Our First Cyborg President
It’s almost hard to grasp how many things this guy gets wrong. But I’ll try.
1. He thinks I’m a conservative. (A slightly forgivable mistake.)
2. He appears to take Conservapedia seriously. (A much less forgivable mistake.)
3. He seems to think that pointing out the truth — namely that Barack Obama isn’t a Muslim — makes me anti-Muslim. (It’s “well-founded,” he says.) This despite the fact that I actually agreed that there’s nothing wrong with being a Muslim. I said so in the original post.
4. I claimed that the belief that Obama is a Muslim is enhancing Obama’s ability to govern. I did not claim that it’s “impeding” his ability to govern. No, it’s wasting the opposition’s resources on a triviality and making Obama’s opponents collectively look foolish.
5. The obvious problem, which the linked blogger doesn’t seem to want to consider, is that some other people think that there is definitely something wrong with being a Muslim. That’s why there’s a story here. If the same number of people thought Obama was a Presbyterian (which he also isn’t), there wouldn’t be a story here. Islam matters because Islam is widely mistrusted.
Also, like, telling the truth is important and stuff. So if I said “Barack Obama is the first cyborg president,” that, too, would be erroneous, and quite possibly a knowing lie. But — oh gosh stay with me here — denying that Barack Obama is the first cyborg president isn’t an attack on cyborgs. It doesn’t say anything one way or the other about cyborgs. Except that one Mr. Barack Obama isn’t among them.
And some of my best friends are cyborgs. Just so you know.