It has been five years since President Barack Obama took the oath of office to become America’s first black president. Yes, time sure flies when the racism, disrespect, and political obstruction from members of the political right gets thick. I know, it’s hard to believe that it has been that long since that very cold day in January back in 2009. Yep, funny how time flies when we’re post-racial.
Having said that, just in case you have held on to the idea of Obama being a Muslim — you know, because being a Muslim would make him anti-American — without the necessary evidence as proof. In steps everyone’s favorite right-wing religious zealot and bigot, Bryan Fischer.
Speaking on his radio show, Fischer states that the exchange of America’s last POW in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five members of the Taliban held in GITMO proves that Obama, is indeed a Muslim. Which is shocking because you’d think that the Kenyan birth certificate seen by our friends on the right would have that information. I mean, we had to wait all these years for this as evidence?
This from Right Wing Watch:
Bryan Fischer said the deal to release Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl provides further evidence that President Obama “is secretly a Muslim.”
Asserting that Obama insisted on releasing five members of the Taliban as part of the exchange deal because he is constantly attempting to assist radical Islam all over the world, Fischer asserted that Obama’s “face lit up like a Christmas tree” when Bergdahl’s fatherbriefly spoke in Arabic at the White House, which is another reason to believe that Obama is actually a Muslim.
“I’ve had Washington insiders tell me everyone in D.C. believes that secretly he is a Muslim,” Fischer said, “and when President Obama does stuff like this, it starts making that explanation easier and easier to believe”
Fuck, you would have thought Obama’s meetings and brokered deals with the Taliban wouldn’t be a big deal. Especially since President Ronald Reagan sat down with the Taliban at the White House back in the 1985 and brokered deals with the Taliban himself. Oh well, I guess the Taliban didn’t take pictures with Saint Ronnie Raygun on that day.
(Hell, Reagan even gave the Taliban stinger missiles!)
But don’t tell this to people like Allen West — or the rest of the crazies — who, thanks to FOX News, stated that Sgt. Bergdahl’s father “Claimed the White House for Islam.” I mean, a white man with a ZZ Top-looking-beard who could pass as the redhead cousin of the Duck Dynasty crew, standing next to Obama? While speaking in a language familiar to the Taliban and Obama’s extremist Kenyan cousins? Yep, we only have two more years of this ignorance left.
Hell, how dare America’s first black president bypass congress (less than any other president since the 19th century) basically, to save the life of an American citizen? And not just any citizen; but, a citizen who has sacrificed his life for the freedom everyone enjoys. Damn shame that POTUS isn’t allowed to properly serve as the Commander-in-Chief without having his allegiance questioned.