Guest Bigot of the Day: Frank Gaffney

There are bigots and there are Bigots of the First Order, Frank Gaffney is clearly one of the latter — and he’s a rabid neocon to boot.

Mr. Gaffney is so far to the right that he was even picked upon by Karl Rove for saying that George W. Bush wasn’t far right enough. He works tirelessly to rid the country of supposed Islamic influences that only the paranoiacs can detect — a stance one would think would appeal to all of the rabid rightists, but he is universally hated by the far, far right wing because he’s Jewish. Wait!  Before you click on that link, make certain that your vaccinations are up-to-date.

In any case, whilst Gaffney seems to wield a great deal of influence, we’re not certain just whom he likes or who likes him, for he’s also dead set against Grover Norquist, President Obama and nearly everyone else. He’s also called for a US military strike against…  against…  the media network Al Jazeera for reporting the news as they see it. Did we mention that he’s a birther, too, and he believes that Barack Obama’s father was really a practicing Jew and that Barack Obama was brought-up Jewish in Indonesia (as if this has any significance whatsoever)?

Oh, and not to be outdone, he’s also made the same sorts of arguments, but to the effect that President Obama is a Muslim. He’s a confused paranoid who sees Islam as actively destroying the USA, even whilst the skinheads see Gaffney as actively working to advance the supposed ancient Jewish plot (think black helicopters and the fictitious Protocols of the Elders of Zion) to do the same. Wait. We forgot to mention that Gaffney believes that the Southern Poverty Law Center is equivalent to the Ku Klux Klan.

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