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Tom DeLay Seeing RED

In what must be one of the most pathetic smear attempts in years, some right wingers are actually trying to paint Barack Obama as—get this—a Marxist.

On right-winger Mike Gallagher's radio show today, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) claimed that Barack Obama is a Marxist.

"I have said publicly, and I will again, that unless he proves me wrong, he is a Marxist," DeLay said.

GALLAGHER: Yeah, that's, we hear that everyday. Congressman, every day someone will say to me, and I've said it, it's as if this were a guy who's desperately trying to cover up what seems to be the kind of old school Marxist, radical liberal failed ideology.

DELAY: Absolutely.

GALLAGHER: That's what he is.

DELAY: No doubt about it.

I guess painting him a Manchurian Candidate Muslim Terrorist or radical black nationalist isn't testing well so they're going back to the hits of the 50s and 60s. I mean, who the fuck is afraid of Marxists anymore???

VIA ThinkProgress, who has audio of tis absurd exchange.

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