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So let me get this straight.

Barack Obama is Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin or both, depending on where you get your information. He's also a tyrant, notwithstanding the fact he was elected in 2008 by the largest majority of any U.S. president in 40 years.

He hates white people, and possibly white culture. He is a secret Muslim extremist who was actually born in Kenya instead of Hawaii (as his so-called "birth certificate" and "doctors" would have you believe) and therefore was never eligible to run for president in the first place! There's obviously been a massive leftwing cover-up, financed by George Soros, Warren Buffet and America-haters at the Huffington Post .

It all makes sense. Obama wants some form of government option for health care to ensure all Americans are covered and health care is intrinsically socialist. The Nazis were "National Socialists," ergo Obama is a goose-stepping, Poland-invading, Wagner-loving Nazi.

He calls top advisors "czars," and the word czar is Russian, and therefore he is probably a communist as well as a Nazi. Also, the communists nationalized industry, just like Obama took over management of General Motors during the financial crisis! Connect the dots, people!

Furthermore he wants to create death panels to euthanize the old and people born with disabilities. He wants to take Medicare away from seniors.

Thank goodness for Glenn Beck and Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin, and all those other brave conservatives for telling the truth. Thanks to all the teabaggers and teabag parties (which are actually a lot less fun than they sound), and thanks to the Facebook guy who posted the survey asking whether Obama should be killed and all the pundits out there wondering whether the president of the U.S. could be executed for treason.

Thanks to Congressman Jim Wilson for breaking all protocol, tradition and decorum by shouting "You Lie!" at Obama while he addressed a joint session of congress. (Obama wasn't lying it turns out, but Wilson sent a powerful message that the Republicans won't let the facts or reason hamper their God-given beliefs).

Obama is an elitist who uses large words and a community organizer who pals around with domestic terrorists. He's uppity.

Wow. Normally I would shrug all this craziness off as one of those peculiar differences between the U.S. and Canada, like the Second Amendment right to arm yourself to the teeth or the Electoral College system. Goodness knows Canada is not perfect, either - four collapsed governments in eight years is nothing to brag about.

But we were dragged into this lunacy as cautionary tale, by being used as a negative example of what American health care could look like if Obama gets his nefarious way. They paraded out a few Canadian health care horror stories - again we're not perfect - while avoiding recent surveys that show most Canadians are happy with the health care system, that wait times are decreasing and that the quality of care is improving. We know for a fact that Canadians live longer, our infant mortality rate is lower and almost nobody has ever declared bankruptcy strictly because of an injury or illness.

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