It’s been a few months since I blogged about a crazy conservative email, but I got one this morning that was just too much to pass up. It’s from AmeriPAC, with a classic subject line of “Obama Threatens Supreme Court Again.” Inside, we learn the following:
President Barack Obama has again threatened the Supreme Court over ObamaCare – this time indicating that if the Court does not rule his way, he will take his revenge on senior citizens by destroying Medicare.
That paragraph is followed by some purported evidence that “Medicare will face disruption and ‘Chaos’” if ObamaCare is overruled. Oh no! If the Supreme Court overturns a big socialist government health program, Obama is going to destroy another big socialist government health program!
Wouldn’t that be a 2-for-1? Shouldn’t anti-socialists be rejoicing?
I know, the GOP has had trouble meshing their newfound love for fiscal responsibility with their old support for the biggest government program for their biggest demographic (seniors), but I still think it’s funny when they make the irony so raw and obvious.
Ah, but it gets better! (You didn’t think I would mock this email if it only contained one bit of silliness, did you?) Farther on we read about the real scary future about Obama and the Supreme Court:
Obama appointed Kagan as a socialist stooge to subvert not only the Supreme Court, but also the Constitution. There is no time to waste. We cannot afford another day of Elena Kagan on the highest court of the land. Our liberty is at stake!
This is followed by purported “NEW EVIDENCE OF KAGAN’S LONG INTENT TO SUBVERT THE SUPREME COURT.” Interspersed between the paragraphs of evidence are literally eight all-caps links instructing readers to tell Congress to remove Kagan from the court.
So now we are supposed to be afraid of what Obama will do if the Supreme Court upholds the Constitution by defeating Obamacare, while simultaneously being scared that the Supreme Court will not uphold the Constitution because Obama’s “socialist stooge” is working to subvert it. Or, in other words, no matter what the Supreme Court does, be afraid!
By now, they’ve ruined their credibility (e.g. ethos) so much that I don’t need to take the time to figure out if their evidence (e.g. logos) is inaccurate or lacking context. Even if it is mostly accurate the conclusions don’t make sense. (See my post about Ethos vs. Logos.)
So, thanks AmeriPAC, for making conservatives look silly instead of focusing on real government abuses like the invasive TSA or our unsustainable spending path.
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