While President Obama was attending the Congressional baseball game recently, some fans who were cheering for the Democratic team launched into a cheer which went something like this:
“Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!”
The President, ever the humble gentleman, smiled and waved as the press took photos of him, and then he watched part of the game, which the Democrats won.
What happened next is not really surprising, but you’d think that folks on the right (even the most paranoid ones who think Glenn Beck is the savior) would know that those chanting of another term for President Obama were just doing what partisans do: cheering the leader of their team, their party. But the reaction on social media was harsh and unrelenting, with the nutjobs from the extreme right citing the 22nd Amendment and accusing the President of having plans to invalidate the 2016 elections or declare himself king. If you listen closely, you can almost hear right wing heads as they explode en masse.
Here are a few of the more ridiculous things posted on social media:
I see they even threw in some death threats. And then we have the ones that are convinced the conspiracy to appoint Obama emperor for life are already afoot:
Martial law! Oh my goodness! I had no idea this was in the works. Did you? Probably not, because it isn’t. But check out some more of the online histrionics:
That’s right: He controls the armed forces! Oh my God! Head for the hills and the fallout shelters! The attack from within is coming!
It’s nice to know the knuckleheads on the right are so focused on what is never going to happen. Maybe it will keep them from figuring out that all of their candidates are losers who do not stand a chance in the 2016 election.
Also, it makes my job so much more enjoyable.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.