That ad was posted on what appears to be the Facebook page of Swiss bookseller Orell Füssli in October.

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  • Soulphoenix

    Replace “Misunderstood” with a book called “Understood” and I think we’re there.

    • Sinjun

      nah misunderstood.. 1984 was a warning don’t do this it’s a bad idea.. Obama took it to mean do it it’s a good idea.. so it still works.

  • Al Bundy

    Why does the good doctor back the statist Mitch McConnell? The big spending big government squish that backed Rand’s opponent. Seems like Cruz and Lee are the only ones not yet seduced by the Medusa of committee assignments and various trinkets offered in exchange for their souls. So sad how Rand has sold out to big government. Just so sad.

    • Calcat36

      If it were not for potheads, Rand and big daddy the racist Rue would have no following at all.

      • GaryTheBrave

        “Rue” Paul? Shirley you jest.

        • Calcat36

          Yes. I jest. But the dude is a wacko bird if ever there was one. The real Rue is, well, not a politician. Don’t call me Shirley, Laverne.

          11 potheads so far! YAY!

          • Calcat36

            Since weed seems to bake so many empty skull paulbots, put the bong down, read, comprehend, and then instead of a cowardly thumbs down, prove the facts otherwise:

            Rand Paul is successfully duping many conservatives into believing that he’s more sane and more practical than his nutty father, whom Republican voters rejected overwhelmingly in 2008 and 2012. Along with all of the other times he ran for POTUS, under different party affiliations. So much for party loyalty and personal convictions to be consistent.

            Sadly, these people are wrong. Rand Paul, like his father, is a leftist libertarian. His leftist brand of libertarianism is evident on many issues: deep defense cuts, supporting the cretinous “Balanced Budget Amendment”, supporting violations of states’ rights Paul’s pet issues, opposing action against Iran.

            But on no issue is it more visible than on illegal immigration. Rand Paul supports a full-throated amnesty for illegal aliens (without calling it that way; he deceptively calls it “a pathway to citizenship”), bilingualism, and open borders, and opposes employment verification, including the very effective E-Verify Program.

            Employers, including Big Business, are lobbying hard for amnesty and against E-Verify, because they love to hire illegal aliens; they can pay them much less than Americans and avoid federal and state employment laws.

            But doesn’t Rand Paul realize that amnesty and bilingualism will only lead to bigger, more costly government? Don’t his supporters realize that?

            Don’t they and their idol Rand Paul realize that amnesty (or “pathwayto citizenship”, or whatever you want to call it) is TOTALLY INCOMPATIBLE with limited Constitutional government (not to mention that it rewards lawbreaking, and a limited government – Constitutional or otherwise – cannot exist if the law is not obeyed)?

            Don’t they and Rand Paul understand that amnesty will create 12-20 million new Democrat voters who will send the political Right (not just the GOP) and all conservatives to the political graveyard and give the Democrats a permanent, unbeatable majority?

          • Calcat36

            That is what I thought, bong heads. Down vote while high and unable to comprehend. Again, no rebuttal to the statement. Truth hurts.

          • Daniel Thom

            I’d vote for Rand Paul for President against any Democrat. That’s what’s important. What’s not important is useless in-fighting among Republicans at a time when the GOP is poised to take the Senate.

          • Tyson Litz

            “So much for party loyalty…”

            Are you REALLY going to sit here and cry for “party loyalty?” In this day and age??? The party that “boasts” of Lindsey Graham-nesty, Mitch McConnell, and John McCain?

            Defense cuts, no matter how deep or shallow, are a reality, not leftist. Throwing good money after bad in Defense spending is as bad as when it’s done under the guise of Public Education.

            I get the distinct impression that YOUR brain is the ones coated with bong resin.

      • jamson64

        Really ? I don’t smoke pot. My sons don’t either and we’re all fans.

        • Calcat36

          And yet, you provide no proof to dispute that Rand is a left wing nut libertarian to anything that was presented.

