|Have these people lost their damn minds?|
It wasn't good.
In fact THAT is the reason that this blog even exists.
However even in my darkest days, and yes some of them were quite dark, I NEVER lost my shit the way that these people are losing theirs.
Check this out.
Courtesy of the HuffPo:
The movement to impeach President Barack Obama has been launched, just days after he won a second term in the White House.
The Conservative Majority Fund, a conservative group known primarily for its birther conspiracy spreading, has launched a robocall campaign to gin up support for the president's impeachment.
Okay these guys are several bricks shy of a full load, and their robo-call seems written especially for parody. Listen for yourself here:
Our only recourse now is to move forward with the full impeachment of President Obama. We suspect that Obama is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors and that there may be grounds for impeachment as is laid out in the constitution. Further, he may not even be a U.S. citizen because nobody, I mean no one, has seen an actual physical copy of his birth certificate. Impeachment is our only option. And Republicans are already considering Obama investigations. As the nation's most effective conservative group we are launching the official impeach Obama campaign.
You know I am kind of surprised they didn't throw in the possibility that he is the Anti-Christ and eats white Christian babies for breakfast while they were at it.
But don't think these wingnuts are just an isolated case either, in Georgia top GOP lawmakers held a secret meeting where they convinced themselves that the President is using some kind of Cold War era "mind control" to subjugate the American people. NO I am NOT kidding.
Read it for yourself here at Mother Jones:
President Obama is using a Cold War-era mind-control technique known as "Delphi" to coerce Americans into accepting his plan for a United Nations-run communist dictatorship in which suburbanites will be forcibly relocated to cities. That's according to a four-hour briefing delivered to Republican state senators at the Georgia state Capitol last month.
On October 11, at a closed-door meeting of the Republican caucus convened by the body's majority leader, Chip Rogers, a tea party activist told Republican lawmakers that Obama was mounting this most diabolical conspiracy. The event—captured on tape by a member of the Athens-based watchdog Better Georgia (who was removed from the room after 52 minutes)—had been billed as an information session on Agenda 21, a nonbinding UN agreement that commits member nations to promote sustainable development. In the eyes of conservative activists, Agenda 21 is a nefarious plot that includes forcibly relocating non-urban-dwellers and prescribing mandatory contraception as a means of curbing population growth. The invitation to the Georgia state Senate event noted the presentation would explain: "How pleasant sounding names are fostering a Socialist plan to change the way we live, eat, learn, and communicate to 'save the earth.'"
The meeting consisted of a PowerPoint presentation followed by a 90-minute screening of the anti-Agenda 21 documentary, Agenda: Grinding America Down. It was emceed by Field Searcy, a local conservative activist who was forced out of the Georgia Tea Party in April due to his endorsement of conspiracy theories about the president's birth certificate and the collapse of World Trade Center Tower 7. The presentation also featured a special video cameo from conservative talking-head Dick Morris in which the former Clinton aide warns that Obama "wants to force everyone into the cities from whence our ancestors fled."
WTF? Those were the actual top ranking Republicans! Not just a bunch of lunatics sucking on laughing gas and inventing batshit crazy conspiracy theories. (You know I REALLY need to get my daughter the hell out of Georgia just as soon as possible!)
Okay now I know that all of us that voted for Obama in this last election were really hoping that the Republicans would recognize just how out of step they were with the American people and hopefully be much more willing to compromise with the President moving forward. But I have to say that I am having a harder time every day of holding out hope that such a thing is possible in this hyper partisan, and almost insane, reality we find ourselves in today.
These two examples along with the rather incredible number of people signing petitions of secession. and the disgusting attitude on display from the current so-called "leaders" of the Republican party, are actually quite troubling.
I am right now hoping this is simply a case of people who were caught off guard (After being lulled into a false sense of security through the 24 hour a day viewing of Fox News), and still smarting that the President pissed in their Cheerios by winning the election, just working through their feelings of anger in the public forum. And that at some point they will find themselves willing to join the rest of us in the reality based world in actually working to solve the very real problems facing our country.
I mean that's still possible, right?