Worried about the spread of swine flu? Wendy Wright from the far-right group Concerned Women for America thinks the alarm is all just part of a conspiracy by the Obama administration. Wright charges that the administration declared a “state of emergency” not to make it easier for the government to respond to outbreaks of swine flu in this country. No, she says, the real reason is to promote the nomination of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Some people think that declaring a state of emergency about the flu was a political thing to push the Sebelius nomination through. If there’s even a hint that [Department of Homeland Security] is manipulating the health situation to push a political appointee through, well, it almost defies imagination that they’d be willing to that.
If Wright wants to hear something that “defies imagination,” perhaps she should listen to her own whacked-out drivel. Far-right groups like CWA have been mounting a huge attack opposing the Senate confirmation of Sebelius, whose pro-choice views have made her the right’s newest devil. But the Obama administration is using concerns about swine flu to get her confirmed? Good heavens. Talk about paranoia.
Even more weird, perhaps, is a press release sent out through Christian Newswire asking “Has the Antichrist Arrived?” The not-very-subtle press release promotes a new book apparently about President Obama while discussing signs of the arrival of the antichrist.
According to the prophets, most will flock to this remarkable man as the proverbial moths to the flame. They will be drawn to his warmth and light only to be destroyed by his fire. Has this epoch moment arrived? Is the greatest conspiracy of all time unfolding before our eyes?
Nah, we think the bigger “conspiracy” is actually the rabid kookiness spreading throughout the land these days. Of course, we know much about that here in Texas. After all, State Board of Education member Cynthia Dunbar, R-Richmond, worries that President Obama’s supposed terrorist buddies will make it easier for him to declare martial law and tear up the Constitution. Well, at least that’s what she’s worrying about when she’s not attacking public schools as “tools of perversion,” tyrannical and unconstitutional.