By Gene Lyons

How The American Right Invented Its Own Imaginary Obama

September 26, 2012 12:00 am Category: Memo Pad 56 Comments A+ / A-
How The American Right Invented Its Own Imaginary Obama

Despite being the least naturally gifted politician nominated by a major party in a generation, Mitt Romney’s cosmic awkwardness is only a part of his problem. The GOP candidate’s biggest liabilities are a Republican predecessor who can’t be named, and a “Socialist Hottentot” opponent, as Stephen Colbert jokes, who’s largely a product of Rush Limbaugh’s fevered imagination.

Also of Glenn Beck’s and Ann Coulter’s, along with scores of talk radio shouters and the Fox News Channel’s handsomely-coiffed imagineers. When it comes to President Obama, the most influential minds in the Republican Party have gone so far around the bend that there’s no coming back.

MediaMatters.com recently documented Fox’s Megyn Kelly comparing the red stripes on an Obama campaign poster to blood smeared on a wall at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Where a healthy mind would have seen an abstractly-rendered American flag, Kelly found “the smearing of the red stripes is eerily reminiscent of a terrible picture we’ve all seen…which is the bloody handprints outside of our Libyan consulate.”

Fox broadcast the offending images side by side.

Similar crackpot imaginings have become common on the Republican right, aimed at depicting Obama as a subversive, alien presence.

Except that the alien’s leading in the polls, and appears to be pulling away.

Hence growing hysteria. Limbaugh has descended into self-parody. During the GOP convention, he accused the National Weather Service of altering the forecast track of Hurricane Isaac to disrupt the Tampa festivities. Next, he surmised that al Qaeda had betrayed Osama bin Laden to enhance Obama’s re-election chances.

More recently, Limbaugh was heard blaming men’s smaller penises (as measured in an Italian study) on feminist harpies—all Democrats, of course. I suppose it’s possible he was joking. But his description of Obama’s secret plan to confiscate your deer rifle and my shotguns is deadly serious.

Except that it’s purely imaginary too.

Elsewhere in GOP Cloud-Cuckoo-Land, “birthers” have been usurped by an even more preposterous conspiracy theory. No longer is President Obama a Kenya-born usurper. According to a lurid DVD entitled “Dreams from My Real Father,” he’s actually the illegitimate spawn of a black American communist.

Featuring crudely doctored photos of Obama’s mother in a dominatrix costume, the fool thing’s supposedly being mailed to millions of swing-state voters—an apt successor, the blogger Digby points out, to the “Clinton Chronicles,” the late evangelist Jerry Falwell’s smear of Bill Clinton as a drug smuggler and a murderer. I wonder who’s paying for it.

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  • frivolous01

    Well, and that is the rub. Because the hatred of Obama is so based in hyperbole it is very difficult to fight. Last night, during one of many FB debates I’ve had with my family, one of my sisters posted that she ‘detests’ Obama. When I asked her why she detested him she couldn’t really say why, she just said it was a ‘feeling’. How do you argue against a ‘feeling’ which is largely what has been spread about Obama; the feeling that he is unAmerican, illegitimate, socialist, communist, muslim, anti-Christian, wants to abort all of our babies, wants to take down the country, we will all be following Sharia law, we will be under martial law, etc. To be honest, it’s just exhausting. The one positive note is that, for the first time, she said she really didn’t like Romney either and was going to follow her conscience in November. Maybe we are starting to make a little headway here.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UHE4MJP5FHMFIEAOGEQHETUGDQ Rvn_sgt6768

      Good Luck, miracles do happen.

