Did you know the Tea Party is still off on a tear beating the “Obummer’s a Muzlin!” undead unicorn?
The Tea Party News Network posted a video today that purports to “prove” that President Obama is a Muslim. Their evidence includes: he grew up in Indonesia, his father was Muslim, and several claims that he has a history with Islam, along with some highly selective editing and that over-active imagination the Tea Baggers are known for.
I think the best part about the video is the cheeky disclaimer:
Legal Disclaimer: the writers, producers, editors, and publishers of this video are not stating, claiming, or implying that Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim, or that Obama himself claimed or admitted to being a Muslim. Rather, the writers, producers, editors, and publishers of this video are only examining the evidence surrounding the rumor that Barack Hussein Obama might be a secret Muslim.
And why is he a secrete Muslim? Because he’s black, of course, and as we all know, black people are never what they profess to be!
Let me tell you about the first Muslim I got to know in person. I’ve met plenty since then, but she was the first, and the encounter sticks with me for a number of reasons. I was working on a Saturday when she came in for help. She was confident talking to me, she knew what she needed help with, and, more pertinently, she arrived wearing blue jeans, a baggy sweater, and had blond hair, blue eyes, and slightly tanned skin.
When she told me she was Muslim, I about fell out of my chair. I couldn’t believe her; but then she told me about her history with the faith. Unlike the Tea Party troglodytes, I’ve since learned not to base assumptions about how people look.
I realize it’s only anecdotal, but hey, there’s more truth to two words of my anecdote than to the 9:56 of the video that managed to garner 7,068 shares on Facebook (as of this writing):
And it’s gotten more than a few of the Islamophobic bigots out, too — a perpetual reminder that being able to use a computer doesn’t guarantee critical thinking abilities:
That’s because it was Goebbels, not Hitler, who managed the propaganda arm. Learn 2 History.
He actually got into the White House on a huge tidal wave of support, because the first time you guys put Senile the Clown and Caribou Barbie in the race, and the second time, you tried the Amazing Polymorphic Robot Chameleon and his sidekick, Sleezeball Boy.
Christians are already slaughtering innocent Muslims. Look up what’s happening in the Central African Republic.
This next one comes in three parts, because brevity is the soul of wit, and Tea Baggers know neither:
And the Holy Bible Says . . . what do you mean nobody cares? We’re a Christian nation, and we’re my branch of Christianity, to boot!
Richard up there posted the same thing that Jane posted. I saw that same comment at least four times. Someone needs to tell them that repeating the same lie over and over won’t make it true.
Just like 7,068 shares doesn’t make their video anymore true.
You can watch it below: