Thursday, July 23, 2009

Birth-Brains


One of the most ridiculous and yet most telling phenomenons currently infecting the modern GOP is its willingness to latch on to all sorts of half-baked conspiracy theories about Barack Obama -- the most popular of which continues to be that he's not, in fact, an American citizen. (The number of times this crap has been thoroughly debunked is inconsequential apparently.) I've written about this before, taking the media to task for not immediately repudiating anyone who continues to spout idiocy like the "birther" rumor -- the kind of thing for which there's just zero basis in fact and which is designed solely to stoke the paranoia of the lowest common denominator among the conservative base.

Well, I never thought I'd say this, but God bless Chris Matthews for doing just that a couple of nights ago on MSNBC.



(About the picture: Can't you just picture Matthews as the evil "Mr. Hyde" Tweety, menacing his victim, Rep. John Campbell of California, with a throaty, "You bad old putty-tat!")

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chris can be a tool and a lech, but at least he is willing to call bullshit.

gina said...

That congressman is a scumbag. yuck.

Darek said...

'As far as I know' John Campbell is not a baby-seal clubbing cannibal. But I think the American people who doubt this deserve some sort of proof.

This isn't about going forward, this is the same old bullshit identity politics. Obama looks different and has a funny name, therefore he can't be a true American and it's all right if you want to blow his brains out for stealing the presidency.

Stephen said...

These guys are a rare breed. They don't even get mad when people are calling their bullshit, they just keep spouting.

Fred said...

John Campbell is a certified and bona fide douchebag suffering from an extreme case of rectal-cranial inversion syndrome.

It is a known fact that breathing one's own gasses causes delusions, insanity, joining the Republican party and general douchebaggery.

I guess the question becomes this: Do the Republicans have ass gas pumped into their meeting halls in order to allow them to live in their native atmosphere?

Anonymous said...

you need some new material to write about

Chez said...

Everybody's a critic.

Jeremy said...

The newest one is to claim that pg 425 of the health care bill requires seniors to have counseling sessions in preparation for doctor assisted, state mandated suicides (one of Fred Thompson's guest on his radio show was saying this).

I looked up the health care bill. Page 425 contains language that would amend the social security act to add a section. I looked up the social security act section if would amend. Its a list of definitions of procedures covered. All the bill does is add "end of life care" to covered procedures, so that at least every five years a senior can qualify for a counseling session with a doctor about preparing a living will (which says "yes keep me alive on machines" or "no pull the plug") establishing powers of attorney, etc.

Batshit, but people buy it.

Colombo said...

God you guys are lucky... if a journalist or tv personality treated a member of either the incumbent government or a member of the opposition this way in my country, well there would just be one more dead journalist.