    • jarheadgene

      I have been up against the same thing…..I applaud your efforts. I will not give up until Nov. 6, hitting my family and friends with FACTs vs FOX. I am astounded with the crap the extreme right has been spewing out; unfortunately, many of the moderate centrists think they have to play along. I used to be a Republican for over 30 years. Registered when I joined the USMC under Carter, v0ted for Reagan. Reagan had some good tax ideas but too much greed and politics kept him from implementing them. People forget he raised taxes many times and outspent the Russians, in the Cold War, increasing national debt to a record at the time. But overall he did a decent job, if you can forgive the Iran/Contra lies. I thought George H.W. couldn’t be beat after IRAQ 1. He knew to hire the right guys, Colin Powell, Norm Schwarzkopf, etc, at a time when Dick Cheney wasn’t so full of himself, as Sec. of Defense, he listened to them. But the economy started stalling and in enters ROSS PEROT, hero of zero, who splits what would have been BUSH’s votes and loses the election for him and Bush to Clinton. I was not a big fan of his, but times, my knowledge, and his teflon stance, during his administration changed my attitude towards him. Then, George W. wow what a failure as a President (’nuff said). Obama has been trying against a stacked deck of a tax-wasting GOP Congress and filibuster Senate. I did not vote for Obama; however, as the GOP has changed, so have I, I am a registered Democrat. Romney and Ryan are so self-centered, self-righteous, greedy, elitist creeps and have run a very racist, hate-filled nasty campaign….YUCK. Toss them and all GOP Congress and Senate. The truth is finally seeing the light of day. And those guys are NOT to be BELIEVED.

      • frivolous01

        I understand exactly where you are coming from. I was a die hard republican for years, since the time I was in the Navy (no hard feelings towards jarheads though), I also voted for Reagan. Even now it is so ingrained that I can’t register as a democrat, instead I’m registered as an independent. I think it started for me between Bush 1 and Clinton as well. Bush 2 was a seriously defining moment though, he was a mess and the last 4 years have been just a bird’s eye view of the very worst of the right. I’ve read articles that blame Limbaugh for a lot of it and I have to agree to a certain point; we are such a celebrity based culture today that he has become the voice of the right. They are even willing to ignore his hypocrisy because he says the things they want to believe. Nasty, hate-filled hits it right on the nail.

        • Mike Matassa

          I leaned right until the first 4 years of Dubya….hard left since then….and voted for Obama in ’08 and will again this time.

          • http://twitter.com/scottgmurray Scott Murray

            Same here…I usually voted independent back in the 90’s and early 2000’s..voted for Kerry in ’04…voted for McCain in ’08…and now I can’t wait to vote for Obama this November…only regret is that I voted for McCain in ’08, whom I like, but thinking of Palin makes me want to invent a time machine to take back my vote!

          • old_blu

            IMHO Scott, McCains down fall was Palin.

            This stuff would be good entertainment and laughable if the far right didn’t believe it.

        • http://www.facebook.com/julian.torrey Julian Torrey

          You sound like me, also ex Navy (Vietnamn era), republican when I got out, even vote for bush in 2000 (What a mistake). I am an Independant now, but the tea partyers hare call me extreme left-wing same as they do anyone else who does not follow their beliefs.

    • http://www.facebook.com/RTCastleberry R.T. Castleberry

      How do you argue with it? Ball peen hammer. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/julian.torrey Julian Torrey

      I live in Salisbury, NC and them debates down here online boarders on the uncredably stupid. Here in our town we have a 40% unemployed/welfare population, primarily black and vets (We have a major VA Medical Center here).Our 2 major industries are GE and the VA. But we have a strong TEA Party here who love to look down their noses at those people and want to cut their own throughts by pushing Ryans plan into law. When I try to explain to them that by cutting “Entitlements” to the states for wellfare is going to raise state taxes, they claim they will have the state cut payments to those people I takk them that it will put the poor on the streets, cause their landlords and the one Food chain in town to layoff people. I said to them that this wil over tax our one homeless ministry and that those komeless with starving children will start breacking into homes and businesses to find whatever they can in order to feed their kids.

      I know that what I have describe may be an exstreme reaction, but I can see it happening not just in my small town but all over this country.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y4ZDB2PEBKOYCFTDDMIFZVRU4E ANN

    I’ve been living in the south for 6 years and what a culture shock it is. A neighbor goes to a church that preaches that Obama is going to start a nuculer war with Isreal. Thats just one example. By no means am I saying this is the whole south, it’s just the thinking of a small town.( I think the minority is afraid to say Obama’s name out loud.)

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HFYZP2APYPP7H6PWS2ZDQRWFEQ Hillbilly

      I grew up in the south and not all of us are like the people in the town you are living in, many of us prefer President Obama over Romney. Many of us voted for President Obama in 2008 and will do so in 2012, based upon the job he has done in the last 4 years while trying to work with the party of no. Not all southerns are racists, I never understood why there was places that blacks couldn’t go that I could and why they had to sit upstairs at the movies when we got to sit downstairs. I grew up in a small southern town in the 50′ s and early 60’s where we were taught to judge a person by the way they act and what they do not by the color of their skin and I still do that today. The color of a person’s skin is only one layer deep, peel that layer away and we are all the same color, we all bleed red blood and so on, we may have different skin pigment color but we all the same as far as color is concerned under that pigment.

