Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obama: Hypnotist

Yessiree, courtesy of rational conservative John Cole, we find that Obama is winning because... his speeches are actually subtle hypnosis that convince people to vote for Obama.

John shakes his head and mutters about Peak Wingnuttia not being here yet and his commentators laugh about clucking like a chicken after the Obama infomercial, but ... really. The wingnut may have actually stumbled onto something. While Obama clearly isn't doing hypnosis, his speeches and his 30 minute infomercial do something else entirely... they present a vision of America as a better nation, one where government works for the people rather than against them, where people don't have to struggle with health care costs and get a helping hand to build their businesses rather than a foot in the face, where folks are nice to each other again instead of all of this nastiness, etc. It's a compelling vision for people who are just sick and tired of the divisiveness, hatreds, selfishness, and petty small-mindedness that have characterized the Rethugs for the past eight years. And it's no wonder that a wingnut might confuse actually having a vision of the future with hypnosis, because the only vision of the future that wingnuts have is them on top, grinding their boot into the face of America forever. And they just can't seem to understand why the majority of Americans don't agree with their vision, so it must be hypnosis, right? Right?

-- Badtux the "Tin foil yet?" Penguin


  1. I haven't been following much of it, I took my vote to the courthouse a week ago.

    Not much is going to improve anyway, it's just a bunch of monkeys fucking around.

  2. Dude, this is totally off topic, but I saw a pic here that you should steal immediately :)

  3. I assume you're talking about the kitty wearing the penguin costume? I would *never* do that to one of my own kittehs. They would eat me if I tried it!

    - Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin

  4. firstly, i luv those pet pix, because the pets obviously look like they would gladly kill whomever dressed them in those stupid costumes.

    but secondly, more than the penguin, i like the dog dressed like a cop and the cat dressed like a prisoner in a cage.

    as to john cole, i just wanted to point out that he has officially abandoned conservatism and come over to liberalism.


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