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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:08 PM

Holy Crap! Josh Marshall's reaction (& mine) to an insane new video from the Heritage Foundation PAC

From Josh Marshall at TPM:

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/11/um_holy_crap.php

A reader just sent me this video from Heritage Action, the PAC of the Heritage Foundation, the conservative think tank. On one level itís just a call for conservatives to keep up the fight, stay involved, despite Obamaís reelection victory. Nothing too surprising about that. But it has this sort of Wagnerian, Leni Riefenstahl quality to it that seems a tad jarring, at least a day or two after the election. It has the feel of that fortitude against the bleak horizon futurism that I associate with the Terminator series.

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The grim narrator of this crazy video is Michael Needham, CEO of Heritage Action:


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Reply Holy Crap! Josh Marshall's reaction (& mine) to an insane new video from the Heritage Foundation PAC (Original post)
highplainsdem Nov 2012 OP
codjh9 Nov 2012 #1
madaboutharry Nov 2012 #2
highplainsdem Nov 2012 #7
Barack_America Nov 2012 #20
highplainsdem Nov 2012 #23
arcane1 Nov 2012 #3
TexasTowelie Nov 2012 #4
nc4bo Nov 2012 #5
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #15
highplainsdem Nov 2012 #6
Lint Head Nov 2012 #8
smccarter Nov 2012 #9
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #10
Doremus Nov 2012 #11
Downwinder Nov 2012 #12
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #16
Oilwellian Nov 2012 #13
txdemsftw Nov 2012 #14
highplainsdem Nov 2012 #28
fascisthunter Nov 2012 #17
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #18
Bosso 63 Nov 2012 #19
iwillalwayswonderwhy Nov 2012 #21
GP6971 Nov 2012 #22
LongTomH Nov 2012 #25
GP6971 Nov 2012 #27
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #26
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #24

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:13 PM

1. I can't even watch all what, 2 1/4 minutes of it? 'Hollow out the military', my ass. What a

prick. And let me add that every conservative 'think tank' is mis-described. They're non-think tanks. Propaganda mills.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:16 PM

2. When I was in college,

I had a history professor who showed us nazi propaganda films used to get the German population to accept discrimination and persecution of the Jews. It looked like this film.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:26 PM

7. Exactly. Josh Marshall was right to say this video has a Leni Riefenstahl quality to it.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:18 PM

20. I think it's the quick, disjointed edits that make it anxiety-provoking.

Seriously, they need to come up with a better tactic than fear.

In Michigan, we just had a guy arrested for shooting at dozens of cars on a local expressway. His twitterfeed was posted here last night...full of Heritage Foundation re-tweets.

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Response to Barack_America (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:42 PM

23. Just found that topic - had missed it last night:

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:17 PM

3. They are already looking to the mid-terms, and so should we n/t

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:18 PM

4. And the right-wingers called the Anonymous videos melodramatic?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:19 PM

5. 50% of Americans rejected this flaming pile. That fact hasn't sunk in or it just can't sink in.

What the hell is wrong with these people??!!!

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:54 PM

15. +1 nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:24 PM

6. Josh Marshall's tweets about this:

https://twitter.com/joshtpm

Josh Marshall ‏@joshtpm

Umm ... Holy Crap. You've gotta watch this. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/11/um_holy_crap.php Ö via @TPM

Watching this video, I'm guessing that whole 'break the fever' thing didn't pan out

Reassured abt guy's belief in civil discourse when he says 'this is a war' w/sweat beading up on his upper lip

Apparently this vid is prep 4speech this crazy guy wants to make to Boehner & staff after he takes them hostage in Dec

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:27 PM

8. This video probably costs $1,000 to make other than zero for editing in IMovie.

This cowardly prick Needham is using the election of Obama to line his pockets. He is asking for donations on his site and $50.00 is the default. You can contribute half of that but what a damn racket. Wing nuts are always looking at how to screw people out of their money. I see a prosecution for fraud in his future or a nice house and car provided by billionaires like they financed for KKK Rove.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:31 PM

9. Remember Nazi Germany

Americans better dust off the history books and get a handle on what's going on.

This election was historic. We elected a black American, and a great president no less, for a 2nd term, but more importantly, we postponed something that looks to be inevitable. We need to take back the control of our great nation. This movement.. call it conservative, teabag, whatever... What it is is fascism.

I'll be in the long line again in 2 years. Let's hope we come out in force again... and again... and again... and again...

Vote a straight democrat ticket... we need to gain control and hold onto it.

Because that's what it is going to take.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:38 PM

10. I liked it better in the original German...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:45 PM

11. Another 2 minute hate. ::yawn::

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:49 PM

12. Obstruction will set up for 2014 and 2016 elections.

Total destruction of Republican Party.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:55 PM

16. +1 nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:50 PM

13. This reeks of desperation

and I can smell it. Their brand of fascism will not win. Never has, never will.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:50 PM

14. That was just creepy

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Response to txdemsftw (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:20 AM

28. Very creepy.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:55 PM

17. fanatical coockoo birds

hoping to lure in other ones.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:57 PM

18. These people are.....

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:05 PM

19. Crazy as a shit house rat.

No wait, I think that IS a shit house rat.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:31 PM

21. here is my answer in song

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:33 PM

22. And yet

The video shows clips of FDR and what appears to be of the work force that built a lot of today's infastructure. Their name escapes me at the moment ....CC ????

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Response to GP6971 (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:49 PM

25. WPA: Works Progress Administration

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Works_Progress_Administration



In addition to the public works projects that the WPA was famous for, there were also adult education programs and bookmobiles that brought library services to underserved areas of the country.

The 'CC' you referred to was the Civilian Conservation Corps that provided work for young men 17-28. It was a lifesaver for young men like my Dad, who spent several years in a CCC camp after his family lost their farm.

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:57 PM

27. Thank you. n/t

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Response to GP6971 (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:55 PM

26. WPA

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:43 PM

24. Conservatism in its final death throes.

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