Can we call this a “September Fools” joke? Good satire is fun to read, and the September 1 article at National Report, “Obama To Resign January 1st Amid New Benghazi Revelations,” certainly qualifies in my opinion as good satire, but it’s disappointing when something like this gets legs and runs off on its own. You might want to read the National Report article at this point for context of what follows.
I saw it in a chain email from Sentinel Intelligence Services’ Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D. (member of the august Birthers from A to Z list), there attributed to a “serious writer,” Devvy Kidd, herself a birther. Here’s Rapacki’s repackaging of the story:
Devvy Kidd is a serious writer whose articles and commentary I have enjoyed reading these past few years. My communications with Devvy have proven her to be kind and considerate, most helpful and willing to stand and assist in the fight to maintain sovereignty and the freedoms we have been gifted by our Forefathers, and by God. The article below is eye opening to say the least. Shocking is more like it! Devvy is not a conspiracy theorist nor a reactionary. She is a thoughtful professional which makes her article all the more critical to read and ponder.
Whatever Devvy Kidd put on her web site, it’s gone now, with only this tantalizing remnant left in Google search (but not its cache) containing exact wording from the spoof article:
The story has been forwarded and reposted on social media sites, reports Snopes.com.
Stupid, stupid, stupid.