December 20, 2006

The wingnut mind

From Media Matters:
In a December 18 column headlined "Barack Hussein Obama: Once a Muslim, Always A Muslim" and posted on her website, right-wing pundit Debbie Schlussel argued that because Sen. Barack Obama's (D-IL) middle name is Hussein, his late, estranged father was of Muslim descent, and he has shown interest in his father's Kenyan heritage, Obama's "loyalties" must be called into question as he emerges as a possible Democratic presidential candidate. In the column, Schlussel asked: "So, even if he identifies strongly as a Christian ... is a man who Muslims think is a Muslim, who feels some sort of psychological need to prove himself to his absent Muslim father, and who is now moving in the direction of his father's heritage, a man we want as President when we are fighting the war of our lives against Islam? Where will his loyalties be?" She ended her column by asking if Obama becoming vice president instead would be acceptable. Answering her own question, she wrote: "NO WAY, JOSE ... Or, is that, HUSSEIN?"


The above is from a column by Debbie Schlussel, a conservative who makes frequent appearances on mainstream media outlets such as MSNBC and FOX.

This is the sort of idiocy and bigotry which has become more and more acceptible during this conservative era, and it's truly disgusting. (not to mention amazingly stupid and illogical.)

So now Barack Obama can't be trusted. After all, he'd sell out America to the Muslims in a split-second because of some imagined loyalty to their cause.

Insanity.

The only thing more pathetic than that is the fact that there's thousands of mutton-heads out there who will buy into it.

4 Comments:

At 12/20/2006 3:24 PM, Blogger QCMediaGhost said...

So why take the chance on inauguration day Osama Obama might say, “Oh, and by the way, everyone must buy a Qur’an.”

 
At 12/20/2006 4:57 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

There ya go QC Media Ghost.

You just believe that. And there's a terrorist hanging under the eaves of your house right now. Better check.

If you don't already spend most of your time in a home-made bunker, I suggest you do.

 
At 12/21/2006 7:32 PM, Blogger Tacky said...

Abraham was (is) the Father of the Muslim religion, the Hebrew religion ( from which came the Jewish reform or Christian religion). Barack's middle name could have been Rosenberg if his parents had decided to name him that--Barack as a baby had no say in it--nore do millions of other babies).
So to decide that his name signifies his loyalties like saying Bob Dylan is Catholic.
Seems to me the "swiftboaters" have started early.

 
At 12/21/2006 8:22 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Well put Tacky.

 

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