The Obots are scared spitless, and now they will be attacking like wounded animals.
— Freeangel (September, 2008)
The Obots are running scared.
Shoot on sight.
— Geir Smith (December, 2013)
It’s obvious to rational people that liberals are running scared. They now resorting to histrionics like screaming banshees..
cajun_2 (September, 2013)
Could the following be a possible trigger mechanism for Obots running scared and starting to cover up, edit, and scrub?
— Charles Kerchner (January, 2014)
Listening to the Mike Volin show last night, and watching his chat room, enforced an observation I made earlier reading Birther Report: there is a lot of fear language in birtherism.
There are two conflicting birther eschatologies. On the one hand, birthers are running scared before the coming end of America as they know it. They believe that the President, with just a whisper to an aide, can have any birther web site shut down (even though they all come back up after they fix their technical problems), and any birther taken into custody and “disappeared” into an internment camp, although none have been. They are convinced that Obama is well on his way towards accomplishing a plan to destroy the country by the end of his term. A vision like that believed, is enough to scare anybody.
On the other hand, the birthers hold a vision of salvation and vindication. Along with vindication, the birthers also paint a pretty scary vision of what it means for them to win, as we see in this comment, again at BR:
It’s not just dr. commie’s articles that we’re interested in preserving for future prosecution: it’s all the comments left by his ass-kissing fellow Obots that need to be cataloged for investigation. For years, these enemies of freedom have done all they could to discredit birtherism and the eligibility movement. They mocked and ridiculed true Americans while they hid behind internet anonymity growing fat on money supplied by Soros and other NWO stooges. However, after the fall-out from Mike Zullo’s revelations in March, we’ll likely see citizen posses assigned to seek out and “interview” these traitors. If some of them don’t survive our questioning, America can count itself the better.
This vindication is not seen in some distant future, but to use a well-worn phrase, “any day now”–again from Birther Report:
There is no-chance-in-hell that Obama will see 2016 as the pResident – he’ll be lucky to last 6 more weeks. As a side item –
DemocratCommunist party faces extinction and a lower tier on the ash-heap of history.
It is likely that the timeframe in that comment is set to match a March, 2014, date when Cold Case Posse commander Mike Zullo says he will release universe-shattering evidence. (Recently, Zullo is suggesting that it might take a little longer.) Birthers repeat over and over that the Obots are running scared and quaking at every word from Mike Zullo. It’s the fear theme again, only projected onto others. Here’s another typical comment, from a year ago (again at BR)
If he (or/ they) were “Impeach or Arrest proof” they would not be running scared, HOAXING an elementary shooting,(FAKE), and trying to take our guns away. They are thoroughly scared, and very much afraid of True AMERICAN Wrath. besides that, he is a Criminal commiting (sic) an ongoing CRIME, and needs to be arrested, (tried?), and executed. PERIOD.
Another putative birther savior is Larry Klayman, according to a December 2013 YouTube video from the Western Center for Journalism that says: “Obama’s handlers are scared of Larry Klayman.” The video about Arpaio and Klayman is full of misrepresentations, but its slick production and manipulative style is quite a persuasive package.
Yanking the birthers back and forth between heaven and hell must keep them anxious, and I cannot help but believe that this vulnerable state is intentionally cultivated by people with monetary or political agendas.1
But is anyone really afraid?
There is no reason whatever to believe that either of the birther scenarios has any chance of coming to pass. Even if Obama were the malevolent character the birthers imagine, no one would follow him to actually implement the dark dystopia the birthers fear. The Congress is hardly going to pass his legislative agenda, even if they agree with it. The very fact that the birthers were not muzzled back when it could have made a difference before the last election, is persuasive evidence that it won’t happen in the future’'; indeed, I doubt that Obama has given much thought at all to the birthers since he released his birth certificate in 2011, and pretty much winnowed the field down to extreme conspiracy theorists. I’m not anxious, and and I don’t know anyone who is.
Last night on the Volin show, Orly Taitz called in while Charles Kerchner was on the line, jumping on the Obama victim list with her latest problem with identity theft through a fraudulent tax refund. Taitz blames the Obots. Kerchner believes that the recent outage at Birther Report was engineered by the Obots (or the administration) who apparently must have hacked an ad company and taken down thousands of web sites across the Internet for the purpose of keeping BR off the air for a few hours. Kerchner asserted that someone needs to file a class action lawsuit on behalf of all the birther web sites taken down by the administration, and suggested that Taitz might want to lead the effort. The problem there is that this mass extinction Kerchner imagines is attrition, to the extent that it exists at all and the major birther web sites are still running. I don’t think such a lawsuit would get any plaintiffs, and if it did, they would come off as silly.
In contrast, the anti-birthers do not have a clue what they are supposed to be afraid of. Making fun of birthers is not a crime. Punking Orly Taitz, whether morally justified or not, is not a crime. The Cold Case Posse is batting zero so far. If there were a crime, the CCP would bungle the investigation. Larry Klayman, for all the birther hopes, hasn’t won any case against Obama’s legitimacy. His NSA communications surveillance lawsuit, as much targeted at Bush as Obama in principle, is not going to discomfit the President, even if Klayman is lucky enough to win something for being in the right place at the right time.
The very fact that we are having this discussion proves that we are in a free society and have nothing to fear.
The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
1I’m currently reading a biography of Roger Ailes, titled The Loudest Voice in the Room, that talks a lot about the shaping of public perception for pay.