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.
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.