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Jan 15 2013

Wildmon: Obama Crashing Economy to Become Dictator

Tim Wildmon, son of the founder of the American Family Association and the current president of that organization, throws out yet another bizarre conspiracy theory about Obama intentionally destroying the economy to give him an excuse to seize power and become a dictator.

Wildmon: I’m just throwing the questions out there because the actions of the President lead me to believe he may in fact see the economy collapse on purpose. To what end, I’m not sure exactly, maybe so he can do something at that point. Probably about three to five percent of the American public actually believes what I suggested here. Do you have any logical explanation? There is something a “legitimate” economic ideology that’s taught in even schools, called Keynesian, is that what it’s called, Keynesian economics. I guess more people would say that’s what he subscribes to rather than this idea of intentionally trying to bankrupt the country. How do you explain his actions or inactions with all this?

Celia: I don’t disagree with when you look at the fruit, that’s what you see. I think it could be also that this is someone who is desperate for more social control and more power. Obviously one way you get that, the way that radical Marxists—which I believe he is—history shows that once you get everybody standing in a breading, you can accomplish pretty much anything you want with false promises or false ideology…

Wildmon: I’m just going on the facts that President Obama, his actions and his inactions lead me to suspect that he doesn’t have a problem with our country going bankrupt because then he can do things that he wants to do because of some kind of national emergency or something.

As always, the fact that this dystopic prediction will never come true won’t do anything to this idiot’s standing with his followers. Just like the perpetual predictions of a UN takeover of America, none of which have ever or will ever come true, do nothing to hurt the credibility of the John Birch Society crowd with their braindead adherents.

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  1. 1
    trucreep

    It’s too bad that this guy is so nutty, he may have some valid points. Not about crashing the economy, but the President has displayed a disturbing trend of backtracking on promises and securing some serious executive power.

  2. 2
    jba55

    ” I’m just throwing the questions out there”

    Any time I hear this I always finish it with “because I don’t have evidence and want to scare people”.

    “Probably about three to five percent of the American public actually believes what I suggested here”

    …and? So a tiny fraction of the public thinks something crazy about the President. A much higher number don’t believe in gods, so I guess that’s a credible belief too, right?

  3. 3
    fifthdentist

    jba55, 20 percent of Americans think the sun revolves around the earth and that the former is smaller than the latter. Maybe they’re onto something.

  4. 4
    jba55

    fifthdentist: excellent point! Perhaps we should find out what percentage of Americans thinks Wildmon is completely off his nut.

  5. 5
    oranje

    He speaks as though his audience has never heard the word “Keynesian.” Worse, he may be right.

  6. 6
    Kevin

    Yeah, because investing in the auto and banking industries and making a profit for the government while securing American jobs for the foreseeable future is so totally going to wreck the economy.

    Asshat.

  7. 7
    Raging Bee

    Yeah, because the economy was in perfect shape when Bush Jr. left office, right?

    Trucreep: you must be pretty desperate for validation, if you’re trying to squeeze “some valid points” out of such an obvious lying lunatic.

  8. 8
    dugglebogey

    If trashing the economy made you a dictator, why aren’t we all bowing down to George W Bush? He DESTROYED the motherfucker.

  9. 9
    matty1

    once you get everybody standing in a breading

    This is probably one of those dialect things but what is a breading, is it like a bread queue or is it something else?

  10. 10
    cottonnero

    matty1: It’s a mis-transcribed version of “standing in a bread line”. It’s at 1:32 of the original recording,

  11. 11
    d.c.wilson

    There is something a “legitimate” economic ideology that’s taught in even schools, called Keynesian, is that what it’s called, Keynesian economics.

    Anyone want to take a stab at diagramming this sentence?

  12. 12
    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    @matty1

    That’s a transcription error by RightWingWatch. If you follow the link and listen to the audio clip, it’s clear he said “bread line.”

  13. 13
    John Pieret

    Another confirmation of the adage that the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  14. 14
    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    @d.c. wilson:

    “Is that what it’s called” was a parenthetical question and it should have been transcribed as such. If you leave that out, the rest of the sentence isn’t too bad, although the placement of “even” is peculiar.

  15. 15
    Larry

    …why aren’t we all bowing down to George W Bush?

    George who? Don’t believe I’ve heard of the chap. Did he speak at the GOP convention this summer? Was he on the campaign trail, supporting Mittens?

  16. 16
    Modusoperandi

    “Radical Marxist? Since when are nibbling-around-the-edges, filling in gaps in the established system or bailing out private corporations so they don’t fail radical or Marxist?

