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SCOTUS denies election stay

Posted by That Other Mike on 15/12/2008

Following the dismissal of Donofrio’s spurious lawsuit, the Wrotnowski suit has also been denied cert.

Via Ed Darrell, from the AP:

Court won’t review Obama’s eligibility to serve

6 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned down another appeal arguing Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because of his citizenship.

The challenge by Cort Wrotnowski of Greenwich, Conn., was denied Monday without comment.

Wrotnowski argued that Obama was a British subject at birth and therefore cannot meet the requirement for becoming president.

He wanted the high court to halt presidential electors from meeting to formally elect Obama as president.

Echoing an appeal that was rejected by justices last week, Wrotnowski said that since Obama had dual nationality at birth — his mother was American, his Kenyan father was a British subject — he cannot possibly be a “natural born citizen.”

The sad thing is that this only seems to be spurring the wingnuts on further, as in here, here, and here (for more, visit the Obama and Birth Certificate tags).

Apparently all of their ranting, raving and nonsense about natural-born citizens and the increasingly finer and finer shades of the “true” meaning of the term have failed to impress anyone; the claim is not only dead in the water, but floating belly up.

Not that this’ll mean anything to them, as I said; these are the same people who think Clinton killed Vince Foster, after all. Facts and reason have never exactly been their strong suits before, so this is unlikely to change any minds. Many of them seem to have sensed defeat and are refocusing their efforts on the Blagojevich non-scandal, especially WingNut-in-Chief, Pam Geller, of the Google-hating paranoia-fest known as Atlas Scrubs Shrugs.

We’ll see what happens; personally, I don’t think these people can be reasoned with, and that they’ll remain at a low simmer of lunatic resentment until 2012, when they will resurface in support of Palin and promptly be told to fuck off with their old, discredited stories already.

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9 Responses to “SCOTUS denies election stay”

  1. Lottie said

    These kinds of nuts will never believe anyone or anything that don’t support their conspiracy theories. They basically say so themselves. They’re whacked.

    Good news about the SC, though.

  2. Mike said

    At least they’ll always provide us with entertainment…

  3. Lottie said

    True. Although I’m not sure what that says about us. 😆

  4. Ed Darrell said

    Okay, they are not entertaining any more. Time to call it a day, move on, get outta Dodge, turn over a new leaf, etc., etc.

  5. Mike said

    Well, no. But they were seven months ago when I wrote it… 🙂

  6. Lottie said

    Sort of ironic, isn’t it? 😆

  7. Ed Darrell said

    Let’s see, how can I rewrite this.

    “Okay, they are not entertaining any more. Time for them to call it a day, move on, get outta Dodge, turn over a new leaf, etc., etc.”

    Mike said:

    We’ll see what happens; personally, I don’t think these people can be reasoned with, and that they’ll remain at a low simmer of lunatic resentment until 2012, when they will resurface in support of Palin and promptly be told to fuck off with their old, discredited stories already.

    They can’t be reasoned with; they move the wrong way when hit with a stick or touched with a cattle prod, they’ve raised their dudgeon to a fast boil and it’s not even 2010 yet. They’ve gone whole hog for Palin, putting them in a tiny and shrinking minority — perhaps a true indicator of a lunatic fringe.

    They’re talking armed action. They’re inciting psychos to destructive, criminal and probably fatal actions. It’s not funny any more.

    Time for them to get along, move out of Dodge — maybe move to the wilderness and eat grass and locusts for a while until they come to their senses.

    I regret the targets of my previous comment were unclear in any way.

  8. Lottie said

    (Posted while Ed’s comments was in moderation. I hadn’t seen it.)

    It has been explained to me that Ed’s comment was directed at the nutters and not at you, Mike. He’s saying that it’s time for them to move on, etc.

    Just thought you’d be happy to know that. 🙂

    My apologies to Ed for the misunderstanding.

  9. Mike said

    Ed:

    I agree, they’re definitely on the lunatic fringe – just look at Oily Taint Orly Taitz and the like. Obama Conspiracy Theories and Yes To Democracy are good resources on this front.

    As to the other thing – no harm, no foul 🙂

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