Friday, August 22, 2008

That's About Right

I touched a nerve with my post below. All I meant to do was show how some people are willing to grasp at straws when casting smears.

Now more information is available about Phillip Berg, the man who filed suit for an injunction claiming that Senator Obama is not a citizen of the US.
"Other attorneys should look to Mr. Berg's actions as a blueprint for
what not to do when attempting to effectively and honorably perform the duties
of the legal profession," Joyner wrote.

"This court has grown weary of Mr. Berg's continuous and brazen
disrespect toward this court and his own clients. Mr. Berg's actions ... are an
enormous waste of judicial time and resources that this court cannot, in good
conscience, allow to go unpunished," Joyner wrote.

Add to that Mr Berg's troofer assertions and we get a little insight into the soul and heart of the man who filed the suit that some are so anxious to believe.

BTW, Fact Check has the story, too.
Some of the conspiracy theories that have circulated about Obama are
quite imaginative. One conservative blogger
that the campaign might have obtained a valid Hawaii birth certificate, soaked
it in solvent, then reprinted it with Obama's information. Of course, this
anonymous blogger didn't have access to the actual document and presents this as
just one possible "scenario" without any evidence that such a thing actually
happened or is even feasible.

We also note that so far none of those questioning the authenticity
of the document have produced a shred of evidence that the information on it is
incorrect. Instead, some speculate that somehow, maybe, he was born in another
country and doesn't meet the Constitution's requirement that the president be a
"natural-born citizen."

But the lift-quote from says it best.
"It is possible that Obama conspired his way to the precipice of the world’s
biggest job, involving a vast network of people and government agencies over
decades of lies. Anything’s possible. But step back and look at the overwhelming
evidence to the contrary and your sense of what’s reasonable has to take

It's just that some folks seem to have an atrophied sense of what's reasonable.

1 comment:

capper said...

The lawsuit cites Wikipedia as a resource of factual information to base the lawsuit on.

'Nuff said right there.