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Today In Crazy: Impeach Chief Justice Roberts For Swearing In Obama, Say Birthers

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Today In Crazy: Impeach Chief Justice Roberts For Swearing In Obama, Say Birthers


They’re at it again. The reliably unhinged crazies over at WorldNetDaily have a new axe to grind when it comes to their tiresome obsession with proving that President Obama is not legally entitled to serve in the office he’s held for four years and counting. Their latest gambit involves insisting that Chief Justice John Roberts is violating the Constitution by administering the oath of office to the president for the second time on January 21, and warning that he will be subject to “impeachment and eternal dishonor” if he does so.

Not being content with spouting such comically overwrought hyperbole, WND‘s Craige McMillan, in a melodramatic open letter to the Chief Justice, then buckles up the figurative straitjacket and hops aboard the express train to Loco-Land:

These things do not end well. One need only look to the aftermath of World War II and the Nuremberg Trials to see what awaits. Illegal wars. Illegal debts. Illegal laws. Will the rest of the Supreme Court’s justices, now knowing they are violating their own oath of office, continue the sham through a second presidential term? How, then, is the highest court of law in the nation any different than that pictorial proverb in Japan of the three monkeys who see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil?

Oh my. That does sound serious. Too bad this particular trip to Batty Birtherville, despite its darkly turgid undertones, is about as legitimate as all the others. It’s the same old song and dance… they demand to see the birth certificate. They are shown the birth certificate. They claim birth certificate can’t be real. Then they start shrieking that he “refuses” to show the birth certificate. They are again shown the birth certificate. They’re then shown the birth announcement from the local Hawaii newspaper from 1961. So they scream louder, “WHERE’S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?” because the proof that it exists is overwhelming, and everyone knows that the louder you scream, the more right you are… even in the face of mounting and irrefutable proof that you’re wrong.

It’s been proven over and over over again that the president was born in Hawaii. But let’s say for the sake of argument that he wasn’t… here are the requirements for American citizenship with one American parent and one foreign parent, if you’re born on foreign soil:

If you are born abroad to one United States citizen and one foreign citizen, you may be considered a U.S. citizen if you meet the following requirements:

• One of your parents was a U.S. citizen when you were born. CHECK
• The parent who is a U.S. citizen has lived at least five years in the U.S. before you were born. CHECK
• The parent who is a U.S. citizen must have lived in the U.S. for at least two years of these five years after his/her fourteenth birthday. CHECK

Our laws are quite clear: If you spring from an American womb, you’re an American. Whether you’re born in Kenya, Panama or on Mars, if your mom was a born-and-bred, Kansas-cornfed American — like Stanley Ann Dunham Obama — you’re an American and thus eligible for the presidency. PERIOD.

Now for the love of all that’s holy and lucid, stop it.

Photo credit: AP Photo


  1. nobsartist January 6, 2013

    Just another page out of the John Birch Society “Blue Book” for all of the half wits and morons out there.

    1. Don January 8, 2013

      I just wonder what the true signers of the Bill of Rights meant about guns. There werer no mention of the bullets. Lets sell the bullets like cigarettes charching a hundred dollars a bullet and see what happens to people willy nilly shooting people

  2. Diogenes67 January 6, 2013

    The birther flap is a great fundraising opportunity. You can make a fine living fleecing the ignorant.

    1. Lynda January 6, 2013

      As the great H.L. Menken once said ‘no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.’ Those words are as true today and when first spoken.

  3. Lynda January 6, 2013

    And people wonder if the nation needs more attention to mental health issues. Of course we dot and these poor souls prove the point in spades.

    1. John Pitcock January 7, 2013

      They are also the ones arming themselves to the hilt.

    2. nobsartist January 8, 2013

      And they are the ones that ruined our mental health care system and created our failed health care system.

      Perhaps the way to control guns is to levy a high tax on ownership. That would still preserve “the right to bear arms”.

    3. Daniel Berman February 26, 2013

      But then how will the tea party find supporters?

  4. Denise Williams January 6, 2013

    It’s the “natural born citizen” thing that hangs them up. According to the birfroons, there are more types of citizens that you can shake a stick at.

    1. Yinzer January 6, 2013

      Oh yeah! The NBCers are the extra-special loony ones. The other Birthers would at least be in the right IF the President’s birth certificate were a fake. The NBCers on the other hand have invented new Constitutional laws out of whole cloth – they want to pretend that the USA has jus sanguinus (blood-right) citizenship, rather than jus solis (birthright) citizenship. They manage to overlook the Plain English in the Constitution that says that people born here are US Citizens.

