Who said this? Alex Jones or Rush Limbaugh?
“What if Ayman al-Zawahiri gave up Osama bin Laden for the express purpose of making Obama look good? Giving Obama stature, political capital?”
If you guessed Alex Jones, you would have guessed wrong.
That was Rush Limbaugh today suggesting that Al Qaeda wants to keep President Obama in power because he is sympathetic toward their cause.
As far as conspiracy theories go this is pretty far out there, and the reason Rush Limbaugh and his ilk on hate radio are sounding increasingly unhinged is because they're running out of ideas.
All of their usual rhetoric has been exhausted or disproven if for no other reason than the passage of time and the absence of the apocalypse, so to maintain a conversation they turn to conspiracy.
Unfortunately for them others have already perfected the art of conspiracy mongering, so in Rush Limbaugh's case he simply comes off as a rabid, partisan racist rather than a true believer.
Mitt Romney and Limbaugh are now presenting a unified message that the president is an appeaser and a terrorist sympathizer, but will anyone buy it? The Republicans were unable to persuade enough people that the president was a Manchurian candidate in 2008 so I don't believe they'll be able to in 2012 either. This merely makes Mitt Romney seem increasingly unfit for office.