City Paper is not for tourists
Perly’s Restaurant on Grace Street in Richmond, Va., has great breakfast. And even though I’m not a Democrat, about the best thing I could ever say about the Virginia GOP is that it has its office next to a great breakfast spot. The Republican party of Virginia is, and always has been, a welcoming home to a particularly impressive strain of stupid a-hole. Like up-and-comer Del. Jeff Frederick, who recently earned himself a chorus of “hell yeahs!” from his fellow dipshits by comparing Obama to—-wait for it—-Osama bin Laden! Because they “both have friends who’ve bombed the Pentagon.”
Today there’s a bit of bloggy outrage about the Va. GOP flyer reproduced above, which does indeed depict a dark-skinned man as the face of terror. That man appears to be bin Laden—-you know, Obama’s bud—-at least according to TPM. (I’d have guessed Gadaffi.)
What’s interesting here, though, is that in a roundabout way, it’s Obama supporters who seem to be conflating him with Bin Laden. TPM’s argument:
But look at the pic closely. You’ve got the turban and beard photoshopped out or otherwise obscured. The flared bulb of the nose is gone, leaving only the narrower bridge. And the photo appears darkened to match Obama’s complexion.