Sunday, November 02, 2008

Crackpots Advance Yet Another Obama Smear

This election has shown without a doubt that the American Right is totally bereft of any sensible ideas. So far they've produced:

and many other similar claims that are jaw-dropping in their utter insanity. One McCain supporter even refused to give Halloween candy to the children of parents who supported Obama.

But this is one of the craziest yet. Now the claim is that Obama is secretly using hypnosis techniques to deceive the public. And what's the evidence? It's that Obama uses the hackneyed phrase, "As I stand here before you" in his speeches. Well, then I guess that McCain supporter Joe Lieberman must be using the same technique. After all, it was pioneered by baseball great Brooks Robinson, who apparently developed it to hypnotize pitchers.

It used to be that Republicans had some legitimate criticisms of the Dems. Now all they have is insanity.


Anonymous said...

You've completely missed the new evidence of the Obama-Satan connection:

Jeffrey Shallit said...

You're right, that is conservative insanity taken to new heights.

Anonymous said...

Jeff -

There's always more crazy that can be brought to bear. Now I'm hearing them complain that Obama's plans for requiring public service in schools constitutes a violation of the XIIIth amendment for involuntary servitude.

IOW, Obama is bringing back slavery.

I shit you not.

Dave S.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that he "refuses to say the pledge of allegiance". I can't tell you how many times I saw that in my email inbox. Oh, and a few people tried to say that he is really the son of Malcolm X! I don't think it's just the conservatives who are insane, though. There are liberals who are convinced that Obama is personally going to make their mortgage payments for them and keep their gas tanks full. *sigh*