Thursday, January 22, 2009

So Help Us All, God

You knew this was coming -- I mean knew it, as in you could've put money on it and been 100% certain of getting a tidy return -- and yet somehow it remains impossible not to shake your head a little at such mind-bogglingly desperate stupidity.

Unable to stop the tidal wave that just washed over them, the truly delusional conspiracists on the far right will now use Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts's royal fuck-up during the inauguration to claim that Barack Obama is not, in fact, president of the United States. It's already begun, which is surely one of the reasons the oath was readministered yesterday; the high court wants to put any tin foil-hatted naysayer's minds at ease and remove any doubt as to the legality of this transfer of power. It's a tack that would work were we still living in a world where fact mattered more than conjecture, and where every idiot with an opinion -- no matter how ludicrous -- could preach bullshit to the masses through the internet or talk radio and rally this country's lowest common denominator just for the hell of it. The bottom line is that the dingbats who believe that Barack Obama's presidency isn't legitimate are going to believe it regardless of what anyone tells or shows them. These are the same people who still think Obama isn't a U.S. citizen because his birth certificate is phony (it isn't), and that Obama's a Muslim (he's not). They believe this horseshit because they want to -- because they have to -- and nothing short of John Roberts coming to their doorstep and assuring them in person that the oath is legal and Obama really is the president will convince them otherwise (and even that would probably force them to add a new scenario to their conspiracy theory that involves Roberts being replaced by an android or forced to lie because the liberals are holding his wife and kids hostage).

It's the usual wingnuttery. And despite what we've all witnessed, what we've all felt, over these past few days don't look for it to let up anytime soon.

This is just the beginning of the insanity.

Related: DXM: The Speed of Lies/8.28.08


Mr. Controversy said...

True, but lets see how far and how valid the wingnuttery is taken now that we're in a new admin. I'm hoping that it'll be a nonissue, except for the weirdos.

tsynnott said...

Meanwhile, back on Planet Earth...Work Begins Today.

The Army Wife said...

Or you know, the fact the constitution says that he's president at noon on Tuesday regardless, oath or not. And it's not like he's the first President to have to re-do the oath. Calvin Coolidge and Chester Arther both retook it as well.

It happens. :)

Deacon Blue said...

Dear Fellow Humans,

In these last days, it must be clear to you now that Barack Obama is indeed the Antichrist.

It is a well known fact that he took his oath of office for the Senate either on the Koran or a Betty Crocker hard-cover cookbook. This latest oath debacle is surely only more proof.

Is should be clear to all of you that the use of Lincoln's Bible (if indeed that was what it was and not the mind control powers of the Antichrist blinding most of you...I, with the power of the Holy Spirit, clearly saw a black grimoire that leeched light from the air around it) would mean nothing, as the oath was botched. And let us not blame our beloved and blessed Chief Justice. Obama clearly used him dark powers to blur the words of the oath that Justice Roberts knew so well so that the oath would be incorrect and the use of a Bible (if it had been) would mean nothing.

And then a second oath, with no Bible!!!!!! No Bible??????

We have been duped!

35 times more news coverage in the world on Obama's inauguration than that of the truly Christ-loving defender of liberty who we must watch return to Texas now.

Beloved by the world! A false Christian! He has deceived the world, and he will begin the End Times for certain! He is the devil's tool and son and it is only by the grace of God that those of use true to the faith will be lifted out as the rest of you accept the mark and number of the beast from this sham of a man. This demon in human garb.

Well, anyway, have a nice day, and God bless America.

Random Wingnut Jr.

quarkywriter said...

Illegitimate presidency? That would be Bush in 2000; hanging chads, Republican thugs, Supreme Court fuckery, stopping a recount. Pretty standard, really.
Do you lot seriously want to bitch about where "faithfully" got inserted and a missing book? SERIOUSLY?

And fuck you, Muslim is not a dirty secret. Can't Obama just fuck with them and be "caught" with a Koran.

Anonymous said...

My coworker thinks Bush is misunderstood. He says Clinton did such and so on evil things such as selling us out to China.

I think his political views are insane.

