Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[politics] Manchurian candidancies

One of the more ridiculous persistent memes from the Republicans in this election cycle is that idea that Obama is some kind of Manchurian candidate on a secret mission for Islamic terrorism.

Which is a bizarre accusation from a party whose candidate spent five and a half years in a Communist prison camp, signed false confessions for the purposes of anti-American propaganda — quite literally a potential Manchurian candidate.

(To belabor the obvious, I would find such an accusation against McCain to be utterly without merit. I merely point out that his opportunity for brain washing and deep programming was considerably more substantial than Obama’s childhood years in Indonesia.)

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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