Thursday, December 4, 2008

Yet More Obama Nonsense on Tulsa Today

AltTulsa doesn't have a lock on political truth or wisdom. Try as we might, we aren't always right or as smart as we'd like to be, a fact we freely admit.

But we do take pride in being familiar with, and connected to, verifiable facts and some broadly agreed upon version of reality, which means we usually find private, secret realities highly unlikely.

That's one of the problem over at Tulsa Today, a local blog that has been offering secret Obama conspiracies in recent days. Contrary to actual facts since the election, Tulsa Today keeps beating the "Obama is an illegitimate candidate and secret traitor" story as thought there was something real and important about such fantasies.

Sadly for right-wing conspiracy nuts, no. There's only smoke and mirrors here, folks, and the repetition of rumors and lies does nothing to help the common good.

Here's a portion of some recent nonsense posted on Tulsa Today, claims so shallow as to be meaningless, as indeed they are.
“The most noticeable characteristic of Obama,” says Dr. Kate, in a chilling article entitled The Trojan Candidate, ”is his profound lack of respect for America as shown with his behavior on the flag pin, the failure to observe decorum regarding the national anthem, the fake presidential seal, the printed announcement of his speech in Germany, the upside down flag on the tickets and behind Biden at the Convention, his airplane with painted-over American flag, and his detached and callous appearance at Ground Zero. By this behavior, Obama is mocking America, cheapening its decorum and symbols.”
Well, no. Some of this is wrong, the rest is exaggerated. Example: A quick Internet search can turn up dozens of photos of Obama wearing the flag pin and honoring his nation in ways that everyone can see and understand—unless, of course, these are all Photoshopped fakes!

Political dissent and criticism can be a good thing in a democracy. But as this example makes clear, there's nothing remotely substantive about this criticism. Moreover, the criticism ignores a slew of actions and announcements by Obama and his team since the election that contradict this Trojan Horse argument.

Then, again, in the warped world of the conspiracy believers, no amount of actual facts is likely to mean anything. Secret realities rule!


Tulsan said...

One "Dr. Kate" (no other ID given) poses in this article the latest outlandish variations on this great issue.

No less a personage than Rush Limbaugh pronounced on the question of Obama's BC, "It's a waste of time."

"Dr. Kate" probably got her degree from the same university as the esteemed "Dr. Polarik": Thin Air University.

Daniel the Mad Scientist said...

Man, I don't even own a flag pin. People must think I'm even more anti-American that Barack Obama. Because clearly, the patriotism is in the flag pins.

Seriously, the man was elected President of the United States. Is it even possible to be more pro-America than that? (Outside the Marvel Universe, of course.)

Tulsan said...

Rep. Jack Kingston Slams Obama for Flag Pin w/o Wearing One Himself on YouTube.

It's that special season of the year again. Time for "The War On Christmas"!

I wonder if that old warhorse can even get out of the gate this year, or if it's ready for the glue factory.

Tulsan said...

Tulsa Today has discovered that it can pump up its hits with this nonsense. They will keep it coming. They have little credibility to lose.

Tulsan said...

Awwww, the Supreme Court turned down the birth certificate "issue." Looks like Obama will be President after all.

What will all the little wingnuts do now? Probably just add the SC to their conspiracy list.