    • SaneJane

      Ann, I was born in Alabama and have lived here my entire life. I spent most of my life uninterested in politics. I considered myself Republican and voted that way. The past 20 years I have rarely voted. About a year and a half ago somehow the whole situation rushed into my consciousness like a tsunami. I had never realized how different I was from my friends and family. I attended a 50 year high school class reunion a couple of years ago and was surprised at my reaction to the comments made about President Obama, illegal immigrants (actually all immigrants), black people, poor people and Democrats. Started me thinking. I am ashamed to admit that I had no idea what “conservative” or “liberal” really meant. Now I know and will act accordingly. This is the first political campaign I have ever took part in financially or otherwise. I am a 69 year old white female “closet liberal” here in the Heart of Dixie. I have always heard that the south would rise again and it has in the form of the Republican Party. The GOP agenda is to widen the wealth gap between the 1% and the 99% making this a country of lords and serfs and they are accomplishing this by using the old “Southern Strategy” and “starve the beast”. President Obama must not lose this election.

  • daniel bostdorf

    The right wing fascists called Republicans and/or Teaparty had its propaganda mastermind, Karl Rove, its billionaire friends like the Koch Brothers, and the media outlets of Fox”news,” Limbaugh, Beck, and a dozen others to shove down the collective throat of American their intentional lies, distortions and bizarre theories about Obama.

    This “playbook” by Rove and others is nothing new. Fascists need to create imaginary enemies. They play off the 6th grade education and racism of their fanatic followers who are conveniently in a depression era economy created by Bush and Wall Street/big bank greed.

    Somehow it’s illegal immigrants that are causing the problem? What lies!

    Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels (like Foxnews, Limbaugh, beck and Rove believe) said it best:

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    or as Adolph Hitler stated:

    “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

    The 1930’s had the Brown Shirts.
    The 1950’s had Joseph McCarthy
    The 1980’s had Ronald Reagan
    The early 2000’s had George Bush JR…

    Today we have The Teaparty and the “red shirts.”

    The American Right invented it’s imaginary Obama to try and get us to buy into their fascism.

    It didn’t work.

    Obama is going to win. All polls as of today prove it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.ross.7505468 Michael Ross

    This is what happens to a political party when it no longer believes in reality. FOX News and its affiliates have become like a really bad beta version of the Ministry of Truth from 1984; they believe that the truth, instead of being finite, is fluid and can be whatever would be most convenient for them at the time.

    With the exception of the G.O.P. “party before country” loyalists who will accept any excuse to hate a Democrat as legitimate, the rest of the country does not think this way.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Exactly.

  • sheilab2

    I don’t wonder who is paying for these scurrilious ads – it is the Koch Bros. funneled thru that hateful Karl Rove (he really is Karl Marx in drag). And guess what folks? It ain’t workin’. Must really be frosting their you- know- whats to know that they are going to have to endure the President for another 4 years. Hooray for our side. Truth will always win out and liars will always be caught. Romney is the worst candidate ever – even outscoring Thomas Dewey. I think is was the late Dorothy Kilgallen who said Dewey was like the little groom atop the wedding cake. I can go one better. Romney is the t_rd in the punch bowl.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RXEPRWIVU7NX6IILCEJPD76GAI Carole

      Thank you sheilab2….”little groom atop the wedding cake” is absolutely priceless.

  • sheilab2

    Oops sorry – it was Republican Clare Boothe Luce who coined the wedding cake groom comparison.

  • Elsa

    It is my opinion that the people who spend so much of their time making up unbelievable stories about President Obama and the children of the people Reagan pushed out of the mental health system when he destroyed it during his Presidency. It is a GOP plot to try and get rid of the first black President. Makes about as much sense as the stories they tell.

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      YOU RETARDS!!!!!!!!!!!

      ‘s NOT that he’s BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!

      I am soooooo sick of hearing that—–ANYBODY THAT SAY’S THAT REMARK ARE RACIEST THEMSELVES!!!!!!!!