Mart said...

For fun google ABC and Time Magazine's Mark Halperin and Drudge. Halperin loves him some Drudge. Says Drudge drives the medias discourse. Be interesting to see if this nonsense gets air time.

Liz in Austin said...

Srsly? I mean what the fuck?

[heaving very heavy sigh while rolling eyes and shrugging...]

C. L. DeMedeiros said...


Liz in Austin said...

lol @ Deacon Blue

Anonymous said...

Almost as funny as CNN throwing a hissy fit over not being invited to witness the re-swearing and accusing the White House of failing to live up to its promises of transparency.

I mean, honestly.

Anonymous said...

When I saw the article in the paper about the re-taking of the oath and saw no Bible, I immediately assumed it would become moonbat-fodder.

Good to see that, crazy as they are, at least they're predictable.

Hopefully they'll also be more marginal than they used to be, too.

Deacon Blue said...

Thanks, Liz...that actually makes me feel better for having the "foot kiss, I'm not worthy" stuff rescinded from me in that other post...since VOTAR was the real recipient.

Liz in Austin said...

You're welcome, DB. Glad to know your finger (or anything else) didn't spasm as you submitted your comment.

-Random sarcastic wingnutess

Anonymous said...

Where the latest Drudge inanity used to make my blood pressure spike, when I saw this it was like when you run into the school bully after graduation and he's just some loser bagging groceries.

Ted said...

Take the test.

FIRST QUESTION: Who IS the actual and lawful 44th President of the USA?

ANSWER: Joe Biden

Biden was initially the Acting President for at least 5 minutes under either the Constitution’s Article 2 or the Constitution’s 20th Amendment, from 12:00 Noon 1/20/09, having already taken his Oath of Office and before Obama completed his ‘oath’ at approximately 12:05 PM, 1/20/09. Under the 20th Amendment if the President-elect shall have failed to qualify, or alternatively under Article 2 if the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term, being 12:00 Noon 1/20/09, which ability and/or qualification includes that he take the Article 2 oath “before he enter on the execution of his office,” then either the Presidency shall devolve on the Vice President under Article 2 or the Vice President shall act as President under the 20th Amendment. (The importance of the oath in ‘commencing’ an ‘Obama Presidency’ — rather than merely the 1/20/09 Noon time — is confirmed by the re-take of the ‘oath’ by Obama at the White House on 1/21/09 after the first ‘oath’ was NOT administered by Justice Roberts NOR recited by Obama in the words as required under Article 2.)

This is significant because at such time that the Supreme Court finally rules on the merits on Obama’s disqualification as not being an Article 2 “natural born citizen” (clearly he is NOT), Biden’s automatic status (without needing to take a separate Presidential Oath) of being President would be predicated upon four different bases: First, having been Vice President under Article 2; second, having been Vice President-elect under the 20th Amendment; third, having been actual President in the hiatus before Obama took the ‘oath(s)’; and fourth, retroactively deemed President during the full period of the Obama usurpation so that the acts of the Federal Government under the usurpation can be deemed authorized and/or ratified by Biden’s legitimacy.

SECOND QUESTION: Who will be the 45th President?

ANSWER: Hillary Clinton

One must assume that Bill and Hillary Clinton have been aware of all of the above. Biden’s wife recently “let the cat out of the bag” on the Oprah Show that both Biden and Hillary had considered alternatively Veep or Secretary of State, in either case, setting up Hillary to be President on a vote of the Democratic Congress if need be.

THIRD QUESTION: Is Obama an unwitting victim of this troika or a knowing participant?

ANSWER: Yet undetermined.

Ref said...

Deacon nailed it. They're upset that there was no Bible at the second ceremony.

celery said...

funny how the one *without* his hand on a bunch of made up shit that's been used to justify murder, exploitation & general stupidity seems more legitimate to me.

Chez said...

It's 8am, Ted -- which means that it's time to take a little cup of pills the nice nurse left for you on your nightstand.

celery said...

thanks a lot, ted. i won't be able to get on with my day, let alone life, until i find out the answer to question three.

please keep us posted.