Posted by: Randy Allgaier | December 16, 2008

Can the Right Wing Nuts accept the loss now? Electoral College elects Obama


It’s official! President-elect Obama has been officially elected the 44th President of the United States of America by the arcane Electoral College.

And to top it off, On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court again turned down a challenge to Obama’s eligibility based on his citizenship. Obama was born in Hawaii. But the rejected case, like another appeal turned away last week, argued that since Obama had dual nationality at birth – his mother was American, his Kenyan father a British subject – he could not possibly be a “natural born citizen.”  It is absoultely dumbfounding that all of these right wing nut bags have suddenly developed an interest in the Constitution.  Where have they been while the Bush administration has summarily dismantled the Constitution article by article?

Will this stop those crazies from ignoring the results of the election? Probably not ignorant people are by definition people who ignore.

So say it loud and say it proud, the 44th President of the United States is Barack Hussein Obama II. To Mr. Obama’s credit he is using his full name when he is sworn in on January 20, 2009.

Its official we have a black President, with an Islamic / African name who was elected by a substantial majority of this nation. I know that this will just infuriate the crazy white ring— oops I mean right wing of the Republican Party but live with it. And many of us lily white Americans voted for the President-elect. Those ignorant fear mongering right wingers wanted to play on our fears again- portraying Mr. Obama as a Muslim (he isn’t but so what if he were?) or as someone exotic, someone who couldn’t be trusted although they couldn’t say why – can we say racism?

Fear of the politician with the unusual name and look did not end with Election Day’s vote in rural red swatches of the Deep South where buck heads and rifles hang on the wall. Parts of the Deep South still resonates with negative feelings about the race of President-elect Barack Obama.

What may have ended on Election Day, though, is the centrality of the South to national politics. By voting so emphatically for Senator John McCain over Mr. Obama — supporting him in some areas in even greater numbers than they did President Bush — voters from Texas to South Carolina and Kentucky may have marginalized their region for some time to come, political experts say.

The region’s absence from Mr. Obama’s winning formula means it “is becoming distinctly less important,” said Wayne Parent, a political scientist at Louisiana State University. “The South has moved from being the center of the political universe to being an outside player in presidential politics.”

One reason for that is that the South is no longer a solid voting bloc. Along the Atlantic Coast, parts of the “suburban South,” notably Virginia and North Carolina, made history last week in breaking from their Confederate past and supporting Mr. Obama. Those states have experienced an influx of better educated and more prosperous voters in recent years, pointing them in a different political direction than states farther west, like Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, and Appalachian sections of Kentucky and Tennessee.

Southern counties that voted more heavily Republican this year than in 2004 tended to be poorer, less educated and whiter, a statistical analysis by The New York Times shows. Mr. Obama won in only 44 counties in the Appalachian belt, a stretch of 410 counties that runs from New York to Mississippi. Many of those counties, rural and isolated, have been less exposed to the diversity, educational achievement and economic progress experienced by more prosperous areas.

So go ahead, marginalize yourself and stay in the 20th century, or more likely the 19th century. The world would like you to move ahead with us, but we are just fine in doing so without you.


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  1. […] Can the Right Wing Nuts accept the loss now? Electoral College elects Obama It’s official! President-elect Obama has been officially elected the 44th President of the United States of America by the arcane Electoral College. And to top it off, On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court again turned down a challenge to Obama’s eligibility based on his citizenship. Obama was born in Hawaii. But the rejected case, like another appeal turned away last week, argued that since Obama had dual nationality at birth – his mother was American, his Kenyan father a British subject – he could not possibly be a “natural born citizen.” Will this stop those crazies from ignoring the results of the election? Probably not ignorant people are by definition people who ignore. So say it loud and say it proud, the 44th President of the United States is Barack Hussein Obama II. To Mr. Obama’s credit he is using his full name when he is sworn in on January 20, 2009. Its official we have a black President, with an Islamic / African name who was elected by a substantial majority of this nation. I know that this will just infuriate the crazy white ring— oops I mean right wing of the Republican Party but live with it. And many of us lily […] […]

  2. […] Original post: Can the Right Wing Nuts accept the loss now? Electoral College … […]

  3. Well said! These right wing idiots will stop at nothing!

  4. Since the Supreme Court has now prevented itself from acknowledging the question of whether Barack H. Obama is or is not an Article II “natural born citizen” based on the Kenyan/British citizenship of Barack Obama’s father at the time of his birth (irrespective of whether Barack Obama is deemed a “citizen” born in Hawaii or otherwise) as a prerequisite to qualifying to serve as President of the United States under the Constitution — the Court having done so three times and counting, first before the Nov 4 general election and twice before the Dec 15 vote of the College of Electors — it would seem appropriate, if not necessary, for all Executive Branch departments and agencies to secure advance formal advice from the United States Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel as to how to respond to expected inquiries from federal employees who are pledged to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States” as to whether they are governed by laws, regulations, orders and directives issued under Mr. Obama during such periods that said employees, by the weight of existing legal authority and prior to a decision by the Supreme Court, believe in good faith that Mr. Obama is not an Article II “natural born citizen”.

  5. Boy you guys don’t give up do you? This coming on the day that Vice President Cheney admits to a war crime…. supporting torture. Now that’s really loving the Constitution.

  6. For the love of God, Ted!

    There is exactly one reason why the Supreme Court is refusing to hear these cases — THEY HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO!

    There are cases of people who are trying to appeal their convictions, or overturn regulations they deem inappropriate, or lots of other things.

    The Supreme Court has simply said that these cases are baseless and a waste of their time!

    If ANY of the nine justices thought it was worth their time, then they would take up the case. But all nine of them — the Right-leaning Scalia, Roberts, Thomas, and Alito included — don’t want to waste their time.

    So, this crap can play with a few paranoid drooling idiots, but it’s not meant to be in real discourse.

  7. Wickle- GREAT ANSWER!

  8. Conservatives are racist, vile, fanatical, backward, hate-filled excuses for a wasted-spermshot.
    These fascists want to run the world and start in the US and evangelize the world before the “End Times”.

    Come on Americans, stand up to the Crazies in your homeland before they get the rest of us!

  9. Akhtarman- I agree with your setiment- but does it help our side when we sound as hateful as them?


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