The ever-industrious Jerome Corsi has found yet another story related to President Obama to wonder aloud about, using a mishmash of half-truths and distortions to create some vague mystery to leave the wingnuts scratching their collective heads over. This time it’s an interview with Reggie Love, who used to be the president’s personal assistant.
The former personal aide to Barack Obama known as the president’s “body man,” Reggie Love, resurfaced on the eve of the Republican National Convention to support his old boss.
Hired as Obama’s “deputy political director,” the Duke University basketball and football star was the constant companion of the president for two years before resigning last November.
The White House explained Love had decided to pursue further studies at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, but the Internet, at the time, was abuzz with speculation that Love was dismissed because of the wide circulation of compromising photographs of him when he was a college student. The photos purported to show a heavily inebriated Love surrounded by fellow students assisting him in engaging in a homosexual act at a party on the rival University of North Carolina campus.
Now that’s a cleverly idiotic way of phrasing the situation. I remember this well when it happened because it was the talk of the college basketball message boards (yes, I’m a college basketball nut and a Duke fan specifically). Love went to a party at the University of North Carolina, got drunk (he was of legal age) and passed out. This is hardly unusual for a college student. And a bunch of drunken frat boys from UNC drew on his face with markers and took pictures of themselves waving their dicks in his face. Given that Love is 6’7 and about 250 pounds, that probably wasn’t the smartest thing they ever did. Corsi, always anxious to make his targets look bad even if he has to lie to do it, manages to turn Reggie being the victim of a college prank into being “assist[ed]” in “engaging in a homosexual act.”
Ah, but back to the mystery:
The embarrassing photographs first gained wide circulation March 16, 2009, when the blog Booker Rising, a self-described “news site for black moderates and black conservatives,” linked to them.
Three photographs of the incident began appearing and disappearing on various Internet websites.
False. Those embarrassing photographs were widely circulated on the internet in 2005, before Love ever got hired by Obama’s Senate office in the first place. But why let facts get in the way?
So what’s the point of all this? Somehow, Corsi thinks it ties back into his latest conspiracy theory that Obama is a gay communist. I have no idea how.
Drew, who founded the Marxist-socialist club at Occidental to which Obama belonged, said he met the future president in December 1980 when Drew was a 23-year-old second-year graduate student at Cornell University.
Obama, a 19-year-old sophomore at Occidental at the time, was with diminutive Pakistani roommate Mohammed Hasan Chandoo.
“I really had the feeling that Obama was Chandoo’s ‘boy toy,’” Drew told WND…
In previously published accounts of his meeting –dating from the 2008 presidential campaign – Drew made clear his conclusion that Obama and Chandoo were both Marxist revolutionaries. Contrary to Drew, who remarked he was not as radical as Obama, Obama believed a violent, communist revolution was coming to the U.S.
And somehow the fact that his former assistant was once the victim of a college prank provides evidence, in the festering sewer of Corsi’s mind, for that conclusion. Yes, this is what the loony right is left with.