My motto for the blog might be “there’s always something” because the birther issue, which should have faded years ago, just keeps finding something to keep it going, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse’s antics being the most prominent, followed by the candidacy of the foreign-born Ted Cruz for President.
One can only imagine what the world would be like without birthers. Except for a few of us (and a few of them), I suspect that things wouldn’t be much different. A few of the birthers succeeded in really messing up their lives over this issue, and a few of the anti-birthers improved theirs, and made some friends along the way.
Looking ahead we have:
- The decision on Joe Arpaio’s contempt of court trial. No date is set for the decision, but I’m thinking about the December-January time frame. I doubt that there is much of interest to birthers that will come out of it. A criminal referral is possible and that starts a new process with a new judge.
- Arpaio faces another election next year.
- The 2016 presidential election has two interesting features: a candidate with an eligibility challenge, and a birther—Donald Trump.
That looks like a pretty thin list, but “there’s always something.”