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Obots: FATWWTRC

The phrase from which comes the title’s acronym is, “first against the wall when the revolution comes,” from Douglas Adams’ Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. It’s a sentiment from some birthers, for example Sharon Rondeau who expressed it in the favorite form of birther writers, the open ended question:

Are the Obots running scared in the wake of possible criminal prosecution?

Chito Papa wrote at Orly’s site:

Obots are getting scared and desperate.

Or consider this stronger comment from Orly’s site from “WILL””:

AS SOON AS OBAMA IS DECLARED THE ILLEGAL PRESIDENT, PROSECUTE HIS MUSLIM ASS FOR TREASONS AND MURDERS OF AMERICANS. . . ALONG WITH TRAITOR PELOSI, TRAITOR REID, TRAITOR HOLDER, TRAITOR FEINSTEIN, TRAITOR WATERHEAD-SHULTZ, TRAITOR BERNANKE, TRAITOR JANET NAPOLITANO, AND THOSE 2 NEW TRAITORS OBAMA JUST APPOINTED. . . .HANG THEM PUBLICLY ON CNN AS AN EXAMPLE TO THE REST OF THE TRAITORS TO LEAVE AMERICA OR DIE.

Again from the Taitz site from Suzanne Sund:

I am praying that you/we will be heard! Obama needs to go! PERIOD! He is evil incarnate! I pray your words will be from God Himself when you stand before the Justices, that they will hear you and look at your evidence and rule that Obama is removed from office along with his entire administration, that they are all arrested for treasonous acts upon our Country & prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law! Thank you for all your hard work and your perseverance in getting justice in the White House and for our Great Country!

I have to shake my head in wonder at remarks like that. When in the history of a country has someone been prosecuted for supporting a public figure, or exercising their First Amendment rights to speak their minds on public policy? It did happen, back in the time of the Alien and Sedition Acts. Folks were charged with criticizing the government. Mr. Callender said of President Adams: “repulsive pedant, a gross hypocrite and an unprincipled oppressor” and was sentenced to 9 months in jail and a $200 fine. If those acts were still on the books, the jails would be full of folks like Rondeau who have said much worse about President Obama.

But it is hard to imagine the political climate in which the Alien and Sedition Acts existed, and how anyone thought they were constitutional. The Acts expired before the Supreme Court (whose review of laws for constitutionality had not yet been established) ruled on any cases. It is generally understood that a court today would rule any similar law unconstitutional.

I have problems with anyone who would advocate that the power of the state should be used to intimidate someone for their point of view.

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14 Responses to Obots: FATWWTRC

  1. avatar
    US Citizen January 17, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Birthers are always projecting.
    I don’t know how many times I’ve heard that Obama is “running scared”, that we’re all scared of Sarah Palin or some other manifested fear.

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    ZixiOfIx January 17, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    Birthers said: HANG THEM PUBLICLY ON CNN AS AN EXAMPLE TO THE REST OF THE TRAITORS TO LEAVE AMERICA OR DIE.

    Serously? Wow. Birthers sure are a fickle bunch, aren’t they? No love at all for those who have supported them through these dark days.

    Not a WND pay-per-view event? Don’t they even want to let Fox News sell tickets to the hangings? C’mon. Bill O’Reilly could really use a new loofah sponge.

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    aesthetocyst January 17, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    “Obots are getting scared and desperate.”

    Nothing new about that utterance. A variation on the ‘Any Day Now’ theme, has made regular appearances since the word ‘Obot’ appeared.

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    Northland10 January 17, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    US Citizen:
    Birthers are always projecting.
    I don’t know how many times I’ve heard that Obama is “running scared”, that we’re all scared of Sarah Palin or some other manifested fear.

    I was once afraid. I was afraid that some court ruling would appear, some new document (like the long form Birth Certificate), or some new piece of irrefutable evidence that would cause the Birthers to give up and move on. Manifest in me was the fear of the loss for what had become my comfortable habit and hobby. I have been shown the error of my ways as my fear was unfounded. My hobby is safe for as long as it interests me.