  5. pogomcl January 6, 2013

    it gives @realdonaldtrump something to rant about

  6. pogomcl January 6, 2013

    you forgot obama has historical roots to civil war… he’s like “real american”

  7. Daniel Jones January 6, 2013

    They are unholy and anything but lucid.

  8. Benjamin Clark January 6, 2013

    Okay, I take your point. But show me the birth certificate!

    1. Baron Cormac January 7, 2013


    2. Jim Myers January 7, 2013

      Replying to Benjamin Clark –


  9. Dominick Vila January 7, 2013

    Could it be that Donald Trump’s hairdresser applied too much heat to his brain while attempting to disguise the boldness of the Grand Ayatollah of the Birther movement?
    I wonder where the birthers were when Romney’s Dad, a man born in a Mormon e in Mexico ran for office? Any idea where they were when Sen. McCain, a presidential candidate born in Panama, ran for office?
    Who knows, maybe the Tea Party is planning to sell Hawaii to balance the budget…

    1. Ed January 7, 2013

      In fairness to McCain I have to say that both his parents were american and living off the government. Senator McCain, who hate government provided health care was recei ving it before he came forth from the womb. His “Daddy”wa san Admiral , and he is third genration Navy. Never worked or received pay from the private sector in his entire life.

      1. InsideEye January 7, 2013

        He worked for it, and paid for it and retired from it. His health care is certainly owed him for his bravery and other abuse he received.

        1. Lynda January 7, 2013

          I think you missed the point being made. Nobody denies the abuse he received.

        2. oldtack January 7, 2013

          You are right – he did – just as thousands of other Servicemen did. It irks me that some on the forum want to lump all Federal employees (military and Civil) as worthless no-good parasites.
          We worked for it, we paid for it and we retired from it. Just like those in the private sector.

          1. Dominick Vila January 8, 2013

            I spent 40 years at NASA and could not agree with you more. During my tenure I worked with well educated professionals, patriots committed to country, and people who spent many long hours to ensure the success of our missions. ‘The characterization of civil servants advanced by the GOP is an insult to the tens of thousands of people who spent their lives serving the country in a variety of capacities, ranging from the military, intelligence agents, diplomats, air traffic controller, borde patrol, customs officials, drug and food inspectors, medical researchers at the CDC and so many others.
            Interestingly, the most adamant critics are often parasites whose contribution to the betterment of our society is limited to saying no.

          2. tr60 August 28, 2013

            There are millions of men and women who get up every day and work damn hard for the American people. Often for inadequate pay, in awful conditions and getting very little notice because they do it so well. Yet I know fellow workers who declare themselves to be conservative Republicans…

      2. Dominick Vila January 7, 2013

        I don’t have a problem with Sen. McCain running, not only because his parents were Americans, but because he was born in the Canal Zone at a time when we controlled it. Nobody challenged his eligibility and whether or not his POB met the “natural born citizen” constitutional requirement. Why is a man born in Hawaii, who provided not only a birth certificate identical to what the rest of us have, and a long version of his birth certificate, which no president before him had to do, being challenged and denigrated?

        1. atpcliff September 5, 2013

          Because he is “Black” and a “Muslim”.

  10. Baron Cormac January 7, 2013

    I don’t know who is worse, these alleged jornalists, the Breitbarters or Michelle Bachmann.

    1. Sueann Juzwiak February 28, 2013

      You forgot to mention Sarah Palin.

    2. Sueann Juzwiak February 28, 2013

      You forgot to mention Sarah Palin.

  11. RonaldS January 7, 2013

    Its pure unadulterated racism.

  12. Mark Ginn January 7, 2013

    Yeah, they’re puddinheads, alright. But then, so are all the gun control dingbats on the other side of the aisle. Sure wish there was a party that represented the proper mix of moderation.

  13. frida January 7, 2013

    I blame Ronald Reagan who abolished Health Centres for mentally-unstable like the birthers. They could all be there by now. Where can we take them? It is really a big threat to the entire society. They do not think, as normal people do.