      It’s his policies—–It’s what he does
      It’s what he HASN’T DONE!!!!!!!!
      It’s the spending of money we DON’T HAVE!!!!!!!!

      NO ONE CARES WHAT COLOR HE IS——JUST DO THE RIGHT THING!!!!!!!!

      HOW BOUT KEEP OUR COUNRTY SAFE!!!!!!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/4QGF45MGEBLAHRHVPKIYKEBSW4 David J

        You realize that was sarcasm right? Do you always have such strong emotional reactions to things you misunderstand?

  • petercow

    See above for why the debates helped Obama in 2008, and will help him now.

    Some had been (even more so then), expecting to see a “crazy n*gger”, with a giant afro, brandishing a Kalishnikov.

    What they get is this cool-as-a-cucumber guy with a winning smile, and middle-class upbringing.

  • geewilly

    Because the crazed folks, who are influenced by faux fox, can’t contain themselves Obama will win for sure. When so many lies and distortions are repeated often enough feeble minds lose their ability to rationalize…

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      That’s because EVERYONE that votes for Obama wants hands outs!!!!
      Free food—
      Free phones—-
      Free daycare for my 6-kids
      Free Healthcare—
      Free Vacations—-
      Free Grants—–
      Free Homes—–
      FREE FREE FREE—–They got the card

      WHERE’S THE MOENY COME FROM?????? THE RICH PEOPLE PAY IT!!!!!!!!

      • grammyjill

        Hey a*shole. NONE of us are looking for free shit. We just have brains and they work. Take you lousy cracks and stuff them!!!

  • montanabill

    Gene, are we honestly supposed to believe MediaMatters isn’t just a biased as Rush Limbaugh? Even most of your readers are smarter than that.

    You and the left always mock the right’s insights into Barack Obama, his upbringing, his friends and associations, all provable, but for some reason you never offer your own detailed history and background for him. The simple reason is that it can be checked and verified, and you don’t want people leaning left to suddenly start saying, “hey, wait a minute”. You even ignore the statements Barack made in his own book. So you make up some simpleton demagoguery which is utterly ludicrous so that you don’t have to do a real story. And uneducated people like frivolous will buy it hook, line and and extra heavy sinker.

  • http://twitter.com/Shuruppag Shuruppag

    Excellent article but allow me this one quibble: Al Gore DID “disappear” Clinton in 2000…and 8 years of ruin followed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GARY.DA.BOSS Downing Gary

    It is amazing who the Republicans love to put a spin on everything and say.. It’s the Presidents fault… Not the Congress ?? Not the people who took companies out of this country? Not the people who actually bought, took out huge loans on companies in this country, and watched them collapse?

    You see I have a problem with that, as we are talking about a guy who in my mind is NOT AN AMERICAN, and I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT OUR PRESIDENT.

    His name is Romney and this is the guy who started his business with daddies money and money from the Cartel. Yes the Cartel that ran guns, drugs and needed a good place to launder the money they had. They were the ones who financed the death squads, killing Nuns, Priests and about 75,000 Men, Women and Children. Yes I said Children. Romney did not care as he got his money and then later he said.. I didn’t know. BULL SHIT.
    Romney used his money to buy companies needing help and he told the people working there.. I will get you better pay, get you better health care and I will make sure you have better working conditions.
    Now that all sounded good and those people loved him for stepping up to the plate to help them. Well lets see.
    What companies did he help?
    • American Pad & Paper: Bain invested $5 million in the Ohio paper company in 1992, and reportedly collected $100 million in dividends on that investment. But AMPAD went bankrupt in 2000, resulting in 385 employees losing their jobs.
    • Dade Behring: Bain invested $415 million in a leveraged buyout in 1994, borrowed an additional $421 million, and ultimately walked away with $1.78 billion. Dade filed for bankruptcy in 2002, and laid off 2,000 employees.
    • DDI Corporation: Bain reportedly invested $46.3 million in the electronic parts manufacturer 1997, earning $85.5 million in profits plus $10 million more in management fees. When the company went bankrupt several years later, 2,100 workers were laid off.
    • GS Industries: In 1993, Bain invested $60 million in the Kansas City steel maker, borrowed a lot of money, and then took $65 million in dividends. But GS eventually went bankrupt in 2002, and 750 workers lost their jobs and pensions.
    • Stage Stores: Bain invested $5 million to purchase the Houston-based retailer and took it public in the mid-’90s, reaping $100 million from stock offerings. In 200o, following Romney’s departure from Bain, Stage filed for bankruptcy and 5,795 workers were reportedly dismissed.

