So, everyone has a relative, or perhaps a neighbor, who has spread warnings in hushed tones about Barack Obama’s years of secret indoctrination at a Muslim madrassa (gasp!) in Indonesia — as though affiliating with a Muslim community of any description is cause for concern — a rumor that has been disproved many times. Here’s a fun look into the origin of the chain e-mail that started that particular smear.

The Smoking Gun via Gawker:

Andy Martin is also an insane racist lunatic who used to run for office a lot. In 1986, he ran for Congress from Connecticut. He sent this amazing letter out to voters. If elected, Martin promised to “exterminate Jew Power in America.” Because Jews are “schooled in blood sucking and money grubbing from birth.” The letter goes on like that at great length. You can read the whole thing at The Smoking Gun! Oh, and Sean Hannity had this guy on his show to talk about Obama’s secret Muslim background. Hannity didn’t mention the money-grubbing Jews bit.

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