As Ive stated before, I used to be an independent. But I quit voting for Republicans when they decided to raid mental hospitals for candidates. Never has the mental illness of conservatives been more apparent than since President Obamas election.
Consider the charges which have been leveled at the President by Conservatives:
President Obama is a Muslim who is not even a U.S. citizen. Hes a Kenyan. No, hes Indonesian. Obama is a racist. Hes an elitist. Hes a socialist. No, hes a communist. Hes a Nazi. Obama is overseeing the take-over of private corporations. Obama is increasing our national debt in order to bankrupt the U.S. so it can be taken over by socialists and communists. Obama is going to take away our guns. Obamas televised speech to schools is an attempt to indoctrinate children. His call for volunteerism is an attempt to put young people in camps where they can be indoctrinated. His health care reform will lead to a government take-over of health care. His health care reform is designed to kill the elderly. Its designed to kill Republicans. H1N1 is a plot by the Obama administration to kill Republicans. The delay in H1N1 vaccine is a plot to kill the elderly. The H1N1 vaccine is designed to indoctrinate citizens. Obamas challenge to Fox Noise is a blatant attempt at censorship. The President is dithering on the Afghan war. Hes emboldening our enemies. Obamas Nobel Peace Prize is an international plot to indoctrinate US citizens.
These charges have gone well beyond politics. Theyre evidence of paranoia – certifiable lunacy which begins in the tortured minds of people like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin.
At first, I took a perverse sort of amusement in listening to the charges. Then I realized there are people who actually believe this stuff. Its time for the institutions to reclaim their patients. If they can find enough straight jackets.