MSNBC Contributor Jonathan Capehart traveled to Belmont shortly after Sen. Ted Cruz’s pseudo-filibuster to gauge public opinion of the Affordable Care Act as the health insurance exchanges were about to open.
That’s where he met David Jackson, who shared his thoughts on Obamacare (he hates it) and Obama (likewise). Many of the claims Jackson made were almost astonishing in their inaccuracy, but in almost all cases, they can be traced back to some of the biggest names in the right-wing media sphere.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the sources of Jackson’s firmly-held beliefs.
Obama is in cahoots with the Muslim Brotherhood
Jackson told Capehart that “so many people” in Obama’s administration are part of the Muslim Brotherhood, they had “1,000 of their people come to the east lawn for a prayer session.” Jackson said he heard that on “the news.”
The “news” in this case would probably be Glenn Beck, who has extensively covered the president’s supposed ties to the Muslim Brotherhood on his website.
Elected lawmakers have made the claim too.
“Any time in any nation that they could choose the side of the Muslim Brotherhood, they’ve chosen the side of the Muslim Brotherhood,” Rep. Michelle Bachmann said in a September interview on Fox News.
Rep. Louie Gohmert told the conservative site World Net Daily, “This administration has so many Muslim Brotherhood members that have influence that they just are making wrong decisions for America.”
Jackson couldn’t name any of the Muslim Brotherhood members of the administration because “they’re not English.”...
And then it gets wacky. Watch out, sharks!