It’s no mystery that Larry Klayman is a full on Teabagger basketcase. He recently filed a deportation petition against Obama, claiming the president falsified his birth certificate and other documents. It is, however, fun to watch him fail to supply evidence for those claims; while he can pull lies from his anal cavity, truths are a little harder to come by.
It’s even more amusing when he can’t even back up his Obama conspiracies on a conservative news network.
On his Monday show, NewsmaxTV host Ed Berliner grilled Tea Party darling Larry Klayman, challenging a number of Klayman’s more insane accusations, including the accusation that Obama should be deported for being an undocumented immigrant.
Klayman told Berliner that Obama’s birth certificate listed his race as “African-American,” but that term wasn’t in use in 1961, when Obama was born. Obama also used a fake Social Security number and was, “in fact, an illegal alien,” according to Klayman.
Of course, Klayman was and is wrong, as Berliner noted, stating that the allegations had already been debunked by independent fact checkers like FactCheck.org. This prompted Klayman to dismiss the website as “some lefty group.”
Independent does not exist in Klayman’s world. You either agree with him or you’re “some lefty group.” No wonder he’s so popular with the Tea Party; that’s how they think, too. I’d say they were like minds, but that’d require them to have functional prefrontal cortices, and I’m not entirely convinced they do.
Berliner debunked one of the claims on air, showing an image of Obama’s birth certificate, and noted the race was listed as “African,” not “African-American.” Furthermore, the State of Hawaii validated and publicly released the certificate in 2011.
Now, most normal people, when confronted with evidence to the contrary, would shrug their shoulders and admit they were wrong. But that’s for the weak, and Klayman is an alpha male. He dug in deeper, insisting that his claims were true and that the sky was indeed purple:
I’ll tell you what the litmus test is. This guy acts as if he’s Muslim, and he acts as if he has an affinity towards these people. Of course, his father was half Muslim. He in fact has been very negative, if not destructive, towards Israel. In my view, he is anti-Semitic.
Wait a second. “Half Muslim?” Does that make Obama a quarter Muslim? His daughters an eighth? Can they apply for free college?
Berliner pressed for evidence to back up those claims, and Klaymen likewise stumbled, giving a short list of allegations, all of them debunked. Among them the accusation that Obama wore a ring that said “My only God is Allah” and that the president had canceled the National Day of Prayer.
When Berliner questioned if going after Obama’s birth certificate was really the best way to stop the President, Klayman finally said something truthful:
We are trying everything we can to get rid of this guy.
And it shows. Desperation isn’t pretty nor is it rational. Klayman went on to add, “I mean, legally. He’s going to destroy the country if he stays (in office) for another two years. We are dangerously close right now.”
Later in the interview, Klayman compared himself to the Founding Fathers, since that’s the first comparison I reach for when I think of Larry Klayman (Bozo the Clown is a close second). When asked by Berliner if Klayman was just seeking attention, Klayman fired back with:
I don’t seek publicity. I want to get the job done. . . Were our founding fathers looking for PR? They weren’t looking for PR. They were trying to save the colonies.
Someone needs to watch this man; if he gets any crazier, he’s going to corner the tinfoil market.
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