GOP Base Goes Full-On Radical Secret Muslim

To recap -- one of Santorum's spokespersons "accidentally" referred to President Obama's "radical islamic policies." Franklin Graham, also a Santorum supporter, says he "can't categorically say" that President Obama is not an avowed Muslim. And now Tea Party Nation president Judson Phillips is forwarding emails accusing the president of lying about his faith and destroying the nation on behalf of a "false ideology," which is obviously code-speak for Islam.

Today Tea Party Nation president Judson Phillips emailed members an article from fellow activist Marcia Wood on the Arab Spring. Wood writes that “Obama has blatantly without remorse lied to Americans time and time again” in order to bolster the Muslim Brotherhood, and she claims to have figured out how the President can justify his supposed lying: “Without vetting it becomes quite apparent who he is, where he came from and what his business is in our United States. Remember that the Muslim Radicals believe it’s good to lie for a ‘greater cause.’” She concludes that Obama is “aggressively destroying our Nation cutting back on our Military power and nuclear capabilities as he pursues a false ‘ideology.’”

Isn't it a little early to be going full-on radical-secret-Muslim-deceiver? It's only February. Aren't you suppose to save this kind of rhetoric for October in a last ditch effort to drum up wingnut enthusiasm?

Have we now moved beyond the issue of birth control and arrived at the president's secret-Muslimyness? What's next?

I don't know what's next in their bag of asshattary, but I can tell you what isn't next -- the economy. Taxes. Healthcare. National security. Things that matter. Things that they cannot win on. Things they cannot easily demagogue and fundraise off of.