Look at this compilation by Media Matters. It's the usual suspects, G. Gordon Liddy, Rush, Glenn Beck, etc. Jesus Christ; if this is what the GOP and the right wing want to rebuild their brand on, they are going to be in a world of hurt. These people are insane.

Over at TPM, here's more documentation that the color-aroused card is irresistable to this crowd and we're only a few precious months into the the tenure of this administration.

• Above all others, the real celebrity here has been Rush Limbaugh. He's done this kind of thing before -- remember the "Barack, The Magic Negro" song? But in the wake of the Gates incident, he's managed to become even more hard-edged about it. "Here you have a black president trying to destroy a white policeman," Limbaugh declared this past Friday. Yesterday, he shared a dream he's had about the dangers to capitalism: "I had a dream that I was a slave building a sphinx in a desert that looked like Obama." And he joked that food-safety advocates will go after all the unhealthy foods people like to eat, one by one -- but they'll have to wait until Obama is out of office to ban Oreos.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/v/Xyj1DSEQuy0&hl=en&fs=1& expand=1] Glenn Beck said this today on Fox News: "This president, I think, has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture. I don't what it is. You can't sit in a pew with Jeremiah Wright for 20 years and not hear some of that stuff, and not have it wash over."

During his new crusade of Birtherism, Lou Dobbs suggested on his radio show this past Wednesday, right before the Gates flare-up, that Obama could be an illegal immigrant, tying this into his usual preoccupation. "I'm starting to think we have a document issue," Dobbs said. "You suppose he's un-- no, I won't even use the word 'undocumented,' it wouldn't be right."

Apparently they can't make any headway on the actual issues of the day that actually affect Americans; they only know how to deal from the bottom of the deck with vile distractions like this.