The ‘Obama’s Third Term’ Goldmine is Being Dug by RW ‘news’ Outlets
All the usual right wing doom criers are now jumping aboard the “Obama’s third term” theory originally speculated upon by Rush Limbaugh, so you can expect to see this for the next four years.
Salem Communication nuthouse outlets Townhall and Newsmax are sending newsletters from the highly questionable Stansberry & associates, and Alex Jones, Whirled Nuts Daily and the usual hordes of idiots are all aboard as well because there’s a lot of money to be made from those right wing bigots, yo yos, and wingnuts. (note that Salem also owns Hot Air, one of the more prominent right wing blogs.)
It’s how they make their living and it’s a lucrative business serving their determinedly anti-reality niche audience. The only question is how long will it be before they pull GOP congress people, senators, and Fox News into the mud pit with them to aid them in profiteering from insanity?
Barack Hussein Obama is hatching a secret plot to pull off the ultimate power grab: securing himself a third term in the White House.
At least that’s the narrative being spun by right-wing conspiracy theorists, who seem to believe Obama is modeling his presidency after fictional Nixon in Watchmen.
Among the main proponents of this theory—which comes in several different flavors—is Stansberry & Associates Investment Research, a publishing firm that hawks financial advice—and has a history of promoting dubious claims. Even before the president won reelection, the company began blasting out emails to subscribers of various conservative newsletters, warning of the coming third term of Obama. The emails went out as paid advertisements through the right-leaning townhall.com, Newsmax, Human Events, and Gingrich Marketplace (a spokesman for Newt Gingrich and the vice president of Human Events both claimed this email blast was a mistake).
The emails alerted readers to a vague—and somewhat counterintuitive—theory: Some unspecified but major event will lead to an epoch of American economic prosperity. Because it will happen under Obama’s watch, he’ll claim full credit and receive an unprecedented boost in approval ratings, giving him a mandate to demand and subsequently obtain a third term.