I joked a couple of years ago that I should have started writing down every conspiracy conservatives had come up with about President Obama, then one day publish that list in all of its insanity. But by the time I had thought about doing that, the list was longer than I could have kept up with.
A list that just keeps growing.
Perhaps most of you have heard about Dinesh D’Souza and his recent indictment for illegally organizing a scheme to give excessive campaign donations to a candidate for United States Senate.
A federal court has charged D’Souza with one count of making illegal contributions in the names of others, and one count of causing false statements to be made.
Essentially he was breaking the law which limits contributions to $2,500 each, for a total of $5,000, from any individual to any one candidate.
Well, while speaking with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Mr. D’Souza implied that this indictment might be retaliation from the Obama Administration for an anti-Obama film he made prior to the 2012 elections called “2016.”
The film was basically nothing but a collaboration of the same worn-out conservative talking points collected and packaged as a “documentary.”
Hannity led up to D’Souza’s comments by basically setting up how “scary” the Obama Administration is. He brought up the fake IRS conspiracy where conservatives claim the IRS targeted conservatives groups – a notion they continue to push even though later evidence has clearly shown that liberal groups were targeted as well.
Then he began his interview with D’Souza.
D’Souza went on to tell Hannity, “I will say that the film, 2016, was a film that does seem to have gotten under President Obama’s skin.” With his evidence being that Obama’s “Truth Team” addressed it during the 2012 campaign. He then went on to say, “Whether this is a kind of payback remains to be seen.”
Before finishing with D’Souza, Hannity said Obama is “certainly targeting conservatives” and it’s “been pretty well proven.”
Well I guess it’s been proven – as long as you buy into these nutty right-wing conspiracies based on their paranoia instead of reality.
So now these two seem to believe that President Obama has influenced a federal grand jury to indict Mr. D’Souza because he made some lame “documentary” which was nothing more than a 90-minute anti-Obama ad just before the 2012 election. That’s essentially what Hannity clearly implied and D’Souza was trying to perpetuate.
Oh, and during the entire interview details of the charges D’Souza is facing weren’t discussed. This “interview” was clearly organized as a prop for D’Souza to spout off this new asinine conspiracy theory.
It’s just ridiculous to honestly believe President Obama cares anything about this guy. I’m sure in his day to day job as President of the United States, husband and father of two he had time to make it a point to “get some revenge” on D’Souza.
And while that’s totally believable, I’m just going to go with my own “conspiracy” that D’Souza most likely violated the law with his attempt to funnel an illegal amount of money to a particular United States Senator.
But that’s just me.
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