On Planet Wingnuttia, no claim about Obama is ever too ridiculous to be believed, even if it’s obviously a joke. The latest fake story is that President Obama had offered to pay out of his own pocket to keep a Muslim museum open during the shutdown, which was published on a satirical website. But Fox News fell for it hook, line and sinker. Said Fox and Friends co-host Anna Kooiman:
The Republican National Committee is offering to pay for it [the WW II memorial] to keep it open so that the veterans from Honor Flight are going to be able to go and see this because who did it honor? It honored them. It really doesn’t seem fair, especially — and we’re going to talk a little bit later in the show too about some things that are continuing to be funded. And President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture out of his own pocket, yet it’s the Republican National Committee who’s paying for this.
And I’m so tired of his hyper-emotional demagoguery over the war memorials, as though that was one great injustice of the shutdown. The EPA can’t do inspections or cleanup on toxic waste sites, but this is the real problem, that some memorials are closed and that proves how evil President Obama is (but not the Republicans, who caused the shutdown). For crying out loud, one of my dearest friends, someone I love very much, had to go to Canada on Friday and break the law to get chemo drugs for her leukemia because the NIH is shut down and they were the ones who provided the drugs for her treatment. She could have been arrested for getting drugs that are keeping her alive because of this. But no, the real tragedy, the one Fox News is obsessing over, is a fucking monument.