Story of O
October 17, 2008
There is a certain clinical fascination in watching wingers go into meltdown mode over the prospect of seeing Barack Obama cream Grandpa Simpson at the polls next month. The very letter “O” has them jumping like vampires at the sight of a crucifix. Their terror has them literally seeing Obama’s name in every corner:
On the October 15 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Bob Grant said: “[W]hat is that flag that Obama’s been standing in front of that looks like an American flag, but instead of having the field of 50 stars representing the 50 states, there’s a circle?” He then said: “Is the circle the ‘O’ for Obama? Is that what it is?” Grant later said: “[D]id you notice Obama is not content with just having several American flags, plain old American flags with the 50 states represented by 50 stars? He has the ‘O’ flag. And that’s what that ‘O’ is. That’s what that ‘O’ is. Just like he did with the plane he was using. He had the flag painted over, and the ‘O’ for Obama. Now, these are symptom — these things are symptomatic of a person who would like to be a potentate — a dictator.” ‘
The flag, as you’ve probably heard, was the state flag of Ohio.
How long will it be, I wonder, before another conservative dumbass pops up to announce that Obama is unfit for the presidency because he writes pornography.
In the next couple of weeks, I’m sure Grant and other great minds of conservatism will inform their horrified wingnut audience that Obama plans to make Americans eat his own form of pasta, read his own magazine, swear fealty to his own navy, and that his ambitions extend to the very heavens themselves. Why, the man’s even rewritten Shakespeare!