Paranoia-Rama: Joe Biden's Concentration Camps, Comcast Sharia Law & DC Drone Attack
RWW’s Paranoia-Rama takes a look at five of the week’s most absurd conspiracy theories from the Right.
It seems conservatives will never stop linking the 2010 health care reform law to the Holocaust or prophesying the rise of Sharia law in the US, not that any of such issues will matter anyway after President Obama attacks Washington D.C. in a drone strike!
5. Obama Will Launch Drone Strike On DC
One Operation American Spring organizer, Terry Trussell, believes that President Obama takes the threat so seriously that he may launch a drone strike on the nation’s capital to “get rid of” the protesters.
4. National Mall ‘Shrine To Abortion’
Religious Right groups failed badly in their attempt to block House approval of the National Women’s History Museum, insisting that they would only support the museum if its backers appointed a right-wing board chair.
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., one of two women to vote against approval, alleged that the museum would “enshrine the radical feminist movement that stands against the pro-life movement, the pro-family movement and the pro-traditional family movement” and build an “ideological shrine to abortion” on the National Mall.
3. Obamacare Just Like The Holocaust
Nothing says “Holocaust” like signing up people for health insurance through market-based exchanges, at least according to Tennessee GOP state senator Stacey Campfield. “Democrats bragging about the number of mandatory sign ups for Obamacare is like Germans bragging about the number of manditory [sic] sign ups for ‘train rides’ for Jews in the 40s,” the Republican lawmaker wrote on his blog.
Campfield eventually offered a non-apology in which he regretted that people simply aren’t smart enough to understand his point:
I regret that some people miss the point of my post. It was not to offend. It was to warn. To draw attention to Obamacare and the slippery slope that I see occurring in the lives of myself, my constituents, and the rest of the country with the continued taking of freedom by the federal government.
In no way was my post meant to diminish or detract from the pain, suffering and loss of human life that occurred during this dark time in human history. Instead the post was meant to draw attention to the loss of freedom that we are currently experiencing. I stand by my steadfast opposition to Obamacare.
2. Joe Biden, Concentration Camp Guard
It should come as no surprise that Republican lawmakers are linking Obamacare to the Holocaust, since conservative movement leaders like Glenn Beck frequently insist that Democratic leaders are just itching to put everybody in concentration camps.
Beck went on a rant this week about a White House Correspondents Dinner sketch in which Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, playing her character on “Veep,” joined Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi at a tattoo parlor. This of course prompted Beck to allude to the Holocaust: “Why are they getting tattoos?” Beck asked. “Don’t they know that they’re the ones that are going to be running the camps? They don’t get the tattoos, they give the tattoos.”
1. Comcast Practicing Sharia Law
Speaking of Beck, his favorite congressman Rep. Louie Gohmert did the talk show host’s bidding during a congressional hearing this week on the merger between Comcast and Time Warner.
There are many legitimate concerns about the potential merger, but the Texas Republican made himself a laughingstock when he dedicated his time to accusing Comcast of snubbing Beck’s network, The Blaze, in favor of Al Jazeera America, which he said wants “to get their Sharia law push into the United States.”
When a Comcast representative denied Gohmert’s accusations, Gohmert suggested the representative may have been be perjuring himself.
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