In the wake of President Barack Obama's announcement that terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden has been killed by American forces during a firefight in Pakistan, I have a few predictions.
The first is a given: traitorous right-wing nutjobs will not grant the Obama administration any credit for the kill.
They also will argue that bin Laden is irrelevant, that former President George W. Bush should get all the credit, and they will question the credibility of the report itself, helping to spawn insane conspiracy theories on both the left and the right.
After all, if the Tea Party types can't be convinced -- even with the release of Obama's long form birth certificate -- that he is an American citizen by birth, do you really believe they can be convinced that bin Laden is kaput? Hell, like a crazed mass of doubting Thomases, they'll want to put their fingers in the bloody bullet holes themselves.
Even then they wouldn't buy it.
For instance, "Chuck" over at SeeingRedAZ is already barking at the moon with this comment,
"Now Obama is confirming bin Laden's death. That makes me have some doubts about the veracity of the report."
Yeah, if I were Chucky, I wouldn't stick my last name up there, either, lest it become a byword for IDIOT.
What about GOP self-loathing immigrant-hater Michelle Malkin? How does she react to Obama's historic announcement? By quoting the President and mocking him:
"We must remain vigilant at home and abroad."
Make it more than lip service.
But it's wingnut loon Debbie Schlussel who garners the prize for full on "woo," as my friend Pat Curley over at the Screw Loose Change blog, would say. Never to be outdone, Schlussel first argues that it's no big deal, then calls for the mass murder of 1.8 billion Muslims.
Um, like, wow. It's not often that someone of the Jewish faith calls for pogroms or a different sort of Holocaust altogether. Sounds like Schlussel is ready to fire up the ovens herself.
Indeed, Schlussel's bio states that she's the grandkid of Shoah survivors. Bet they're proud, or rolling over somewhere.
I know that not all Republicans think this way. However, even the mainstream GOP has been catering to a hatred of Obama on the right that seems to know no bounds. These conservative wackjobs regard Obama as illegitimate, a traitor, a Marxist, a fascist, similar to Hitler, similar to Stalin, a liar, and so forth.
Hell, if they could blame the guy for the 9/11 attacks, the tsunami in Japan, or the tornado rampage in the South, they would.
Watch-out for the lefty loonies as well. Though the so-called 9/11 "truthers" have been ground into complete obscurity with their "9/11 was an inside job" bull, I wouldn't be surprised to see them revivified by the report of bin Laden's death, while asserting that it's all a hoax.