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Friday, 10 October 2014

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GOP'S INSPIRATION

"WASHINGTON With four weeks to go before the midterm elections, Republicans have made questions of how safe we are - from disease, terrorism or something unspoken and perhaps more ominous - central in their attacks against Democrats," says today's New York Times.

Indeed, talk show hosts, mouthpieces for the GOP, speculate on whether Ebola will mutate into an airborne virus and the National Republican Congressional Committee is running ads saying that terrorists are coming across the Mexican Border. The conservative publication, "The Caller," has christened the Barack Obama as "President Ebola."

In the race between Senator Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis in North Carolina, Mr. Tillis, the Republican speaker of the State House, found a connection between border security, terrorism and Ebola. In a debate this week he said that we should spend whatever is necessary to secure the border.

Republican strategist Rupert Murduck explained that the GOP has a unified strategy of playing on Americans' fears and anxieties. "We are taking it from Hitler's playbook. He used people's fear of uncertainty and instability to secure power."

"We particularly like his 'big lie' technique. Some of us are stating that Muslim prayer rugs have been found on the Mexican Border, left by ISIS members coming to behead Americans. Others are finding a pattern in Ebola, the lack of border security, 'imminent terrorist threats' and gaps in Secret Service protection as a conspiracy by unknown persons," said Murduck.

"It was just so great when Ron Paul said that Obama's 'political correctness' was keeping him from more aggressively containing Ebola. Of course that big lie is part of the GOP's appealing to the lowest common denominator of a large segment of the population. There's no doubt we'll win back the Senate and increase our membership in the House in the midterms. I just very happy that Hitler wrote Mein Kamph to guide today's GOP," he concluded

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