I don’t usually like to discuss politics or religion (prolonged discussion of either subject can lead to anything from a lost friendship to several thousand lost lives), so this will be a short post.
I just want to throw out my two stimulus cents about this whole “birther” nonsense. Did I say “nonsense”? Sorry. I meant “bullshit”.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, a “birther” is defined by the Urban Dictionary as “A conspiracy theorist who believes that Barack Obama is ineligible for the Presidency of the United States, based on any number of claims related to his place of birth, birth certificate, favorite birthday, or whether or not he has heard the song Africa by Toto.”
Think about it. You know how politics work. Barack Obama, Democrat, began his presidential campaign in February, 2007. At the time, our sitting president was a Republican, with a vested interest in seeing his party remain in power. Do you seriously believe that this Sheriff-in-Chief, with the force of the CIA, FBI, Homeland Security and military intelligence at his disposal, did not thoroughly investigate this upstart? And that if this man was not eligible to be the leader of the greatest nation on earth, would not have made us all aware of it long before the election?
Trust me, the CIA et al know how often Obama farts in his sleep. They not only know that he was born a citizen of the United States, they know what TV show the delivering doctor watches on Thursday nights and the sexual habits of the attending nurse. If there was the slightest question about his citizenship, we would have known about it long ago.
Barack Obama was born a United States citizen, and his election to the office of President of the United States is legitimate. He will be our president until 2012, and if the Republican party can’t do any better than the hockey mom, he’ll be our president until 2016. Deal with it.
Our country will be the better for it.