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Aug 28 2013

Schlafly Plays Wingnut Mad Lib

If there’s anything dumber than the usual right wing conspiracies about Obama, it’s when they decide to combine them all together into a rich stew of stupidity. Phyllis Schlafly went on Stan Solomon’s radio show and said health care reform and immigration reform are both part of Obama’s conspiracy to make America a communist country. You know, like Canada. Or England. Oh, they aren’t communist? How about that.

Seriously, isn’t the cry of “the communists are coming, the communists are coming!” about 25 years out of date? No wonder they want to turn the clock back to the 50s — they still live there.

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  1. 1
    John Pieret

    health care reform and immigration reform are both part of Obama’s conspiracy to make America a communist country. You know, like Canada. Or England. Oh, they aren’t communist?

    You should know that America is number one in everything! Even though Canada and England started down that path long before the US, we’ll beat them to becoming communist anyway!

  2. 2
    Synfandel

    John Pieret, if forcing people to buy health insurance on the free market is your best shot at communism, you’re going to be last across the finish line.

  3. 3
    Bronze Dog

    The whole phenomenon of Wingnut Mad Libs has me questioning if they really ever speak and understand English instead of approximating it like a chatbot. Their rants often seem more like provocative stimuli than communication. They don’t seem to understand that words have meaning.

  4. 4
    R Johnston

    That word they keep using: it does not mean what they think it means. “Communist” is one of many terms that is used differently in the English language and in the American subdialect known as Wingnutese. When wingnuts use the term it means “anyone who supports any form of government regulation that I don’t like, including any anti-discrimination regulation laws and any economic regulations whatsoever.” Needless to say this has nothing to do with the term’s roots in the English language and tends to result in muddled, confused thinking among people who are familiar with both Wingnutese and its English parentage and who fail to explicitly define their terms.

  5. 5
    Modusoperandi

    No wonder they want to turn the clock back to the 50s — they still live there.”

    Now you’re just being ridiculous. Communism was barely even off the ground in the 1850s.

  6. 6
    evodevo

    Phyllis wouldn’t be happy unless she was living in a Catholic theocracy.

  7. 7
    Area Man

    This is Phyllis Schlafly we’re talking about. She’s basically what you get when you take the collected works of Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and the Three Stooges and put them through a paper shredder, then start reassembling the bits at random.

  8. 8
    slavdude

    Bronze Dog @3:

    I think it’s just a very bad attempt to create a computer that passes the Turing test. Try again, guys.

  9. 9
    grumpyoldfart

    Seriously, isn’t the cry of “the communists are coming, the communists are coming!” about 25 years out of date?

    Quite modern really compared to that other catch-cry from thousands of years ago: “The devil gonna getcha.”

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    sezme

    This is perfectly reasonable. It’s talk radio. Ratings are king. So Schoofly goes on a verbal rampage. Stirs up the red meat (don’t think about that too long). The goobers eat it up (so to speak). Ratings go up.

    Profit.

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