Monday, April 18, 2011

The Attack of the Dumb-Dumbs

Wanna know how off the deep end the “Birther” movement in the United States is? None other than Jan Brewer – yes that Jan Brewer, the illegal immigrant lady – actually had to step in and veto an Arizona bill that, had it passed, would’ve been the nation’s first official “Birther” bill. It would’ve required every presidential candidate, including Barack Obama, to provide proof of U.S. citizenship, in other words show that damned birth certificate.

As Rod Serling would say, “You have now entered the Twilight Zone.” There is no polite or dignified way to put this: the Republican Party is nuts. When Jan Brewer is the voice of reason in the room talking you down from the ledge, you know you have problems. And just in case you thought Arizona was the only state dumb enough to flirt with such lunacy, I give you the Peach state, Georgia.

Georgia’s bill, HB 401, went even further than the Arizona bill, if that’s possible. It would’ve required candidates for President to submit long-form birth certificates showing their birth parents’ places of residence, along with many other items of irrelevant information. It also would’ve required candidates to have two U.S. citizen parents, a requirement beyond what is in the Constitution. The bill’s aim was to obviously embarrass Barack Obama and, at the same time, play up to the Tea Party conspiratists within the GOP. Mercifully, it failed to get the necessary number of votes to pass the legislature, which I guess means that there were at least a few Republicans in Georgia who hadn’t completely taken leave of their senses.

I swear between Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump, I’m beginning to think the Mayans were onto something.  Or maybe it's a plot by those aliens at Area 51 to systematically replace our people with theirs.  Nah, couldn't be.  No other race would be this stupid.  I'm exhausted.  Only one thing left to say.

Beam me up, Scotty, there’s no intelligent life down here!


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

It's a crazy, crazy, crazy world.

jasdye said...

as i asked Steven, Where's the share buttons, dude?