Monday, November 24, 2008

Toxic Wingnuts Issue Saccharine Thank You to Fantasy Version of Sarah Palin

Planet Republican daily increases in resemblance to the island of Rand McNally, where citizens wear hats on their feet and hamburgers eat people.

Some line highlights:

"A grateful nation wishes to say thank you."
Or, well, as demonstrated November 4th, a mathematical minority of it anyway.

"Thank you for your passionate, hopeful and articulate advocacy—"

"Thank you for the grace and dignity you showed, even when some tried to smear and destroy you."
Absolutely choice that they found one of the three black citizens of Alaska to pitch this line. I guess the other two were getting fired up to go pallin' around with terrists at the time or listening to Jeremiah Wright throw down some totally unfair reverse racism at whitey or otherwise busy weakening America by trying to organize a community like a bunch of socialist assholes.

This line brought to you from both death's door and the distant echo of youth sounding down a long and narrowing corridor of ignorance and failure.

"You've given us hope."
Never too early to start trying to co-opt your own loss.

I saw this posted elsewhere, but what I didn't see was any attempt to ID the people behind it. It seems that, since this verges so nearly on satire anyway, it's more comforting to assume a humorist created this, rather than its being the sincere work of the genuinely stupid and insane. A few clicks and some Googling brought up this information:
The officers of the Our Country Deserves Better PAC overlap extensively with current and former leaders of the pro-war organization Move America Forward (MAF).

In mid to late October 2008, Our Country Deserves Better held a cross-country "Stop Obama" bus tour. At a stop in Nevada, tour participant and talk radio host Mark Williams accused Obama of "rigging" the election. "I'm from Boston," he said. "I know world-class crooks, and I know how to rig an election. And I can tell you that Barack Obama is rigging this election." [3]
At the same rally, the group's director, Deborah Johns, claimed, "Obama would rather eat a box of nails than acknowledge our troops for a job well done" [3]
At the bus tour's stop in Troy, Michigan, Williams said, "I'm afraid for my country because if Obama wins, we all become chattel."
Unbelievably, further details on the PAC prove even more disgusting, but I don't want to quote them at length and essentially plagiarize a page to which someone else has actually gone to some effort. You can find more here.

Worse, why not watch some more of their utterly nauseating, distortionate, ignorant and hateful ads? This one's my favorite so far:

John Winthrop, 17th century governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony: secret identity of Ronald Reagan during his Time Travels for Freedom Campaign.