Research and Fact-Checking…

… two concepts unknown to conservative bloggers:

Remember when conservatives raged after President George W. Bush issued messages marking the celebration of Kwanzaa each and every year he was in the White House? Neither do they. That’s why the right-wing blogosphere is apoplectic that Barack Obama followed Bush’s lead in recognizing a holiday many African-Americans celebrate each year.

As he did in 2009 and 2010, Andrew Malcolm made sure his readers knew that President Obama and the First Lady issued an official White House statement marking Kwanzaa. Tammy Bruce quickly retweeted a message declaring, “Obama celebrates Kwanzaa…Idiots,” adding, “Oh freaking brother.” The always execrable Weazel Zippers fumed:

Just because Kwanzaa was made up by a racist black nationalist who was convicted of torturing two women who were part of his group “United Slaves,” because he thought they were hiding nonexistent “crystals” of poison meant to kill him doesn’t mean it’s not a legitimate holiday, right? Or how about the fact that actual Africans have never heard of Kwanzaa? I could go on and on but I’m preaching to the choir.

Sadly for the foaming-at-the-mouth right-wingers, that choir did not include President George W. Bush.

No one ever went broke betting against brainpower on the right.

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