Right-wingers have gone so far off the wall as to be off the freakin' planet. Case in point:
...according to the deluded ramblings of a birther blog, while locked in a heated primary battle with Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton became privy to information proving that he was secretly Kenyan and therefore ineligible to run for President. And in order to keep the Clintons quiet, people working for Obama told them that she better shut up about how he's a secret Kenyan, otherwise Barack Obama was going to personally murder Chelsea Clinton.
This nuttiness didn't stay relegated to a "birther blog." It was picked up by Fox News host Heather Childers.
Her source, a documentarian named Bettina Viviano, also believes that Joe Arpaio has uncovered conclusive "proof" of Obama's Kenyan birth. She thinks that the media has ignored Arpaio because Obama has issued death threats against everyone in the House and Senate.
The plot against Christianity:
CBN News says that it has uncovered documentary evidence that Media Matters for America (which reported on Childers' descent into madness) has an anti-Christian agenda
. The "evidence" is an IRS form in which Media Matters founder David Brocks allegedly "declares it's going to be an anti-Christian organization."
Oddly enough, CBN refuses to publishes this "evidence," at least not in full. Here's what Brock actually wrote on that form:
“Media Matters for America (MMA) believes that news reporting and
analysis by the American media, with its eye on profit margin and
preservation of the status quo, has become biased. It is common for
news and commentary by the press to present viewpoints that tend to
overly promote corporate interests, the rights of the wealthy, and a
conservative, Christian-influenced ideology.”
My only issue with this statement is grammatical. (How did Brock get into U.C. Berkeley without learning about split infinitives?)
Obviously, nothing here indicates any conspiracy against the followers of Jesus. In fact, I can picture Jesus nodding his head in agreement upon hearing that line about the wealthy.
David Brock filled out that IRS form in 2004. Yet for some reason, this
quote -- or a somewhat garbled version of it, with the "wealthy" bit snipped out
-- is all over the right-wing sites
right now. Obviously, someone at GOP Propaganda Central gave the order to push this inane meme. The propagandists know their audience: Many evangelicals and fundamentalists are very paranoid and insecure people who love to feel persecuted.
Someone should tell the Republicans that it is in their interest to turn off the crazy. A lot of disappointed liberals had decided not to support Obama in 2012. But the Republican party has become really kooky and really creepy and just plain scary. We cannot let these nuts attain power, even if the only alternative is voting for a guy we can't stand.