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"the presidential election of 2008 was a hoax"

A. Barton Hinkle at Reason.com:

The nation was left reeling yesterday by the revelation that the presidential election of 2008 was a hoax. The shocking announcement came when White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters that Barack Obama has been working in secret with conservative provocateur James O'Keefe since 2007.

The long-running hoax is the most elaborate yet in a series of recent sting operations by primarily right-of-center gadflies that have embarrassed organizations including ACORN, Planned Parenthood, and National Public Radio.

Those stunts, as well as the prank call to Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin that was captured on tape last month, proved to be sources of personal or institutional embarrassment. Historians warned yesterday that the latest caper may inspire a sense of national shame.

Carney said the scam entailed pulling together demographic, social, cultural, and policy characteristics to create the most exaggerated Democratic candidate possible without stepping over the line into caricature.

"By combining empty, touchy-feely slogans like 'hope' and 'change' with far-left-wing policy planks and presenting them in the person of a racial minority from a major Midwest city with an Ivy League background, we thought we might be able to make a good showing in Iowa and New Hampshire, maybe even capture the Democratic nomination," Carney told reporters. "But the entire country? No. We never, ever for even a second imagined the American people would elect someone who had served only half a term in the U.S. Senate to be the leader of the entire free world."

Shocking stuff.  I suspected all along that America had the wool pulled over her eyes... and now it's confirmed.

Shocking.

Heh.

H/T Hank in the comments.


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Comments (5)

Did I stumble upon the Onio... (Below threshold)
Lgbpop:

Did I stumble upon the Onion's website by mistake?

It's sort of like the Obama... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

It's sort of like the Obama Administration - a joke.

That actually makes the las... (Below threshold)
Timmer:

That actually makes the last 2 years make a LOT of sense.

I saw this comment on the h... (Below threshold)
retired military:

I saw this comment on the hill. Too good to not be true

"You people are being unfair! It's too early to judge the President's core competence. The tournament has barely begun! At least wait until the Final Four.
'

why is this marked "humor"?... (Below threshold)
Idahoser:

why is this marked "humor"? Other than the idea conservatives did it, it's completely true.




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