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  •  It is the apocalyptic nature of tea party (4+ / 0-)

    propaganda.  If you spent some time monitoring tea party blogs before the election, one thing that stood out was the end of the world way they described a second Obama term.  To read some of these panicky posts you would think Obama, all by himself, had the power to completely reshape the economy, bring in foreign troops, arm the UN with thousands of black helicopters, and miscellaneous other great and terrible deeds.  I've wondered if the apocalyptic way in which Obama is described is connected to the Christian fundamentalist faith that seems prevalent in the TP movement.  If they don't somehow mentally transpose Obama with the anti-Christ so that his second term can then become the apocalypse.  Blind speculation on my part and I'm certainly out of my depth in speculating about this, but I've wondered.

    •  Considering that most things are exactly the same (2+ / 0-)
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      swampyankee, drmah

      as they were four, eight, or sixteen years ago, their freakout over Obama's sudden radical transformation of society IS pretty bizarre.  

      I guess it took them a long time to notice the 60's happened.  And that hippies all got graduate degrees and started running substantial chunks of society.  

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:10:38 PM PST

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