Here we are, 2015. Obama has been president for nearly six years now; he hasn’t confiscated any guns, forced conservatives into any “re-education camps” (a futile effort, anyway; to be re-educated, you have to have a prior education), and has generally failed to meet the standards of being any sort of decent Antichrist. By now, most normal, rational people would’ve given up and gone home.
But not conservatives, oh no. Their blind hatred of the Black Guy in Office is so extreme that they’re still willing to ascribe nefarious motives to his actions, even after all their other predictions have been proven wrong. According to an informal poll carried out by WhirldNutDaily of their readers, a full 43% expect a “national emergency” that will help him stay in power.
Another 30% expect him to leave, but not before “rigging” the next election (with gerrymandering and voter ID legislation? Wait, sorry, wrong party).
WND editor Joseph Farah asked his credulous audience the question “Why are Americans so certain there will be a presidential election in 2016 and that Barack Obama will leave office in January 2017?” in a Thursday column, pointing out that while “it’s the law” and “it’s American tradition,” Obama “respects neither the law nor the American tradition of peaceful changes of power.”
And what proof does Farah have of these claims? Why, I’m glad you asked: here’s all the evidence you need, pulled fresh from an orifice where the sun don’t shine:
While downplaying and ignoring foreign threats to national security, Obama and his administration have both hyped the domestic threat of ‘right-wing extremists,’ even participating in a raid of a lawful Texas political meeting in which all parties were detained and fingerprinted.
And then, of course, there’s the ever-present reality that Obama himself may not even be constitutionally eligible for office. In fact, if he’s telling the truth about his parentage and the ‘birth certificate’ he produced after years of demands from the public is real, he could not possibly be a ‘natural born citizen”’ as required by the Constitution.
Remember, when Arabs or people with funny Middle Eastern or Asian names do it, it’s terrorism. When White people with goofy European names like “Miller” and “Brevik” and “McVeigh” do it, it’s “lone wolf acts.”
Farah, having dug himself a ditch, tries to backpedal out of it:
So with all of this history – and much more, in fact – why do we assume Obama will step aside willingly from the presidency following an election in 2016? I’m not saying he won’t. I’m just asking why. And judging from the number of questions I’m getting along these lines from the public, I’d say there’s great concern out there across the fruited plain.
He goes on, reminding the gullible fools in his audience about the minor missteps that the president has made over the course of his term in office, because let’s face it, he’s supposed to be perfect:
Remember what he said about his immigration order before issuing it: ‘This is something I’ve struggled with throughout my presidency. The problem is that I’m the president of the United States; I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed. And Congress right now has not changed what I consider to be a broken immigration system. And what that means is that we have certain obligations to enforce the laws that are in place even if we think that in many cases the results may be tragic.… [W]e’ve kind of stretched our administrative flexibility as much as we can.’
Remember what he said about Obamacare before it was implemented: ‘No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people. If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.’
Of course, Farah thinks Obama will leave office in January 2017. But he just wants to ask, that’s all.
And the kind, unsophisticated suckers at WND are here to answer:
I’m a flying monkey? What if I wanted to be a flying ape, instead? I thought you could be anything you wanted to be in the United States. Life’s just not fair.
How many of these people are going to admit they’re wrong in 2017 when Obama steps down? Yeah, yeah, I know. I’m not holding my breath, either.
[h/t Addicting Info]