Once hailed as one of the conservative movement's leading intellectual lights, Dinesh D'Souza now spends most of his time churning out fourth-rate right-wing documentaries, appearing on deranged conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' show, and owning up to a range of shortcomings -- adultery, campaign finance violations, and so on. In the age of Obama, he has also become notorious for his racist jabs at the president, and he dished out a particularly ugly one today, referring to Obama as a "boy" from "the ghetto."
The impetus was the viral video Obama recorded to promote health insurance sign-ups last week. Conservatives reacted with outrage over the video, in which the president uttered the phrase "YOLO" and used a selfie stick. (This signaled that Obama doesn't take ISIS seriously, or something.) D'Souza responded with this racist garbage fire of a tweet:
Predictably, the tweet generated a number of angry responses, which prompted D'Souza to clarify for all of us dimwits that was only speaking "metaphorically":
During the Thanksgiving holiday in 2013, D'Souza tweeted, "I am thankful this week when I remember that America is big enough and great enough to survive Grown-Up Trayvon in the White House!” Though he condemned "[f]eigned outrage on the left" over the tweet, he deleted it.
D'Souza has also called Obama "a captive of the ideology of a Luo tribesman."