I'm waiting in line for a hot dog. To me, it's the best of times. I'm at an annual event put on by Amateur Radio enthusiasts with seminars and a flea market selling all sorts of things only understood and desired by techno-nerds like me. But it's the worst of times too of course, and you can't go anywhere where people congregate without seeing people with pamphlets and bumper stickers, whispering and nudging about the bad news: "Obama is going to" do this or that or has already done it. Some of it is distorted truth, much of it, nearly all of it is unadulterated bullshit.
So this raggedy looking guy wearing a filthy Yaesu hat is chatting up the woman handling the cash box.
"Did you hear that Obama is going to make voting compulsory? The next step is universal military service and. . ."
"Bullshit" I said. "He doesn't have the authority or any reason to do either of those and he isn't running for office or starting any wars."
" Executive order!" he replied. Yaesu boy seemed taken aback to have anyone fail to answer, "yeah, that Obama. . ." Not in these parts, not in rural America.I seem to remember Rush once telling us that the president had arranged to allow only black people to vote in some town or other, but hey. . .
Last week a flatbed truck passed me on the Interstate and yes, I was doing just under 90. It had a large plywood sign across the tailgate declaring that THE BIGGEST DANGER TO OUR FREEDOM IS THE WHITE HOUSE. The word 'white' was printed in red. Get it? Red, 'cause ya see he's a Communist, hahaha. . .
Somehow the building at 1600 Pennsylvania seemed less immediately dangerous than a filthy truck full of angry and deranged rednecks weaving through traffic at nearly a hundred. The quick eye could see the rear window bearing vinyl letters saying " Muslims killed 4 Americans and he went over there and apologized to them"
Of course he didn't nor did he seriously declare a mission to make us vote or to draft us into the military but facts never matter, do they?
Wednesday's paper had a political cartoon showing something that looks like Daffy Duck declaring that Obama's desire to force us to vote stemmed from the truth that the only people who would vote for him were lazy, shiftless parasites. I know what it would have said had the editor not balked at the n word. Was he elected twice by a majoity of voters who DID turn out? Bullshit heaped on bullshit, smeared with racism and served on a steaming bun of self-contradiction. Think Obama would want these people to vote? Get it? 'Cause they're psychotic idiots!
Want some Freedom Fries with that?