Prepare to be Afraid

Okay, so maybe I’m the last one to hear about this (and it wouldn’t be the first time), but I caught some of Rachel Maddow’s show last night and found myself terrified by a video of a “birther” hijacking a GOP town hall meeting.  (Not the same video, ’cause I’m lazy, but here’s an earlier story by Maddow on the same topic.)

These people scare me in the way a single rat scares me – there’s always more than one.  And aren’t these the same wingnuts who thought they saw black helicopters over America c. 1994?

Seriously … what in particular creates the kind of low-grade schizophrenia that seems to afflict so many on the right?

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4 thoughts on “Prepare to be Afraid”

  1. The Obama birth certificate is the holy grail of the right-wing nut jobs. It’s the Maguffin. It’s Keyser Soze. It’s the thing in Marsellus Wallace’s suitcase.

    Why? Because if you can prove that the president is illegitimate, than taking him down isn’t treason, it’s patriotism.

    Truly disgusting how these folks think.

    Oh — obligatory link to Hofstadter here.

  2. Thanks for the link, Frank. No time to read it now, but will check it out.

    Guess what frightens me most about these whack jobs is that there’s no logic or reason in their arguments; ergo, there’s just no reasoning with them, period. They’re the second cousins that crash our democracy-wedding that we have to stand by and watch demolish the buffet.

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