John has already covered the loopy character that Move America Forward’s Melanie Morgan presents on TV, but two posts over at Marshall’s place (one each by JMM and Benen) really highlight the ludicrous position of rightwing thought in America today.
Wolf: It gets back to what I was saying earlier about the nature of lying. Let’s not forget that they got us into this war on the basis of a series of lies…. This weaving out of lies was a pretext for an invasion that served their own political purposes. In the wake of the invasion, they were able to terrify the American people, subjugate the American people, drive through a series of laws that dismantled key checks and balances, allowed overreaching executive power, and completely eviscerated what the founders set in place, thus weakening America.
Morgan: Keep attacking, keep attacking Naomi, because you’re going to look great in a burka. You’re going to look super in a burka.
Believe it or not this isn’t the first existential invasion threat that the rightwing fringe has worked itself up over in the last year. Who can forget Reconquista, that dastardly Mexican plot to take back the southwest by infiltrating millions of agents disguised at cheap workers? Mexicans are Catholics who don’t like burkas any more than we gringos. Presumably they wouldn’t apprecate it if the Islamic hordes take America first.
Call me crazy, but a solution just popped in my head. Why don’t we let the two imaginary armies fight it out between themselves? Whichever group wins can have Texas.