The 'Right Wing' Conspiracy
The phrase has been bandied about for decades. The basic premise is there are 'those others', right wingers, that are accused of using everything, the much alluded to 'kitchen sink' as well as whatever 'else' is lying around, to throw at any candidate that tends to disagree with their vision of the stewardship of the United States of America.
One photo displayed here is of a billboard identified as being located:
.... south of West Plains on U.S. 63 across from the Dairy Queen ....
According to the article, local residents are disturbed by the billboard's appearance.
The billboard features Senator Barack Obama, head wrapped in a turban, and a list of items meant to convey, that is, whomever paid for billboard, their view that the senator will do a variety of things, among those promote same sex marriage, abortions etc; we all know the drill.
The second photo at this post is of an image that was recently removed from the Republican Party's official Sacramento County, California website.
The image pictured, an attempt to link Senator Barack Obama to accused terrorist Osama Bin Laden, along with similar images, were removed from the website late in the day on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 and were denounced by California's Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
For almost two years, as the various candidates announced their intent to run, one specific candidate, from one of the two major political parties, Senator Barack Obama, has stood out from the crowd in a visual way, due to his skin color.
There wasn't anything truly special about his run as a person of color. He wasn't the first person of color to attempt to run within his party, the Democratic Party. The Republican Party saw Alan Keyes run for president in their party, beginning in 1996.
The uniqueness of the candidacy of Barack Obama has been, he has succeeded in winning his party's nomination, a first time in history occurrence. America has come very far since the days of slavery, Jim Crow and segregation. Or has it?
Several generations of Americans, all colors, have lived, in many instances, side by side next to one another, coming to realize that people, in general, are all trying to get through their lives without major disruptions, seeing themselves as having more in common with than at odds with their neighbor, who happens to be a different color.
Of course, for some, who have embraced the mantle of the segregationists of old, this reality could be viewed as a culmination of their worst nightmares, if one is to believe the literature that is dispensed by those clinging to a mission to reclaim a country that has since moved into territory they do not embrace.
I once heard a line in a movie I found interesting and intriguing, and I paraphrase its content, which was, the sign of a really good conspiracy was it couldn't be proven.
In this case, unlike the actions of COINTELPRO, organized against United States citizens, the idea of a 'Right Wing Conspiracy', where each person is assigned a specific job or task and it's on some sort of record what was desired to be accomplished, most likely does not exist.
Any alleged conspiracy would most likely be the implied 'understanding' of the persons or groups involved that gives rise to a campaign of slander and innuendo, often facilitated by the 'whisper campaign', "Had you heard? So and so did this, that or the other thing!".
Whether or not there is a 'Right Wing Conspiracy', odds are it can't be proven but, there are some indicators that seem to suggest repetitive patterns of actions, which many find to be of a nefarious nature, chief among those being, accusations that any and almost all Democratic candidates are 'left leaning', 'oddball' and 'un-American'.
Of course, the official Party of any who may use these tactics often distances themselves from any knowledge or support of its members or constituents who pursue this line of activity, as it should.
What remains is a set of circumstances, based in reality, the reality being charges leveled and promoted that lend themselves to manipulation, often taking on a life of their own, embraced by any who choose to forward the momentum of attempts at keeping the 'conspiracy' alive.
In Resselaer County in New York, absentee ballots were sent out.
A typographical error on the the ticket selection resulted in the name of the Democratic Party's candidate for President of the United States being listed as Barack Osama.
It appears no charges will be forthcoming.
.... a typographical error was made in the name of one of the candidates. The error was included on only 300 out of more than 4000 absentee ballots that will be mailed out this month. The Board of Elections acted quickly to correct the typographical error and regrets the error."
Just a few things, comedian and former late night talk show host Arsenio Hall used to say, that make you go , "Hmmmm ....!"
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* The hearing of this suit has been urged by Assistant Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas upon its retrieval from the judicial equivalent of the trash heap by Justice Thomas.
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