Republicans’ Anti-Obama Guy Fawkes Video

It seems to be driving people who care about party politics mad that some Republicans have released this video:

Newser describes the hubbub as well as any:

This much is clear: The Republican Governors Association has put out a new anti-Obama video that can be seen at RememberNovember.com. Young RGA staffers put it together, reports the Daily Caller, which calls the video’s production “top notch.” Most agree it’s pretty slick, but then things get a little confusing: The left thinks it’s a tribute to Guy Fawkes—who tried to off the king of England in 1605—and the right says no way.

Time makes the case for the Fawkes connection here, noting the old rhyme of “Remember, Remember the Fifth of November.” Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo finds it “bewildering” that Republicans are honoring a guy who “tried but failed to pull off a mass casualty terrorist attack.”…

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  • tonyviner

    “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on, shame on you. Fool me, you can’t get fooled again.” – George W. Bush, Noted Republican

  • tonyviner

    Am I the only one reveling in the fact that capitalism is finally destroying itself, just as was predicted. I am truly overjoyed. Bunch of goddamn greedy fools around here. They can all rot in Hell as far as I am concerned.

  • Gregory

    Whew…fear mongering a plenty. All the things mentioned here are untruths, but that never stopped the republicans before. They lied about health care, they're lying about financial reform, etc. Things are changing and the sore losers don't want things to change. Obama and the dems are trying to fix the problems the GOP is responsible for. Obama inherited the deficit, the “spending money we don't have” is due to the military spending to keep up the American Empire the GOP wants to build/maintain, but they aren't suggesting we cut military spending.

    ridiculous. “we will remember” You're not paying attention if you remember something that didn't happen in the first place.

  • connie dobbs

    There’s an old saying in the USA. If the left were criticized for saying it 20 years ago, you can bet the right will be doing it themselves after they lose power. V for Vendetta (the comic) was a scathing critique of conservative values in the 80′s, and the movie was the same for the Bush Regime, 5 years ago. Seriously, American Conservatism is just Liberalism stuck in a time warp, sorta like the stupid kid who gets a joke 10 minutes after everyone else.

  • connie dobbs

    There's an old saying in the USA. If the left were criticized for saying it 20 years ago, you can bet the right will be doing it themselves after they lose power. V for Vendetta (the comic) was a scathing critique of conservative values in the 80's, and the movie was the same for the Bush Regime, 5 years ago. Seriously, American Conservatism is just Liberalism stuck in a time warp, sorta like the stupid kid who gets a joke 10 minutes after everyone else.

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