We expected the right-wing fringe to go into meltdown with the release of the Obamas’ official presidential portraits. But the reaction of one of the leading purveyors of Obama Derangement Syndrome was particularly breathtaking. To hear him talk, those pictures are proof that–wait for it–the Obamas are into pedophilia.
One of the many conspiracy theory peddlers to crop up during the Obama era was Jerome Corsi. He was second only to Orly Taitz in peddling the borderline racist claim that Obama was really a Kenyan Mooslim. Among other things, he has claimed that radical Muslims footed the bill for Obama’s studies at Harvard Law, and that his wedding ring is supposedly inscribed with the Muslim statement of faith.
Recently, Corsi has taken his act from WorldNetDaily to Alex Jones’ InfoWars. He has become the latest wingnut luminary to promote “The Storm,” an offshoot of Pizzagate that claims Robert Mueller isn’t really investigating Russia. No, no–to hear these wingnuts talk, Mueller is about to get the goods on a massive pedophilia ring involving a trove of politicians, celebrities, and businessmen. Their “proof”? They are supposedly getting information from “QAnon,” an anonymous 8chan user who is supposedly a top official in the Trump administration–and depending on the source, may be Trump himself.
On Monday, Corsi was “decoding” QAnon’s latest posts when the Obama portraits were released. People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch got a clip of his reaction.
Corsi thought Obama’s official portrait was “bizarre.” But in the same breath, he thought it was more than that. He thought the flowers and foilage surrounding Obama were “a very physical reference to loss of virginity.” One listener was struck by the “symbolism” that pedophiles “flash all over the place.”
To Corsi, it was no surprise. He believed it was a sign the Obamas were flaunting their supposed debauchery.
“This whole elite globalist pedophilia is a major theme that Q continues to remind us underlies a lot of these globalists that we are dealing with. The fact that they are sitting on flowers and the deflowering could be easily an image of the pedophilia that they’re engaging in or the slavery pedophilia, you know, tend your gardens everybody, their slave gardens.”
Earlier, one of his listeners suspected it was more than that; she suggested the foilage and flowers surrounding Barack’s picture represented how he and Michelle were “dominating all the innocents that they’re stealing.”
Has it occurred to these bottom-feeders that the flowers and leaves were just that–flowers and leaves? Specifically, mums representing his adopted hometown of Chicago, jasmines representing his birthplace in Hawaii, and African blue lilies in memory of Barack Sr.
But then again, such little things never got in the way of a good conspiracy theory–especially one peddled by a guy who has spent almost nine years trolling in them.
(featured image courtesy Obama’s Facebook)