Thursday, July 30, 2009

As They Said at the End of 'Bridge over the River Kwai': Madness. Madness.

From Intrade.

Will Obama be forced to resign?

The Barack Obama birth certificate controversy refuses to go away. Despite having provided a short form birth certificate issued by the state of Hawaii his status as a natural born citizen is being challenged by members of the press, such as Lou Dobbs of CNN, and the growing 'birther movement'. The requirement of all future presidential candidates to prove their citizenship is also being debated in Congress.

If it is proven that Obama is not a US citizen, and therefore not qualified to be president, he will of course be forced to resign or be impeached. Will this happen? We have opened a new market on the possibility of Obama departing office before the end of 2009, 2010 and 2011. These contracts can be traded here.

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Anonymous said...

The time lines, places, actions, motives, when analyzed, support, and are consistent with, what is the answer to the Obama birth puzzle:

Obama’s grandmother is his mother and his mother is his sister.

Think about it. Review all the facts and claims.

....J.Michael Robertson said...

That would be so Southern, at least from my part of it.

James said...

I'm sure you noticed that Bill Maher gives the birthers their due in today's L.A. Times:,0,622151.story

Maher concludes with Sarah Palin, as, indeed, all columns on right-wing lunacy should. And it begs the question: where is Sarah Palin in all of this? Where the indignation over unfounded attacks going around and around in the news cycle?

Effect change as a private citizen, my ass.

....J.Michael Robertson said...

Maher is right unless he's wrong. If you can't ignore these folk away (which he seems to say) and if you can't confront these folk away (which he seems to say) but if you must fight these ignoramuses (which he certainly does say) then how? By implication, he's trying to laugh them away. Perhaps, that approach creates a firebreak so that the delusion doesn't spread.

But why should that work? Personally, I'll stick with the laughing at, primarily because it's a congenial activity.