          That right there, says a lot about you and your fanboy status.

          If libertarians are so great, why leech off of the republican party? Start that blessed, well ingrained 3rd party.

          How many times did the old man, a US military HATER change parties according to HIS advantage again?

    • Erik

      I think Rand is an excellent candidate for the presidential nod. He is right on the issues: marijuana, drones, NSA spying, etc.

      • Calcat36

        On his conference call, Rand Paul complained that “the whole debate on immigration is trapped in a couple of words: ‘pathway to citizenship’ and ‘amnesty.’ If we get trapped in these terms, either
        for or against, we’re going to get polarized.”

        That’s Politicianspeak (TM) for “I support Amnesty, but don’t want to say so.”

        • Erik

          Much like the majority of Americans, I am not opposed to talking about amnesty. However, that can’t happen until the borders are closed and all future illegal immigration is stopped. I think Rand stands with me in this.

          • Calcat36

            Closing the border, and amnesty are two separate things. What is the proposal for illegal aliens after the border is closed, which if we want to be truthful, will NEVER happen? That is a big election time fantasy.

            What needs to be discussed about law breakers who have no respect for the Constitution they [illegals] claim to want to fall under and the politicians of BOTH sides selling out to illegals for votes?

          • TheRealJackpineSavage

            This country keeps going in this direction, and they’ll build a wall eventually, but it will be to keep US in.

          • Calcat36

            Well typed!

          • A Willful Boy

            I’ve been listening to the Buy Belize ads. I bet if a few thousand conservatives went down there, in 10 years, the illegals would be flowing south.

          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Secure boarders were part of the last amnesty law. After it passed they passed another law to kill the funding for the boarder and it never happened.
            If we dont learn from the past we are doomed to repeat it.

          • James McLarey


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          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            You seem to enjoy poking at typos, thought Id give you an early Christmas present. Enjoy! 😉

        • Average Joe

          So you love all the wetback’s living stealing and killing in Ca?

          • Calcat36

            May I suggest that you read on before you post stupidity? California azzhats must love it, because they keep voting for democrats who give them more of it.

            Granting amnesty to these killers will help you out how?

        • Tyson Litz

          Actually that would be ANTI – Politicianspeak in a way that points out how Libs/Dems have set the standard, in as much as there is one, in their favor for the terms to be used in that debate based on polling results.

          Much the same way Lib/Dems use the phrases “common sense gun laws,” “common core,” “comprehensive reform,” or “fair share.” They use these terms, along with those you listed, as a way to direct the debate to their advantage as seeming to be the “reasonable adults in the room” for the “low information (pop-culture-obsessed idiot) voters.”

    • Mike Rogers

      Because backing a challenger for a fellow senator in his own state will alienate as many people as it pleases.
      Being neutral is the best choice.
      Very few are as vocally disruptive as Jim DeMint and he ended up quitting the senate to fight from outside (Heritage).

      • BAW

        That would be why when pressed by the Texas press, Ted Cruz said nice things about Senator Cornyn but didn’t officially “endorse” him. He said he would leave that up to the voters. I appreciate his confidence in “us” and/or respect for our right to make that judgment.

  • LR99

    Kind Stompy Foot is off to Hawaii on his tax funded small vacation; do you think he’s going to meet his prostitute soliciting buddy?

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  • Calcat36

    No, he did not misunderstand anything! Especially 1984. HE wanted to BE and has BECOME Big Brother. Where is his room 101? Utah?

  • Clete Torres

    He didn’t misunderstand it at all. It’s his playbook.

  • Hayekguy

    This is why he’s my man for the White House.

  • neoface

    Since Obama lives in a fictional(or delusional) world, following 1984 literally would make sense to him. The jerk is now creating chaos in Hawaii, and wasting taxpayer’s money. I doubt Obie would come to Hawaii yearly if he had to pay for the trips himself. The funny thing is if this is his home state why doesn’t he have a home here? Does he have a home any where? Oh that’s right, he was in debt while he was a senator, couldn’t afford a house, but now he is a millionaire, I wonder how. I’m certain president’s don’t make that much. Hmm……

    • Calcat36

      Rezco got him a house in Chicago. Aww crap, I said something racist. Chicago.