    1. Ed January 7, 2013


      1. Independent1 January 7, 2013

        Yes, like starting the practice of keeping pet projects out of your budget so they can’t be tracked. Which Bush Jr. took to the extreme that helped him drive up t he deficit by 10 trilion including his economic disaster costs. And for signing the legislation that makes America’s healthcare the most expensive in the world – the bill that says anyone who goes to an ER with a supposed emergency has to be treated whether or not they can pay for care – allowing millions of Americans who could afford insurance to choose to go without it knowing that a catastrophic illnessl hits them they can foist the bill on you and me. And for promoting the nonsense that tax cuts pay for themselves and that money given to the rich ‘trickles down’, both notions that are nothing more than fairy tales!!!

    2. Dominick Vila January 8, 2013

      Bear in mind that the term “birthers” is just a metaphor to disguise a more accurate term: RACISTS.

  14. ivory69690 January 7, 2013

    and these idiot,s are working for you the people . you voted these kinds of ding-dong into office is these the thing you was thinking thy would be doing ? this clown is a child by mind . what little mind he has . one has to ask them self how much schooling dose this child realy have ? and should he be just doing stupid things with his time in office . seems the people should be telling him to grow up he,s looking more and more like an idiot every day . at least save his family from ppl. laughing at him and them

    1. Independent1 January 7, 2013

      Could you please outline some of these ‘stupid things’ please or would you just want for most of us posting in this comment thread to go on thinking that you’re nothing more than a blithering idiot????

  15. wesley rasmussen January 7, 2013

    Remember – you can’t fix STUPID. Also, where were the birthers when it was anounced that Michelle Bachmann had been a dual nationa ( Swiss by marriage )l for over 35 years when she was running for the Reupblican/Tea Party nomination?

    Besides being a natural born citizen, I believe the Constitution expressly forbids foreign allegiance as relates to the Presidency. If citizenship with another country ( even through marriage and not acted upon, but not declined, either) isn’t god enough for a complaint by them, then why go after BOb? Because of the color of his skin, that’s why.

    They can’t countenance a man who has African blood in his history, but don’t mind a candidate who will marry into any country and become a citizen? Like I said, can’t fix STUPID.

  16. R.T. Castleberry January 7, 2013

    This is it. Nothing about parentage.

    Age and Citizenship requirements – US Constitution, Article II, Section 1

    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.

    1. Independent1 January 7, 2013

      Yes, and Natuarl Born Citizen, does not mean ‘has to be born in the U.S.’ only that one of the parents has to have been a U.S. citizen including the conditions outlined in the requirements stipulated in this article.

  17. Bert Fannin January 7, 2013

    That is very clear cut and to the point. Dispite all the hyperbole of the Right-Wingnut Birthers. We are not in Lala land Toto.

  18. bchrista January 7, 2013

    That’s what happens when you live in a free Society, I hate to put it this way but when you allow anybody to own a gun no matter what type it is, then nuts and crazies can get their hands on them, and in a free Society they figure that anybody that has a different thought than them is no good and must be dealt with and removed and what better way than to eliminate them, it’s either their way or the highway,it’s a hellava way to put it but let’s face facts that’s the bottom line. They don’t accept the fact that it’s the Chief Justice’s job to swear in the newly elected President of these United States and they are still chafing from the fact that Chief Roberts ruled in favor of Obamacare giving it the deciding vote. Now all the gun nuts will say that has nothing to do with getting rid of guns especially the asssult weapons,they need them when they go hunting so they can blow the prey to pieces. Meanwhile our children, our teachers and anyone that gets in the way of some nut or crazy with an assault weapon may God have have mercy on them and the only time these assault weapons owners complain is when it is used against one of their own then they blame everybody but themselves I could be wrong but I bet there could be one or two of the assault weapons owners among those families that lost a child in that masscare at Sandy Nook my condolances to them. No one needs an assault weapon except the Police or the Arm Services.

  19. Ed January 7, 2013

    Well, I can think of several reasons to impeach justice Roberts. But this is CERTAINLY not one of them.

  20. sometimesella January 7, 2013

    To any non-Americans reading this – I know my word means nothing to you, but please believe me when I say, we are not ALL like this…

    1. karinursula January 7, 2013

      Thank you!!!!

  21. Michael Ross January 7, 2013

    You say this like they don’t know it.

    It’s not that they actually BELIEVE Obama is from Kenya. It’s that they’re so fanatically devoted to hating and discrediting Obama that they refuse to even allow him a place in history.

    It’s not much different from the excuses they made up to have Bill Clinton impeached for infidelity. Obama’s crime isn’t being Kenyan — it’s being a Democrat.

