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On yesterday's edition of AFA Radio's Focal Point, far-right history revisionist, host of TCT's Faith in History, and former 3-time Congressional loser (twice against former Minority leader Dick Gephardt in 1998 and 2000, and once against Congressman Russ Carnahan in 2004) Bill Federer spewing out wild conspiracy theories, including where Federer suggests that "President Barack Obama will use an Invasion of Iran as an excuse to attempt a shutdown of TV, radio, and the internet."

The Raw Story:

"If he’s feeling desperate come November, President Barack Obama just might create a pretext to launch a war with Iran, then seize control of radio, television and Internet signals to ensure his reelection." Or, at least, that’s what former Republican congressional candidate Bill Federer said Friday during a radio interview.

Federer was talking to American Family Association host Brian Fischer, on Fischer’s “Focal Point” program, when he mentioned the age old “October surprise” caveat of American politics, a term brought to life by an unproven conspiracy theory that accused the Reagan campaign for conspiring with Iran to help defeat President Jimmy Carter. But in Federer’s mind, it may be much more severe than just the resolution of a hostage negotiation.

He went on to explain how the genocidal Soviet leader put down his own version of the tea party and went on to kill millions of his own people. “And so, this is a strategy. And I think, would this happen? I don’t know. If you can vote to kill innocent babies, what can’t you justify?”

Federer almost became a U.S. Congressman from Missouri, but he was twice defeated by former Rep. Dick Gephardt (R-MO), losing his last race in 2000 by a margin of 57.8 percent to 39.7 percent.

From the 09.06.2012 edition of AFR's Focal Point:

More of Federer's delusions:

Federer and his lies on America being a "Christian Nation"
From TCT's Faith in History:

That's only part of Federer's extremism and history revisionism, much like David Barton.

Federer on Islam:

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  •  Holy shit. (2+ / 0-)
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    sjburnman, luckylizard

    No, Mr. Federer, starting a war for political purposes is the Republican strategy.

    And this

    "If you can vote to kill innocent babies, what can’t you justify?”
    wow.

    ***********

    Squidward: The noises! How are you two making those noises?

    Patrick: Well, that's easy. All you need is a box.

    SpongeBob: And...imagi~nation!

    by rexymeteorite on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 03:28:48 PM PDT

    •  does this guy think we should count fetuses (1+ / 0-)
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      luckylizard

      in the census?


      "A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous..........got me?" - Don Van Vliet

      by AlyoshaKaramazov on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 03:36:57 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Federer (no not that one) thinks that President (1+ / 0-)
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      luckylizard

      Obama votes to 'kill innocent babies'?

      So he thinks there is a Roman Colosseum type structure somewhere in the D.C. metropolitan area (RFK stadium?), and the president is there with most of the Democratic members of Congress doing the whole 'thumbs up/thumbs down' thing before every abortion?

      The guy is a freakin' lunatic and the above scenario is as crazy as he is.

      The fact is:

      warmonger ≠ Pro-life

      and

      Pro-choice ≠ baby killer

      Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. Carl Sagan

      by sjburnman on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 03:56:12 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Obama should totally threaten to do this (1+ / 0-)
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    YuccaPete

    Just for the lulz.

    Sarahpalindrome (n.): A sentence that makes as much sense backwards as forwards.

    by Hannibal on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 03:32:15 PM PDT

  •  The new definition of almost: (3+ / 0-)
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    The Hamlet, divedeeper, luckylizard
    Federer almost became a U.S. Congressman from Missouri, but he was twice defeated by former Rep. Dick Gephardt (R-MO), losing his last race in 2000 by a margin of 57.8 percent to 39.7 percent.

    Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. Carl Sagan

    by sjburnman on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 03:36:11 PM PDT

  •  annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd, (1+ / 0-)
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    luckylizard

    he didn't do it for 3.5 years now, already.................why?

    Duh!

    And his listeners:

    DUH!!!


    "A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous..........got me?" - Don Van Vliet

    by AlyoshaKaramazov on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 03:36:13 PM PDT

  •  why stop there (0+ / 0-)

    lets bring back the guillotine.

    •  Nah That's to Tame for Him (0+ / 0-)

      Racking, Drawing and Quartering is the best.  Optionally the Gibbet for lessor offenses.  Or the ultimate religous wacko fantasy - burning at the stake with the option of garroting if the accussed admits guilt.

  •  Oh, those useful tools, providing cover for their (0+ / 0-)

    corporate masters who have already consolidated their grip on the mass media.  Blame the opposition for what you are doing in spades: classic fascist technique.

    "Something in the way, yeah." Kurt Cobain

    by The Hamlet on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 03:50:07 PM PDT

  •  It's The Pentavirate I tell you! (1+ / 0-)
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    divedeeper
    Stuart Mackenzie: Well, it's a well known fact, Sonny Jim, that there's a secret society of the five wealthiest people in the world, known as The Pentavirate, who run everything in the world, including the newspapers, and meet tri-annually at a secret country mansion in Colorado, known as The Meadows.

    Tony Giardino: So who's in this Pentavirate?

    Stuart Mackenzie: The Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothschilds, and Colonel Sanders before he went tits up. Oh, I hated the Colonel with is wee beady eyes, and that smug look on his face. "Oh, you're gonna buy my chicken! Ohhhhh!"

    Charlie Mackenzie: Dad, how can you hate "The Colonel"?

    Stuart Mackenzie: Because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes ya crave it fortnightly, smartass!

    Wait. So this guy wasn't watching "So I Married An Axe Murderer"?

    We view "The Handmaid's Tale" as cautionary. The GOP views it as an instruction book.

    by Vita Brevis on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 04:04:51 PM PDT

  •  So Now They're Dog Whistling Mideast PEACE ??? (1+ / 0-)
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    luckylizard

    BTW, Obama is not going to take over any liberal broadcasters or Internet sites.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 04:09:09 PM PDT

  •  You can have my Angry Birds (0+ / 0-)

    when you pry my iphone from my cold, dead hands.

  •  Obama better take over the intranets (0+ / 0-)

    How else will I get my news in the FEMA Camps.

  •  "October Surprise" was coined by the Reagan people (0+ / 0-)

    it was their conspiracy theory that President Carter, in October 1980, might actually succeed in freeing our hostages in Iran.  They considered this possibility to be a dirty trick if Carter might succeed, hence the term.  Those who use the phrase to describe an allegation about Reagan's campaign making a deal with the Ayatollah are intentionally turning the phrase on its head in order to make a point.  Just a little history from an old man here.

  •  And here I thought that the repubs (0+ / 0-)

    wanted a war with Iran. I'm looking at you, John McCain (bomb, bomb, bomb Iran) ... or has this already been erased from the history books? I live in TX, so our history books are subject to frequent revisions by the SBOE whenever they discover something they don't like in them.

    The Golden Rule isn't so golden if you don't polish it with every soul you meet. (-6.5,-4.1)

    by minidriver on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 11:12:49 AM PDT

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