Tuesday, October 12, 2010

And Now...The DNAers? Did I spell that right?

Man, here I thought that with Nazi re-enacters, witches, and tea baggers insisting they have a higher security clearance than the Commander in Chief, we had reached as low and as ridiculous as we could possibly get. How sad that reality proved to be so much worse than my pessimism:
I found a link to this article on the website of something called the Western Center for Journalism. I was hardly surprised, after I read the article, to find out that this organization was founded by Joseph Farah. They're going beyond even birtherism and demanding Obama's DNA:
This includes the determination of his actual identity, which requires genetic analysis. I started my investigation and analysis by deeming nearly every assertion as open to question, including the claimed identity of Mr. Obama's parents. A certificate that a child was born to Stanley Ann Dunham and Barack Hussein Obama in Honolulu on 4 August 1961 might be true; but, assuming it's true, it does not necessarily follow that Mr. Obama is that child. Whether he is or not requires genetic analysis.
Check the link, because it gets so much better. One of the commenters ponders if Obama's father isn't actually...wait for it...Malcolm X.
God, I wish I was kidding.
But no, the tea party/birther/DNAer movement has nothing to do with race. Nope.


steve said...

Are you sure that this isn't a very real sort of satire - kind of like the Landover Baptist Church website?


microdot said...

Steve, if you look in my links at the side of the page, I have the address of the Landover Baptist Church posted!
Unfortunately, this wasn't a spoof as the boycott of Campbells because of its manufacture of Halal products...
I loves yer new avatar...as they say, a hat makes the man!

Laci the Chinese Crested said...

I can't belieeeeve this. WTF do they think they will prove using his DNA? That he's human?

The US is full of the Insane Right (sod Loonie left). Gun rights, people like Sepp who will happily work 62 hours a week.

I've got to remember that's the enlightenment model of thinking which holds that people make rational decisions by assessing facts. These people don't work that way.