A Preview of the How To Take Back America Conference

I’ve already written several posts about the right-wing How To Take Back America Conference scheduled for next month, hosted by various Religious Right leaders including Phyllis Schlafly, Janet Porter, Rick Scarborough, Mat Staver, Joesph Farah, Don Wildmon, and others.  But the effectiveness of my efforts to describe it pale in comparison to hearing it directly from the participants themselves. 

Fortunately, earlier this week several of the hosts gathered for a pre-conference webcast and Porter has now posted several videos from the webconference, starting with a segment featuring Schlafly urging people to attend the event and another featuring General Jerry Boykin previewing his presentation on “the threat of Islamic extremism.”

But I’m not posting them because, frankly, they are not that interesting … at least not in comparison to this segment featuring Scarborough declaring that this conference is the first step to bringing together the Right in order to “turn out the infidels” and fill Congress with true leaders like Rep. Michele Bachmann.  Declaring that the 2008 election felt like a crucifixion, Scarborough took solace in the fact that “God always does his best work right after a crucifixion” and said that now was the time for Christians to rise up, stop Obama from “stealing from the American people” and save this nation (skip ahead to the section between the 6:00 to 8:00 minute mark):

That was followed by a rambling ten-minute presentation by Porter who wallowed in the various conspiracy theories that she’s been fixated on recently about government internment camps and mass evacuation buses and a nefarious plot by the government to kill millions of Americans under the guise of providing flu vaccines.  Behold:

Have I mentioned that Mike Huckabee and Michele Bachmann are both going to be speaking at this event?