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Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:30 PM

Idiot Wind: “A Socialist Nightmare Hellscape”

Yesterday, I mentioned that my opponent Todd Long has concocted a bizarre End-of-Days scenario if I win, which has me removing the Bible from people’s homes, and “kicking Christianity out of the country.”

Long may be a liar, but he’s not an outlier. Because right-wing nuts like him have been flooding the media with paranoid nonsense like that.

Here’s one that gathers all of the sick, twisted memes in one spot. Some group called the “National Republican Victory Fund,” run by the usual bunch of anonymous losers and con artists, put it together. It asks the very pertinent question of what will happen in America if Barack Obama wins reelection, and describes the result this way: “a socialist nightmare hellscape.”


In case you didn’t get the point, the video actually depicts yellow and orange flames, jumping in the air. Dante would be so impressed.

Here is more of what is to come, or so they say:

- Obama will “circumvent” the “checks and balances of the Constitution."
- Obama will “erode” our “fundamental rights.”
- Obama will “fail[] to protect Americans abroad.”
- “Gun control will be a priority.”
- Obama will “exert[] control over our Nation’s judiciary.”
- “Energy costs will skyrocket.” (Illustrated by . . . a rocket!)
- EPA regulations will “choke energy production.”
- “Obama will demand that tax rates go up.”

They left these out: Cats will sleep with dogs! All of us will be forced to eat broccoli! Gravity will become so strong that we won’t be able to get out of bed! And . . . universal healthcare!!

To try to add some kind of marching band of credibility to this parade of horribles, the NRVF video inserts a spastic, “What was that?” clip of someone-saying-to-someone: “You said that a worldwide recession is in order if Obama is reelected.”

I tracked down the clip. It’s from the August 20, 2012 episode of CNBC’s 6 a.m. show “Squawk Box.” (Motto: “We’re right almost as often as we’re wrong.” Although it’s difficult to be right about anything at 6 a.m.)

But guess who had made this momentous prediction of a worldwide recession? Who was this modern-day Nostradamus? Was it Ben Bernanke, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve? Was it Warren Buffett, the most successful investor of our lifetimes? Was it Paul Krugman, or perhaps some other winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics? Was it Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors?

No. It was the owner of the Miami Dolphins. Who immediately added that for big corporations in America, “The balance sheets are as good as they have been for many years.”
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/worldwide-recession-if-obama-re-elected-ross/3x4fuliz?cpkey=91abd29d-d612-4b21-a6da-ec3b32215400%257c%257c%257c%257c

Honestly, if we choose the Leader of the Free World based on what the owner of the Miami Dolphins says, then maybe we deserve a worldwide recession.

Here is what it comes down to. The other side is spreading the most dire, ominous prophecies that anyone can imagine, up to and including “a socialist nightmare hellscape,” in order to win votes in their time-honored manner -- by scaring the gullible. It’s happening in my race, it’s happening in the President’s race, and it’s happening all over the country. Sometime between now and Tuesday, they’ll say that an Obama victory means the Mayan Apocalypse, 45 days later, and only Mitt Romney/Todd Long/whoever can save us from that. They just keep pushing that big, red PANIC button, over and over and over again.

And me? I know that if we allow ourselves to be ruled by hatred or fear, then this would be a nightmare hellscape. So it just makes me more determined to win. And with your help, we will.

Courage,

Alan Grayson

“The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked. Denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”

- Hermann Goering, Nuremberg Diary (1946).

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:41 PM

1. good luck in your race

I liked Bill Maher calling out Focus on the Family for their predictions if Obama won in 2008 - they were 0 for 34 in their predictions. Stuff like Boy Scouts banned, weapons seized, etc.

Sounds like Todd Long is taking a page out of their book.

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:48 PM

2. I wish I could vote for you Alan, but I live in PA

But I'm cheering for you, I know you will prevail. Best wishes for a successful finish.

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:49 PM

3. THe Republicons scare the public with things they usually end up doing.

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:49 PM

4. Go get 'em Alan!!

I'm not a Floridian, but you were one of the few elected officials in Congress whom I felt spoke for me, and I hope when we all wake up Wednesday morning you'll have won the right to do so again.

We need more fighting Dems like you who
are all out of bubblegum.

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:50 PM

5. Great post. Just have one problem.

Cats will never "sleep with dogs".

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 06:02 PM

6. BUMP

 

if we had more people like Mr Grayson in both chambers of Congress, we'd get alot more done

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 06:13 PM

7. I didn't know that Goebbels was still producing commercials

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 06:33 PM

8. Wow. He takes racism and anti-semitism to a whole new level with you.

sigh

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:22 PM

9. We are all nuts

 

You this guy?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Grayson

FYI, I've heard the prediction of world wide depression from very early on from many sources, in my life beginning from Club of Rome, which at the time was still pretty vague but had the fundamentals correct. Then around 2000 I started to get hooked into Internet and listening to academics and professionals speaking about Peak Oil and it's economic etc. consequences. To the best of my knowledge since 2008 we've been living the Final Depression of Capitalism, globally. Capitalism as we know it, system dependent from continuous growth on a finite planet, and financial predatory capitalism dependent from exponential growth of interest based debt.

Actually I'm writing to you only because of the Goering quote, which is very educational, it's Goering's reply how get so called democracies into war, by fear mongering people into war. Using "external" enemy as Greek nazis are doing now, as the US establishment is doing many ways with multiple wars against drugs, terror etc. projections.

We are all Greeks, in a some way or another, and now people of Iceland are doing much better that people in Greece. As Capitalism-as-we-know-in is collapsing we have choices to make, how do we want to live and cooperate together, as form of life of this beautiful planet? Democratic Socialism would be fine, democratic Anarchism/Communism might be even better, but at least for me, Authoritarian Fascism is the dystopia I would very much like to avoid.

Authoritarian Fascism happens when people lose hope, faith in themselves and in the truth that deep down we humans are good and beautiful, even though the current globalized system tends to bring out the worst in ourselves.


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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:24 PM

10. Good luck, Mr. Grayson. Can't wait to see you

back on the floor, chewing up right wing idiots.

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