Of all the right-wing kooks running around out there, they don’t come much kookier than this guy
As a liberal blogger who has only 24 hours in each of his days, I have to be highly selective in my choice of wingnuts who deserve to feel the sting of my lash.
I can’t crank up my ire for each and every weirdo who comes down the pike. Rather, I tend to save my ammunition for the silliest or most egregious purveyors of far-right nonsense — y’know, people like Rep. Louie Gohmert and certain Fox News Channel personalities.
It seems, however, that I’ve been a little too selective. I haven’t paid enough attention to one Jerome Corsi, the veritable king of looney conspiracy theorists. I’ve mentioned his name on this blog only a few times over the past five years — not nearly enough by any reasonable standard.
How wacky is Corsi? Well, in 2008, he claimed that John McCain’s presidential bid was supported by a “Muslim terrorist group with ties to criminal drug networks and al-Qaida.” Is that wacky enough for you?
Corsi is also a Birther, a 9/11 Truther and — somewhat inexplicably — a graduate of Harvard University. (But then, Ted Cruz also is a Harvard alum. So go figure.)
Did I mention that Corsi is also a Tea Party guy? Well, you probably took that for granted anyway, right?
It was in his role as a Tea Party guru that Corsi most recently came to my attention. As we see HERE, he was speechifying to a gang of Tea Party geezers the other day about how Barack Obama is a dope-smoking commie (not exactly an original thought among people of his ilk, but maybe he was having an off day).