Friday, May 6, 2011

Another Example of Obama Derangement Syndrome

Everyone makes mistakes, but this mistake illustrates the mind-set of some of the people who despise Obama with every fiber of their body. Even conspiracy theories that would appear entirely illogical to everyone else — like the American president ordering the American flag removed from ground zero — are readily embraced because they conform to a warped view of Obama's patriotism.

~ Dan Amira on the reaction from the wingnut right about this Jake Tapper tweet that was mistaken/propagandized as an "Obama hates the flag" moment.

Blogger Doug Ross wrote the following:
This administration and, by extension, the Democrat [sic] Party are now so thoroughly divorced from the history, traditions and morals of America that we might as well admit the Marxist left has executed a successful coup d'├ętat on this Republic.
Fear the black man, secret Muslim! It's a coup! It's a coup!

Of course, Tapper was just tweeting his frustration that the flag was being taken down by construction workers at the end of the day just one minute before he was scheduled to go on air hours after the wreath ceremony. Michelle Malkin got into the act too.

They both realized their mistake later, but it goes to show you how rabid these wingnuts are, ready to pounce at anything that would give them a chance to criticize President Obama. And judging by the comments section (and Ross' non-apology apology) it really doesn't make a difference. Ross even goes back to the flag lapel pin bullshit to justify his poutrage. Eh, so what? It's believable, right? So fuck it.

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