Reflections on the week that was

Posted: November 10, 2008 in America, Source: Marylou's America
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By Marylou Barry

The 2008 election is over and my countrymen have made history by choosing this nation’s first admittedly socialist president. While John McCain’s record has been something of an open book, including a few pages I’m not very fond of, we still don’t know a whole lot about Barack Obama and he isn’t volunteering any further information. What we did know before the election should have scared the socks off us but apparently it didn’t.

We know he is a one-term state legislator from a city infamous for its political corruption, with no particular legislative achievement of his own. We know he wants to defund the U.S. military, require women to serve in combat, build a compulsory youth corps to force our children into, and raise taxes on the people who create jobs.

His role models have been Marxists, his mentors racists, his relatives illegal aliens, and his friends terrorists. His wife is ashamed of her country.

He holds himself above the law by ignoring a court summons, and he favors killing unwanted infants, even those who have just survived attempts on their lives.

His followers have proclaimed him Messiah, an accolade he has yet to repudiate, and he wants to redistribute our money. Most amazingly, my countrymen knew all this yet they voted for him anyway.

So, how was your week?

Because he refuses to release his birth certificate, no one knows whether or not Barack Obama is even a U.S. citizen and few have much interest in finding out. He is a citizen of the world, he says, and that seems to satisfy both the liberal ideologues and the unwashed masses looking only for a place on the government teat. It also seems to satisfy judges who think a candidate’s eligibility for office is none of the taxpayers’ business.

Know what to do if you’re ever in a closely contested race and the opposition questions the existence of your certified but unreleased U.S. birth certificate? You wait patiently until 48 hours before the polls open, then you whip the document out on national TV, introducing the state official who verified it.

“Those gossiping right-wing hatemongers on the Internet have finally pushed me to the edge by challenging my integrity,” you announce, “so I’m going to do something I never thought would have been necessary: I am going to alleviate the suspicions of those few mean-spirited losers. So here you go, you lying Republicans. Is this what you were so worked up about? Bring the cameras in closer and try to pick up the embossing. Who’s the party of deceit now?”

The last coup of the campaign would be irreversibly yours, and your opposition, looking a lot like a wounded puppy, would limp shamefacedly off to a dark corner for four years of paw licking.

But Barack Obama didn’t do that. It’s what I honestly expected him to do, and I was surprised that he didn’t. It must have cost him some votes. But then, if you want to confound your opponent in a last-minute retort, you have to have something to confound him with. So, in an ironic way, I guess he answered the question.

But the story isn’t over yet. Now that U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter has established a Dec. 1 deadline for Obama to stop playing games and turn over the alleged document, pundits will be trying to guess the outcome of this unexpected and unprecedented situation.

WorldNetDaily columnist Ellis Washington, a law professor and expert in constitutional law, predicts that a ‘constitutional crisis’ will result.

Blogger Pamela Geller, whose Web site Atlas Shrugs has been covering the story since July, expects Obama to defy the Supreme Court. That would be “sure to inspire the skepticism of the Justices,” she says, “who are unaccustomed to being defied.”

“Also remember that on December 13, the Electoral College meets to cast its votes,” she adds. “If it has been determined that Mr. Obama is an illegal alien and therefore ineligible to become President of the United States, the Electors will be duty-bound to honor the Constitution.”

And if they don’t? Then I will weep for my country – my beautiful, late country – that no longer has the common sense to know when to weep for itself.

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