    These are not all of them, but a few examples. Look at the profits they made and look at how many people lost jobs, health care, pensions, savings, homes and eventually had to go on welfare or unemployment. Did this really help America or help Romney?

    You see the Republican party would have you believe this is a true American.

    Well lets look at more facts:

    Romney invested millions in female slave labor factories in China.. An American?
    Romney has an idea for building America and that is starting companies like Wall Mart who pay minimum wages, where workers can not get 40 hour a week. This allows the company to save money on health care costs, as you have to put in so many hours before you get that benefit. So now that the employee is not working 40 hours and not getting health care, he or she has to go on welfare for medical or food stamps..

    Isn’t this what Romney was saying is wrong with America? Romney saw how the factories were run in China and noted how people could become rich. Is this what we really want in the United States of America ???

    Bain Capital made $2 billion in profits from putting 11,030 workers from different companies out in the street. So with that figure in mind, Romney earned approximately $20,000 for each of those fired employees. Money in his pocket or better yet in his off shore accounts.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Looks like Downing Gary should be renamed to Downing a Bottle of Jack each night.

      You are a fool, and shame on you for bearing false witness on your brother. You are a liar. A pathetic liar.

      Have a nice day!

      “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

      • http://twitter.com/MortAlcoil1 Mort Alcoil

        I notice that you didn’t post a SINGLE factual rebuttal of what Downing Gary posted.. If you are trying to argue your case, then how about you produce some factual opposition to his post.

        • ObozoMustGo

          Morty…. there is no other response to outright lies and slander. Of course, you wouldn’t know that since lies and slander are at the heart of leftist freak political tactics. Your boy Saul Alynski said “the ends justifies the means”, didn’t he? He therefore legitimized lies and deception as a tactic for all of you leftist freaks to accomplish your radical socialist goals.

          Have a nice day!

          “You cannot make the poor man rich by making the rich man poor.” – Winston Churchill

      • Tom_P

        So are you going to dissolve the American people and elect a new populace?

  • http://www.facebook.com/carlwdillahay Carl Dillahay

    I don’t watch Fox news, or any of the TV media channels for that matter, and I wholeheartedly believe that Obama is doing his best to destroy America. It’s a continuation of Bush’s anti-terrorism policies and all the executive orders about obtaining everything in America under national defense is some seriously scary shit. I don’t like the drone wars, the deficit spending while keeping taxes and interest rates very low is just pushing the problem to the next guy(just like Bush), and the socialized medicine plan that is Obamacare that was passed without even giving our politicians a chance to review the massive bill. I see many of my friends are still unemployed or struggling and I’ve seen the rich get massively richer. I don’t understand the dedication to Obama at all… How has your life improved?

    • ObozoMustGo

      Carl… the leftist freaks that make up this site cannot answer your last question because their lives have NOT improved. But that doesn’t matter to the committed Obozo zombies that swim around in this sea of leftist insanity called “The Memo”. Wait….. check that…… their lives have improved…. Uemployment benefits now go on for almost ever… Food Stamp use is up 50% to 47 million Americans… fewest % of Americans in the labor force since Great Depression… longest period of high unemployment since Great depression…. Of course they are better off. Never had so many dependent people on government. After all, that’s what they want… dependency. To them, that IS success. As freakish as that may sound to the rational American, that IS their definition of success.

      Keep fighting the good fight.

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      Have a nice day!

      “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

      • Tom_P

        You guys are just obssessed with this image of Obama as a messiah. I have literally never seen it on the left other than some early-days “Gosh we elected a black president! and his family is charming!” soft-fluff PR pieces which I’d expect, in broad outlines, for any president ever.

        But on the right? You guys have been calling him, jeeringly, Jesus the Christ. FOR FOUR YEARS.

        • ObozoMustGo

          Tom… it’s not US that is obsessed with Obozo being a messiah………. IT’S HIM THAT’S OBSESSED WITH IT!!! And leftist freaks that are utterly incapable of seeing what a disaster and phony that this guy is. You are caught up in the cult of personality and don’t realize it. This clown Obozo has set the world record for the use of the word “I” by a President of the United States. He is a narcissist of the worst variety. Sorry, but it’s true.

