Remember how I said the whole Barak-Obama-is-a-Muslim thing was going to start spreading? Well, it has.
- Bill Cunningham, who broadcasts a syndicated radio program on over 300 stations and is a regular guest on FOX's Hannity and Colmes, referred to Obama as "Barack Mohammed Hussein Obama."
- Ross Mackenzie said in a nationally syndicated column on Townhall.com that Obama was educated in a "madrassa school."
- Nationally syndicated radio show host and professional douchebag Michael Savage referred to Obama as "Senator Barack Madrassas Obama."
Those are just examples from the past couple of days. These aren't just fringe kooks ranting in a mimeographed newsletter handed out on streetcorners. These are all syndicated commentators with nationwide audiences. They are all putting out the idea that Obama is a Muslim and/or that he was indoctrinated into the violent aspect of Islam. It's not just that they're just making stuff up, they're trying to create in people's minds a reflex association between Barak Obama and radical, violent Muslims.
This is the right-wing media machine doing what it does best. I expect we can look forward to seeing more of this as the race heats up. Lots more.
UPDATE: Illinois Reason deconstructs an even more extreme scare-mongering "Obama is a Muslim!" email.