Sunday, October 12, 2008

They prosecute liars, don't they?

I checked my e-mail this morning as I sat down to write about the slander du jour from the Straight Talk people. I had read about it at Snopes.com yesterday and there it was, already stinking up my inbox.

It's a picture of Barak Obama holding a copy of Fareed Zakaria's latest best seller The Post American World. For fans of Zakaria, amongst whom I count myself, it isn't necessary to mention that he is not a Muslim extremist, or an extremist of any kind. He was an initial supporter of Georg Bush's War. He's a moderate by most people's standard, he's the editor of Newsweek International and has been the editor of Foreign Affairs. He hosts a weekly program on CNN every Sunday and has a regular column in Newsweek. He's an American Citizen of Indian descent.

The viral slimebucket now circulating tells us that the book is about "A Muslim's view of a defeated America" and that Obama is the "most liberal nominee to run for President in American History. Neither statement of course, is true.

will anything stop this treasonous, anti-American and indecent attempt to portray Barak Obama as an Islamic radical? Will it take an armed insurrection, mass executions and deportations? Perhaps not. Perhaps all it will take is the resounding defeat at the polls these miserable bastards deserve.

What do you do if you get one of these? Don't just delete it with a sigh - forward it back and tell the senders they are participating in a crime, aiding an illegal takeover of the United States by deceit - use "reply all" to embarrass the sender in from of his friends. Do your part; it's your country under attack.

Do we really know who Obama is? Pretty much. Do we really know who McCain and Palin are? Absolutely: liars, slanderers and libelers by proxy and inciters to riot with no evidence of integrity or conscience by only a burning rage to win, win, win control of our country.

5 comments:

rockync said...

"will anything stop this treasonous, anti-American and indecent attempt to portray Barak Obama as an Islamic radical?"
Nope, not until Nov 4 and if elected, this type of slander will still be a part of the bigoted,right wingnut rhetoric for the next four years. Sigh...

Capt. Fogg said...

I'm afraid your right. At the very least they will try to hamstring him with investigations so that he can't interfere with their attempts to sabotage everything - or at the worst they'll try to incite someone to do the unmentionable.

rockync said...

It's only "unmentionable" among sane Americans. Apparently, by all I've seen of recent GOP rallies, chanting racial slurs and calling for an assasination is not only mentionable but encouraged by those who want to be the next leaders of the rabid.
Amazing isn't it that the very precepts they rail against and accuse Obama of (ie being an American hating muslim and consorting with terrorists)Are the very actions they themselves are endorsing while there doesn't seem to be one "kill the old bastard" or "hang the lieing bitch" from the Dem rallies -- hmmm...
Sooooo, who are the hate mongering terrorists?

betmo said...

not for nothin' but i had book marked that particular picture a long time ago- months ago- to remind me to look for fareed's book. guess they are a bit late to the party. guess that's what comes of people who don't know how to use a computer and mistakenly think that yahoo email is protected. :)

Capt. Fogg said...

The saddest thing is that the guy who sent me this seems to be smart, educated and generally nice. All of this does little to help my misanthropy.

Anyway I ordered the book from Amazon. Republicans won't read it, but perhaps Fareed will sell a few extra books.