Tuesday, April 14, 2009

like 1984 but with tea

Sounds like there's gonna be some paranoid cowpokes on the trail tomorrow, as the wingnut story of the day, suspiciously making the rounds right on Teaparty Eve, is the release of a new Homeland Security report [PDF] warning John Law about the resurgence of rightwing wackos. In part

"...rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment."

And doncha know, Rush warns his trembling horde of admiring dittoheads, they're talking about you.

"So what you have here, you have a report from Janet Napolitano and Barack Obama Department of Homeland Security portraying standard, ordinary, everyday conservatives as posing a bigger threat to this country than Al Qaeda terrorists or genuine enemies of this country like Kim Jong-Il."

That's right, he tells a worried caller, Obama and his cronies "consider people like you to be a greater enemy than genuine threats to our freedom and existence." And of course good puppy Hannity runs with that bone, as well as the whole FOX Nation, which is pretty darn worried that ACORN intends to crash their all day Teaparty coverage and try to make the protestors look wacky or something.

So yeah, paranoia is warranted; when you're more dangerous than al-Qaeda, it's just something you've got to expect. Note to attendees - Big Brother will be watching you, so remember, a damp handkerchief is really useful in keeping the tear gas from burning your eyes too severely.

1 comment:

  1. There's nothing scarier than looking up a paranoiac's nose. Cut it out, Mark!