VANITY FAIR: How Obama Derangement Led Conservatives to Laugh About Child Slavery
You know what I think is funny? The Elizabeth Smart kidnapping. Oh, wait—and what about those three women who were held hostage in Cleveland and raped repeatedly? Man, does that lend itself to some late-night talk-show humor. Oh, oh! The Lindbergh kidnapping—that boy died. Hilarious!
O.K., I believe nothing I just said. Each of those instances is a horror—not the slightest bit humorous. In fact, anyone who seriously uttered the words in that first paragraph would have to be a sociopathic monster.
Which leads me to the amoral and fundamentally merciless evil oozing from the lips of some of the right wing’s most attention-seeking, blowhardy blowhards. Because, for too many of them, nothing is funnier these days than the hundreds of little girls who were kidnapped by terrorists Boko Haram in Nigeria and who face the prospect of being sold into sex slavery. In other words, these right-wingers are people who have descended beneath the gutter into the viscous sewer of inhumanity, people who have surrendered any right to claim a role in civilized society.
This appears to stem from a pathological need, on the part of some conservatives, to ridicule or oppose everything that might, even tangentially, be connected to Barack Obama. I’ve often thought that Obama should come out in favor of oxygen, just to see how many right-wingers keel over from holding their breath for too long.