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          Have a nice day!

          “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” –Joe Biden on Barack Obama

    • Dave

      So how’s that Koch-funded minimum-wage job posting Obama hate on the internet working out for you?

    • johninPCFL

      The economy has stabilized and is improving. It has moved from 4% contraction to 2-3% expansion. Job losses of 750k/mo have been reversed, and we’ve had 30 months of positive job growth.

      My healthcare plan is through my work. Their quarterly payment decreased from $15500 to $9500, that’s $24000 per year cheaper insurance because the plan is a “basic” plan slated for ACA approval.

      My life is better because the threat of the business closing is gone, we’ve hired two more people to help with an increasing workload, my portion of my insurance costs went down, and I got a little relief on my paycheck for the 2% social security change.

      It took Saint Reagan nearly his entire two terms to grow out of the recession he inherited. Why would you expect a faster recovery from an even worse recession this time?

    • Tom_P

      While all of these are valid criticisms, we have, on the one hand, what you describe – which is largely factual if I think in many ways biased and incomplete – and Mitt Romney, who is all the stuff you said, only even more so.

  • howa4x

    The right demonizes Obama because they have nothing to offer but trickle down economics that dosen’t work. We have been giving the 1% tax cuts for over 8 yrs and they have not produced any jobs. Instead they have shipped their money overseas where it is estamiated that over 1 trillion is stashed. Romney took his tax cut money and hid it in Switzerland, the Caymans and Bermuda. Other wealthy Americans have done the same. Fox won’t mention that so they once again have to scare the middle class into voting directly against their own interests and that especially of their children. Health care reform, even though a republican idea in the way it was enacted, becomes a socialist takeover of health care complete with death panels. Obama will take away your guns is another scare tactic, even though in 4 yrs there has been no movement on the issue. Beck of the poison Pelosi campaign, has come up with very crazy theories. Fox should have it’s TV news license taken away for baised reporting.They even have 2 Romney staffers as news analyists. Very fair right? Limbaugh is a convicted drug abuser with 4 marriages so its very strange to hear him, the moral one, call a college student a slut. Hannity, Coulter, and O’Reiley are paid handsomely to lie to the people instead of offering solutions to our problems. the republicans in the House haven’t passed one bill that would aide families in this economic crisis we are going through. They repealed the ACA 33 times but couldn’t pass a jobs bill or one that would create jobs for vets. How patriotic of them! Here is a good rumor :If Romney wins and the republicans take control of both houses, he will go on Fox and announce we are changing the Flag to a dollar sign with wings on it to show that the money is flying away!

  • seymourhiney

    The Republicans can lie to some of the people some of the time, but can’t lie to all of the people all of the time. Not working. On Inauguration Day of President Obama, the Republican Party led by Boehner, Cantor, McConnell and chief bigot Limbaugh decided to be obstructionist , even if the country suffered, which it has done because of theor bigoted , zealot inaction and fear of the future.

    America is for all of us, we all work together for the health and safety of our citizens and the nation. As a nation we all go forward together and the Republicans will learn that message on November 6, conservatives are flawed .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RXEPRWIVU7NX6IILCEJPD76GAI Carole

    Thanks for the correction on “who” originated the wedding cake groom comparison. However, you used it well and it fit perfectly in describing Romney who’ll be waiting at the altar in his quest to be POTUS. Not surprised that you quoted Dorothy Kilgallen of the Dorthy & Dick Show–a show my grandmother listened to every daaday.enet

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RXEPRWIVU7NX6IILCEJPD76GAI Carole

      To no avail…I tried to correct that last sentence…please excuse the typos.

  • ObozoMustGo

    More and more people are doing the job that the traditional and dying media refuses to do in exposing Obozo’s past and why he thinks like he does. It is clear that anyone who exposes the truth to you useful idiots is going to be ridiculed by you. When you all are squeeling like pigs, that’s when we know we have hit the nail on the head. Obozo is an anti-American, anti-colonialist who believes that America must be downsized. Further, he was mentored by Frank Marshall Davis, a card carrying member of the Communist Party. What’s to ridicule about the truth? Nothing. it is just the truth. Obozo is intentionally destroying America.

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    Have a nice day!

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

    • grammyjill

      hope you get downsized first but take all american dumba*s with you.

