I've been encouraged to visit the cult website a few times because this will somehow cultivate an acceptance in using violence to jam my opinion down someone's throat and kill or imprison anyone who doesn't see things my way. I believe that I did visit the site a year ago or so but I have to admit that if I did visit it, it was so unmemorable that today, when I finally decided to see if I was missing something, I did not recognize the site at all.
For those of you that haven't been and have no desire in tazing anyone who disagrees with you, I'll give a quick description (admittedly based on the small part that I saw). It's a collection of pages with one-liners of "inspirational" things that Obama has done. There is one little, teeny, tiny, string attached to how inspirational the statements are. The level of inspiration received from the statements is inversely proportional to the reader's level of morality, knowledge, and willingness to seek the truth. Cult members eat this shit up.
What are you inferring?
I thought it was clear.
The first statement that popped up for me was that Obama has cut Medicare drug costs by 50%. First off, the law is unConstitutional but at this point, that's Standard Operating Procedure for The Great and Powerful Oz. From the cult member perspective, I think the Constitution is irrelevant when it's something that they want. Not that they wanted this bill. None of them have probably read it but they do want to support their prophet and gawd's laws are above man-made laws like the Constitution. Tossing that aside, let's look at this claim.
Now, the thing about Obama's lies is that there is usually some bit of twisted truth in there somewhere. It seems obvious that he's lying but I like to dig to find out what he's using for the basis of his lie. What can he point to and say, "See?"
Certainly not his leadership abilities.
Or his very own set of balls.
After someone on Medicare spent over $2,700 in the year 2010, Obama send them a check for $250. No one has yet claimed that Obama knows anything about math.
Under the old law, grandma had to pay 100% of drug costs from then on until she had spent $4,550. This crippling financial gap where grandma is more likely to die than cross the finish line is lovingly referred to as the "Donut Hole." If she can survive on cat food and saltines until then, she only had to pay 5% of the drug costs until the new year started.
Under this great new law (which imposes a 10% tax on fake baking, oddly enough - and I'm not going to mention the other stuff in this bill), grandma only has to pay 50% for prescriptions after she passes that $2,700 mark. Don't get me wrong, that's better than 100%, especially since Obama and his predecessors have created a system where drug companies can charge $150 for a pill that costs $.02 to make. If you could escape their protectionary "laws", you'd cut grandma's prescription costs by more than 50% on all her prescriptions, even saving her from that initial $2,700 gouging.
It's close enough to the truth for cult members to get goosebumps.
It's really important for cult members to pretend like they care about people.
There's some truth to it and if you ignore the rest of the bill, you could say this was a "win". I was thinking that I may be persuaded to the use of violence to solve any desire that I had after all. I clicked to the next one. It was about how Obama pays travel expenses for families to fly out to see the body of their dead son/daughter/husband/wife who died trying to make sure that Exxon and BP keep making record profits.
I threw up a little in my mouth and went out to play basketball with my son.
One thing, skipping back to the first wtf page that I read, that I have often wondered about is the possibility of some agreement, implicit or expressed, between cult members and minions. Democrats and Republicans are constantly battling each other using talking points handed to them by talking heads, who most likely also have not read any of the bills.
At this point, I probably don't have an cult members or minions as readers, which is unfortunate because I'd like to hear the rules of engagement for their arguments. From what I've seen, there must be some sort of pact where they are only allowed to use propaganda from their team in these arguments. My guess is that anyone who uses truth or morality is red-carded.
Anyway, if you want a chuckle, go visit the website. You won't learn anything useful there but if you ever find yourself in an argument with a Republican minion, you can zing these statements at him like they are deadly ninja stars.
Made out of origami paper.
Folded by a three year old.