  17. 17
    trucreep

    Raging Bee,

    No desperation here :] Just trying to say that while the source of something might be nuts, the actual substance may not be. Lunatics will attach themselves to valid ideas or adopt valid ideas to help further their own lunacy.

  18. 18
    fifthdentist

    “George who? Don’t believe I’ve heard of the chap;”

    I think George Bush is that dude whose picture I saw on a milk carton the other day.
    “If you’ve seen this person, call 1-800-FOUNDMORON.”

  19. 19
    Raging Bee

    Just trying to say that while the source of something might be nuts, the actual substance may not be.

    Yeah, but in this case, both source and substance are clearly nuts. Your point…?

    If trashing the economy made you a dictator, why aren’t we all bowing down to George W Bush? He DESTROYED the motherfucker.

    Well, John McCain DID try to use the economic crisis to make himself dictator, and silence internal political debate, when he “suspended” his campaign and went back to DC to pretend to be the Brave Leader On A White Horse cutting through all that frivolous democracy stuff and assuming the regal role he was entitled to. So it’s pretty much inevitable that the Republicans would accuse Obama of doing the same thing they had tried and failed to do themselves.

  20. 20
    d.c.wilson

    Hercules:

    This part still doesn’t make any sense:

    “There is something a “legitimate” economic ideology that’s taught in even schools”

  21. 21
    thisisaturingtest

    To what end, I’m not sure exactly, maybe so he can do something at that point.

    This is an unusual admission. Usually, these nutcases have the “fruit” (as Celia calls it) firmly in hand before they deduce the tree (in fact, their wild perception of the fruit is generally what they deduce the tree from). So, I’m forced to ask…to what end does Wildmon ask this rootless question? I’m not sure exactly…maybe so he can do something at that point?

  22. 22
    baal

    (grabs the tin foil)

    Given the rights problem with conflating what they do with what everyone else does (projection), wouldn’t this be evidence that the right wants the crash the country so that they can set up a theocracy? Isn’t that what the Dominionists want and the House Republicans seem hell bent on doing?

  23. 23
    democommie

    Wildmon. Graham. Falwell…

    If Elsysium existed, somewhere in its confines, Germanicus, General and Patriot of Rome would be chuckling into his beard and saying, “I thought Caligula was a fucking mess, he’s got nothing on these idiots.’.

    “He speaks as though his audience has never heard the word “Keynesian.” Worse, he may be right.”

    Oh, they know that it’s what Obamandingo REALLY is, he’s NOT MurKKKan!

  24. 24
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    That’s idiotic. It’s far more likely that the 1% are keeping the economy crashed in order to create a permanent underclass.

  25. 25
    Abdul Alhazred

    If the economy crashes, someone will become dictator, but most likely not Obama or any other currently prominent politician of either main party.

  26. 26
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @2. jba55

    ” I’m just throwing the questions out there”
    Any time I hear this I always finish it with “because I don’t have evidence and want to scare people”.

    Yup.

    “Probably about three to five percent of the American public actually believes what I suggested here”
    …and? So a tiny fraction of the public thinks something crazy about the President. A much higher number don’t believe in gods, so I guess that’s a credible belief too, right?

    Wrong. Atheism as somebody once famously noted, is a “belief” the same way that bald is a hair colour.

    What individuals find credible varies greatly depending on the individual and how they assess credibility of course. A lot of people seem to have trouble working out what’s really credible and what isn’t. Some a lot more than others. Wildmon and the “birthers” and “birchers” generally would be an extreme example of those who have major difficulties in that area. Pitiful really. I wonder whether they realise at some level just how crazy they sound or if they serious think their paranoid fantasies could be true? Or maybe they’re just trying to con their followers which is the more despicable alternative.

  27. 27
    bradleybetts

    For some reason the thing I found most painful about that is the way they mangle the English language whilst spewing their crap. It’s bad enough that they have such vaccuous, baseless, ridiculous “opinions”, but they could at least present them as part of a coherent sentence.

  28. 28
    bradleybetts

    @jba55 #2

    ” I’m just throwing the questions out there”

    Any time I hear this I always finish it with “because I don’t have evidence and want to scare people”.

    “Probably about three to five percent of the American public actually believes what I suggested here”

    …and? So a tiny fraction of the public thinks something crazy about the President. A much higher number don’t believe in gods, so I guess that’s a credible belief too, right?”

    I… I genuinely can’t work out whose side you’re on.

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