Posted by: Ticktock | June 27, 2008

Conspiracy Thinking in Hillary Acolytes

 

I’ve dipped my feet into politics on this blog only a few times, so please forgive me for wading in a bit further.  This time, the content is slightly skeptical in nature.  I’ve been noticing a disturbing trend on some of the pro Hillary Clinton blogs that I’ve stumbled upon. 

A small but vocal group of scorned Hillary voters have morphed into irrational conspiracy theorists in the midst of their post-primary heartbreak.  They’ve banded together in a special group called PUMA (party unity my ass), and they bond over their mutual feelings of political loss and conspiratorial blame.  They mock Obama supporters as Obamabots, Obamazombies, Kool Aid Drinkers, etc.  They condemn Obama, whom they sarcastically call an “anointed savior”, for any comment that he makes on any subject at all, and yet they ignore his most appealing qualities and his progressive stances on a variety of issues important to liberal women. 

But worst of all, they collectively depict Obama as an evil mastermind, corrupted by Chicago politics, and bent on railroading the election process in his favor.  Anyone who genuinely likes Obama is compared to a sheep, robot or zombie, and any media figure who defends him is part of a vast sexist conspiracy.  They hypocritically accuse Obama’s supporters of drinking Kool Aid, while they stubbornly betray the principles of their beloved candidate by pledging votes to Hillary’s political opposite, John McCain.

Listed below are quotes from visitors to The Confluence blog, a pro-Hillary web site that blocks dissenting comments.  These Hillary acolytes have become the very things that they detest:  arrogant and stubborn supporters of a candidate whom they zealously idolize as God’s gift to politics.  They are so deep into their obsessions that they’re listing toward a delusional paranoid mindset where everyone is against them and they are the victims of a vast sexist conspiracy orchestrated by Obama, the DNC, the media, and anyone else who didn’t vote for Clinton.

I’ve listed a few traits of conspiracy theorists below, and then I went quote mining in the Confluence comment section to find matches to the traits.  These quotes are part of larger quotes, but I did not change their contextual meaning.  These are also a fair sample of the tone over at PUMA HQ and consistent with many other comments on there that I skipped. 

CONSPIRACY THEORIST TRAITS:

Imagining a vast conspiracy pulling all the strings

I have never bought into any conspiracy theories, ever. But there is always a first time.

…the primary election was somehow rigged from the beginning to support a no nothing candidate against one who had it all.  I kept thinking the fix was in back in February but I really became a believer on May 31st. Wholesale rigging.

The Democrat party hand picked Obama and rigged this election. This isn’t just about Hillary losing, its the tactics and methods used by the Obama campaign and the DNC.

Our votes were stolen at the RBC, the election caucus system was rigged, and the LIES & HATE & PANDERING is unbearable.

That’s what’s so bad about this. The fraud perpetrated on the states and their voters is breathtaking in scope.

The reason these people of note are falling over themselves for Bambie has little to do with Bambie and everything to do with the fact he is backed by the those in the highest places .

This is a complete and total farce, just like the supposed democratic primary. No wonder we didn’t do anything about the results in ‘00 and ‘04, the DNC was just pissed they didn’t get to do it first.

Invoking the evil conspiracy when facts don’t match their worldview

I can’t believe that the polls we’re seeing regarding a substantial lead by O are correct…think something’s fishy there.

And why is it the nasty Obamabots are all young kids its like Hitler Youth out here…

I think a lot of the recent polls are skewed to make him look good in hopes of bringing all democrats together

I predict the amount of voter fraud in November will be astronomical and unproven. Isolated cases will be reported but no one will do anything….Who will prevent people from voting multiple times in precincts where Obama’s supporters are in charge and all employees are Obama supporters.

Depicting themselves as a wise group smarter than the majority

I cannot believe that people buy into this nonsense. What a shameless act by a man who would be king… Wake up America.

If we are are right about Obama being “in the bag” for months, it will come out.

They figured they were doing it subtly enough to get away with it — they didn’t bet on a bunch of old ladies smelling what they were up to and figuring it all out.

Seeing themselves as misunderstood victims

Why do they keep insisting that we’re pissed just because a woman wasn’t nominated? We’re pissed that the far and away superior candidate was denied the nomination because of gender.

Y’know I’ve got to say that I’m at the point where I don’t care who stood by whom and for how long anymore–no one’s standing by us! As long as we continue to be insulted, nobody gets a free pass.

Remember this post when you feel down – are you going to give in to “learned helplessness” and stay in the corner, or are you going to fight? You’re not a lab rat, you are a friggin PUMA!

Seeing others as close-minded blind sheep

I know we have used it as a joke many times, but I am starting to wonder if they really have drugged the damn kool aid.

How are the Obamabots any better? I think they’re worse and their use of physical threats reminds me of the brown shirts in Nazi Germany.

Assigning evil traits to the accused conspirators

He sounds like a pimp. Go on, call me racist. Make my day.

and, knowing the obamazoids, make sure someone stays behind at the rest area to guard the cars. half of ‘em probably already have stuff on their police records like trashing mailboxes and vandalizing schools.

I’ve said many times that Obamanation reminds me of a bunch of domestic abusers.

Angry, threatening, belittling and even stalking. But then when we leave they start talking about the kids, er . . . party unity.

many stories of nasty obots forcing unity down our throats….

Widening the number of conspirators to justify inconsistencies

that loser fanboy, Keith Olbermann. OMG, do his bosses know he spends so much time trying to get approval from a bunch of Obama fans?

Is there a kool aid free investigated reporter anywhere in America….HUH?

Inventing crap that didn’t happen and/or hunting for meaningless anomalies

Has there ever been a final report about the origin of what was reported as a suspicious fire? I may be off base but I wonder with the zealotrey surrounding Obama if some of his followers had something to do with it.

If the man who called me a racist because I thought he was unready…

There is a photo that Obama’s camp flashed around with Obama in the middle and his white grandparents on either side of him sitting on a bench. I am certain that picture is also a fake. Its a composite where they have merge together images from other pictures into one.

He is using the tools which will get him and keep him in power at which point everything will change to a soviet style government.

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  1. Wow. They sound more outrageous than 9/11 Truthers.


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