Puppy Mill Group Compares Prop B to “Obamacare” (Daily Show Video)

by Will Potter on November 12, 2010

in Terrorism Scare Mongering

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Now I understand why the group that fought the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act in Missouri had the backing of the Tea Party: They’re both out of their minds.

The Daily show had a great segment with Anita Andrew of the Alliance for Truth.

Among the gems of wisdom from Andrews:

“Proposition B is very similar to Obamacare. They’re expecting all the breeders to sit there and pay exorbitant amounts of care that are not needed. Like adequate food, adequate water, adequate space…”

Andrews responding to the ASPCA: “When people get free puppies they don’t value their puppies as much as they should.”

“Proposition B is one more step to making us a communist socialist society.”

This is the same group that called the Humane Society “radical” and “extremist.”

I posted this because it’s a great example of how industry groups take any meme that has been proven to work, and apply it to their own special interests. This is how “eco-terrorist” rhetoric became so popular; corporations and industry groups saw how effective “terrorism” language can in demonizing and persecuting entire groups of people. This is the same strategy, taken to even more absurd lengths. “Obamacare” misinformation helped derail modest health care reforms in Congress, and Andrews is applying the same buzzwords to groups like the Humane Society.

Of course, none of this makes any sense. But it doesn’t need to. I think it’s a great example of how, in the eyes of these people, facts matter much less than the latest guilt-by-association buzzword.

Thanks to Erik Marcus for the tip.

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