Sunday, August 03, 2008

Barack Obama is the Anti-Christ, Jihadist Muslim, Marxist Socialist, Black Nationalist, and a Member of Oprah's Book of the Month Club! Gasp!!

Several of the blogs I read regularly, Orcinus and The Daily Doubter have noted that a recent McCain add is blowing a dog whistle to conspiracy minded right-wing Christians who believe in the "end of days" and "coming of the anti-Christ" theology. The relevant add is embedded here at The Daily Doubter. Basically, what is implied is that Barack Obama, possible next President of the United States, is either the anti-Christ, or is setting the stage for the anti-Christ. Weird stuff!

Anyhoo.... linked through Orcinus is another blog, Seeing the Forest for the Trees, that has several links to some of these weird fear mongering Obama is the anti-Christ websites. So I followed one of these links to find this one. On the left side of the page is a list of alleged supporters of Obama, cut and pasted here:

"Supporters of Obama:
1.5 billion Muslims Oprah
Louis Farrakanh (Nation of Islam Leader, racist, anti-Semite)
Jesse Jackson
Al Sharpton
Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades (Islamic Terror Organization)
Daniel Ortega (Marxist Sandinista Leader, Nicaragua)
All American Muslims Raul Castro (Hard-line Communist Leader, Cuba)
Socialist Party USA (Marxist Political Party)
Daniel Ortega (Marxist Sandinista Leader, Nicaragua)
The New Black Panther Party (Black Militant Organization)
Hamas Terrorist Organization (Islamic Terrorist Organization)."

Apparently Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega is so enthusiastic he signed the endorsement list twice!

Now I am more familiar than most with the many tiny and unfortunately insignificant socialist organizations that exist throughout the country. I generally know which ones are likely to work within the Democratic Party and which ones probably don't. So I took note immediately that the historic party of Eugene Debs, The Socialist Party U.S.A. was listed. I know that they usually runs their own candidates. Sure enough, a quick trip to their website, and I found no endorsement of Obama and the appropriate link to the running of their own candidates Moore and Alexander! Took me less than a minute to fact check that! Can't these people at least do the easiest of fact checking? Silly wing-nuts!