Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Just how nuts will the far right get?

Posted By on Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Bill Maher recently said that during the past 30 years, “Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital.” Amen, brother. If we needed any more evidence that the far right in America has lost its collective mind, word has gotten out about a public meeting held June 30 as part of a healthcare “listening tour” by Rep. Mike Castle, a moderate Republican from Delaware. Rightwing crazies from that state turned out in force, and shouted about a laundry list of current ultra-conservative gripes and conspiracy theories. The atmosphere was like that of a lynch mob, at which the mobbers attacked Rep. Castle on the following “issues”:

“Socialized medicine” will bring down healthcare faster than the Twin Towers came down.

The cap-and-trade “tax” will destroy the American economy.

Greenhouse gas has nothing to do with global warming.

Global warming is just a “theory, like evolution.”

The swine flu virus was created at Fort Dix in order to force Americans to be infected with AIDS-infected vaccines made from “baby juice.”

And, finally, the right’s current weird obsession, President Obama is not a citizen of the United States.

This last issue practically turned the meeting into a riot, even though Obama has presented a digitally scanned image of his birth certificate that includes a raised seal and the signature stamp of Hawaii’s state registrar.

Enjoy the video below of the birth certificate issue being brought to Castle’s attention, and remember that we have goofballs like FoxNews’ Glenn Beck and radio blowhard Rush “Mr. Republican Party” Limbaugh to thank for the current madness.

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