If counter-culture gonzo-journalist Hunter S. Thompson hadn’t offed himself, he might be inspired to write a new novel and call it “Fear and Loathing in the Republican Party.”
The fear part simply being that the party of Bush is unequalled when creating paranoia almost to the point of mass hysteria —- which, whether it’s intentional, may result in an ultimate destination that’s got the country traveling at the speed of light on the road to perdition.
The loathing part being promoting disdain for anyone who is not white and, in many instances, aren’t Christians.
The insane notion that President Obama is a Muslim and wasn’t born in America was the brainless child of right wing-nuts and regurgitated consistently on Fox Manufactured News, where Glenn Beck spews his (and that of Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes) propaganda.
Beck has this obsession with Nazis and Hitler —- funny that, since he’s in bed with an organization that thrives on a theory that was Hitler’s own: “The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed.”
New slogan for Fox Manufactured News: “We put the LIE in reliable.”
When people get their “news” from one source and one source only they will believe whatever they’re told, because they tend to accept it as a reliable source.
White America should fear Obama because he’s a socialist whose change you can believe in means Black Panthers are out to kill “cracker babies.”
Support the controversial Arizona immigration law, even if it does promote racial profiling. When’s the last time a white person was subjected to racial profiling?
Stay tuned for the latest rant Fox and its reincarnation of Moe, Larry and Curly —- Hannity, Palin and Beck (sounds like a fascist law firm) —– when they go berserko grande over the mosque planned on being built two blocks from ground zero.
More fuel for these parasites of revisionist history to pour on the fire. They love stoking the flames of fear-mongering. The bigger the lie….
Like the Big Lie that Iraq was behind the
9-11 attack on the United States.
So we spent $900 billion fighting an enemy who didn’t have weapons of mass destruction. And that’s no lie.
Best lies of the Bush presidency:
1. “We’ll get the people responsible for this (9-11).”
2. “Heck of a job, Brownie.” (referring to the man he put in charge of FEMA, who was asleep at the switch when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.)
3. (tie) “Mission accomplished” and “We have found weapons of mass destruction.”
4. “Read my lips. No new taxes.” (OK, that was Daddy Bush. On the other hand, his economic wizard son W. had the Bush tax cuts that he promised would help the middle class.)
5. “I’m a uniter, not a divider.”
As awful a president as George W. Bush was (yes, even worse than Jimmy Carter, and that’s saying a lot), he was never as dangerous-sounding as these right-wing nuts who have taken over his party.
Obama will campaign this fall for Democrats using W.’s failed policies as proof that we can’t go back again. You can only pick on ol’ W. for so long. It might not work this time. Maybe this time Obama should go after the nut jobs who are running to get in power this election cycle.
He’s doing that a bit by reminding voters that Republicans have “selective amnesia” about how their policies have brought us to the brink of another Great Depression.
There is some truth to this: Republicans are banking on the fact that most voters are either watching porn on computers or they’re computer illiterate and don’t know how to surf the Internet to check the facts.
Republicans will tell you that come November, they will take your country back for you. How about back to, say, 1957? Minorities knew their place then. Diversity meant you could be a one-car family or a two-car family. On TV, you could watch “Lucy” and “Lawrence Welk.” Joe McCarthy was finally exposed as the reincarnation of a Salem witch hunter. But his damage had already been done.
Return with the Republican Party to the thrilling days of yesteryear. The 1950s. Peace. Prosperity. Prejudice.
Be afraid of illegal aliens, blacks and people who worship in mosques.
Be afraid of anyone who doesn’t need to use a lot of sun block or spend a lot of time in a tanning booth.
Unlike some people we know. Snooki, meet House Minority Leader John Boehner. Orange tan, meet Snooki.
The tag line from the 1980s remake of the movie “The Fly” can serve a purpose once again — this time for the New Republican Party of Palin and her Parasites: “Be afraid, be very afraid.”
Other tag lines and quotes from other movies that can fit the news world:
1. “Exterminate all rational thought.” (from the movie “Naked Lunch” —– now the new tagline for Glenn Beck’s program.)
2. “The strangest vengeance ever planned.” (from “Touch of Evil” —— now a nominee for the slogan Republicans will use when they take back the House and Senate come November.)
3. “They’re not just getting rich …. they’re getting even” (from “Trading Places” —— applicable to how the Palins will respond after the release of the Baked Alaskan’s next book.)
4. “They’re here….” (from “Poltergeist” —- can also refer to the Tea Party.)
5. “The perfect summer when the urge meets the surge” (from “Beach Party” —– or the line Bill Clinton still thinks will work with the babes.)
6. “Name your poison” (from “McCabe & Mrs. Miller” —— can also be the slogan in 2012 in the GOP primaries when the choices are Palin, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.)
7. “Television will never be the same” (from “Network” —— but a perfect slogan “American Idol” could use if they pick Mel Gibson to become the new Simon and Lindsay Lohan to become the next Paula Abdul.)
8. “Say hello to my little friend” (from “Scarface” —- applicable to every weenie-flashing comedy movie from the phallic-obsessed Judd Apatow.)
9. “A man went looking for America and couldn’t find it anywhere!” (from “Easy Rider —- but how the “birthers” believe President Obama was thinking when he left his birthplace of Kenya.)
10. “I’m the king of the world!” (settle down, Rush, take another oxycontin…. or two, or three….)