The Left has lost it folks. I think we all figured they would be hard to get along with after Obama was defeated in November, but they have jumped the rails of the Crazy Train already. Apparently, the Left’s Magic Racial Code Word Detecting Rings have gone haywire, because EVERYTHING any Republican says is now denounced as “code”.
Adam Serwer is the latest to hear things that are never said
Romney is not himself a birther. He was engaging in ironic post-birtherism—showing solidarity with birthers by making a humorous remark that can be plausibly denied as a joke later. This is a necessary device for a Republican politician who wants to rile up the base without seeming like a lunatic, because the belief that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States is still held by nearly half of self-identified Republicans even after the very public release of the president’s birth certificate. Birtherism remains the most frank and widespread evidence of racial animus among some of the president’s critics. As Ta-Nehisi Coates writes in The Atlantic this month, the birthers, strapped in their waxen wings, aim for nothing less than the sun: “If Obama is not truly American, then America has still never had a black president.”
The obvious question here is do these folks actually believe their own incoherent, delusional ramblings? Has Racial Obsession Syndrome driven them totally insane? Or are they simply overdosing on race baiting in a desperate attempt to get Obama reelected? I would suspect that many actually BELIEVE this nonsense, while many KNOW they are lying and still do it anyway. Remember that the Left truly subscribes to the ideal that the end justifies the means. So, telling lie after lie, after lie is OK in their book.
Another factor in this is the inherent pessimism among Liberals. They LOVE to be victims, or at least to
think feel like they are victims. They love the thought of being oppressed. And they dearly love to think feel that they are being disenfranchised, discriminated against, or are having their right to speak taken away. It is often said that the Left feels, rather than thinks their way through life. And, sad as it is, that is the truth. And feeling pessimistic is apparently to Liberals what heroine is to a junkie!