      • neoface

        He should spend his Christmas in Chicago, isn’t home is where the heart is????

        • Calcat36

          Assuming there is a heart in that chicken chest, yes.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Barack Obama certainly understood O’Brien’s telling 6079 Smith W that the future would be one great boot heel stomping on a human face forever.

    “I and the HHS Dept are not against ‘crappy high-deductible catastrophic policies.’ We have never been against such ‘crappy policies’.”

    $#!t unhappens.

  • 24fan

    Very clever Rand, I like. :)

  • Archer51

    Ooouch, sadly the lo-fo’s wont’ get the reference, or care if they did

  • rambler

    President Pathetic thought that he would be the one to make the impossible work and show that utopia could be created.

  • Scott Anderson

    This idiot didn’t read it because he doesn’t read. But if he had, he would be rooting for Big Brother.

    • Oeberon

      Oh, he reads, alright. But only if it’s on a teleprompter.

  • Ed McDowell

    1984 was once required reading in either high school or college – now its probably banned, same with Animal Farm and Brave New World. Students caught with these books may have to go to special indoctrination classes before being allowed to mix with the general population.

    • Arkuy The Great

      My 9th grader just read it. We discuss it plenty here chez ATG.

      • Ed McDowell

        That’s good I hope not a exception.

  • WhoDat

    I wonder when Rand will start quoting it and taking credit for it.

    • Calcat36

      Agreed Whodat, for the first time, since the nut did not fall far from the tree.

  • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Now that’s funny. Well done Mr.Fusslli

  • jvermeer51

    Similarly, as Glenn Reynolds often writes, the messiah views “Atlas Shrugged” as a how to book.

  • Arkuy The Great

    The current scenario is not 1984. Big-O wishes that he could be as bad@$$ as Big Brother. In practice, however, we are living in Brazil, the parody movie made by Terry Gilliam during his post Monty Python career.

    • Calcat36

      No? Are we at war with Eurasia or Eastasia? Is room101 located in Utah or not? Is history replaced (or attempted to be replaced) every day by the administration? Are the NSA and the Drones not keeping an eye on YOU? s not speaking out against the dear leader punishable by the IRS?

      • Arkuy The Great

        Was it Tuttle or Buttle? Does the law penalize us when we act on our own behalf when government services fail us? Do the folks at Information Retrieval obtain information for their own benefit or personal interest? Is half the population living a daydream and completely oblivious to the stark, dire reality all around them?

        • Calcat36

          Does the law penalize us? Ask the legally armed citizens that the police illegally disarmed during Katrina. Why does the NSA spy on Americans against the Constitution? You would have to ask the Chief Justice what they had on him to twist 404errorcare into law. Yes, almost half of the population is living a daydream financed by those who actually work.

          Is that what you were looking for?

          • Arkuy The Great

            Right on target!

      • Dangerous Politics

        Emmanuel Goldstein keeps changing. First it was George W. Bush, then it was Mitt Romney, then George Zimmerman.

        • Calcat36

          Goldstein is the idiot that infects my screen every day with wagging tongue of lies. Valery vj44, is O’Brien.

    • Dangerous Politics

      Right on target. One of my favorite all-time films. Never thought I’d see it start coming to life but here we are.

    • DBNinKY

      I remember that movie – too true!

  • Mike Rogers

    Don’t know about 1984, but little Barry surely understands that some animals are more equal than others!

  • Dangerous Politics

    1984 was written as a warning. Barack Obama has been using it as an instruction manual.

  • ashknothole

    1984 misunderestimated Obama, definitely.

  • Abbie Mills

    Here we have delusional marxist Hussein Obama referring to the United States Military as “his” military:

  • Mario Leon-Torres

    And thats our next president Rand Paul !