Monday, February 16, 2009

Make ’em Laugh

Some people just never give up. From Gail Kerr at The Tennessean.com (via Steve):

Four Tennessee state representatives, all Republicans, have signed up to be plaintiffs in a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, aimed at forcing him to prove he is a United States citizen by coughing up his birth certificate.

Let me just say what all the world is now thinking, including their fellow Republicans on the Hill: This is dumber than a box of rocks.

Tennessee Reps. Eric Swafford, Stacey Campfield, Glen Casada and Frank Nicely now have a giant “G” on their foreheads for “Gullible.” The four were so willing to drink the craziest flavor of Kool-Aid, they’ve gotten themselves caught up in a national urban legend that has been thoroughly debunked.

What’s next? A resolution honoring the Easter Bunny for doing such a great job with the annual colored egg delivery system? A proposed law asking these four to prove they have a brain?

Let me hasten to add that this kind of mind-numbing brain-farting isn’t just limited to the fogbrains in Tennessee. There are folks all over the country who are still carrying on like banshees on crack that Barack Obama isn’t really a U.S. citizen or that he renounced it passively when he moved to Indonesia as a child, or that he’s really a lizard leader in disguise like the visitors in V and he eats live rodents.

Steve says, “It seems a little early in Obama’s presidency to see Republicans become this deranged. I shudder to think how unhinged they’ll be in, say, a year.” Actually, I’m looking forward to it. These people are out of power, they can’t do much harm — as opposed to the last eight years — and with the way the economy is, we’ll need a lot of laughs.