"Since Obama's rise, the right has been skipping frantically from one fantasy to another, like a person in the throes of a mental breakdown," writes columnist Johann Hari of the London Independent:
How could the cry of "Drill, baby, drill" have been beaten by a supposedly big government black guy? So a streak that has always been there in the American right's world-view – to deny reality, and argue against a demonic phantasm of their own creation – has swollen. Now it is all they can see.They’re fucking stupid, that’s why. It’s easy to brainwash the cataclysmically stupid.
These increasingly frenzied claims have become so detached from reality that they often seem like black comedy.
“How do they train themselves to be so impervious to reality?”