Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Here Come the Deathers!

Well, that didn't take long.  First, President Obama released the magical long-form birth certificate, dealing a serious blow to birtherism.  Then, he got bin Laden.  It's getting harder and harder for the far-right noise machine to maintain their narrative that Obama is a Kenyan Nazi communist socialist anti-colonialist who's weak on national security and wants to bring on the caliphate.  What's a right-wing loud mouth to do?  If you're Andrew Breitbart, the answer is bring on the Deathers!  From his website:

"The free world, particularly the United States, has a right to make sure Osama bin Laden is really dead. Every American has a right to walk right up to bin Laden’s corpse and view it. We are entitled to know for a fact that the witch is dead. No shroud for dignity’s sake, please – bin Laden’s naked, bullet-riddled corpse should be put on display in lower Manhattan for all the world to see. The entire body should be digitally scanned, inside and out – and made available for everyone to take his or her own picture."

Breitbart is quoting one J. Michael Waller who must be an esteemed intellectual because he goes by "J. Michael."  Over at the Washington Times, senior editor Emily Miller demands "proof" that bin Laden is dead.  Of course, there is DNA evidence that US forces did, in fact kill bin Laden, but facts and evidence never stopped the birthers, why should it stop the deathers?

BTW, Breitbart says he isn't a deather.  He's just providing a forum.  Whatever.