Monday, August 31, 2009

Five Symptoms of Rethug Schizophrenia

It's now official. The Republican Party is clinically insane.

The Mayo Clinic definition of schizophrenia: A serious brain disorder in which reality is interpreted abnormally resulting in hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking and behavior.

Over at Crooks and Liars, Jon Perr delivers the diagnosis:

  1. Keep Government Out of Medicare.
  2. Barack Obama is a Muslim.
  3. Barack Obama Was Not Born in the United States.
  4. Government Death Panels Will Euthanize My Grandma.
  5. President Obama Raised Taxes on Working People.
These are the things that Republicans believe -- really believe!

Go read the whole thing for a patient, thorough point-by-point deconstruction of these beliefs. The already-well-known phenomenon of "Obama Derangement Syndrome" is just a part of it.