"Republican Facebook Racism" is such old hat these days, that we barely noticed the crazy Tennessee mayor dude. And that is itself kind of a problem! Look how many fans this wonderful bigot has!

Remember, please, that an actual elected official, and an adult, wrote this:

"Ok, so, this is total crap, we sit the kids down to watch ‘The Charlie Brown Christmas Special' and our muslim president is there, what a load…..try to convince me that wasn't done on purpose. Ask the man if he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he will give you a 10 minute disertation (sic) about it….w…hen the answer should simply be ‘yes'…."
In Wiseman's extensive thread that attacked the president, his supporters and Muslims, he stated "…you obama people need to move to a muslim country…oh wait, that's America….pitiful."

It is the fact that we are basically completely inured to actually legitimately dangerous rhetoric like this that is worrying.

Like, this man believes that it is self-evident that our nation's first black President, who was born in America and who is a Christian, is a Muslim who intentionally preempted A Charlie Brown Christmas. And this man is the mayor of a town with a population of almost 10,000 people. And he has 1,600 Facebook friends. And according to more than 2,000 voters in an internet poll, this man "speaks for a lot of Americans who are frustrated with the President." (Why is that even a poll option, Memphis Commercial Appeal?)

This is eliminationist rhetoric. These are 2,000 people who believe that Barack Obama is a threat to this nation. Plus there are Sarah Palin's Facebook fans.

So, yeah, this shit is funny. But with the mainstream GOP more than willing to rile up the nuts if it means a little fundraising cash and a higher media profile, lord knows where this ends.