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Obama Smears Scrape Bottom, Break Through, Continue Digging

There’s been recent talk in the blogosphere about “Peak Wingnut Theory,” [blogsearch.google.com] that moment when the lizard brains that still believe Obama is a not-so-secret Muslim plotting with Louis Farrakhan to steal white people’s precious bodily fluids reach the apex of incoherent insanity. Any and every crackpot conspiracy theory will be thrown against the wall to see what sticks, and each one, no matter how illogical, repugnant or beeble-beeble-beeble-beeble-hoo-hah crazy will be treated as God’s honest TRUTH by people that should (and in most cases do) know better.

For example, the aroma currently wafting from RedState, the self-described “leading blog for right of center online activists,” an A-List rightwing blog read by Republican members of Congress, suggests this season’s batch of wingnuttery is almost at full flower. Take it away RedState Chairman-of-the-Board-Editor-in-Chief-Grand-Poobah Erick Erickson [www.redstate.com]:

“The National Enquirer now suggests Barack Obama had an underage, gay affair with a pedophile. Yup. That Frank Marshall Davis guy Barry says was his good friend? Turns out he was a perv of the first order and liked young boys.

This post is not intended to spread that rumor. Frankly, if Obama wins, we’ll have our hands full around here making sure folks don’t develop Obama Derangement Syndrome.”

!^#@%/o#! and the the horse he rode in on.

Not just because the Enquirer article in question makes no suggestion that the relationship between Obama and Davis was sexual – Erickson does that all on his own; nor that Erickson’s post, while claiming it is not intended to spread that rumor, is clearly designed to do just that…….

“Underage, gay affair with a pedophile.”

Hey, @$$#0!&…..Normal people call that “being molested,” and only someone whose moral dipstick is several quarts short of bone dry would characterize it as anything else. “Obama Derangement Syndrome?” You’re soaking in it.

I’ll give Erickson credit, though. Accusing Obama of being inflicted with The Gay is a new one I hadn’t seen before. Baby-killing, Jew-hating, terror-plotting, Sharia-enforcing…but underage, gay affair? How neuveau chic. Meanwhile the Big Kahuna Rush Limbaugh, who’s nearing peak form himself, is keeping himself busy with the classics [crooksandliars.com]:

”We thought that it was just liberal welfare policies and all that that kept blacks from progressing while other minorities grew and prospered, but no, it is these wackos from Bill Ayers to Jeremiah Wright to other anti-American Afrocentric black liberation theologists with ACORN, and Barack Obama is smack dab in the middle of it, they have been training young black kids to hate, hate, hate this country, and they trained their parents before that to hate, hate, hate this country. It was a movement. It was a Bill Ayers, anti-capitalist, anti-American educational movement. ACORN is how it was implemented, right under our noses. It has been a movement, it has been a religion, and Obama and Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers were all up to their big ears in it.”

Rush Limbaugh works in racist bloviating the way Michelangelo worked in paints and clay. The Oxycontin King may have his Sistine Chapel with this latest rant, tying together Ayers, Wright, ACORN, black militancy, terrorism, communism/socialism, and a Manchurian Candidate-like conspiracy plot into one giant Gordian knot of racial bigotry.

There are still three weeks left until Election Day. What other exotic flowers of anti-Obama putrescence will bloom in the conservative garden before then? What presidentially disqualifying bits of “news” will the right focus on as they approach Peak Wingnut?

Make your own suggestions in the comments, and I’ll whip up a post for the best one. Here’s something to get the ball rolling.

– Michael Turner