    1. sometimesella January 7, 2013

      A black democrat.

  22. AL9226 January 7, 2013

    Don’t forget, most of the Birthers are So Called Christians.

    1. Independent1 January 7, 2013

      You’re so right!! They’re CINOs!! Christians in name only!!

      1. oldtack January 7, 2013

        Tares among the Wheat

  23. SgtCedar January 7, 2013

    Do these idiots think that all impeachment involves is a web site calling for impeachment. Would a Republican controlled House of Representatives vote to impeach a Republican appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court? No, because that would give President Obama another nomination to the Supreme Court.

    If the Chief Justice refused to swear in the President would that mean anything? No, the President would just have a Democratic appointed judge do the honors. There is not even any law that the oath has to be administered by a judge. That is just tradition. Vice President Biden could administer the oath.

    Have these people even read the Constitution?

    1. Independent1 January 7, 2013

      Of course they haven’t read it, yet the vast majority of these biggots thinks that they’ve somehow become experts on what it says.

    2. grammyjill January 7, 2013

      No they have not read it. If they had they might understand that they are probably commiting treason. But, if they knew, would they care? Doubt it.

      1. Sand_Cat January 8, 2013

        Much as I dislike the repugnants and their actions, I don’t believe they can accurately be accused of “treason,” at least not as the Constitution defines it. Besides, “treason” has lost its sting, having been misused so egregiously by the Right against those who dare to disagree with them. Let’s not sink to their level.

    3. Sand_Cat January 7, 2013

      The Constitution is a lot like the Bible: those crying loudest about it know and understand the least of it.

  24. nana4gj January 7, 2013

    Yes, they are “crazy”, but crazy dangerous. As John Pitcock says, they are also the ones arming themselves to the hilt and I hope they are being monitored.

    There is much to fear these days and the fiscal cliff, the deficit, foreign terrorists are not the source anymore. The enemy is within, I believe, enabled and nurtured by some who managed to get into Congress, read “Bachman”, and one Mad Hatter Governor in Texas, where I try to live.

    At no time have we been called upon to be more responsible, alert, aware, and participating citizens than we are today.

  25. PamelaT January 7, 2013

    These are people that should not be able to buy guns at guns shows or walmart for their mental health issues.

  26. karinursula January 7, 2013

    It is true what they say: “Only in America”.

  27. Pith_n_Vinegar January 7, 2013

    Ooooooh, eternal dishonor by the cray faction. Scary!

  28. Don January 7, 2013

    I have no idea why this keeps going on since 2009. He was born in Hawaii after it became a State. Is not Hawaii part of the USA?

    1. Independent1 January 7, 2013

      But again Don, whether or not Hawaii was part of the USA or not is not critical to the matter. The only thing critical to the matter is – was his mother an American citizen and did she fulfill the conditions specified as being a bonafide citizen as required by law (see again the article above). He could have been born in Kenya or any other country in the world and still be qaulified to run for President – if his mother fulfilled all the requirements of being a true American citizen, which she did.

      1. Don January 8, 2013

        Your guess is as good as mine. I never heard of this thing about the mother. I know the mother was married to an African, but isn’t it a bit late into obama’s second term to have him impeached. I guess since my mother was born here and my father born in Germany back in the 1800’s I should go back to Germany

      2. Don January 8, 2013

        Oh, iam sorry, you said, “which she did.” which should end the question. Some people think Obama was born in Africa, and who but the tea party would say this.

    2. David Newcum April 15, 2013


  29. elw January 7, 2013

    You know you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink. These people are in their own little rapture and will believe only what they want to. They will never stop, even after President Obama is out of office they will question where he was born, even through, as you said, it makes not difference because his mother and him fill every requirement of citizenship.

  30. William January 7, 2013

    Screaming loudly has worked well for the GOP for years, I don’t think you will see them change now, they’ll just get louder.

  31. Janice Sonntag January 7, 2013

    You know why they are still on it because there is nothing else for them to do. But they will still do they can to make there point that President is not a citizen. Hey Birther, stop making yourself stupid and do something good, like help get this country back on track and forget about the President background.

  32. captainandthelady January 7, 2013

    This works for me. If C.J. Roberts is impeached and kicked off of the bench then the Pres. can get another Justice of his choise on the bench.

