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The Cult of Obama

(H/T David Hinz)

Adolf Hitler created a cult of personality around him to propel his party’s victory in the Reichstag from a simple change of government into complete domination of the German state, with him as Mein Fuhrer. To do this, his propagandists promoted his image and his party’s symbol, the reversed-turned Swastika in a white circle, everywhere possible. He enacted socialist policies based on nationalism and fascist economics, where government heavily regulates businesses and props up failing but “critical” corporations. He and his propagandists used existing sentiments in Germany to promote those evil Jews as the cause of all of his nations problems leading up to the Great Depression; he then stole the wealth of this group to pay for his grand schemes.

Obama has done much the same thing. His symbol is his American-Flag inspired “Heartland O.” He has gone about enacting fascist economics and his Jews are those evil Wall Street bankers. His part dominates the government.

Now, we see this:

This is real, not a photoshop

This is real, not a photoshop

Disgusting.

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Intriguing Candidate Watch: Marco Rubio

A couple weeks back, I had the good fortune to meet Marco Rubio, Republican candidate for Senate in Florida for the 2010 mid-term election.  Rubio is challenging Florida’s moderate Republican governor Charlie Christ in the primary for that nomination.

Unfortunately, I don’t live in Florida so I cannot vote for him.

I was impressed by Rubio’s speech at the RedState gathering in Atlanta.  I don’t match up with him perfectly on the issues, but in no way did Rubio strike me a wishy-washy, vote-by-the-polls conservative.  The most impressive part was that he made his speech without ever looking down at notes and with no teleprompter: Every statement he made was from his head and his heart.

My RedState friend, Dave_in_Fla, was also impressed by Rubio and created the following video:

Marco’s Story from David Thompson on Vimeo.

Unfortunately, WordPress will embed YouTube content relatively easily, but has problems with Vimeo. I’ll work on finding a way to embed this content.

Rubio is the son of Cuban exiles who escaped to the United States from Cuba following the communist revolution there.  He seems to understand, better than most, what a powerful central government can do to freedom and liberty.  Even more than that, he seems to understand the incredible opportunity that the United States offers to those who live here.  After all, he is the son of immigrant exiles and is vying for a seat in the most important legislative body in the nation (and by extension, the world).

Rubio impresses me right now, and I think he’ll be an important person to watch over the next ten years.

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Ms. McCain steps in it again

Meghan McCain might be the daughter of last year’s Republican presidential candidate, but that doesn’t mean she has a clue what she’s talking about.

“…the Republican Party will continue to lose elections unless we start reaching out in a more effective way to people my age and to moderates.”

Yeah, ’cause that worked real well for her father last year.

John McCain is the “Maverick,” isn’t he? He’s the ultimate “moderate” republican, the ideal candidate in her eyes for the GOP (Daddy issues, perhaps?). Yet this strategy was not successful for the Republicans last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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