  • daniel bostdorf

    The right wing fascists called Republicans and/or Teaparty had its propaganda mastermind, Karl Rove, its billionaire friends like the Koch Brothers, and the media outlets of Fox”news,” Limbaugh, Beck, and a dozen others to shove down the collective throat of American their intentional lies, distortions and bizarre theories about Obama.

    This “playbook” by Rove and others is nothing new. Fascists need to create imaginary enemies. They play off the 6th grade education and racism of their fanatic followers who are conveniently in a depression era economy created by Bush and Wall Street/big bank greed.

    Somehow it’s illegal immigrants that are causing the problem? What lies!

    Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels (like Foxnews, Limbaugh, beck and Rove believe) said it best:

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    or as Adolph Hitler stated:

    “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

    The 1930’s had the Brown Shirts.
    The 1950’s had Joseph McCarthy
    The 1980’s had Ronald Reagan
    The early 2000’s had George Bush JR…

    Today we have The Teaparty and the “red shirts.”

    The American Right invented it’s imaginary Obama to try and get us to buy into their fascism.

    It didn’t work.

    Obama is going to win. All polls as of today prove it.

    ps “obozomustgo” is the one who should go…take Monatanabill with you along with all your fascist friends and associates who listen to too much Limbaugh, Beck and Foxnews and are operatives of Karl Rove.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Celia-N-Espinosa/100000486351546 Celia N Espinosa

    I HATE FOX NEWS……YOU CAN FEEL THE EXTREMISTS, FACISTS AND RACISTS …THEY ARE WHEN THEY TALK BOUT OUR PRESIDENT……..TO ME ANTI-AMERICAN, THEY DO NOT DESERVE TO BE JOURNALISTS…..I HOPE THAT FOX NEWS DISSAPEAR ONCE FOR GOOD!

  • turnipgreens

    we are making progress. And it looks like some of the limitless pockets are starting to shrink away from Romney. Problem is, they are turning to House and Senate races. Watch what happens in the last few weeks–more ads for local races and less for Romney. The R/R race will be left owing money. That will tell you a lot about their potential management of the nation if they can’t manage their own campaign finances.

  • ralphkr

    I never liked Clinton until all the asinine ridiculous Republican accusations against him. By the end of Clinton’s first term I was an admirer of Clinton and voted for him (along with most Americans). Now the far right is once again shooting themselves in their foot (while it is in their mouth). First: Obama could not be President because he was not born in America (OOPS Hawaii was already a state before Obama was born), Obama can’t be President because his mama was too young to have a natural born American (invalid), Obama can’t be President because his father was a British citizen (invalid), after a few other wild excuses including the fact that Obama was an alien from outer space they have now charged that Obama was actually fathered by an American Communist. Err, fellows, if his biological father was born in the US as well as his mother and he was born in the US then you have proven that he is legally, by the strictest interpretation of the US Constitution, a natural born US citizen. Don’t you just love it when the ignoramuses busily cut off the limb they are standing on.

  • texasonestar

    I get so tired of debunking the crazy s — t that my friends come up with, I have considered unfriending a few.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RTCastleberry R.T. Castleberry

    Oh, you forgot that he’s also a gay junkie and Michelle is fat. I’ve seen that hatefilled BS posted by GOP/TPers, too. But let’s not let racist delusion get in the way of slurring the President’s dead mother, right?

  • onedonewong

    Media matters an organization of little children running around trying to look grown up who railed against Romney’s tax rate but who’s parent company has never paid taxes.
    Now all of a sudden barak is distancing him self from his black COMMUNIST father and the left has no problem going along.
    Barak’s entire life has been fostered by those who HATE this country from Rev Wright to, the weathermen underground to his wife

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4M56L4XZJNAIX7TRSP6YIJH3EE Dianna S

