Friday, September 30, 2011

Conspiracy theorists really ARE crazy

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Gun nuts in the NRA had a preconceived narrative when it came to Barack Obama, and they're sticking with it no matter what the evidence shows. Once again, this is faith-based thinking. And it's a perfect example of why all faith-based thinking is wrong.

If evidence won't change your mind, what will? Obviously, nothing. Therefore, there's never any way to tell when you are wrong. As long as you just believe what you want to believe, you'll always be right in your own mind. Even when you believe really batshit crazy stuff.

The NRA, which isn't sane on the subject of guns in any case, trots out this really crazy conspiracy theory because they believe what they believe. Meanwhile, Barack Obama seems to be following the consistent pattern of his presidency - opposing his own supporters while trying to appease people who will continue to hate him no matter what he does.

Oddly enough, this is the one way in which Obama clearly shows he's no Republican. In fact, they are exact opposites. Republicans attack their opponents and won't do anything to upset the party's base. Obama attacks his base and tries not to do anything to upset his opponents.

Gee, I wonder which strategy makes the most political sense? I guess we'll find out.

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