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    Whatever4 January 18, 2013 at 1:27 am #

    Of course, Obots usually say that the next judge will surely sanction Orly, or that this or that motion will certainly result in the court taking action, or that the California Bar must certainly investigate her now.

    Any. Day. Now.

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    Lupin January 18, 2013 at 2:53 am #

    It’s not as much the craziness that I find worrisome (we have plenty of crazies here) but the anger and hatred, esp. in a country full of guns.

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    The Magic M January 18, 2013 at 4:37 am #

    aesthetocyst: Nothing new about that utterance.

    Obviously, enough time has passed so that birthers have collectively “forgotten” their previous failed OMG moments (Arpaio’s pressers, Orly’s older cases, the November elections etc.) so their idea that it’s not just “any day now” for them (but that the Obots also know it’ll all be over soon) has come to life (or rather, is still undead) again.

    And the SCOTUS conference on Feb 15th gives them their (bi-)monthly OMG moment to look forward to, now that enjoining the SOS’ from certifying the votes, the EC from voting, Congress from certifying the EC vote and John Roberts from swearing Obama in has all turned out to not have worked.

    I predict the next birfer OMG moment no later than late April. Maybe Oh Lordy Monckeyton bringing in Obama’s real real Kenyan BC from the London Tower on horseback.

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    ASK Esq January 18, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    Whatever4: Of course, Obots usually say that the next judge will surely sanction Orly, or that this or that motion will certainly result in the court taking action, or that the California Bar must certainly investigate her now. Any. Day. Now.

    Usually we say that the next judge “should” do this, or the California Bar “should” get off their asses already. With no doubt a few exceptions, we don’t say these things WILL happen.

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    ASK Esq January 18, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    I think what is happening among the Obot/anti-birther forces is boredom. The birthers aren’t presenting anything really new, just rehashing their proven failures. We know that, with very few exceptions, our patient explanations of fact, logic and reality aren’t going to make any of them realize their errors. So it sems that some of us just aren’t as active as we used to be. I haven’t visited the Fogbow or the Hannity forum in ages.

    Sadly, Native and Natural Born Citizenship Explained has basically shut down in direct response to threats from Sharon, claiming that they were committing plagiarism of her site. As it was too difficult to take down every posting she claimed was improper, no new postings have appeared for about a month. I don’t belong to the P&E, so I don’t know if she’s been crowing about her “victory.” It would seem odd, considering how often she claims to be a journalist, but not really odd, consiodering her lack of anything remotely like ethics.

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    aesthetocyst January 18, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    The Magic M: Obviously, enough time has passed so that birthers have collectively “forgotten” their previous failed OMG moments

    Yep, it has been a few days …. and the next OMG moment (inaugurationinaugurationinaugurationinaugurationinauguration) is beyond their control. Crank up the denial! You can smell the fearful sweat in the running commentaries out there.

  11. avatar
    Saint James January 18, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    Chito Papa wrote at Orly’s site :“Are the Obots running scared in the wake of possible criminal prosecution?

    Chito Papa should be running scared looking for another country to hide for fear of eating nothing but balut in a FEMA concentration camp!

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    Saint James January 18, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    Saint James: Chito Papa should be running scared looking for another country to hide for fear of eating nothing but balut in a FEMA concentration camp!

    He will eat nothing but ground corn and bagoong in a FEma concentration camp! ha haaa!

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    G January 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    Agreed! An important distinction, which is very different from the Birther’s “Any.Day.Now.” moments.

    ASK Esq: Usually we say that the next judge “should” do this, or the California Bar “should” get off their asses already. With no doubt a few exceptions, we don’t say these things WILL happen.

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    G January 19, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    Yep. Completely true on my part, for sure…

    ASK Esq: I think what is happening among the Obot/anti-birther forces is boredom. The birthers aren’t presenting anything really new, just rehashing their proven failures. We know that, with very few exceptions, our patient explanations of fact, logic and reality aren’t going to make any of them realize their errors. So it sems that some of us just aren’t as active as we used to be. I haven’t visited the Fogbow or the Hannity forum in ages.