A PREVIEW OF THE NEXT FOUR YEARS
Kevin Drum, in response to the widespread notion on the right that all of Barack Obama's friends are radical pinko commies (despite his large circle of extremely mainstream confidants and advisors), asks, "I wonder which crazy billionaire is going to bankroll the Obama Chronicles when January 20th rolls around?"
I'm not sure -- but I know one theory that's going to be a prominent part of any conspiracy rant against Obama, because Jew-hating Sean Hannity source Andy Martin just put it out there yesterday (see my earlier post) -- and damn, we should have seen this one coming:
... BARACK OBAMA IS NOT BARACK OBAMA
"OBAMA'S FATHER WAS FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS. OBAMA IS REALLY FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS, JR.," SAYS ANDY MARTIN
... "Obama has probably suspended his campaign and is flying to Honolulu because he is deathly afraid his grandmother may make a 'dying declaration' and blow the whistle on his family fraud. Dying people often blurt out the truth....
...the document that Obama has plastered over the Internet is NOT his original birth certificate or even a copy of his original certificate. It is a computer generated facsimile of an official record and nothing more.
..."There is a simple way for Obama to resolve this controversy: he can either admit the truth of these facts and order the immediate release of his vault certificate; or he can submit to a DNA test....
It's just perfect, really. Davis was, in fact, a presence in Obama's early life. He was a poet, journalist, activist, and once the victim of an attempted lynching; he was also reportedly a communist, and he was the author of a pseudonymous dirty book called Sex Rebel: Black, which included an allusion to a sex episode involving a white teenage girl.
One "respectable" right-wing blog has already speculated more than once that Davis is Obama's father, citing an alleged resemblance between Davis and Obama -- though, in fact, Obama looks a lot like his white forbears; as Ta-Nehisi Coates has pointed out, there's quite a resemblance between him and his grandfather Stanley Dunham:
But this story will never die. This kind of thing is a sort of pornography for the right -- see also the right-wing notion that Webster Hubbell is Chelsea Clinton's father. See, if you say there's a concealed truth about the paternity of a Democrat/liberal/lefty, you get the thrill of believing two titillatingly evil things at once: that the liberals/lefties/Democrats involved are depraved libertines, and that they're capable of vast conspiracies of truth suppression sustained over a period of decades. What could be more horrifyingly exciting?