Al Qaeda: Arabic for The Base

I am so concerned about the spectacle we are seeing daily as McCain and Palin take their traveling road show of fear-mongering around the country, that every chance I get, I’m going to highlight what is at stake here.

I was reviewing Sensico’s blog when I found a link to Bob Cesca’s blog posted by a commenter there. I’ve excerpted most of the original Cesca blog post (written by Elvis Dingeldein) here.

… here’s my Friendly Reminder for the true Independents and moderate Republicans and racist Democrats that haven’t yet made up their minds because, Doggone It™, Sarah Palin looks so darned-tootin cute in her knee-high boots and higher skirts, with her starburst-ricocheting winkage aimed directly at Joe Six-Pack’s desperately underused genitals, and my reminder is this: “Al-Qaeda” is Arabic for “The Base.” Remember that the next time you see Sarah Palin working The Base. Remember that the next time you hear an American citizen shout “Kill him” or “Traitor” at a political rally-cum-seething mob. Al-Qaeda is Arabic for “The Base.” Anger and resentment, tinged with overt racism and powered by a long-simmering tribal conflict – Us versus Them, Black versus White, Christian versus Muslim – needs only a plain-talking but charismatic leader to become something dangerous, something radical, something Terrible. And it is from a Base of sympathetic ideologues that such a terror often leaps, whether in a handful of aircraft-turned-missiles, or the assassin’s simple bullet.

That John McCain and his panicked cabal of Bush-league attack dogs can only send Sarah Palin into these nests of ideological safety is no accident, and should surprise no one that has witnessed the train-wreck-in-a-Hindenburg-explosion that is her ability to parse complex data while suffering the Slings and Arrows of so outrageous a fortune as Katie Couric. That she is able (and not a little willing) to incite such fearful passion and explosive anger in The Base – you know, “The Base”; it’s English for “Al-Qaeda” – may be accidental indeed, and have historic consequences far beyond her control, or any other.

Just a friendly reminder.

via Bob Cesca’s Goddamn Awesome Blog! Go!: A FRIENDLY REMINDER

Earlier tonight I was telling my Dad that watching the crowd reaction at Palin rallies felt almost like watching a modern-day Hitler rally disguised in the form of a “hockey mom”. The whole phenomenon is absolutely chilling. Then I saw the above article and it really brought it home for me.

This November, we get a chance to make our disgust known. We can express it loud and clear in the voting booth so that the whole world will know that Americans will not tolerate politician’s appealing to our worst instincts. We must make sure that on November 4, John McCain and Sarah Palin pay a price for their current hateful conduct.

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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8 thoughts on “Al Qaeda: Arabic for The Base

  1. I’ve always believed al-Qaida is The Base of the Bush Family & Friends and they use their base to upset world markets to get what they want: GLOBAL CONTROL. The New World Order is here! Isn’t that nice? Spit.

    Osama bin Laden has been dead for years now. Al-Qaida is no different than the death squads created under the Reagan Crazies back in the 1980’s in South America.

  2. “Earlier tonight I was telling my Dad that watching the crowd reaction at Palin rallies felt almost like watching a modern-day Hitler rally… The whole phenomenon is absolutely chilling.”

    Ironically, this is almost exactly how many of us opposed to Barack Obama feel about him.

    Though I might replace the Hitler reference with someone like Kim Jong Il, or some other type of totalitarian leader who “encourages” his followers to literally worship him.

    The sweet singing children. The fainting women at rallies. The promises of cleansing the planet and rolling back the tides.

    You nailed it, Rutherford. It is indeed “chilling.”

    And I don’t know who is more chilling—the man himself, or the people who seem to blindly follow his every word.

  3. Kay, you stated

    Osama bin Laden has been dead for years now.

    I’m gonna assume you’re speaking figuratively, as in Bin Laden isn’t really running the show anymore, the movement has moved beyond him. I don’t think you’re actually saying the man is dead are you? If so, I’d love to see your sources. 🙂

    Red Pill when your party can produce young energetic candidates that can inspire people, then maybe we can have a discussion about folks fainting, rolling back tides, etc.. My God man, whether they won or lost, look at the list just in the past half century: Eisenhower, Nixon, Goldwater, Ford, Reagan, Bush-Dad, Dole, Bush-Son, McCain … a bunch of old farts, not an inspirational one in the entire set! Perhaps the case can be made that Reagan shook things up a bit but hardly enough to get anyone fainting.

    Red Pill, what you need is a young, vibrant candidate who can make conservatism look progressive, not reactive and constipated. And please don’t cite Sarah Palin because the other necessary trait is ability to grasp the issues.

  4. So women are fainting at rallies because Obama is mesmerizing them with his command over the issues?

    Little children are singing Obama’s praises because he has such command over the issues?

    I ask, because it seems, according to you, that is the only difference between Palin and Obama. And since that is the only difference, it must be the cause of the Obama-worship.

  5. Rutherford, Osama bin Laden is dead. Benazir Bhutto, who was running to unseat Musharref of Pakistan, was assassinated a month or so after she revealed Osama bin Laden had been killed:

    As pointed out in the YouTube write up for this video, the people of Pakistan know this about Osama bin Laden.

    All those audios we’ve heard on our tvs for years now? Some like myself believe they’re created through our CIA to keep Americans in fear. Anyone can impersonate a voice as we all know watching Tina Fey imitate Sarah Palin, so these audios are just that: A COMPLETE FABRICATION.

    If Osama bin Laden had been killed right after 9/11, what reason would George Bush have to go into Iraq which was where he wanted to go on 9/11 until Colin Powell told him to focus on Osama? Bush & Cheney needed Americans to believe Osama has been alive all this time, because it keeps the fear going, and without fear, the right wing American Taliban (the republic party) wouldn’t know what to think! In fact, they do little thinking anyways. 😉

    THE RED PILL:

    Obama supporters ARE NOT INCITING VIOLENCE. The McCain/Palin KKK meetings rallies are. Get it? See the difference? Oh wait. You’re a George Bush supporter. Nevermind. You don’t understand much.

  6. Inciting violence indicates that violence took place. Can you show us any examples where racial violence has taken place at a McCain/Palin rally?

    And make sure that video isn’t being manipulated with added audio. Because as you have pointed out, it is possible.

    And can you manage to do so without launching childish insults for once?

    (My guess is a “no” to all of the above. Feel free to prove me wrong.)

  7. Red Pill …. if you’re going to be legalistic about it, the McCain campaign inciting emotional violence in the crowd which could, if left unabated become real action. Of course there is a recent development in this matter that needs some blogging. More later.

  8. I always love reading back issues of Rutherford’s blog.

    ““Al-Qaeda” is Arabic for “The Base.” Remember that the next time you see Sarah Palin working The Base.”

    This is coming from a very proud, card-carrying democrat. A man who supports Barack Obama and buys into the left’s “War on…..” populist bullshit.

    Obama ended up erecting fucking columns in stadiums to give his speeches in front of hordes of fainting followers…but it was Sarah Palin who reminded him of Hitler.

    And this one…

    “This November, we get a chance to make our disgust known. We can express it loud and clear in the voting booth so that the whole world will know that Americans will not tolerate politician’s appealing to our worst instincts. We must make sure that on November 4, John McCain and Sarah Palin pay a price for their current hateful conduct.”

    Yet, when Rutherford got a second chance to make his disgust known regarding hateful division…what did he do?

    He supported it.

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