    The Tea Party did have an agenda. To dumb down the American people. You can say what you want, but no other President has had to deal with such bias, scandelous, hogwash as President Obama. I am surprised that someone hasn’t connected him to JFK’s assassination. This belief that these stories were not created to hide racists overtures, is remarkable. Why else were these stories and I should say outlandish lies, circulated? They were invented because one couldn’t find anything detrimental to say about Presdent Obama otherwise……except that he was Black. Heaven help us if he had had two Black parents ! But, nay, no one is a racist.
    Well, I grew up in a town with the unfortunate heritage of the KKK……80 years ago. No one outside our community wanted to accept that in 80 years or more, things change. It didn’t matter that their community wasn’t a shining example of non-racism. We were the smaller community.
    I voted for President Obama and will again. Not because he is Black, but because he is steadfast. He believes in America and it’s values. His family is a typical American family, except they live in the White House. They enjoy the same things that my children enjoy, the same desires. When he speaks, and I have listened to him repeatedly, he doesn’t waver from his beliefs, his hopes, his dreams. He isn’t afraid to apologize and takes full credit for anything happening during his tenure. Good or bad.
    Romney on the other hand, has to keep changing what he says. He changes what he says to change the polls. He says what he thinks the voter wants to hear……..knowing full well, that he can and will change his mind down the road. To be against the National Healthcare Law………..which is so similar to what he himself promoted in his own state when he was govenor. To speak out against foreign policy when he doesn’t have a clue nor did he have the full scope of what was happening. To be a back seat driver, to coach from his recliner, to not even know the facts……….he just gives out his opinion from whatever the GOP tells him to say at the moment, no matter how stupid it all sounds in the break of day. He meant what he said of the 47%. He wasn’t talking to the “Amerian People”, trying to get their vote. He was talking to the moneybags trying to get their monetary support. Just like he spoke to the various companies to win them over before he disposed of them and their workers to increase his own wealth. He told them what they wanted to hear. Now he says he is for all of Americans. No, he isn’t. He is for whomever he can manipulate to get what HE wants. Or in this case the losing GOP. A puppet.
    I have a friend who I knew was a staunch Republican but I also knew her religious beliefs were that hers were the “true” beliefs, and that she was very much against the Mormon beliefs. So I asked her who she was voting for and she told me Ron Paul. Mind you, this was after Mr. Paul had pulled out of the race completely after the very poor showing across the Nation. I looked at her in disbelief. She then looked at me and stated, “Well, you know Obama was born in Kenya.” I just got up from where we were and left. What she was really telling me was she wasn’t voting for Romney due to his being a Mormon…….not his Republican beliefs. She wasn’t voting for Obama because he was Black. Not because of his Democratic beliefs or his job performance as President these last four years. And I doubt seriously she could have even quoted Ron Paul’s agenda……..which didn’t matter because he was no longer in the race. She would rather just throw away her vote completely.
    This is only one person with racists views………..but one who will claim she isn’t racist, because Blacks attend her church. She also is of the belief that the Earth is only 10,000 years old……..and she has a college degree in science. College educated but ignorant, just the same. It isn’t politically correct to be a racist, so you invent stories to sway the audience. Don’t be surprised if some of those staunch Republicans who loudly promote Romney, vote secretly for Obama.The Bible Belt has many strong churches that believe that Mormons are a cult religion…….or a complete fantasy. They know Romney comes from a family whose heritage practiced poligamy……and whose religion, even though they profess to be against it, still practices it in some regions. Even though it is illegal in all fifty states. My own church believes that Mormons are a cult. All these underlying cultural acceptances and biases will play in this election. And the unfounded fairy tales about Obama will be just that……fairy tales.
    I have never taken entitlements except my standard deductions on my income taxes. I did take out some federal loans for my daughters to go to college, which I paid back ahead of schedule. Not so with Romney. Not so with his millions stashed away in foreign banks to avoid taxes. Too bad Ann Richards is no longer with us. She spoke so clearly about ‘ol George and his silver spoon. Too bad the American people weren’t listening. I truly believe they are listening now. I will stay with the 47%, the Veterans, the college students, the schools and hospitals that depend on federal grants and aid, the militery returning from overseas who will need entitlements to re-establish themselves in the job market, the elderly in the nursing homes who depend on medicare and medicaid to survive and have shelter, the unemployed due to no fault of their own, but because of big business sending their jobs overseas and lying to them about helping them keep their jobs, while all the time figuring out ways to line their own pockets. Romney wanted you to believe that those 47% were the crud of the Earth, not good enough to shine his Italian leather $600 a pair shoes. I’ll stay with the Obamas who shop at the Gap and are proud of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.moore.7982780 Linda Moore

    Life is so short and we have to deal with ignorance and bigotry too;

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.moore.7982780 Linda Moore

    After the election is over, will all this gossip continue and who else can be crucified?

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