Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Republican Women of Anne Arundel County

How am I supposed to come up with something funny to say about this?

rwaacThe Republican Women of Anne Arundel County, one of Maryland’s most prominent Republican organizations, has launched an outrageous attack on President Barack Obama. The website currently features a letter from Joyce E. Thoman, the organization’s President, comparing Barack Obama to Hitler. An excerpt:

Dear Friends:

Obama and Hitler have a great deal in common in my view. Obama and Hitler use the “blitzkrieg” method to overwhelm their enemies. FAST, CARPET BOMBING intent on destruction. Hitler’s blitzkrieg bombing destroyed many European cities – quickly and effectively. Obama is systematically destroying the American economy and with it AMERICA. First the banking/investment industry, next private enterprise (GM and Chrysler) and now HEALTH CARE. And he is working on grabbing more of the American economy with his environmental extremism!

How do you respond to something like that? It's just so fucking insane! How do you compare environmental "extremism" (of which no one could accuse President Obama) with the fucking blitz? I can't even tell whether these people actually believe their own bullshit, or has it just been a process of "let's throw every imaginable scary label at him and see if one sticks."

So, from the moment Barack Obama took office, it's been: "he's Stalin, he's Hitler, he's Osama bin Laden, he's Neville Chamberlain, he's a socialist, he's a fascist, he's a secret Muslim, he's a zombie, he's Dracula, he's a Yeti, he's Jason Voorhies, he's the Zodiac Killer, he's a Sith Lord, he's Anton LaVey, he's the fourth Jonas Brother, he's a gay Tellytubby, he's the anti-Christ, He's an anarchist, don't know what he wants but he knows how to get it. He wants to destroy, possibly!

(for those of you under 40, that's a Sex Pistols reference)