I just thought that I should point out that, now, almost four years after the first claims were spread suggesting that Obama is a secret Kenyan and non-citizen, and after birth certificates have been shown, and Orly Taitz exposed as a mad woman, and political brainwashing has been excoriated at every level, there are still naifs in this world who believe Obama is a bad-juju voodou priest Manchurian Candidate OF DOOM. And these naifs have far more power than anyone is safe having with that level of delusion.
Via The Star Tribune, via The Ay-Pee:
A judge has ordered President Barack Obama to appear in court in Atlanta for a hearing on a complaint that says Obama isn’t a natural-born citizen and can’t be president.
It’s one of many such lawsuits that have been filed across the country, so far without success. A Georgia resident made the complaint, which is intended to keep Obama’s name off the state’s ballot in the March presidential primary.
An Obama campaign aide says any attempt to involve the president personally will fail and such complaints around the country have no merit.
The hearing is set for Thursday before an administrative judge. Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi on Friday denied a motion by the president’s lawyer to quash a subpoena that requires Obama to show up.
No shit this has no merit.
The only reason these suits are coming up, again and again, and more specifically this one right now, is to try to tie Obama up in courts while he should instead be campaigning for reelection. It’s disturbing to me that any judge that thinks this complaint — by a complainant obviously infected by outrageous levels of hatred for Barack Obama and a ridiculous meme stuck in their head by people with no scruples, no less — has any merit whatsoever. Such a judge, in gainful employment with regard to determining the hand of justice and meting out fates to those who cross your nations laws, is a) deluded, and b) woefully uninformed about the state of the world.
If there’s anything I’ve learned from years of watching this nonsense, it’s that the Dunning Kruger effect and the Peter Principle in combination with religious or politically conservative zealotry (and the two of those often go hand in hand) leads to some very bad situations — like judges thinking they can order the President to prove something that’s been proven time and again. Perhaps next, they could demand that he prove that he did not travel to Mars via secret teleportation mission, a la Stargate.