Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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A Metaphor for the GOP

Saturday, February 23, 2013

YOUR MODERN REPUBLICAN PARTY


From Right Wing Watch:

Gun Activists Warn Obama is Raising a Private Black Army to Massacre White Americans

"Gun Owners of America president Larry Pratt appeared Tuesday on the Talk to Solomon Show alongside conservative blogger Greg W. Howard, of Twittergate fame, for another chance to spew anti-Obama conspiracy theories.

Pratt predicted that President Obama may begin confiscating guns in order to provoke a violent response to justify further oppression, which host Stan Solomon feared would lead to the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of people."








The paranoid speaker, Larry Pratt, does qualify his paranoia:  What he claims, he says, is not based on fact, it's his OPINION.  But his insane opinion is treated as though it were a reasonable supposition. 

The second speaker, Stan Solomon, adds to the lunacy by piling onto Pratt's fantasy. Claiming that Mr. Obama is not an American, he then falls off the sanity cliff by telling his audience that President Obama is going to take away people's guns and raise a black army to kill all the white gun owners.

I don't know who listens to these goofballs, but the fact that they have an audience at all is disturbing.  And that their listeners believe their paranoid nincompoopery is deeply depressing.

This is the country we live in:  Millions of Americans listen to this psychopathy every day, broadcast by people who belong to Gun Owners of America, the N.R.A., Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, and others, and without critically thinking through the swill, they swallow it whole.  

Then they vote.






9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This stuff is so out of the morm why are bringing it up? A few wackos does not make an opposition party with power to inact such garbage.

Infidel753 said...

Why bother to raise a "black army" to take the guns? They could just get the Friends of Hamas to do it.

When Greg Howard talks about Obama not understanding "the rank-and-file Americans, the ones who live out here", I guess "out here" is somewhere out around the orbit of Pluto. These people are literally as crazy as the types who think everything is controlled by lizard people from outer space disguised as humans.

And, yes, everyone with a media platform who has willfully fueled idiocies like birtherism has to share the blame for channeling the delusions of paranoids like Pratt and Solomon into such dangerous directions. If there is another incident like Waco or Ruby Ridge, who knows what random group of innocent people these nuts will target for the retaliation they are apparently itching to inflict?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Gun Owners of America is NOT a fringe group nor are they "a few wackos":

Wikipedia: "The GOA has been described by Congressman Ron Paul as "The only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington." This quote from Paul has long been displayed prominently on the home page of the Gun Owners of America website, and Paul was the only 2008 Presidential candidate to receive an A+ grade from Gun Owners of America."

The GOA are, apparently, a libertarian's dream.

More on this NON-fringe GROUP HERE.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Infidel753,

Those "rank and file Americans" voted for President Obama TWICE. Howard fails to recognize that it is people like him who are out of touch with Americans.

A majority of Americans SUPPORT Mr. Obama's gun control initiatives.

Anonymous said...

"Pratt predicted that President Obama may begin confiscating guns in order to provoke a violent response to justify further oppression, which host Stan Solomon feared would lead to the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of people."

Is McConnell, Boehner, or Cantor signing onto this? I've heard them say crazy things, but not supporting this verbiage.

You are as bad as SF and RN, bringing up non issues to portray a party to be wacko when that party does not endorse the wacky idea you presented.

dmarks said...

Shaw said: "The GOA has been described by Congressman Ron Paul as..."

Unfortunately, this reminds of Ron Paul's past writings about black Americans, which many have argued are racist. And that ties into the subject. Keeps me from being a fan of his.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"You are as bad as SF and RN, bringing up non issues to portray a party to be wacko when that party does not endorse the wacky idea you presented."

And I would observe that you're the sort of person who believes in blaming the messenger when the message points out the truth.

The GOA is not a fringe group; they have been supported by a member of the US House of Representatives; a man who ran for presidency of the US, and who attracted millions of people's support.

This is the part of the message I think you, Anon, find so distasteful; and, therefore, blame the person reporting it instead of condemning the nuts who support it.

Dave Miller said...

Anon... As we have pointed out numerous times, in the past the GOP has held that other fringe groups must be denounced by the patent group. Failure to do so the GOP has argued against extremist Muslims, is defacto acceptance of these extremist positions.

Why is it unreasonable to think that here in regards to their own party?

Anonymous said...

Obama angrily denounces gun-rights groups as willful liars.. Yeah right.

The vote was a huge blow to the president’s efforts since the Newtown, Conn., school massacre last December to enact a broad package of new gun laws. Mr. Obama and his team had considered background checks the most likely gun restriction to be approved by Congress, with polls showing as much as 90 percent of the public in favor of the measure immediately after the Newtown shootings.

The ABSOLUTE LIE here is the 90 percent. It's more like 90 percent HATE the measure!

Furthermore. IF 90 percent of people were polled, then I don't exist, since I wasn't polled.

In short, the polls are propaganda, and lies. THE PRESIDENT LIED.

Furthermore, as the Boston Marathon just showed us, even if the United States banned every gun from everyone, they aren't going to stop murder, by those who are willing to kill.

In this light, they should be thankful more stuff hasn't happened, and they should start restoring our constitutional rights now that it's PROVEN that taking them away does not prevent a damn thing, but makes us weaker.