Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: Farah v Wurzlebacher

Pop the popcorn, kids, it’s wingnut on wingnut crime time again. This time it’s Joseph Farah of the Worldnutdaily vs (Not) Joe the (Not) Plumber. NJNP, as I will henceforth call him in this post, told CBN that Obama was blessed by God to become president after leaving Islam for Christianity, and that makes them brothers:

“He became a Christian against all odds, and ultimately – I don’t know God’s will – but if you follow what God wants you to do, he will bless you. Barack Obama has been blessed by God, to become president,” Wurzelbacher said. “After Barack Hussein Obama suddenly cast-off his Muslim roots, rejected his mother’s disbelief in God, turned tail on the Islam of his early life and converted to Christianity – BLAM – he’s elected president,” he wrote in the letter to CBN. “Anyone who believes the two things are not connected is being disingenuous at best. I don’t know how or when it happened, whether when he was partying at college or five minutes before he first decided to run for office, but it doesn’t matter – he came to Christ and he is my brother.”

Now this is stupid enough, of course. It’s just NJNP babbling like the idiot that he is. But Farah’s reaction is predictably even more ridiculous.

How about this?

  • his support of same-sex marriage

  • his support of open homosexual activity in the military

  • his support of killing innocent babies in the womb

  • his support for withholding life support for survivors of abortion

  • his support for forcing those of Christian conscience to provide sterilization and abortion services to their employees through mandatory health-care programs

Barack Obama has been at war with God before he took office and ever since.

What am I missing here?

The ability to think rationally. That’s what you’re missing.

17 comments on this post.
  1. Michael Heath:

    NJNP writes:

    “After Barack Hussein Obama suddenly cast-off his Muslim roots, rejected his mother’s disbelief in God, turned tail on the Islam of his early life and converted to Christianity – BLAM – he’s elected president,” he wrote in the letter to CBN. “Anyone who believes the two things are not connected is being disingenuous at best.

    Just call me Dis.

  2. jamessweet:

    ?!?!?!?!?

    Wow, that’s fucking crazy.

  3. d cwilson:

    Well, NJNP is sort of right. No one can get elected president in this country without pledging allegiance to Jeebus and I’m sure Obama is aware of that fact. It’s just that it has nothing to do with the “will of gawd”. Yes, we all know that the Constitution explicitly bans religious tests for office, but we also know that the number of people who will never vote for a non-Christian is hight enough to make it virtually impossible for a non-Christian to get elected.

  4. MikeMa:

    If mixed in a food processor, you really couldn’t tell one nut from another. All just close shades of crazy.

  5. busterggi:

    “turned tail on the Islam of his early life and converted to Christianity ”

    I did not know that Hawaii was predominently Muslim.

  6. slc1:

    Re busterggi

    Giving NJtJP the benefit of the doubt, I expect he was talking about Obama’s sojourn in Indonesia.

  7. Modusoperandi:

    They have Islamic Catholic schools in Indonesia?

  8. matty1:

    IIRC one of the birther talking points is a form for a school in Indonesia in which Obama’s step father mistakenly put many of his own details as Obama’s (Indonesian nationality, Muslim religion).

    Not exactly good evidence but you can see their starting point.

  9. Chiroptera:

    his support for withholding life support for survivors of abortion

    lol wut?

  10. Ben P:

    They have Islamic Catholic schools in Indonesia?

    Hrm?

    Obama studied at a couple different schools in Indonesia. Judging by the fact that one of them was called St. Francis of Assisi, I’d surmise that at least one is catholic. However, most of the time he was there he attended what was then known as “Besuki Public School.”

    I believe it’s a “public school” in the sense that you sometimes hear about in the British context. It was a colonial era school originally established for the children of dutch colonials and the upper class Indonesians serving under the dutch. I understand it’s still the children of wealthy families that go there. It’s “public” in the sense that it’s open to anyone who can pass the entrance exams and pay the fees, as opposed to schools which were religious in nature or solely local.

  11. mudskipper:

    So if I convert from atheism to Christianity, I too can haz presidency?

  12. Doug Little:

    What am I missing here?

    Definitely not a mustache.

  13. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne:

    One more time, Ed, the “(Not) Joe” characterization is just plain silly. Joseph is his middle name and he goes by it. There’s absolutely nothing wrong or underhanded about this – or worthy of repeated mention.

    By the very same logic we’ve had at least 4 “(Not)” Presidents ((Not) Ulysses*, (Not) Grover, (Not) Woodrow, and (Not) Calvin). The fact that these men chose not to use their given first names receives no mention, because it merits none.

    BTW, the man’s last name is spelled “Wurzelbacher”.

    ——————-
    * Grant changed his name from “Hiram Ulysses” to “Ulysses S.”. It’s not Gerald Ford ( Leslie Lynch King, Jr.)’s fault that his name was changed when he was a toddler, so I leave him off the list.

  14. Michael Heath:

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne writes:

    One more time, Ed, the “(Not) Joe” characterization is just plain silly. Joseph is his middle name and he goes by it. There’s absolutely nothing wrong or underhanded about this – or worthy of repeated mention.

    How do you know he went by Joe prior to his publicized encounter with then Senator Obama?

  15. dingojack:

    I notice that (not) Hercules doesn’t deny Mr. Wurlitzter’s may (or may not) be a plumber. If (not) Joe can lie about the little things, then how reliable is he, exactly?
    Dingo

  16. gratch:

    ” – I don’t know God’s will – ” I love how whenever a religious person starts that sentence it always has a but in it. I don’t know God’s will but now I’m going to tell you what God’s will is and it will be remarkably similar to MY personal beliefs and opinions.” Isn’t it odd how when most of them talk about God it sounds less like the fellow in the bible and more like a magical sky fairy who grants wishes and hates who you hate?

  17. valhar2000:

    his support for withholding life support for survivors of abortion

    What popular piece of wingnut fiction does this refer to? Or did Farah make it up on the spot?

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