But, From Here... Where?
Obama isn't going to be president for another two months, and already the panic has set in:
In a column posted on the Christian Worldview Network Web site, Dunbar wrote that a terrorist attack on America during the first six months of an Obama administration “will be a planned effort by those with whom Obama truly sympathizes to take down the America that is threat to tyranny.”
Bear in mind, this is coming from a woman who is on the Texas State Board of Education. No, really. Any surprise she's from the Regent University School of Law?
Funny thing is, her writing (which she believes to be totally accurate and not libellous at all):
“I don’t have anything in there that would be retractable,” said Dunbar, R-Richmond. “Those are my personal opinions and I don’t think the language is questionable.”
seems to have disappeared from the website it was originally published on. Funny, that.
Still, it's not like she's the only official afflicted with a ringing case of Stupid:
Broun cited a July speech by Obama that has circulated on the Internet in which the then-Democratic presidential candidate called for a civilian force to take some of the national security burden off the military. "That's exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it's exactly what the Soviet Union did," Broun said. "When he's proposing to have a national security force that's answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he's showing me signs of being Marxist."
"Broun" in this case would be Congressman Paul Broun, who's website includes his "Four-Way Test" to see if he'll support any legislation he sees. First comes "Is it moral?", then "Is it Constitutional?" Which pretty much tells you where his heart lies in the religion/state debate. Yep, he's a university graduate who thinks the National Guard answers to an individual (Barack Obama, in this case) instead of the office (president), never mind conflating Nazis with Marxism.
Well, the degree was is chemistry rather than political science of history, so maybe we should cut him a little slack.
"We can't be lulled into complacency," Broun said. "You have to remember that Adolf Hitler was elected in a democratic Germany. I'm not comparing him to Adolf Hitler. What I'm saying is there is the potential."
But then, Broun isn't without his defenders:
Hitler's group was called Gestapo — Hitler's Secret Police or "brownshirts." So, because he told the truth about Obama, Broun was 'forced' to 'take it back.' Question: Can anything be said about Mr. Obama that isn't an indictment?[...] [I]t's an icy chill running up the spines of even the bravest of us.
That they're ignorant and easily terrified means nothing: they're still supporters, right?
Here, by the way, is the AARP's take on the speech:
From Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, presidents and those who aspire to be president have long put forth calls for greater public service. Some found success, while others fell short of their lofty rhetoric.
Roosevelt formed the Civilian Conservation Corps and Kennedy created the Peace Corps with strong support and participation, while Clinton's AmeriCorps has never fully realized its full potential, hampered by ongoing funding struggles since its 1994 inception.
Still, as Sen. Barack Obama called for greater public service Wednesday, some experts predict the potential now exists for programs seeking an expansion of volunteerism to succeed, despite a slumping economy and the nation being at war.
But then, we know how that turned out, with the Clinton Youth marching in the streets, driving their foes before them with violence and hatred...
Funding for AmeriCorps has been a constant strain amid agency mismanagement and disdain for the program among some Republicans.Oh. Still, all this is awfully familliar stuff to anyone who was around for the 1992 and 1994 elections.
Still, it recorded its 500,000th participant last year. Volunteers nationwide have provided service to needy communities by tutoring children, feeding the homeless, caring for the elderly and rebuilding areas struck by disaster.
Any how, here's the YouTube video so you can join the panic yourself (with histrionic personality disorder commentary included at no extra charge).
Of course, it's not all about the Dreaded Muslim o' Terror that has conservatives wetting themselves. There's also a strong (yellow) streak of Fear of Actual Cooperation with Other Nations, as evidenced by Ron Paul guesting with the hilarious Alex Jones' Prison Planet:
Commenting on the much touted “International crisis” that luminaries such as Colin Powell, Joe Biden and Zbigniew Brzezinski have all guaranteed will occur within weeks of Obama entering the White House, the Congressman stated that he believes it may be a catalyst for a shift toward world government: “I think it’s going to be an announcement of a new monetary order, and they’ll probably make it sound very limited, they’re not going to say this is world government, even though it is if you control the world’s money and you control the military, which they do indirectly.”
Because as we all know, international cooperation and regulations are bad things. Who knows what sort of chaos might happen financial institutions are forced to behave less like eight year olds with Red Rider BB guns and more like adults? It would be MADNESS, I tell you!
And, of course, there's the usual panic about guns:
The fears aren’t unfounded. Clinton’s gun ban crippled many gun stores and increased the prices of assault weapons already in circulation to such a degree that the average Joe couldn’t afford them anymore.
That the average Joe is packing around assault weapons doesn't seem to worry this guy, because he's ready for he self-described (and eagerly anticipated) End Of The World As We Know It.
The next four (eight?) years are going to be fun, fun, FUN! Can't wait until the next Timothy McVeigh to show up, and for the clueless panic-mongers to wonder whatever could have driven him to do it!?!
You know it's going to happen, right?