Delegitimizing the Big Bad Bully in the White House

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 16:46 EDT
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There seems to be a renewed effort to delegitimize President Obama, and this time it’s not based on the fact that he’s a cryptofascist socialist secret Muslim, radical Christian, secularist Kenyan Usurper who was raised by transvestites, is probably gay, and has traveled to Mars at the CIA’s behest.

Oh no. This time, right-wing nutbags have decided that the 2008 primary election was rigged. The fix was in!

To wit, Andrew Sullivan writes of the absolute batshit insanity of Michael Walsh, who has a severe case of the vapors because President Obama was a big fat meanie and bullied the Supreme Court:

Obama’s only tough contest came in the 2008 primaries, when he ambushed the fat and complacent Clintons by rabbit-punching Hillary and hanging on in the face of her furious counter-attack to eke out a split-decision victory. Of the general election that year, the less said the better. As the gangster, Johnny Caspar, says in Miller’s Crossing, “If you can’t trust a fix, what can you trust?”

But there inevitably comes the time when the fix isn’t in, when the opponent didn’t get the memo to take the dive, or when the mob simply tires of a champion who’s outlived his usefulness and seeks another tomato can.

Sombeody better fetch Walsh some smelling salts lest he never recover.

Republicans like Walsh are clutching their pearls in feigned melodrama so that they can distract the country.  The notion that President Obama is bullying the Supreme Court — bullying the likes of Antonin Scalia who is trolling America so hard that even the denizens of 4chan have cause to be impressed — defies all common sense.  Wingnuts want to make this a fight between President Obama and the Supreme Court rather than a fight between those of us whose very lives depend on the outcome of the decision and every right-wing politician and voter (including those stupid enough to continue to rage against Obamacare even as it improves their lives, simply because their hatred for the Black Guy in the White House runs that deep.)

Additionally, the renewed attempt to delegitimize the President is likely the reason that Fox News Genius Heather Childers tweeted a link to an article she found on a right-wing conspiracy website, accusing President Obama of threatening to kill Chelsea Clinton in order to secure the Democratic nomination.

That’s some fix, eh?

The wingnuts are projecting.  The fix was in during the 2000 general election, the fix was in when conservative justices decided to crown W. as president in Bush v. Gore, and the wingnuts are whining because President Obama gave the Supremes a stern talking to.

Cry me a river.

ABL aka Angry Black Lady aka Imani Gandy is a recovering attorney with a burning love of fire and perfectly-constructed sentences. The “anger” portion of her moniker stems not from her displeasure at the hellscape that American politics has become, but rather is a symptom of the pituitary tumor which has been indefinitely detained in her brain since 2006. When she’s not pointing out that people are wrong on the Internet – or writing for Balloon Juice, The Grio, The Team Uterati Wiki Project, or RH Reality Check -- she likes long sits on the beach. Also, she thinks gravity is a real downer. You can follow her on Twitter at @AngryBlackLady.
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