Friday, October 24, 2008

30 Days, Every Four Years

My favorite part of every presidential race is the final month. In the last 30 days, the desperation of the campaigns elevates the Bat-Shit Crazy to a level we rarely see outside of professional wrestling and Utah legislature ethics investigations. Many are offended by the ugliness of it, but I say sit back and enjoy. It's been a long time since Democrats were on the receiving end of attacks from those frustrated by imminent loss. And it's been a long cycle already. The Jerry Springer potential of the next 12 days is astronomical, and something to be fully enjoyed, not discouraged. Let me get you started...

Conservative radio hosts Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh and Obama Nation author Jerome Corsi -- who appeared as a guest on G. Gordon Liddy's radio show -- suggested or asserted that the true purpose of Sen. Barack Obama's current trip to Hawaii is not to visit his ailing grandmother, as Obama claims, but rather to address rumors -- widely debunked -- that Obama has failed to produce a valid U.S. birth certificate. However, as Media Matters for America has documented, the Obama campaign posted a copy of Obama's birth certificate on its "Fight the Smears" website and reportedly provided the original document to FactCheck.org, whose staff concluded in an August 21 post that it "meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship." A Hawaiian Health Department official also reportedly confirmed to PolitiFact.com that Obama's birth certificate is valid, and even Corsi's employer, the right-wing website WorldNetDaily, reported in an August 23 article that a "WND investigation into Obama's birth certificate utilizing forgery experts also found the document to be authentic."
Forget the travesty that is anyone inviting Corsi on as a guest, and appreciate the fact that they are just desperate enough to allow such a fool a microphone.

That's entertainment.

5 comments:

  1. I'm sorry, but the staffers at factcheck.com have absolutely no legal standing in this matter. Since our constitution requires any person elected president to be a natural born citizen, we have every right to have a legal judgment that Obama is a natural born citizen. There were enough unusual circumstances surrounding his youth and young adult years that could have disqualified him for the office. If he is not a natural born citizen, then electing him president would breach our constitution. Why should we take that chance?

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  2. No, I am the one that is sorry. Apparently I so poorly worded this post that you missed the point entirely.

    HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS OFFICIAL, LEGAL, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, REAL.

    No chance to take.

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  3. Then why doesn't he submit it to the court? Who has made the determination it is real anyway? Listen, his childhood and young adult years were highly unusual; he really could not be a natural born citizen. No one other than the staffers at factcheck.com has claimed to have seen this birth certificate. Why should we take a chance on our constitution being breached when a legal verification is so easy? All he has to do is show the birth certificate to the judge and the case is closed. What's so hard about that?

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  4. What court? And highly unusual childhood as in "not like yours"?

    Re-read the article quoted. The health department has verified the certificate's authenticity, and that is official as a birth certificate verification gets.

    I'm thinking that you, anonymous, could see video of his birth in an American hospital on American soil taken with an American made DV camera, and would still find a reason to cower in fear at the idea of an Obama presidency.

    Just a hunch.

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  5. Run away! An ambitious black man! Should we also prick his finger to make sure his blood is red? This birth certificate thing is ridiculous. It's been debunked again and again, and his citizenship proven over and over, and yet there are those who still believe every idiotic email their uninformed co-workers send to them. It's right up there with Obama being a Muslim and a Christian at the same time, and UFO sightings. There should be an intelligence test for voting say I.
    And for the record, I'm voting for McCain not Obama. I have logical reasons for not wanting him elected, not indefensible junk. I just find these attacks on Obama moronic and an embarrassment coming from conservatives. Makes us look stupid.

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