It's been a while since Ellis Washington has gone into full-blown Obama Derangement Syndrome -- perhaps because he ran out of nefarious historical figures to liken President Obama to -- but Washington brings the crazy in his July 24 WorldNetDaily column.
Washington begins by making the false assertion that "murderous terrorist Bill Ayers" is "Obama's political mentor," and he quickly cherry-picks from Obama's autobiography to assert: "This is how Obama was raised: to hate America with a fanatical hatred that controls and animates his social, political, economic, religious and foreign-policy worldview. His entire Cabinet are a veritable Who's Who of political radicals, social engineers, Marxists, feminists, socialists, communists, fascists."
Washington also demonstrated that he made no effort to listen to the full video of Shirley Sherrod, for he follows in the same bit of slander that Brent Bozell engaged in:
So, are we to ignore Ms. Sherrod's racism because she recanted by embracing Marxism and redistribution of wealth? What about the hundreds or thousands of unnamed white farmers Sherrod was supposed to help during her career? Did she "do enough" for them?
From there, Washington became even more untethered from reality:
In less than two years, the Obama administration has caused this country cataclysmic and purposeful damage: TARP, $14 trillion debt, U.S. bailout now at $3.7 trillion, fighting two Vietnam wars (Iraq and Afghanistan), 17.5 percent actual unemployment, a de facto border war with Mexico on illegal immigration, over three months of oil gushing in the Gulf of Mexico and, worse than Jimmy Carter's "malaise," Obama has plagued America with an Orwellian dystopia where American exceptionalism, hope and Christian forbearance have devolved into despair, hopelessness and the politics of revenge.
Beginning in the 1880s, the Progressive Movement, which is embraced by the political left, had three key mandates for America: 1) Infiltrate the public schools and pervert the young minds of succeeding generations through moral relativism, evolution, Marxist economics and control by the education Brownshirts – the teachers' unions; 2) Characterize the constitutional framers as a bunch of rich, racist white guys and assert that because of slavery, de jure discrimination and misogyny, the Constitution has no binding authority in modern times; and 3) Characterize Christianity as a relic philosophy of the past with no current relevance or transcendental truth.
Washington also plucks Obama's statement that "Whatever we once were, we're no longer a Christian nation" out of context to falsely portray him as "Anti-Christianity."
Washington concluded with a final, desperate stab at Obama-hate:
Who, therefore, is Barack Obama?
President Obama is a vengeful, spoiled little man-child who, since he was raised and mentored by people who hate this country, derives perverse pleasure by seeing America on her knees. Obama's presidency is the revenge of liberal intellectuals, radicals and the counter cultural hippies of the 1960s and '70s.
Obama's presidency is a protracted world war on America, and his fascist policies are systematically being implemented as a politics of revenge.
This utter unhinged Obama derangement is why Washington is a WorldNetDaily columnist -- which he seems to need, since he seems to have no steady employment otherwise.