I know, there are also many liberal and lefty conspiracy theories. The difference is that they have not been mainstreamed into one of the two major political parties in this country. Remember, for example, that it was VP candidate Sarah Palin who popularized the notion of “death panels,” and the GOP that ceaselessly accuses the administration of deliberately leaving Americans to die in Benghazi for some incomprehensible but undoubtedly nefarious reason. In contrast, we have not seen Joe Biden allege that Bush used earthquake machines against Iraq, nor did 1972 Dem candidate George McGovern claim that Nixon had faked the Moon landings. Conspiracy theories as a factor in national politics are almost exclusively a product of the right.
Most of us know that conservatives are professional conspiracy theorists. In the past I’ve joked that they must really believe President Obama is the most powerful president in United States history considering the amount of conspiracies they’ve alleged he’s successfully perpetrated.
But conspiracy theorists always make me laugh because they believe all of these asinine things, yet none of them ever come to fruition. Not one time do these people ask themselves, “Maybe the people I trust have been lying to me?”
I’m still waiting for President Obama to make this massive push to confiscate everyone’s guns. After all, isn’t that what the NRA has said he’s planned to do since he was elected? Well, as we all know, that hasn’t happened (and it won’t). But I’ll tell you what has happened. Every single time the NRA and their conservative puppets start pushing these conspiracies about guns, gun and ammo sales skyrocket. But I’m sure there’s absolutely no link between massive gun manufacturers’ support of the NRA and their irrational fear mongering about gun confiscation that always leads to a spike in gun and ammo sales.
What about those microchip mandates in the Affordable Care Act? Anyone been microchipped yet? Anyone? Bueller? Didn’t think so.
Full rundown and more: A Breakdown of Some of the Asinine Conspiracy Theories Conservatives Have Used Against Obama