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Liberal geniuses on parade

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Opinion,Gregory Kane,Columnists

If Republicans and conservatives were the tit-for-tat type, we'd be claiming that all liberals, progressives and Democrats are as totally goofy as the singer Madonna.

She's a big supporter of President Obama, Madonna is. And of same-sex marriage. And of that group of Russian rowdies known as Pussy Riot.

At a Monday concert in Washington, this is what Madonna said as she happily chirped about her support for Obama.

"Now it's so amazing and incredible to think that we have an African-American man in the White House ... we have a black Muslim in the White House ... it means there is hope in this country, and Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man."

Fox News' website reported a few extra details from her comments: "Y'all better vote for (bleeping) Obama, OK? For better or worse, all right? We have a black Muslim in the White House. Now that's some amazing (bleep)." Madonna would later claim her remarks had been made ironically. Kind of cute that she thinks people would buy that.

The 54-year-old pop star then stripped down to her bra, revealing that she had stenciled the word "Obama" on her back. Then, according to the Fox News report, she told the audience, "When Obama is in the White House for a second term, I'll take it all off."

Never has it been more imperative for a Republican to win a presidential election.

I haven't seen one of those young black men in the Nation of Islam selling bean pies and Final Call newspapers on the streets of Baltimore or Washington who even REMOTELY looks like one Barack Hussein Obama.

As has been noted before, for all those misinformed people who have been incorrectly identifying Obama as a Muslim for years, the man is a Christian. Or at least he claims to be. I don't know how a person squares being a devout Christian with the near-fanatical devotion that Obama has to infanticide -- he would call it being pro-choice -- but who am I to judge? The fact is, the man has identified himself as a Christian, not a Muslim.

We now have to wonder just where in liberal fantasyland is Madonna getting her facts. Probably from the same place that New York Rep. Yvette Clarke, another Democrat, gets hers.

In early September, Clarke appeared on Comedy Central's "Colbert Report." As it turned out, she was on the right network.

"If you could get in a time machine and go back to 1898, what would you say to those Brooklynites?" host Stephen Colbert asked Clarke, who represents a portion of Brooklyn. "I would say to them, 'Set me free,' " Colbert answered.

What, Colbert asked, would Clarke want to be free from in the New York of 1898?

"Slavery," Clarke answered.

"Slavery? Really?" Colbert answered. "I didn't realize there was slavery in Brooklyn in 1898." (Colbert must be a guy who really likes rolling the dice with his sanity.)

"I'm sure there was," Clarke persisted.

"Who would be enslaving you in 1898 in New York?" Colbert asked.

"The Dutch," Clarke answered.

"Those sneaky Dutch bastards," Colbert jested.

"Exactly," Clarke responded, too daffy to realize she had just been the butt of what might be the joke of the decade.

According to a story on the Huffington Post -- which did manage to run this story of an example of what happens when liberals and Democrats go dingbat -- Clarke was at one point chairwoman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, Science and Technology.

If that's not enough to make you move to Canada, I don't know what is.

Examiner Columnist Gregory Kane is a Pulitzer-nominated news and opinion journalist who has covered people and politics from Baltimore to the Sudan.

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