Tony Norman, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, thinks that part of the wingnut cartoon Obama is based on wingnuts’ having no idea what hit them in the last two Presidential elections.
The very unlikelihood of Mr. Obama’s existence atop America’s political world is what fuels the fear and loathing of the right wing. Because they’re already prone to superstition, they see a genie-like figure taunting them from an office he wouldn’t have a legitimate claim to under the old rules.
In response to Barack Obama’s unlikely presidency, many right-wingers have allowed their imaginations to run wild. Instead of appreciating Mr. Obama’s election as an example of the mad genius of the American electorate, many Republicans see sinister conspiracies afoot. They’ve erected a counterfactual fantasy as absurd as the prospect of Mr. Obama’s election once seemed.