How Loony Is The Right?

A small example. In my blog surfing this morning, I saw the headline that Bill Ayers had confessed to writing Barack Obama's "Dreams From My Father." Of course, I clicked only to find an obvious piece of sarcasm from Ayers designed to mock the conspiracy theorists, rather than confirm them. You can see this derangement here and at WND. When even the blog editor at the American Thinker noted how nuts this was (in a blog called, pricelessly, the Right Wing Nut House), you really began to enter Wonderland. The response to this piece of the bleeding obvious was:

It’s nice to see that Rick Moran is still counseling us on how to look refined and in the know while we’re being bent over the setee for our “historical” buggering. How’d that work out for McCain again?

Newsbusters dutifully repeated the false headline. Mercifully, not every wingnut was ready to fly:

Did you use a pole vault to jump that shark? Heh!

And this:

From super-edumacated Jeff Goldstein to the shortbus commuters Weasel Zippers, nine out of 10 wingnuts agree: It's not a joke unless it's about Michael Moore being fat. Sadder still is Freedom Eden, who seems to sense that something's amiss but won't say so, and goes for the bank shot in desperation ("Ayers had to know that bringing up the controversy at all was not something that would help Obama").

I have to say I find the pushback from the likes of John Hawkins to be a relief. Which shows just how far we've come.

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