Eight Signs of Republican Extremism: “See something, say something”

by on August 25, 2011 · 8 comments

in American Empire, Civil Rights, Economy, Election, Satire

The County of San Diego has just released a video to warn all of us of the “Eight Signs of Terrorism”, in preparation for the tenth anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks, as part of their “See something, say something” campaign.  We would like to add to this watch our additional Eight  Signs of Republican Extremism.

To report suspicious activity, email the OB Rag at obragblog@gmail.com.

People who do the following might be plotting Republican extremist acts:

  • Under the guise and rhetoric of “small government”, order all welfare and other poor people who receive public assistance  to submit to monthly drug tests, as clearly the poor use illegal drugs much more than the rest of us.
  • End pensions for public workers, forcing them into plans that only have 401(k) benefits and no social security.
  • Do away with collective bargaining for all public employees, as they must learn to appreciate just having a job.
  • Quash all attempts to raise taxes for the very rich, the mega-corporations, and oil companies who receive public subsidies.
  • Support policies that make it extremely difficult for doctors who perform abortions to continue to operate.
  • Pretend to be a politician that listens to his/ her constituencies while seeking and accepting large donations from corporations and their lobbyists who have interests counter to the constituencies.
  • Get elected to office without saying anything about dismantling the social safety net or going after public employee unions, and then once in office, adopting policies that do just that.
  • Rehearse with trial balloons about dismantling the EPA, doing away with parts of the Constitution that allow popular elections, and outlawing the teaching of evolution in public classrooms to see how constituencies react.

We are hoping that with enough exposure, those who want to be Republican Extremists will be forced to abandon their un-American and inhuman activities.

“Republican extremists always have a fascination seeing how much they can get away with,” said the public’s ombudsman in San Diego on Wednesday. “We’ll see stepped-up scrutiny of any fledgling Republican politician or group by intelligent observers.”

“The public is a critical partner in upholding the Constitution,” a local authority on politics said, noting that it was members of the public in Wisconsin who were key in thwarting the usurping of law in that state by its extremist governor, Scott Walker in February.

Pamphlets with tips on suspicious behavior by Republican extremists will also be in city and county libraries, while they are still open.   The informational background to these “eight signs” comes from the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and English Common Law.“If you see something, say something.”

The legal advocate called it “a national watch program on Republican extremism.”  “It’s hard to say what suspicious activity might be,” he said. “If you’re in doubt, check the Constitution.”

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

obecean August 25, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Classic! You may have left off the Creationism Fogger…..lol


Frank Gormlie August 25, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Whoops – I should have. Actually upon re-re-re-read a couple of mine sound repetitive. But I had to stay with eight. Satire is so much fun! The last half of the post is nearly word-for-word from the original U-T/ SignOn article, but of course, with appropriate changes.


Frank Gormlie August 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Shane? What no comment? Are you now boycotting my posts – even if its satire?


mr.rick August 28, 2011 at 8:27 am

Frank, I noticed the question mark after satire?


Preston August 29, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I come to the Rag to catch up on OB news… Not political BS


Frank Gormlie August 29, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Preston – have you bought or donated for an OB Rag T-shirt?


john August 30, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Hey, isn’t “political BS” an oxymoron?

I know I am!


Brittany Bailey September 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Frank, I am cracking up about your article. I especially love the illustration. I am sending this to my mother, but as a Tea Bagger she is “impervious to reason” and excels in circular logic!


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