Conservatives Fall for Satire, Spew Racism

Andy Borowitz is one of the funniest political satirists around. On March 24, he posted a hilarious column about Obama signing an executive order removing Ted Cruz’ eligibility for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. A conservative site called QPolitical fell for it and published an article, without giving the source as Borowitz, saying the same thing:

In the midst of ISIS, Hillary, and Bergdahl- Obama has found time to make an executive order banning Ted Cruz from Obamacare. This is ridiculous.

The dramatic action is Obama’s response to Cruz’s discussion about Obamacare with CNN. Cruz expressed his displeasure with being forced to sign up for Obamacare- like infinite politicians have previously. But for some reason Obama felt this extraordinary measure of singling out Cruz was necessary.

“Clearly the hardship of receiving Obamacare was causing Ted a great deal of pain. This should take care of that,” Obama said.

And the commenters proceeded to spew all manner of stupidity and racism in response. The comments seem to have been removed from the article, but no correction has been made. Fortunately, screengrabs of those comments were made:

Borowitz

They all seem very nice and reasonable, don’t they?

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  • lldayo

    I don’t know if the city of Seattle would take kindly to their baseball team descending on the White House and declaring marshal law. I’m sure the FBI would be upset about this as well.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    The Mariners need to march on 1600

    I don’t always turn to baseball teams to resolve my political crises, but when I do, I prefer the one from Seattle.

  • John Pieret

    baseball team descending on the White House and declaring marshal law

    Ah, but they wouldn’t be declaring marshal law but Marshall law … that makes all the difference!

  • colnago80

    The hilarious thing about Cruz’s complaint is that it was the Rethuglicans in Congress who demanded that all Congressional employes lose their coverage that they used to have like all executive branch federal employees and be forced to sign up for Obamacare.

  • alanb

    Y’all are typical liberals playing the race card like this. You’re just angry because these people are True Patriots™ and you resent them for that.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    “Marshall law”? Is that anything like Marshall Dillon? What’s next, an invasion by Miss Kitty and Festus?

  • Mr Ed

    I administrate the Facebook page for local activities in my town. It is mostly pasta dinners, lost dogs and looking for the best plumber. I post that Facebook had determined we were a hate group and was closing us down with a link to a new group. The link actually went to the Wikipedia page on April Fools. I got much the same over the top reaction. “police State”, “Help I’m being repressed.” People don’t want to think they want to be mad.

  • Larry

    In the movie Young Frankenstein, Igor would say “Frau Blücher” and the horses, not matter where they were, would whinney.

  • Larry

    oops, didn’t finish…

    Here someone needs to say “Obama” and the RWNJ organ starts spewing racist comments.

  • kantalope

    Wouldn’t the mariners be more likely to declare the infield fly law? No one understands that either.

  • Chiroptera

    I have a question: if Obama had tried to single out Cruz, would that count as a bill of attainder and so prohibited? Or would it not count since Obama isn’t a congress?

  • moarscienceplz

    The Mariners need to march on 1600

    As the World Series winners, it obviously makes much more sense for the San Francisco Giants to arrest President Obama.

  • moarscienceplz

    Also, why does the President’s transmission need to go to Gitmo?

  • http://www.facebook.com/robin.pilger Robin Pilger

    Can someone explain to me what “infinite politicians” are?

  • grumpyoldfart

    Check out the screengrab of the comment by Harmon Stewart. I doubt he’d have the courage to actually attack a human, but if he’s got any pets I’ll bet he tortures them daily.

  • DaveL

    Why is he not been impeached?

    Why can I not has cheezburger?

  • caseloweraz

    IIdayo: I’m sure the FBI would be upset about this as well.

    Yah, but after the Mariners proclaimed Marshall Law, it wouldn’t make any difference.

  • caseloweraz

    Grumpyoldfart: Check out the screengrab of the comment by Harmon Stewart.

    Can’t really say why, but I get the feeling Harmon Stewart is a Poe. I don’t get that feeling about any of the other comments.

  • caseloweraz

    Keith Schrader: The Mariners need to march on 1600, proclaiming Marshall Law…

    “Marshall Law — Marshall Law-aw-aw!

    The baddest dude you ever saw!”

    (Apologies to Cat Ballou…)

  • marcus

    grumpyoldfart @ 15 Really? You think so? He seems so nice and reasonable.

  • busterggi

    Marshal Law – I loved that comic!

  • Curt Cameron

    kantalope wrote:

    Wouldn’t the mariners be more likely to declare the infield fly law? No one understands that either.

    A couple of years ago I was watching my 16-year old play, and there was one out, runners on first and second, and the batter popped up a high fly ball right towards the shortstop. The umpire for some reason did not call the infield fly rule while the ball was in the air like he should have.

    Suddenly for me, the point of the IFR became obvious. My son, who was the runner on second base, didn’t know whether he should stay on second or take off running for third. I thought I had understood the IFR as just something to give an advantage to the batting team, but it was like somebody switched on the light and it was clear why the rule exists.

  • Al Dente

    Actually the infield fly rule is straightforward. It’s the balk rule that gets confusing.

  • eric13

    The Mariners are going to march on Washington? Seems like kind of a long walk. Shouldn’t the Nationals be doing it instead?

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Why are they so angry? Why are they acting like Obama has deprived Cruz of something important? Isn’t Obamacare supposed to be a horrible, horrible thing?

  • lorn

    That is hilarious, and sad. Keep in mind that the commenters are passionate and very sure of their opinions. That they are also highly motivated to vote and that their vote, no mater how deeply rooted in misinformation and racism their opinions might be, counts just as much as your vote. As much as it is fun to point and laugh, in the end, we will have to deal with these people. They aren’t going away.

  • had3

    Eric13: the Nats can’t find home, much less the White House.

  • Pianoman, Church of the Golden Retriever

    “I don’t know if the city of Seattle would take kindly to their baseball team descending on the White House and declaring marshal law”

    Hell, just send Lloyd McClendon!

  • Childermass

    You won’t believe how many of their article titles start with “You Won’t Believe What…”