Sunday, December 07, 2008

still room under the bus

uh-oh. now he's gone and done it.

bane of our institutes of higher learning and indefatigable stalker of wild-eyed radical leftist educators everywhere, conservative scalp-hunter david horowitz has found himself a new beast to slay:

obama derangement syndrome ... conservatives need to shut up about the birth certificate

zomg stfu!!! you read that right the first time, folks. and that's just the title of his piece. when you make your living breathing fire, pretty soon everybody gets burned. now it's the freepers' turn.

in yesterday's post "the supremes and the certificate", i invited you to grab some popcorn ...

... and join me in what i billed "the first really great sporting weekend since the election": watching freepers work themselves into a dervish, convulsed between both ecstacy and agony at the glorious prospect that the supreme court would at last deign to look upon their latest challenge to obama's legitimacy — a challenge that the high court has all but certain already scraped off its esteemed shoe.

this is the steaming swamp that horowitz has chosen to plunge headfirst into (not that he had very far to leap, mind you):

the continuing efforts of a fringe group of conservatives to deny obama his victory and to lay the basis for the claim that he is not a legitimate president is embarrassing and destructive. the fact that these efforts are being led by alan keyes, an unhinged demagogue on the political fringe who lost a senate election to the then unknown obama by 42 points should be a warning in itself.

sorry, alan, old boy, but even from one fringe conservative to another, that's gonna leave quite a mark. most folks left and right think both david and alan are kooks, but alan did win some newfound respect in freeperville when he took up his sword in defense of the constitution, as approvingly voiced by this commenter:

alan keyes is not a krank. he is a constitutional scholar. there must be something to this or it wouldn’t have legs.

it's so nice to have fans. horowitz may remember that nostalgically one day. after all, he must realize that he's dumping a bucket of ice-water into a tubfull of cats crying loudly in heat. and he really pours it on:

the birth certificate zealots are essentially arguing that 64 million voters should be disenfranchised because of a contested technicality as to whether obama was born on u.s. soil. (mccain narrowly escaped the problem by being born in the panama canal zone, which is no longer american.)

what difference does it make to the future of this country whether obama was born on us soil? advocates of this destructive campaign will argue that the constitutional principle regarding the qualifications for president trumps all others. but how viable will our constitution be if 5 supreme court justices should decide to void 64 million ballots?

it is not conservatism; it is sore loserism and quite radical in its intent. respect for election results is one of the most durable bulwarks of our unity as a nation. conservatives need to accept the fact that we lost the election, and get over it; and get on with the important business of reviving our country's economy and defending its citizens, and — by the way — its constitution.

i have no interest in the constitutional or legal minutiae this faux controversy dredges up, so i'm not going to comment on the substance of horowitz' screed. i'm having way too much fun watching the fur fly, especially when it's freeper fur.

besides, thrashing about in the minutiae of this non-issue is exactly how those pushing it want us to waste our time, and this weekend they are hoping beyond hope that the supreme court will lend its gravity to the cause. just getting the court to not dismiss the application would be a huge victory for them, which would catapult the case out of a small number of red state basements and into the living rooms of much better-occupied americans everywhere else. and that is the main reason all of freeperville has its eye on monday's expected response from the court.

so how are the "sore losers" taking horowitz' advice? there's few surprises with this predictable bunch, but it's never dull watching another apostate disappear violently between axle and asphalt. so without further ado, let the games begin:

david, you, just like michelle malking, medved and countless others NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE ARGUMENTS before spouting off.

their arguments, horowitz, malkin, medved, ed morrissey, etc are juvenile and lack any logic beyond shaking a truther doll at us

clarence thomas, supreme court justice, decided this is worth taking a look at and HE’s the authority, none of yer other boneheads.

yet another ill informed conservative with obama-itis

if horowitz was in the SDS then he’s a communist troll.

listen, horowitz ... the drafters of the constitution envisioned a time when some smooth talking foreigner would bamboozle the dumb ass american retards into voting for someone who has foreign interests in mind. MILLIONS OF VOTES to elect a bad guy. well, conversioner ... it just happened a kenyian muslim with a secret background and a secret agenda and the good citizens of the united states just elected him because he's cute.

i can't believe what I am reading. how can any american even type those words?

comparing this to the 2000 election is totally specious. funny how conservatives are now the "moonbats" according to the left, and right on que "conservative" columnists want to get along to go along and be like the cubs and say wait for next election.

being nice and gentlemanly to liberals never gets anywhere. it emboldens them to be bigger jerks. look at all the hostile and personal crap that harry reid, nancy pelosi, howard dean and the others shoveled at bush over 8 years. have they given him any credit for being a decent guy about it? no. i say let ‘em have it, fast and hard, over obama’s birth certificate or anything else.

he’s afraid no one will take him seriously if anyone associates him with people who are interesting in testing obama’s citizenship. PCism is really taking its toll.

... thanks for showing me your true colors in the heat of battle.

the thought of the 0bamunist being the CIC of our glorious military makes me want to hurl. ... i am sickened by the thought of him and his buddies having access to all our secrets. i hope against hope there is some way to prevent his inauguration as our next president.

still, even freeperville has its doubters ...

look, who among conservatives is going with this story? Your answer should tell you how legit it may be.

horowitz, malkin, limbaugh, medved, hannity, ad infinitum, aren’t touching it. if credentialed conservatives aren’t jumping on the bandwagon then there has ...

... gotta be a reason, folks.

forget the MSM. the fact that no person of consequence on the right has picked up the ball on this is more a reflection of the details than anything else.

... even, shockingly, a rationalist! he must have snuck in through a side window somewhere:

it makes political sense for [obama] to ignore the controversy and treat it as unworthy of public comment. that's why he doesn't take the seemingly simple step of producing a true, original birth certificate if indeed he has it. by refusing to do so he infuriates his right-wing critics, but he infuriates them anyway, so why should he care?

yes, there be doubters, but obviously, not very many:

kinda makes you wonder if they were conservatives in the first place or just in it for the money and the publicity.

freeperville may need to rent a bigger bus soon. after monday, a whole fleet maybe.

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