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November 30, 2015

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Stop the fear mongering

Do you still own your guns and Bibles? Did the government take your weapons to arm President Barack Obama’s secret military? Are communists in control of our government? Did Obama ban right-wing radio? Did Obama really cancel the National Day of Prayer? Is President Obama truly the Antichrist?

These are just a few of the scenarios presented by fear-mongering Republicans in 2008. Why do these blatantly false rumors continue to circulate? It’s very simple: The GOP can offer no policies other than to cut taxes, ban abortions, and strip the elderly and the poor of what little they have.

In November 2008, Susan Eisenhower wrote the following:

“People who share traditional Republican values have nothing to fear from Sen. Obama.

“We have had many chapters in American history when fear has gotten the better of us and ‘guilt by association’ or ‘guilt by race, ethnicity or gender’ has prevailed. But we must be better than that. In today’s fractured and challenging times, spreading false rumors is not only divisive, it is downright dangerous. We will only survive if we pull together and unite as a nation.”

The truth behind her commentary couldn’t be better stated.

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