aug 2012 #6
ananda Aug 2012 #4
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:54 AM

1. Funny, back in 2004 I remember some folks around here positing the same conspiracy about Bush

 

That he wouldn't leave gracefully. Same thing in 2004 as well.

Both sides have their whackos.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:00 AM

2. Yes, there are fringe whackos of every political stripe. The difference is

that while the left-wing fringe whackos are still just sitting at home posting to liberal message boards, the right-wing fringe whackos are now members of Congress and state legislatures and mainstream media talking heads. These people legitimize all the crazy shit that the Cheeto-stained freeper in his mother's basement has been ranting about. They make it OK to say (and do) the most insane, racist, off the wall crap that Billy Bob Freeper could ever imagine.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:01 AM

3. no one here is a state legislator.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:03 AM

6. That was my first reaction too. Then again a lot of that came Alex Jones

so it's really just the same band of whackos who are the sources for this.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:20 AM

4. The fringe right has been literally forced into the mainstream.

And it's taking advantage of what can be considered a power vacuum
in this country. Nature doesn't love a vacuum, so if good thinking
humans have no power, then those that can't think well will take over,
pushed into power to promote a corporate fascist agenda.

How this push into power for the extreme right has occurred spells out
the formula for complete disaster for this country, other countries, the
environment and cllimate, and for vast numbers of people.

The rightwing mainstream motto: If it aint broke, fix it till it is.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:53 AM

5. Now the GOP calls them "the base".

 

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