Saturday, May 19, 2012

Arizona Begins Ushering in a New Generation of Crazies

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Neo-Nazi J.T. Ready is dead - by his own hand, State Senator Russell Pearce has been recalled, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office are facing trial in Federal Court regarding thirty-two pages of findings by the Department of Justice, Andrew Thomas, the former Maricopa County Attorney, and his chief deputy have had their law licenses taken away by the state, and Governor Jan Brewer suffers sweetly under the twin delusions that she is Rosie the Riveter and her father died fighting Nazis - just not the J.T. Ready kind.  Clearly, its time to bring on the next generation of crazies in the Scorpion State.

While the whole roster hasn't yet been revealed, one clear contender for the Batshit Throne is Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, a man focused on becoming governor.  Bennett made news this week when he told a radio interviewer that if the state of Hawaii did not honor his request for a copy of the long-form birth certificate of Barack Obama, he would "consider" keeping the President off of the Arizona ballot.

Yup, when things get dull, stir up the birthers.

President Obama's short-form and long-form birth certificates have been in the public domain for quite some time.  So have the newspaper clippings from Honolulu announcing his birth - in Hawaii - a state that is part of the United States - and was at the time of President Obama's birth.

Hawaii was deluged with requests for copies of the President's birth certificate from nearly every crank in America.  The state sent these citizen investigators copies of the standard short-form certificate, as per Hawaiian law - a fact that fanned the flames of birtherism because they smelled a conspiracy, or their dirty shorts, or something.  Last year President Obama released the long-form certificate in an effort to quiet the crackpots, but they would not accept as valid anything released by a black, Kenyan, socialist with the middle name of "Hussein."  Did I mention he was black?

Two years ago Hawaii passed a new law, one that gave their Secretary of State the authority to ignore the never-ending deluge of requests for copies of the birth certificate of Barack Hussein Obama.

Secretary of State Bennett said he acted when he received 1,200 emails from constituents requesting that he use his official powers to get a copy of the long-form birth certificate, and instead of just pulling it off the Internet, he wrote to his counterpart in Hawaii.  The counterpart wrote back to the Arizona politician declining the request and saying that they were "tired of all the requests."

As are we all.

Yes, Barack Obama is a citizen by birth in the United States of America   Yes, his father was a black man from Kenya and his mother was a white woman from Kansas - making him "mixed race,"  and yes, he has an exotic-sounding name.     Yes, he went to Harvard (always suspect by cracker standards) and headed the prestigious Harvard Law Review.   Yes, he worked as a community organizer to aid the poor.  Yes, he attended a large black church whose minister would occasionally wax political and try to stir his congregagtion - in the style of Jerry Falwell,  James Dobson, Jimmy Swaggart, Ted Haggard, Oral Roberts, and Pat Robertson.   And, yes, with all of those facts known and in the public record, Americans chose him to be their President in 2008 by a wider margin than George Bush received in either of his elections.

Barack Obama is a natural-born American citizen and he was elected President by a well informed electorate - and he just happens to be a black man.  That's the real issue, and it is time to move on.

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