From Huffington Post contributor Steven Weber: “The Right’s relentless and confounding opposition to President Obama can be explained by paraphrasing Arthur Conan Doyle‘s famous detective: when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

What explains “the Right’s almost carnal embrace of apocalyptic rhetoric and unprecedented displays of nonsensical and stunningly counter intuitive/hypocritical/contradictory behavior since his inauguration?

What explains “the suddenly awakened consciences of the conspicuously caucasian Tea Baggers who, rather than easily grasp that the causes they trumpet are actually empirically proven to be detrimental to their own interests, opt instead to bleat banal credos which sound superficially like rousing cries for ‘smaller government’ and ‘accountability’ but what are in truth thinly veiled, virulent, recidivistic expressions of deep-seated racism?

What explains “the constant howl of birthers, death panelers, gun fetishists, Islamophobes and other vendors of dystopic delusions, all of which happen to have a boogie man at the core of their night terrors?”

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