As I’d mentioned yesterday, the Cons are already calling for pogroms against Muslims after the latest Fort Hood shootings — most of which haven’t been committed by Muslims, but that’s not going to stop the Cons from letting their bloodlust off the leash.

Guess who’s leading the charge? Jerome Corsi, that’s who. He’s actually crafting a lie to falsely link the shooter to Obama! Our own Spencer Ackerman has the details.

Sane Congressional Republicans, if any still exist (which from the evidence of yesterday’s Nazi-baiting teabaggery seems doubtful), should not be rushing to pick up the themes laid down by Corsi and his fellow online smear crafters. Corsi is not a nice man, and he hates Catholics as much if not more than he hates Muslims. As Media Matters stated back in 2004:

Corsi on Catholicism: "Boy buggering in both Islam and Catholicism is okay with the Pope as long as it isn’t reported by the liberal press"

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On Catholics and the Pope

CORSI: Maybe while he’s there he can tell the UN what he’s going to do about the sexual crimes committed by "priests" in his "Church" during his tenure. Or, maybe that’s the connection — boy buggering in both Islam and Catholicism is okay with the Pope as long as it isn’t reported by the liberal press. (03/03/2003)

CORSI: So this is what the last days of the Catholic Church are going to look like. Buggering boys undermines the moral base and the laywers rip the gold off the Vatican altars. We may get one more Pope, when this senile one dies, but that’s probably about it. (12/16/2002)

He really has a thing about anal sex, doesn’t he? Kinsey would have a field day with this dude, I suspect.