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  • Monday, October 13, 2008

    Right Wing Idiocy: Obama as Muslim...and "exterminate Jew power"

    In my continuing coverage of Republican racism and anti-Semitism, one of the stupidest Republican memes was "gee, uh, duh, isn't Obama a Moooslim?"

    My first reaction was "so what if he was?" Why couldn't a Muslim be an American leader? But that is beside the point. There has never, ever been the slightest evidence that Obama was Muslim.

    Those who listen to this lie and believe it are, quite honestly, abyssmally stupid or amazingly gullible.

    But who originated the "duh...Obama is a Moooslim" lie?

    Seems an unstable anti-Semite, named Andy Martin, started it. And Fox News let this unstable anti-Semite assert lies without questioning him...yet another connection between Fox News, lies, and anti-Semitism.

    Andy Martin's admission to the bar was blocked due to “moderately severe character defect manifested by well-documented ideation with a paranoid flavor and a grandiose character.” Andy Martin has run both as a Democrat and as a Republican, yet it should be noted that no Democrat quotes him or listens to his lies, while Fox News and many McCain supporters pay close attention to him, seemingly without applying even minimal logical skepticism. Jerome Corsi even starts his now discredited book about Obama with a quote from Andy Martin, and many Republicans ate it up.

    According to the NY Times, when Andy Martin ran for Congress in Connecticut, he listed as one reason for his run was “to exterminate Jew power.”

    In a 1983 bankruptcy case Andy Martin called the judge “a crooked, slimy Jew who has a history of lying and thieving common to members of his race.”

    In 1983, Mr. Martin wrote, “I am able to understand how the Holocaust took place, and with every passing day feel less and less sorry that it did.”

    THIS is who Fox News and Jerome Corsi and many Republicans are listening to. Paranoia and anti-Semitism seem perfectly accpetable to right wing Republicans these days.

    So, to anyone who repeats the "duh, Obama is a Moooslim" lie to you, point out to them that this lie was started by an unstable anti-Semite who wants to "exterminate Jew power." See what they think then.


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