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Snap-Dragon #3 - Do You Believe That President Obama Is Going To Tax Every Transaction You Make?

posted Jul 3, 2012, 8:36 AM by Unknown user

Snap-Dragon #3
Do You Believe That President Obama Is Going To Tax Every Transaction You Make? 
The following is a typical Right Wing made up recipe that has been going around the e-mail circuit for the last year. It is a gourmet cook book quality example made up of the ingredients of misinformation, disinformation, and distortion dumped into a blender, mixed, spiced with a few outright lies, and baked at 450 degrees. The resultant slop is then served up to only the most gullible of diners. 

After reading the e-mail (below) it might sound like the real deal; but it is not real and you will see how it is clumsily cobbled together. The author wants you to believe that the evil President Obama is poised to impose a 1% tax on every financial transaction that you make. Furthermore, he isn’t going to do it until after the election in November – so vote against Obama so he can’t cook up this dastardly desert. 

There are a few signs that almost always tip off this type of farce. One is attitude. You can almost taste the loathing for Obama. The hateful chefs can’t resist mixing in a little arsenic into their fine vittles. Also watch out for signs of general paranoia and conspiracy theories. Another tip is the phony reference to a fact check organization, which they know few people will check after hearing that the author has already done so for them and avers this “fact”. 

After reading this piece of tripe you will be very interested in learning that the very fact check organization that is quoted as the authenticator of the e-mail clearly states that the e-mail is an out-and-out lie, and they explain why. 

Beware of the food poisoning loaded ideas you are about to read. Continue on to check the SNOPES link yourself. You will be amazed at how this e-mail was concocted. When you get one of these e-mails check it out and then send the antidote to the person who sent it to you and ask them to pass it back up their chain. 

Snap-Dragon #2

posted Feb 15, 2012, 3:59 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 16, 2012, 6:30 AM ]

Snap-Dragon #2
SNAP-DRAGON

(A Rational Opinion by the Rational Majority)

 Grover Norquist Endorses Mitt Romney



This SNAP-DRAGON speaks for itself. This time an extreme right wing power broker is actually speaking the truth rather than making up a fact for the DRAGON to breath the light of its fire on.

Here is exactly what the mega-powerful right wing activist Grover Norquist said as he endorsed Mitt Romney's candidacy in front of the conservative audience at the CPAC convention:

“All we have to do is replace Obama. ... We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don’t need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. ... We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don’t need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate.

Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/02/13/grover-norquist-speech-cpac.html

The message is that no matter who the Republican candidate is, he or she will be under the control of the extreme right wing just as the Republicans in congress are. Norquist is saying that if Romney becomes the president he will literally be a puppet on the strings controlled by the conservative cabal. Should someone more actively committed to the cause win the election...

This quote is a chilling statement to anyone who is an independent thinker. Norquist, who has been identified as the most powerful person in America (let's give him the benefit of the doubt and say the most powerful unelected person) has a reputation of speaking his mind. In his own unvarnished words, this is clearly what's on his mind and this is what the conservative oligarchy has in store for our country if we let them take the reins of power. If you are still thinking of who to vote for you're not paying attention!

They have reconciled themselves to a Romney candidacy because they see Romney as essentially a weak and passive president who will concede leadership to congressional conservatives:

All we have to do is replace Obama. ... We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don't need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. ... We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don't need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate.

The requirement for president?

 


Snap-Dragon #1

posted Feb 6, 2012, 9:42 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 16, 2012, 6:29 AM ]

Snap-Dragon #1

The True And Accurate Math On The Rise Of The National Debt
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