Anyway, my wingnut friends have been deep in into their Obama derangement syndrome of late.
First there was that "bombshell" tape that FOX News, and Matt
Well, we saw it, and unfortunately for FOX and their friends, we have seen it all before. Next.
One person who was quite intrigued with the tape was our friend Ann Coulter. Ann thinks that O was trying to garner black cred by going all Malcolm X. (BTW, I happen to like how Malcolm X gave his speeches.)
"Ann Coulter: Obama is such a fraud. He grew up in Beverly Hills 90210 existence but is just desperate to have this angry black person persona. It's rather like reading about, you know, Hitler's musings on his Germanic identity. You know, he graduated from this fancy, fancy school in Hawaii, voted recently the greenest school in America. And yet when he wants to, he just turns it on and suddenly we got Malcolm X speaking to us.
Mark Levin: Well, actually, he and his wife, I mean they really have had better than the quote, unquote middle class lives, haven't they? I mean they've gone to great Ivy League schools, as you point out. They live great lives, people have helped take care of them. Now they live like a king and queen.
Coulter: Yes, and still angry. It's all an act. It's like his 70% of Twitter followers being fake. The whole thing is just smoke and mirrors. And at least for people of our generation, I mean this is a large part of why we have more child molesters than racists in America. It just isn't part of our existence. During our entire lifetimes, the only affect of being black is that you get benefits, doors open for you. You are more likely to get a position in the Harvard Law School. Anyone who grew up watching the Brady Bunch -- racism and discrimination, at least discrimination against black people, there is some discrimination against white people -- simply isn't a part of our conceptional apparatus. Which is why it is so strange, of all people, this half-black man born in Hawaii in 1961 walking around like he's Martin Luther King." [Source]
Speaking of white anger, how about this guy?
"A Facebook photo of a handgun posted on Friday by Brad Staats, the Republican nominee for Tennessee's 5th Congressional District, has stirred controversy over its accompanying caption, which concludes with the words "welcome to Tennessee Mr. Obama."
"Many people in Tennessee keep asking me about my opinion on Second Amendment rights. Apparently Tennesseans are part of that crazy crowd that Obama says ‘cling to (their) religion and guns,'" Staats wrote, referencing remarks made by then-candidate Obama at a California fundraiser in 2008. "Well, then I must be part of that crazy crowd. Here is something that I usually have with me. Welcome to Tennessee Mr. Obama."
The photo of a Colt 911 semi-automatic pistol raised concerns among some who thought Staats might be threatening the President. [Source]
Oh my! Where does all this anger and hate for the beige one come from?
They have even put out a warning to "white women" (from Mitt's camp no less) about voting for his Oness.
Gene Lyons, bless his soul, tried to understand it, and he wrote a wonderful essay about the phenomenon that is Obama hate. He rightfully concludes that by focusing on their hatred for Obama, they lose focus of what really matters and their party's brand will become tainted.
"The temptation for Southern Republicans would be to double down on the crazy, because “conservatism,” so-called, can never fail, only be failed. Also because religious melodrama is really what an awful lot of them are really about. That, and Koch Brothers money. They’re not actually conservatives at all, in the classical sense, but sentimental fanatics seeking to purge the nation of sin; adepts of “limited government” with their noses buried in women’s panty drawers; apostles of a lost Utopia located in a non-existent past, most often in 60s sitcoms like “The Andy Griffith Show.”
In that sense, fear and loathing of President Obama strikes me as a lot wider than deep; a fad, not an existential dread. They survived the Voting Rights Act; they’ll get over this. However, adapting to the new political reality may take some time.
Too bad, because the nation needs a principled conservative party to check the follies of the anti-gravity left."
Today, it hasn’t got one.[Source]
Obama better hope that Mitt doesn't jump across the stage tonight. A man can only hold in his hatred for so long.
Mitt, please chill; it's the man's wedding anniversary for crying out loud.
*Pic from sodahead.com