Monday, August 10, 2009

Surely I'm not the only one who has noticed that the right-wing story line of the moment involves a black man conspiring with Jews to commit genocide:

Among the drawbacks are the president’s two closest health advisers, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel and Dr. David Blumenthal.

Emanuel, brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, believes that the Hippocratic Oath (do no harm) is taken way too seriously by doctors. Blumenthal advocates slowing down medical innovation to control health spending and has no problem with healthcare “rationing” to save money. These medical advisers are reinterpreting medical ethics. Casting aside moral guidelines, they advocate federal legislation to provide government support for abortion, euthanasia, and confinement of the "mentally retarded."

In case that's too subtle for the intended audience, the author concludes with "Who knew that Obama's 'audacity of hope' would rest on the discarded concept of a master race?"

All that's missing are some racist caricatures slobbering over a plump blonde baby, with knives and forks in hand. Pictorial caricatures, I mean.

Update (8/11/09): The meme is spreading.

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