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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:57 AM
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The FundamentaList (No. 70)

Obama: The Socialist Antichrist.

The conservative movement is quaking in its boots as they gird themselves for Democratic rule, which they portray as "European-style socialism." (Though its activists would say those are military boots, and there is no quaking; they're ready to fight.)

Everything European is more secular, more baby-hating, and more effeminate than any other brand of anything. It's like choosing a croissant over biscuits and gravy, Bordeaux over Budweiser, condoms over abstinence, or any other ridiculous supposed sins of the effete.

The berating of supposed "socialism" is not just an echo of cultural iconography of the rugged individualist American who brooks no government handouts or highfalutin food. It has roots in Christian fundamentalism, like that of religious-right granddaddy and renowned chronicler of the impending apocalypse Tim LaHaye. According to Chip Berlet, an expert on right-wing movements at Political Research Associates, LaHaye claims that Satan himself "engineered" the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, bringing us the New Deal. That, in LaHaye's mind, was a conspiracy to turn the Constitution "upside down."

What most Americans call liberalism, LaHaye describes as an "alien philosophy." It is "antithetical" to the Bible, an "antichrist conspiracy" that "dominates the public school system from kindergarten through graduate school," controls the media and entertainment industry, and "elects a predominance of liberals to both parties in our national government."

Most elected Republicans would stop short of that in public, but their rhetoric at CPAC had that apocalyptic flavor. Sen. Jim DeMint, a Republican from South Carolina, complained, "A nation that raises its children in government schools cannot expect its people to stand for the principles of freedom." Rep. Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, added, "The laws of nature and of nature's God are the only touchstones of truth," and "the purpose of government is to secure these natural rights." But when "government goes beyond its high mission," it "replaces nature's God with a regulatory state."

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Itchinjim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:47 AM
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1. Fucking Nutbags...
Just a bunch of fucking nutbags. And they ran our government for eight years. My God what did we do to deserve them?
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