Since their thumpin' last week, the far-right has pushed the crazy to eleven and snapped the knob clean off -- an opening salvo of twisted hackery portending an insane four-to-eight years of attacks on the Obama administration. If the last seven days have been any indication, the far-right is shaping up to make the 1990s seem quaint -- even erudite by comparison. That which used to be your basic, off-the-shelf intellectual dishonesty has grown into, as Digby pointed out recently, full-on intellectual violence.
The "Impeach Obama" Facebook groups, for example. No, I'm not making that up. They're real and there's a constant variety of disgruntled far-right Republicans joining up every day. And, to our total lack of surprise, they're not ashamed in the slightest to post comments like this one:
"Damn dems stole the election like they always do. GOD wanted McCain and Palin in the White House. That's why it's called THE WHITE HOUSE."
Shortly after discovering this, I was talking with a colleague and found myself instinctively trying to form a rational argument about why the Facebook members were wrong. It began with the obvious: "He's not even the president yet!" And then, after I segued into Article II and the constitutional grounds for impeachment, I stopped myself. What in name of Randall P. MacMurphy am I doing? Arguing against this crap is like explaining to a meth tweaker that the shadow people aren't real (my em). That's when I decided that it'd be more fun to just infiltrate one of the groups and post comments like, "The moon landing was staged!" and, "Obama is a bionic -- just like his half-aunt! I have proof!"
It won't faze 'em a bit, Bob. Just run-of-the-mill delusionry from the batshit base.
Whoops. There I go again, talking about facts and treating the crazy like it's real.
So we're in for many more years of insanity from the far-right. They're not dead. They're not as irrelevant as they deserve to be. And they certainly don't suffer from writer's block when it comes to outlandish and illogical attacks and smears.
Put it this way, if President-elect Obama so much as takes a long weekend off this August, you can bet that the far-right will crap their cages about Obama being lazy and shiftless.
There are several schools of thought(?) amongst the Repugs as to exactly why they lost the election, depending on how far to right of the reality line the "thinker" stands. The one that applies here is that they lost because they weren't far enough to the right! Gee, I guess if the needle on the gas gauge is far enough to the right that it's wrapped around the pin about three times, then you've got even more gas than the tank will hold! Ooh, way better!
These assholes are starting to redouble² their smear efforts. We're in for it all right. Ya think we've seen some ugly shit from these assclowns up to now? We ain't seen nothin' yet.
To quote our pal Nucks (go see '6 fun facts' about the guy your mother warned you about. Heh.) in 'comments:
Bring it, assholes.