Monday, March 26, 2012

A Conspiracy Too Far?

I am afraid I have to report on one of the most spectacularly stupid conspiracy theories about Obama that I have ever heard.  Naturally, it comes from the execrable Jerome Corsi (who gave us the Swift Boat smears) and is being promoted at the global headquarters of anti-Obama idiocy, World Net Daily.  Here's the gist of it:

"CHICAGO – Did the parents of former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers help finance Barack Obama’s Harvard education?...A retired U.S. Postal Service carrier who delivered mail to Tom and Mary Ayers in a Chicago suburb in the late 1980s and early 1990s and claims to have met Obama in front of the Ayers home emphatically says yes"

Oh, my God in heaven above.  Did you ever hear anything so stupid in your life?  Well, hold on, the mere assertion that Bill Ayers' father paid for Obama's education, as absolutely insane as that is, is not by any means the height of Corsi's craziness.

Who was Bill Ayers' father anyway?  I mean, who knows, right?  Given that he is Bill Ayers' father, and was apparently a key player in making a Communist Muslim the President of the United States, you'd guess that he was the head of the Socialist Workers' Party, or the Spartacist league or something, right?  Well, we can thank Mr. Corsi for answering this question for us:

"Hulton recalls that he had one conversation with Tom Ayers, who was retired as CEO and chairman of Commonwealth Edison, shortly after the Ayers family moved into their home in Glen Ellyn."

Yes, the man who helped so much to promote this Communist enemy of our Capitalist way of life, was the Chairman and CEO of one of the nation's biggest power companies!  Can anyone think of a more insane, delusional assertion than this?  You might as well insist that the Koch Brothers are hiding Leon Trotsky in their basement.  This "theory" surely represents a new height in combined stupidity and disingenuousness. But wait!  we still have months before the November election.  My bet is that this unbelievable idiocy will fade into oblivion in the face of Republican lies to come.

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