Ex-congressman humiliated on Twitter after claiming Obama is Muslim
Joe Walsh somehow needed to reintroduce this falsehood, which is why he thinks “Obama hates Israel.”
In recent weeks, ex-Congressman Walsh had won the tentative embrace of some Democrats for his principled stand against the incoming Trump administration and Russian meddling in the 2016 election. However, the accused deadbeat dad and former Tea Party darling reverted to form in his attack on the president.
The “Obama is a Secret Muslim” canard is one of the enduring phantasms of the right-wing “post-truth” era, a throwback to when Republicans simultaneously accused Obama of being a Muslim while loudly declaiming his Chicago Christian pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright.