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Alex Baer: Just Because It's Satire, Doesn't Make It False

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Tea PartySatirical website The Onion has completely owned an Iran news agency. The Iran news outlet published as true a story from The Onion saying rural white Americans would rather vote for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than Barack Obama.

Just because it's satire doesn't mean it isn't true.

You probably remember the steady stream of various hangings of effigies around the nation since Obama took office, many of them done on or near Christian churches.

It's probably still fresh in your mind, too, all the boos and catcalls the Obamas receive wherever they go, even if it's to do charity work somewhere.

Of course, for lack of respect to both the man and the office, it's difficult to beat that moment in a joint session of Congress where, in the middle of a speech, President Obama was greeted with a GOP jackass's call of "You lie!"

That bullet-hole-riddled outhouse on a trailer is probably still fresh in your mind, too -- the one pulled around at the Montana GOP convention for laughs, the one featuring assorted racial slurs and slanders:  the one clearly marked "Obama Presidential Library."

And, of course, the GOP vows from the House and Senate to make Obama a one-term president only, no matter what, it being a priority at the very top of their lists, to the detriment of all the other People's business...


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