Sunday, May 24, 2009

Obama's Birth Certificate

Bump and up date.... The Dark Avenger has thoughtfully played secretary, again... He is as dependable as Pavlov's Dog on such yet his logic is so poor that I have decided to follow some sage advice that says don't argue with an idiot because others may not be able to tell the difference.

I will leave by noting that if he could squash his enemies by proving them wrong Obamie would do so in a heart beat!

One of our many West Coast correspondents, the original Dark Avenger (or maybe it's Weeder Gander) has graced us with the following in regards to the lack of information available about The One's proof of US citizenship. (We know he is not fit to be Prez so this is merely a formality.)

The following from the Washington Monthly is DA's learned comment. I am struck by his originality.

The electoral system has failed to satisfy lingering questions about Barack Obama's eligibility to serve as president.

The press has failed to satisfy those questions. The courts have failed to satisfy those questions. The Congress has failed to satisfy those questions.

But the people are still asking.

That's how Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, explains the petition he initiated several months ago that has collected nearly 400,000 names of Americans demanding answers as to Obama's elidibility [sic] as well as the outpouring of financial support for his new campaign to erect billboards around the country asking the simple question: "Where's the birth certificate?"

In just five days, the billboard campaign has been backed by about $45,000 in donations.

Obviously, the Birthers' argument is nuts. But the fact that they're still at it, seven months after the election, is extraordinary.

For Democrats, it's extraordinarily helpful, in large part because it makes the president's detractors appear insane. Former Clinton White House press secretary Jake Siewert said a few months ago, "At some level, they're not that bad to have around because it reminds people that under the mainstream conservative press there's this bubbling up of really irrational hatred for the guy."

But that's just among those who hear about this. As DougJ noted, there's the inconvenient fact that most Americans will see a billboard that reads, "Where's the birth certificate?" and won't have the foggiest idea what that means.

That the right-wing website claims to have raised "about $45,000 in donations" is especially great for Democrats, since that means $45,000 from far-right donors that won't go to something that might actually matter.

For the left in general, it's a win-win: unhinged conservatives waste their time on a silly exercise, devoting time and money to a campaign that only makes the right look even more wacky. The DNC ought to send WND a thank-you note.

I have always regarded the Obamie administration as watching "The Beverly Hillbillies" without the saving grace of Jeb and Granny's calm wisdom and the eye candy of Ellie Mae. The buffoonish antics of Jeffro serve to remind us that we have a President who has given away trillions and then announces sadly that we are "out of money."

As the kids say... "Well, duhhhhhhh."

Yet through all of this a few simple facts shine through.

Obamie is as partisan as any President in the history of the country. He cannot stand criticism, as he just demonstrated time and again. The far Right has pushed the birth certificate issue to the center of the stage and kept it there.

All he has to do to make them look foolish and shut them up is have Hawaii release the original...........That he does not says more than anyone else can say.