Sunday, July 08, 2012

ULTRA, PREMIUM, AND REGULAR

The crazy comes in multiple varieties.

Ultra:
The website Drudge Report ... posted a [link to a] report from the 9/11 Truther website InfoWars in which two of the nation's leading right-wing conspiracy theorists Alex Jones with Joseph Farah discuss their paranoia about being attacked by the Obama administration....

In the interview, Farah told Jones:
I live in one of the most rural places you could possibly live in Northern Virginia and there could only be one thing that this drone was spying on and that would be me, that would be my property. [...]

This is the first term. If [Obama] is re-elected, it's going to be war. They will be openly at war. We will be hunted down like dogs....
Premium:
[Maine] Gov. Paul LePage used his weekly radio address to blast President Obama's health care law and described the Internal Revenue Service as the "new Gestapo."

... LePage said the court decision [on the law] has "made America less free."

"We the people have been told there is no choice," he said. "You must buy health insurance or pay the new Gestapo -- the IRS." ...
Regular:
RNC Chair Reince Priebus framed the election in drastic terms Sunday morning, saying that another Obama term could put an 'end to our way of life' and that "liberty and freedom" are at stake in an appearance on "Fox News Sunday."

"The fact is, it's not a question of whether can Mitt Romney win," Priebus said. "The statement is, Mitt Romney has to win for the sake of the very idea of America. Mitt Romney has to win for liberty and freedom. We have to put an end to this Barack Obama presidency before it puts an end to our way of life in America."
See, most people stick with regular grade, but it's important to have premium and ultra for sale, because some folks swear by them. Brand identity comes from all three. It's like the various grades of Johnnie Walker -- some customers will mostly go for the basic brand, but will occasionally spring for the top-shelf hooch. Paranoid musings about the impending death of freedom in America are really just another consumer product, or, rather a consumer product line, with varieties for all tastes.

(Jones/Farah story via Joshua Holland. Priebus story via Zandar.)

5 comments:

Victor said...

Obama and the Whoreporatist Democrats, are 'regular' plutocracy.

Mitt and the Republicans, are the 'premium' plutocracy.

And the rich and the corporations, are 'ultra' plutocracy.

This is our choice this fall.

"Fill-er-up with 'regular,' please!'"

Ten Bears said...

[I]mpending death of freedom?

You've been talking to many vacations.

Joseph Auclair said...

Farah has a website, Worldnet Daily, that is very popular on the right.

What a country, eh?

Danp said...

Note to Farah: Other pot growers have known about this threat when the government was using helicopters. Your level of paranoia suggests you must have a very potent crop.

juliagrey said...

It's telling that Rinse's "mainstream" argument for his candidate has been reduced to "It's us or the Apocalypse!"

That's all they got?

They got nothin'.