  33. Mike January 7, 2013

    “If you spring from an American womb, you’re an American. ” Ah, but where is Stanley Ann Dunham’s birth certificate! So you see…. What’s that? You have it? Well maybe, but what about Dunham’s mother?

  34. geoelb January 7, 2013

    Wasting the precious time of our officials is criminal; besides they waste enough time without help from the birthers.

  35. howa4x January 7, 2013

    These people show the underlying feeling of republicans who are afraid to come out and say it. This is why none of them even say stop it you are making a fool out of yourself

  36. gargray January 7, 2013

    I will say it again you can’t fix idoits.They have tunnel vesion, about thew size of a garden hose.

  37. Brian January 7, 2013

    Which hat was McMillan wearing when he penned this: the propeller beanie or the aluminum foil pyramid?

    1. Sand_Cat January 8, 2013

      Ask Frank Hodges: he’s obviously on the same wavelength.

  38. Frank Hodges January 7, 2013

    Come on people,he had the nerve to show that fake one. Where is the orinal or least…who was the doctor and where were they at at the time. THIS MAN is a FAKE!!!!

  39. Grace Nearing January 7, 2013

    Well, you can CHECK CHECK CHECK all you want, but birthers will then spittle on about Obama’s not being a natural born citizen. Bet you didn’t see that coming!

  40. oldtack January 8, 2013

    Thanks Dominick

  41. MARK January 8, 2013


  42. Michael Schiller January 8, 2013

    Does not being American also include beings from other planets. Just asking?

  43. James Curran January 8, 2013

    I believe the birthers are all on acid,why else are they continuing this farce.

  44. Southlib1 January 8, 2013

    I would love to be rid of Roberts, but not this way.

  45. drzaius January 8, 2013

    I say “Okay” let’s impeach Roberts. And while were at it how about Scalia, Alito and Thomas? Then Obama can appoint 4 new justices. Kennedy can stay I guess.

  46. Pat January 9, 2013

    Isn’t World Net Daily along with NewsMax 2 of the papers Sarah Palin finally admitted to reading?

  47. Don B January 13, 2013

    Isn’t it funny that the “Birthers” have never come up with concrete proof of Obama’s “foriegn birth”? Like everything else the Radical Right comes up with, its made out of smoke and mirrors.
    You’d think that with all of his money, Trump would have “found out” the REAL story. Maybe he did, and he’s holding it back–like Obama WAS born in Hawaii?

  48. David Marona January 15, 2013

    “Birthers” are batsh*t crazy.

  49. jstsyn January 16, 2013

    Gotta admit, impeaching Roberts is not such a bad idea.

  50. Eleanore Whitaker January 18, 2013

    In unity there are birthers? What is with the wah wah wahs who when they don’t get their way, or their 10 seconds of attention go nutty as fruitcakes? Which you wouldn’t mind so much if they were gainfully employed. We really must do something about those DogPatch porches…they provide too much idle time for Lil Abner and Daisy Mae to get their overloaded mouths going faster than their stagnated brains.

  51. Gayle1942 January 24, 2013

    I rather like this idea. Then Obama can appoint a more liberal justice to replace him. Sounds good to me.

  52. Eleanore Whitaker January 29, 2013

    The current anti-American, anti-president and anti-government sentiment among the neocons is at fever pitch. This is dangerous and hopefully is being monitored by the Justice Dept. The righties in the US want total control of all of us. It’s why they are currently arming themselves to the teeth. The minute the opportunity arises, they’ll take to the streets with their guns. As if this has never happened before in anarchy?

    Call them what they are…anarchists.

  53. Fairplay4 February 2, 2013

    We are playing on a dangerous field. If we don’t stop this idiotic behavior it will catch on and be thought of as being normal. The shame is that these lunatics are being funded and manipulated by wealthy people.

  54. Carol Dijkhuyzen February 3, 2013

    These NUTS birthers are the FFathers missing link in curing mental illness…there is nothing in that rusty skull!TRUMPED is one….

  55. Elliot J. Stamler February 25, 2013

    The birthers are part of the Republican Party of the United States and very few prominent Republicans have had the courage or decency to denounce them for what they patently are. This lamentable fact is yet a further proof that the GOP today is not a conservative but rather a fascist party in which the few conservative non-fascists in it are too scared and cowardly to resist the worst extremists. People who are clearly lunatic-fringers are welcomed in the Republican Party and the disgusting cowardly liar Mitt Romney embraces the richest lunatic-fringer of them all, the revolting jerk Donald Trump.


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