Victoria Jackson is a reliable source of unhinged claims about President Obama -- for example, she has claimed that Obama “bears traits that resemble the anti-Christ” and asserted that “Obama legally kills babies and now he can legally kill Grandmas!” But she really pegged the crazy meter with her July 15 WorldNetDaily column, headlined “The 3 scariest things about Obama”:
1. private army (like Hitler)
2. socialist (like Hitler)
3. media control (like Hitler)
A clause hidden in the Obamacare bill, which is now law, gives Obama the right to form a private army.
Why isn't anyone freaking out?
Hitler did this.
Hitler, like Obama, was a “socialist” who came from a dysfunctional family, had a communist father who abused alcohol, womanized and sired several children from different mothers, had a white mother, suffered child abuse and neglect, moved often, lied about his birth and heritage, changed his name, was a narcissist, rose to power with the help of disreputable men, had the Rothschilds as financial backers, stirred up racial conflict and class warfare, wrote a biography about race at age 35, followed up with another book used to launch a political career, supported infanticide (partial-birth abortion), gave big speeches in stadiums, promised change and a new social order, had youth groups singing his praises, used propaganda, used voter fraud and intimidation, controlled the media, created “crises,” used a poor economy, hated Jews (Israel), pretended to be “Christian,” advocated population control and euthanasia, socialized medicine, formed a private army and then … killed his political opposition with his private army.
Well, I am Obama's political opposition. That's why I am concerned.
Jackson's rant is outlandish, of course, but it's also based on a falsehood that simply refuses to die. As we explained the last time Jackson made this claim, the health care reform law did not create a “private army” for Obama to “kill his political opposition.” It establishes a “ready reserve corps” of medical personnel inside the Public Health Service to respond to medical emergencies. The corps would be an adjunct of the Commissioned Corps, which has been around for more than 200 years. FactCheck.org shot down this conspiracy theory more than a year ago, yet people like Fox News' Andrew Napolitano -- a clip of whom Jackson included in her column -- are still promoting it.
To more succinctly answer Jackson's question about why nobody is “freaking out” over this: because it isn't true.