Quote: “He (Obama) gets all tough and gangsta to those who don’t bend to his will, but he kisses the ass of Iran, North Korea and the OIC.”
Quote: “So why not tell the truth about Obama and his reported strange sexual predilections? My question is, it is well known that Obama allegedly was involved with a crack whore in his youth.” Whut?
Quote: “Even the Rabbis abandon Israel when the going gets rough.”
Quote: “Muslims have no right to invoke Moses and Abraham. This is a delegitimization of Judaism. It is offensive and vile.”
Quote: “Why isn’t CNN pursuing the nude pornographic photos of Obama’s mom?”
A rising star of the Right-Wing loonie contingent, serial blogger Pamela Geller has, incredibly, built quite a following based upon nothing but the spewing of hatred and bizarre conspiracy theories. What brought her to my attention was an article in the New York Times that was published on October 8, 2010. It was reported in this articale that Ms. Geller, 52 at the time and a single mother of four, woke each morning shortly after 7am, switched on her laptop and waged a form of holy war through Atlas Shrugs, a Web site that attacks Islam with a rhetoric venomous enough that PayPal at one point branded it a hate site.
She skyrocketed to national prominence as the firebrand in chief opposing Park51, the planned Muslim community center in New York City, which she denounced as “the ground zero mega-mosque”. Without traditional academic, public-policy or journalism credentials, Ms. Geller, with a coterie of allies, helped set the tone and shape the narrative for a divisive national debate over Park51 (she called the developer a “thug” and a “lowlife”).
In the process, she has helped bring into the mainstream a concept that after 9/11 percolated mainly on the fringes of American politics: that terrorism by Muslims springs not from perversions of Islam but from the religion itself. Her writings, rallies and television appearances have both offended and inspired, transforming Ms. Geller from an Internet obscurity, who once videotaped herself in a bikini as she denounced “Islamofascism”, into a media commodity who has been profiled on “60 Minutes” and whose phraseology has been adopted by Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin.
Like all other Right-Wing opportunists, Pamela Geller will likely parlay her newfound celebrity into a career of race-baiting and fear-mongering. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see her on the campaign trail in 2012, rallying the troops for one last assault against Liberalism and Islam. And let’s face it, one of the only reasons anyone listens to this woman is that she’s pleasing to look at. There are plenty of less attractive women out there blathering on about Right-Wing issues who aren’t getting nearly as much traction.