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Blaming Mitt Romney for deadly meningitis and other wild liberal media claims

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Nov. 2, 2012: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at Wisconsin Products Pavilion at State Fair Park.AP

With just a few days left until the election, the left’s out-of-control fringe has taken control – blaming Mitt Romney for deadly meningitis or even warning that his presidency will lead to the slow killing of gays. And when they aren’t doing that, they are calling, well, somewhat tongue in cheek, for a complete halt to sex with Republicans.

Maybe it is true about someone putting drugs in Halloween candy.

This close to Election Day, it’s getting harder to rank the liberal arguments on a scale of 1-10 (1 being sane and 10 being bonkers.) Perhaps they need the speakers from “Spinal Tap” to measure their level of lunacy.  

At the top of the list is blaming Romney for a meningitis outbreak based on something he didn’t do. Let’s say 10.5 on the scale. Salon.writer Craig Unger pinned the recent spike in meningitis, which resulted in the deaths of 29 people, on Romney.

Unger used one of the oldest and lamest campaign tricks. Find a lawyer to make some wacky accusation and then write about it. As it turns out, Unger was complaining about a recent problem that happened in 2012 and Romney hasn’t even been governor since 2007.

But if Romney wasn’t killing meningitis victims, then he must be planning to kill gays. That’s according to Sirius XM "Out Q 108" radio host and gay-left activist Michelangelo Signorile.  He told one gay, pro-Romney caller that he should buy some arsenic to commit suicide, since it would be less awful than the "slow painful death" President Romney would apparently administer if he became the next inhabitant of the Oval Office.

That’s the evolution of the campaign in a nut shell (in this case, emphasis on the nut). From a pathetic Washington Post story on a prank Romney did in high school, to a radio host claiming he would kill gays. But in a campaign where Biden talks about slavery, slow painful deaths are probably only a 9 on the scale.

But far-left liberals aren't done. The Huffington Post’s Nico Lang even urged readers of the “Gay Voices” blog: “If They’re Voting for Mitt Romney, Don’t Have Sex With Them.” That’s right. Think Lysistrata with a lobotomy.

“If every non-Romney voter in America promises to never again hook up with, have a casual sexual relationship with or even go to first with a Mitt supporter, our swing states will go blue in a heartbeat,” Lang wrote. “No one wants to give up that liberal nookie.”

Yeah, HuffPo is considered by most in the news media to be a legitimate website. So, give that a 7.5 on the Outrage Meter.  That’s an average of 9 on the Outrage Scale. If Romney wins, this stuff will look sane and the scale will be battling the deficit in trillions territory.

Dan Gainor is the Media Research Center’s Vice President for Business and Culture. He writes frequently about media for Fox News Opinion. He can also be contacted on Facebook and Twitter as dangainor.