The birthers lost the election. What are their options?
Keep on doing the same stuff
That seems a popular option these days. Write more blogs, file more lawsuits, send more letters to the editor, write their Congressional representatives. Einstein’s definition of insanity was doing the same things over and over and expecting different results.
This is an completely effective solution for the person who feels that President Obama isn’t eligible and who cannot bear living in a country with an ineligible President; and it works well for someone who thinks the country is heading for rapid destruction. There are lots of countries in the world that I really don’t know much about, and perhaps among them there is a place for folks like our birthers. My words to such people? “Bye.”
For those who just hate to move and who believe that their neighbors are as crazy as they are, they might try leaving the country politically by secession. They never cared that much for the country anyway. This is, by the way, a total non-starter.
In the dirty back alleys of Birtherville, I think the “Impeach Barack Obama” graffiti will be pretty common. I grew up among an impeachment movement, for Chief Justice Earl Warren. The photo (right) was taken near Montgomery, Alabama in 1963. Impeachment was a topic in 2009 as well with commentators arguing that impeachment was a referendum of sorts an appropriate to rid the country of Obama. Impossible before, it becomes even farther from the realm of possibility with Obama winning the referendum of the 2012 election.
The Huffington Post reports that the Conservative Majority Fund who spent over half a million dollars airing the birther-style “Shady Past” attack ad against Obama, is now making robocalls calling for Obama’s impeachment.