The great Conservative outrage over the last few days may have escaped your attention. It's the current Obama Administration plot to attack the Catholic Church by closing our embassy to the Vatican! Here is a (very small) sample of the anger swirling around the wingnut world about this:
Washington Times: "Obama’s call to close Vatican embassy is ‘slap in the face’ to Roman Catholics"
Tim Cavanaugh, Daily Caller: "Catholics furious over Obama plan to close Vatican embassy site"
Pam Geller, Atlas Shrugs: "OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CLOSES AMERICAN EMBASSY TO THE VATICAN Wow. The same week that Obama gives the imprimatur of legitimacy to the Islamic rogue regime of Iran and sanctions their nuclear weapons program, he closes the American embassy to the Vatican.
Closing the Vatican, opening Iran. If there was a jihadi in the White House, what would he be doing differently?"
And it goes on and on. So, here's the great thing about this story: it isn't true. It is a made-up delusion from the right wingers. The administration is moving the embassy from a building which it has only occupied since the Clinton administration, to a new one, originally funded by the Bush Administration, with better security. But since when do facts matter when they get in the way of a good smear against Democrats? And by the way, while we are on the subject, why the hell do we have an "embassy" with the Vatican, which has filled the country with terrorists committing bestial acts against our children? Why isn't some lunatic right winger demanding that we bomb them?
John Ransom, Town Hall: "Obama's Amateur Incompetence-Iran is just the tip of the ice berg."
Because nothing spells failure like achieving a long-standing foreign policy goal without firing a shot.
Mike Shedlock, Town Hall: "Obamacare Impact on Jobs (And Way Less Job Growth than Anyone Thinks)"
For years, they've been nattering on about how Obamacare was going to destroy vast numbers of American jobs. Now they are down to claiming that Obamacare is causing less job growth than predicted (without, of course any facts to back up this claim, of course). Pretty soon they will be reduced to attacking Obamacare because it didn't precipitate the second coming of Jesus. Actually, they probably are doing that. I'll keep my eyes open for it.
Christine Rousselle, Town Hall: "Mike Tyson Says Obamacare Rollout "Horrible"
Oh my God, now they're reduced to quoting Mike Tyson. I wonder what Leon Spinks has to say?
Bob Owens: "The more useless elements of the left are losing their minds"
Good news, Bob- there's still some hope for you guys to get some new converts.
Michael Hammond, Red State: "Assessing The Wake of Legislative Hiroshima"
That would be the nuclear option. Sorry to remind you of this, Michael, but Hiroshima ended an assault on humanity by a vicious group of murderous warmongers intent on imposing their will on everyone. I'm not sure it's an analogy you want to pursue.
Bryan Preston, PJ Media: "Iran Says Obama and Kerry Are Lying About the Nuclear Deal...Whom do you believe?"
Yeah, exactly- whom do you believe? The President and Secretary of State of the United States, or a country the Republicans have spent a decade denouncing as part of the Axis of Evil? I guess for Republicans, the guys that they have been trying to bomb for years are more trustworthy than our own government. Way to go there, wingnuts.
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media: "A Culture in Ruins...Obamacare is a great program in the same way that Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, and Lady Gaga are great artists."
I sort of agree. The only reason these guys are great artists is because they have made a ton of money, and Obamacare is going to save the rest of us tons of money. Winners all around!
Laurie Roth, Renew America: "Obama sits excitedly at his communist-progressive "machine gun" in the White House. He loads and reloads, firing away at Americans like a kid lost in "Toys R Us." For over five years now, commentators have wondered and theorized what was really behind Obama's radical and unconstitutional behavior that seems to fly out of him at warp speed... He is passionately committed to his master...Satan, Islam, and the New World Order. Perhaps we can call them the "unholy trinity" that inspires and empowers Obama."
Right, Laurie. That really explains everything. Thanks for letting us know what is really going on in the world.
Dan Popp, Renew America: "When Jesus didn't help the poor"
You know what? I don't even have the energy to make fun of this article, which purports to explain that Jesus was really in favor of not helping the poor. No, really- that's what it was about. If you really care, you can read about this here. I'm linking to it because I'm sure that none of you is foolish enough to actually read it.
Gina Miller, Renew America: "Can the communist Democrats be stopped?"
No. We're coming to eat your children! Mwahahahaha!
And now two consecutive stories at World Net Daily today:
"Are there any honest reporters anymore?"
"Proof that ancient man lived with dinosaurs!"
Need I say more?
Charles Martel, American Thinker: "The Knockout Game: What Took the Conservative Media so Long to Notice?"
The fact that it doesn't exist? Nah, that never stopped them before (see story of the Vatican embassy above.)
Newsmax: "Why Is FEMA Hoarding Survival Food?"
Oh, I don't know, maybe because it's their job to be ready for emergencies? No, it must be because they are all Marxists or Satanists or something.
Frances Martel, Breitbart: "FITNESS LEGEND RICHARD SIMMONS: 'THE OBAMAS HAVE REJECTED ME' Add to the chorus of celebrities piling on the Obamas this Thanksgiving the fitness legend Richard Simmons. Speaking to HuffPost Live Wednesday afternoon, Simmons lamented that while he "loved" Michelle Obama, he had been "totally" rejected by the White House."
Man, that is sad, right? I mean, Richard Simmons. Fitness legend.
And by the way, if that's the best that Conservatives can do in the way of an Obama scandal these days, they are finished.
Red State: "Why Are Unions Protesting Walmart Again? Is It Because Five Million Americans Applied For 500,000 Union-Free Jobs?"
You're damned right that's the reason. 5 million people are forced to compete for 500,000 jobs that don't even pay a living wage while the owners of the company are worth tens of billions. You bet that's why workers are protesting.
Thomas Lifson, American Thinker: "Sellout to Iran at Geneva worse than sellout to Hitler at Munich"
Worse. WORSE, I tell you! Worse than Hitler! Obama is worse, worse worse!!!!!!! This brain-dead idiot continues:
"George Santayana's famous dictum, "Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it," is chillingly apt now. Hitler's madness was far less evident in 1938 than the Ayatollah's madness today."
Right. in 1938, fifteen years after the publication of Mein Kampf, in the year of Kristallnacht, after five years of brutal Nazi oppression of their own people, Hitler's madness was not evident. Talk about those who cannot remember the past.
Well, Green Eagle can remember to pull the plug on this edition of Wingnut Wrapup. 'Bye, now.