Dear Birthers. Get Over It.

In recent weeks, the push to force the President to cough up the sealed records on his birthplace has gained momentum.  More and more we’re seeing the miracle of free markets generate all sorts of merchandise like t-shirts, bumper stickers, post cards and coffee mugs which proudly display pithy phrases like “Where’s the birth certificate?” and “I can prove I was born here.  Can you?” Excitable malcontents are showing up at town hall meetings held by their Senators and Congressional Representatives, and they’re hijacking the events with their assorted demands that Barack Obama by sole nature of the location of his birth is not qualified to stand as POTUS.

The entire argument is based on a passage in Article II of the U.S. Constitution:

No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

When the framers of the Constitution were laying down the groundwork for how things should be run, they had a lot of things to consider.  The founding of this great nation of ours couldn’t really be considered a shovel ready project at the time.   For the framers, the real estate agent’s motto of location, location, location applied to the candidate’s place of birth when it came to qualifying an individual for the Presidency.  The primary concern was that outside influences should not be allowed to get in and decide what kind of drapes to hang in the west wing.

Now obviously, the Birthers don’t want Obama to be where he is.  There are a wide variety of reasons ranging from being sore losers, being racist, or not being completely satisfied with the evidence presented so far.  I won’t even posit a hypothesis which leans in favor of any given reason over another.

Instead, I’ll offer the following words of encouragement to those who continue to beat the drum of getting Barack Obama out of office on a technicality.

Get over it.

The following tidbits of persuasive intelligence from a Charter Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy will reveal why you need to strongly consider taking my advice to drop the matter:

Proof has been offered ad nauseam Ad nauseam is one of those bitchin’ Latin phrases that get italicized a lot for no real special reason.  It means “Stop asking that stupid ass question for which I’ve given you the answer about a million times, lest I hurl on you.”  I don’t think that’s the word for word meaning, but I do know that the potential for hurl is involved.

Ladies and gentlemen, proof was offered up during the campaign.  I know there’s question about the authenticity of the birth certificate that was put out to the press.  I know what Obama’s Kenyan grandmother has said, and about the possible existence of a Kenyan birth certificate.    What I also know is that in order to get any type of job with the government anymore, you are subjected to a rigorous background check which stands as the equivalent of getting a colonoscopy from the good people at Roto Rooter.  Has it occurred to you that in the process of vetting Obama for his assorted clearances and the like as POTUS, that the feds may have done an extensive background search on the man to make sure he was legit? 

Proving his radical socialism is easier – ‘Nuff said on that matter.  I don’t have to say anything to back that up short of pointing to his agenda.  Let the man stay in office and put up a legitimate fight against his machinations.  Let him self destruct based on the content of what he wants to do to this country.  Obama’s poll numbers are starting to go down because of what he’s trying to do.  It’s not because of the wild claims being made about where he was born.

2010 is coming – When it comes time to vote in the mid-term election next year, consider this if you’ve got a member of Congress or the Senate to vote for, especially if they’re up for re-election.  Did they vote for the Porkulus?  Did they vote for Cap and Trade?  Will they vote for the health care bill?  If you can answer ‘Yes’ to any of those questions, then those who represent you are not doing a very good job at it.  Regardless of their political party affiliation, get their ass out of there and back to the private sector.

If you can put more people in Congress who are there to represent you, maybe you won’t have to resort to long-shot tactics like the birth certificate to stop Obama and his agenda.

We couldn’t even get Clinton –…and we had him lying his ass off in court.  What makes you think we can get Obama with the crap you’re suggesting?

Have you looked at the line of succession lately? – Let’s say you’re successful and you get Obama out of there.  You do know who’s next in line, don’t you?  Joe Biden.  Nancy Pelosi.  Is that what you really want?  They’re no better than what we have now.

That’s all I can really say at this point.  Believe me, I have no love for the Obama Presidency.  If you’re looking to stop it with this weak ass Hail Mary, you’re opening yourself up for an extremely wasted effort and a disappointing outcome.

Randy Tharp

TharpSter is a husband to one woman, a father to two kids, a master to two dogs, an occasional cubical occupant, and unable to make up his mind on an adequate theme for this website.

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