While I know “birthers” still exist, and always will (after all, there are still people who think we faked the mood landing), it really does amaze me how many of them there still are. While this ridiculous movement has clearly died down from its peak around 2009/2010, there still remain a decent chunk of conservative Americans who don’t believe President Obama is actually an American.
Well, right-wing legal activist Larry Klayman has taken this nonsense a step further by filing paperwork with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to get President Obama deported.
“No, Obama is not incompetent or ill prepared, as politically correct commentators shade it. The African-American “Muslim in Chief” knows exactly what he is doing, and it is done at the expense of the rest of us. As set forth in a deportation petition I filed just today, it’s time that he be deported back to his native country and for him to leave us alone. He has no legitimacy to be president, and he must be tried, convicted and removed from our shores before he destroys everything the Founding Fathers bequeathed to us.”
Let me start off by saying that his comments don’t sound at all racist – not at all, right?
That was sarcasm by the way. When I read that all I really saw was someone saying, “I don’t like the fact that a black man is in charge.”
He also went on to say of Obama’s mother that she was, “a multi-cultural adventurer enamored of foreign countries and uninterested in the United States” and “may have relished an authentic African birth more in touch with nature and human history.”
“In sum, deportation proceedings should be immediately commenced, an investigation undertaken, a full evidentiary hearing held, and Barack Hussein Obama should be removed from the United States,” he concluded.
Birthers are truly a special kind of stupid. Ignoring the fact that they literally have no credible evidence to support their nonsense, they seem to always gloss over the fact that his mother was an American citizen. Even if you want to believe in the asinine conspiracy theory that President Obama wasn’t born in Hawaii, he’s still a citizen of the United States because his mother was American.
It’s the same way that Ted Cruz is an American citizen despite the fact he was born in Canada.
So what grounds would you have to deport him? Absolutely none.
Barack Obama’s mother was an American, which makes him an American citizen – end of story. But that doesn’t stop these radical right-wing sites like WorldNetDaily (a place where you can commonly find articles written by Ted Nugent) from promoting and praising unstable individuals like Mr. Klayman.
It’s like I’ve said before, it’s really difficult to take conservatives seriously when quite a few of them still believe ridiculous crap like this.