Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Crazy Conservatives At Take Back America Conference.

Cenk looks at the latest Take Back America conference, which managed it's best ever attendance - a whopping 600 people - who embraced the conference message that Obama is both a fascist and a Marxist. Obviously we are in the Glenn Beck school of political affiliation here, where such terms become interchangeable.

What's scary here is how many Republicans attended this tiny, unhinged convention: Huckabee, Bachmann, Trent Franks. The panel discussing Obama's Marxism, for example, was led by former Lt. Gen William G. Boykin, the man whose religious fervour became legendary:

  • June, 2003: "I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol."[1]
  • Well, is he [bin Laden] the enemy? Next slide. Or is this man [Saddam] the enemy? The enemy is none of these people I have showed you here. The enemy is a spiritual enemy. He’s called the principality of darkness. The enemy is a guy called Satan.”
  • They’re after us because we’re a Christian nation.
  • Why is this man in the White House? The majority of Americans did not vote for him. Why is he there? And I tell you this morning that he’s in the White House because God put him there for a time such as this.
And how did this former General suggest that the US could best protect itself from further terrorist attack? Believe it or not, his suggestion was "prayer". That's right, not weapons, not intelligence, but "prayer" is what Boykin told these nutters is the best way to keep the US safe.

At this same conference we had Huckabee telling everyone that the US had to leave the UN. Others told of how the Sodomites were taking over the country and of Obama's hatred of white people.

This group is almost a textbook definition of the lunatic fringe. And yet so many Republicans flocked to this tiny gathering of crazy folk to assure them that they speak their language. As Cenk says, this is simply embarrassing. These insane people are who the Republicans feel are now their base.


Trent Franks, at the same convention, says that Obama is "an enemy of humanity".

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