Governed By A Ghost
September 16, 2010 11:01 AM Subscribe
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This week's issue of Forbes
features a cover story
by Dinesh D'Souza
that argues that "the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s," along with an editorial featuring a picture of Obama's head photoshopped onto Joseph Stalin's body
Former House Speaker and possible 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich embraced
D'Souza's article, describing it as "brilliant." Glenn Beck hailed
D'Souza as "someone who really gets it." Conservative blogger Daniel Larison, on the other hand, called it
"possibly be the most ridiculous piece of Obama analysis yet written."
Implying that Obama's loyalties are with Africa rather than with America is nothing new for conservatives, who have accused him of being an old school African colonial
, lacking a "blood impulse"
for America, using the name "Barack"
to identify with Africa, and putting "tribal interests"
ahead of American ones.
Adam Serwer describes
the article as "birtherism with big words," and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has accused
Newt Gingrich of "trying to appeal to the fringe" of birthers. Gibbs is meeting
with Forbes staff today to discuss the article.