August 21, 2008

Crazy So Deep It Needs A Lifeguard

So, you thought that the validation of Barack Obama's printed, notarized birth certificate by would be enough to shut down the Obama Truth MovementTM (OTM)?

Guess again, suckers. A PUMA is suing to stop Obama's nomination:

In the lawsuit, Berg states that Sen. Obama was born in Kenya, and not in Hawaii as the senator maintains. Before giving birth, according to the lawsuit, Obama's mother traveled to Kenya with his father but was prevented from flying back to Hawaii because of the late stage of her pregnancy, "apparently a normal restriction to avoid births during a flight." As Sen. Obama's own paternal grandmother, half-brother and half-sister have also claimed, Berg maintains that Stanley Ann Dunham--Obama's mother--gave birth to little Barack in Kenya and subsequently flew to Hawaii to register the birth.

Berg cites inconsistent accounts of Sen. Obama's birth, including reports that he was born at two separate hospitals--Kapiolani Hospital and Queens Hospital--in Honolulu, as well a profound lack of birthing records for Stanley Ann Dunham, though simple "registry of birth" records for Barack Obama are available in a Hawaiian public records office.

And just so we're clear here: this latest attempt to disqualify Barack Obama is fratricide—sniping done by Hillary Clinton supporters loyal to the Democratic Party, and not by Republicans.

Just like the rumors of a Michelle Obama "whitey" tape.

Just like attempts to claim Obama never registered for the Selective Service.

Just like an attempt to claim Obama is a Muslim, and an Indonesian ineligible for executive office, because of what his step-father wrote on a school registration form when he was a child.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 21, 2008 11:24 PM

That guy merely brings lawsuits for publicity purposes and self aggrandizement.

He is not a PUMA and is not associated with any PUMA organization that I know of.

Just because someone is anti-Obama does not make them a PUMA.

Posted by: Texas Hill Country at August 22, 2008 01:53 AM

btw - that lawyer also tried to block Cheney's VP bid due to residency requirements of some obscure and ancient law requiring the president and the veep be from different states.

it got thrown out because it was dumb... that, and Cheney "lived in" Montana.

Posted by: Texas Hill Country at August 22, 2008 01:56 AM

I don't know whether the lawsuit will go forward or not, nor do I know whether this issue of the birth certificate is valid.

I do know that the issue has been raised multiple times and apparently hasn't been answered sufficiently to put it to bed. Why can't the Obama campaign clear this up?

Posted by: fgmorley at August 22, 2008 05:08 AM

Wouldn't the airline have a record somewhere showing if Stanley Ann Dunham flew with or without a baby?

Posted by: shunha7878 at August 22, 2008 08:25 AM

fgmorley: "Why can't the Obama campaign clear this up?"

For the same reason that biologists can't "clear up" the questions about evolution, and NIST can't "clear up" the questions about WTC 7, and Bush can't "clear up" the questions about his ANG service, and nobody can "clear up" the questions about the murder of John F. Kennedy:

Some people would rather believe the lie than the truth.

Posted by: wolfwalker at August 22, 2008 09:24 AM


it got thrown out because it was dumb... that, and Cheney "lived in" Montana.

Actually, he lived in and will return to live in Wyoming.

Posted by: Mark at August 22, 2008 09:36 AM

The height of the missatributional camouflage probably came with the id of Bob Beckel as a Republican when he was flogging this sort of thing on cable. Hilarious! This crap has a long pedigree, of course. You can still invoke Willy Horton and receive hissing objections from crowds of Lefties. Few remember that it was Al Gore who took this supposedly racist swipe at Dukakis. You can still get the expression of a boated catfish out of your brother in law from that one.

Posted by: megapotamus at August 22, 2008 10:39 AM

Federal case, mmmm, Rule 11 Sanctions

Posted by: Penfold at August 22, 2008 12:06 PM

Personally, I don't care where the Obamessiah was hatched. I really don't. Personally. Mind you, ANYTHING that prevents that piece of porcine offal from being elected is worth its weight in platinum. Therefore, ANYTHING of that nature is "good for America".

Posted by: cmblake6 at August 22, 2008 01:07 PM

I gotta go make a popcorn run, this is starting to get good.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at August 22, 2008 03:50 PM

Interesting. Very interesting....

My question is, why don't you hear about any of this on the mainstream media outlets? Oh, right, probably because he's their golden child and they're forbidden to speak ill of anybody they like.....

Posted by: Ura at August 22, 2008 05:46 PM

The media doesn't report on every crank lawsuit. There's so many of them, they'd be reporting 7x24

Posted by: Purple Avenger at August 22, 2008 08:25 PM

And what is your motive for defending Obama?

If libs want to take pot shots at each other, who the hell are you to step in and show how morally superior you are? Common failing among conservatives. The war is in the trenches, don't think that you get credit from anyone that counts by helping Barak stay clean.

That sort of thinking is why Bush has been such a failure. He sure proved that he was above the fray by letting Sandy Berger off easy, while at the same time letting Scooter Libby fry. He still hasn't gone public to bitch-slap Colin Powell and Richard Armatage. He is staying out of the mud you see. Keeping clean. Being a sucker and an enemy to his own cause.

Don't do it.

Posted by: Smarty at August 23, 2008 01:51 PM