Let me say this up front. I’ve never been a particular fan of Ann Coulter. There was a time when I felt she should be muzzled … my bad. I forgot that freedom of speech in our Republic (don’t you dare say democracy) means exactly that. Everyone gets to voice their opinions even if we don’t like them or want to hear them. I’ve found in the last year that Coulter is an acquired taste.
While she can be viciously funny, she can also be just plain vicious … unnecessarily. I will say this, for the most part she has been a “stand up” kinda gal even when it was unpopular. She defended Imus when so many in the media were cloaking themselves with manufactured rage and last year she actually defended Hillary on more than one occasion. She didn’t jump on the Hillary train, but it was clear she understood what a disaster an Obama presidency would be.
Which brings us to the present. Last week ”marching orders” were given to those in the Conservative media to lay off the Obama birth certificate story and to stick to scripted narrative. That’s why we suddenly had a cacophony of derision about the very real Constitutional crisis we are faced with from voices that know better. It appears that no one is immune to career threats (see Canada Free Press) or threats about heading into oblivion if the truth is articulated about what we all know to be true.
Obama is and has always been ineligible to hold the office of POTUS.
This is from Coulter’s recent column:
August 05, 2009
Obama Birth Certificate Spotted In Bogus Moon Landing Footage
By Ann Coulter
Tardy though they are, we welcome MSNBC (tardy? the voice of Obama) to finally joining every major conservative news outlet — including Fox News, The American Spectator, Human Events, National Review and Sweetness & Light — in discrediting the idea that President Obama wasn’t born in this country and, therefore, is ineligible to be president.
Oh, Annie, Annie, Annie … why step into this dog poop? Now it will stick to you forever.
Ah, chill’ens notice what she didn’t say in her silly ass opening paragraph, the one carefully crafted to only mention that Obama wasn’t born in this country. No mention of natural born citizenship requirements under the Constitution, not a word about Obama’s father being a British national, or the necessity of both parents having to be U.S. citizens in order to be a natural born citizen of this country. No mention of Team Obama’s attempts to block the release of the documents that could end this all today. No mention of the fact that his place of birth is immaterial.
The only thing that counts is Obama’s citizenship status on the day he was born. Whether Obama is fully a Brit, a dual citizen, or a naturalized citizen, or any number of possibilities, his is disqualified for the office of POTUS.
The problem with the “all the birthers are crazy” tactic suddenly coming from these Conservatives is it much too little and much too late to stop this train. Not only is this tactic predictible but it is lame. Too many of us have spent months and countless hours actually reading the Constitution, reading legal briefs, blogging, looking at phony documents etc. for these attempts to discredit the movement to have any effect or to stop the momemtum. Quite simply there is too much out there, too many sane people of every political persuasion know Obama is a faux President. We know the truth; derision no longer works, in fact it strengthens us.
Ann, might I make a suggestion.
We know you were compelled to write this garbage, but instead of making the “birthers” look foolish you have succeeded in making yourself foolish. Be gone damned spot, ah make that poop!