Last week, Mother Jones reported on a controversial mailer from the Faith and Freedom Coalition, an evangelical Christian group run by veteran political operative Ralph Reed. The flyer, which was sent to potential voters, asked recipients to compare President Barack Obama's policies to the threat of Nazi Germany and Japan circa World War II. It also accused Obama of having "Communist beliefs." Reed is no bit player: The former head of the Christian Coalition (who played a part in the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal), he's leading a massive, multi-million-dollar effort to turn out evangelical voters for Mitt Romney in November.
But wait—Reed's Obama flame-throwing doesn't end there. That Faith and Freedom Coalition mailer also included 10 more pages of inflammatory, debunked, and malicious rhetoric, a right-wing grab bag of Obama hatred. In this letter to potential voters, Reed claims that Obama wants an America where "government bureaucrats micromanage every aspect of your life," the taxman "seizes most of what you earn," and death panels—yes, those fictional death panels—determine whether you live or die. Reed insists that Obama will destroy capitalism and replace it with "Socialistic economic theories."
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