Sunday, August 03, 2008

Barack Obama is the Anti-Christ, Jihadist Muslim, Marxist Socialist, Black Nationalist, and a Member of Oprah's Book of the Month Club! Gasp!!

Several of the blogs I read regularly, Orcinus and The Daily Doubter have noted that a recent McCain add is blowing a dog whistle to conspiracy minded right-wing Christians who believe in the "end of days" and "coming of the anti-Christ" theology. The relevant add is embedded here at The Daily Doubter. Basically, what is implied is that Barack Obama, possible next President of the United States, is either the anti-Christ, or is setting the stage for the anti-Christ. Weird stuff!

Anyhoo.... linked through Orcinus is another blog, Seeing the Forest for the Trees, that has several links to some of these weird fear mongering Obama is the anti-Christ websites. So I followed one of these links to find this one. On the left side of the page is a list of alleged supporters of Obama, cut and pasted here:

"Supporters of Obama:
1.5 billion Muslims Oprah
Louis Farrakanh (Nation of Islam Leader, racist, anti-Semite)
Jesse Jackson
Al Sharpton
Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades (Islamic Terror Organization)
Daniel Ortega (Marxist Sandinista Leader, Nicaragua)
All American Muslims Raul Castro (Hard-line Communist Leader, Cuba)
Socialist Party USA (Marxist Political Party)
Daniel Ortega (Marxist Sandinista Leader, Nicaragua)
The New Black Panther Party (Black Militant Organization)
Hamas Terrorist Organization (Islamic Terrorist Organization)."

Apparently Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega is so enthusiastic he signed the endorsement list twice!

Now I am more familiar than most with the many tiny and unfortunately insignificant socialist organizations that exist throughout the country. I generally know which ones are likely to work within the Democratic Party and which ones probably don't. So I took note immediately that the historic party of Eugene Debs, The Socialist Party U.S.A. was listed. I know that they usually runs their own candidates. Sure enough, a quick trip to their website, and I found no endorsement of Obama and the appropriate link to the running of their own candidates Moore and Alexander! Took me less than a minute to fact check that! Can't these people at least do the easiest of fact checking? Silly wing-nuts!


Quantum_Flux said...

Please tell the McCain/Palin Campaign (preferrably politely) why teaching creationism in our public schools around America is superstitious and is not in our nation's best interests. These are the feelers McCain has out there, the way in which Americans can have a voice and be heard by his campaign:

Contact his campaign directly here:

Or go to his blogs and leave a polite message about the subject matter wherever appropriate:

Remember, McCain does a lot of things right and is a great heroic war veteran who genuinely puts his country first, but Creationism is one key area where he is completely wrong and could potentially create a major setback for American students and businesses. We can't let America fall behind foriegn countries in the departments of Science and Technology because of his superstitious beliefs.

larryniven said...

Aw, I'm jealous - I didn't get blog-spammed to whine at McCain.

Anyway, what makes you think they haven't fact-checked it? The farther away it is from the truth, the harder people will have to believe in it, and once you get people believing it's hard to get them to stop. This is sort of like (but somewhat more sickening than) how people passed around that list of books that Sarah Palin was said to have tried to ban in her time as mayor - there were very popular books on that list that weren't even published when she was playing Big Sister to her town library. It might not be honorable, but dragging the emotional response out of someone will often result in a commitment from that person even when the thing they're committing to turns out to be a total falsehood.

Dr. Kold_Kadavr_flatliner, MD said...

Nevertheless, just know WE shall ALL croak and our indelible soul shall 'wiseabove' to meet their Maker. Dats da fak, Jak. So, it'd be a reeeeeeeeeeelly good ideer -IF- you stopped looking at only the whorizontal. Need mo proof? Come'n right-up, maam --- If God doesn’t exist, why do you hate Him so much? If God does exist, why don’t you follow us Home to Heaven Above if you‘re gonna croak as I am? How long do we have to enjoy this finite existence? 77ish, measly years? Compared to the length and breadth of eternity, 77ish years is like the micron of a nanometer in the whole, bloody, universe. Why don’t we have a BIG-ol, rokk-our-holy-soxx, party-hardy celebrating our resurrection for many eons? Heaven TOTALLY kicks-ass for eternity. Yes, God’s odd, yet, aren't we? Thank you proFUSEly, for the wick is running out on U.S. _thewarningsecondcoming.com_