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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:17 AM

On inaugural eve, Obama’s most virulent foes want the celebration stopped

Eldon Bell, a retired Air Force officer and physician, is making no plans to see Barack Obama’s second inauguration, in part because Bell considers the president arrogant and dishonest, but more so because Bell is not yet persuaded that the swearing-in will occur at all.

“Whether I watch depends on who’s being inaugurated,” says Bell, 78. “If it’s this guy, probably not, because I don’t pay much attention to illegitimate things.”

At this late date, Bell and his fellow believers in the notion that Obama was born overseas or is otherwise ineligible to be president still expect some court somewhere to buy into one of their theories. After more than 100 court cases, no judge has.

Even after Obama convincingly won reelection despite four years of low popularity ratings, a sluggish economy and a highly motivated opposition, advocates of various counterfactual theories about the president — he’s a foreigner, he’s a Marxist, he’s a Muslim — say they’re sticking to their fight.

“This inauguration is a mistake and those who permit it to happen will have to live with their own consciences,” says Bell, a former Washingtonian who retired to South Dakota.

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Reply On inaugural eve, Obama’s most virulent foes want the celebration stopped (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #1
Enrique Jan 2013 #2
Jeff In Milwaukee Jan 2013 #3
NYC Liberal Jan 2013 #4
Evergreen Emerald Jan 2013 #5
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #12
Sunlei Jan 2013 #6
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #7
davidpdx Jan 2013 #15
WI_DEM Jan 2013 #8
Sheepshank Jan 2013 #9
jenmito Jan 2013 #10
WeekendWarrior Jan 2013 #11
pnwmom Jan 2013 #13
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #14
Filibuster Harry Jan 2013 #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:23 AM

1. Good that he and his ilk won't be watching. They are such sour sports. I couldn't stand

 

Bush but I watched the parade when he was sworn in. Such sour crybabies. You would think a man who is so educated wouldn't fall for this kind of shit. How disappointing. The president is getting the last laugh. I mean how stupid can these people be. They look so silly.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:24 AM

2. sad to see old people caught up in this

seems like such a waste

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:58 AM

3. Thank God for the Internet....

Remember when people like this were just cranky old coots who lived down the road? Thanks to the internet, theor idiotic ramblings can reach a world-wide audience and brain-dead conspiracy theories will never die. Because somebody out there is always willing to give them a little bandwidth, and off the story goes through social media -- Hey! Don't Forget! Obama might be a foreigner!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:59 AM

4. At this point anyone who is still a "birther" is either a full-fledged moron, dumber than a box of

rocks, or they are willfully spreading disinformation.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:16 AM

5. "arrogant and dishonest" what a joke.

This guy likely supported GW who sauntered up to the mic on an elaborately crafted stage in a cod piece and uniform pretending to be a war hero revealing the epitome of dishonest and arrogant.

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Response to Evergreen Emerald (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:08 PM

12. he wanted to say uppity...

but that have made how he really feels obvious.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:18 AM

6. Like an internet birther freak show, a parade of morons created by the new republican party billions

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:34 AM

7. Marc Fisher and the Washington Post do a disservice to the country

by giving these people too much ink in the press.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:36 AM

15. My thoughts exactly

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:38 AM

8. Eldon Bell is just upset because a black man is being sworn in as president for the

second time.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:44 AM

9. It interesting that birthers bring up so many manufactured issues....

....but not voter fraud. At least not in the snippet of the article posted in the OP.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:19 PM

10. I had a Twitter fight with a couple RWers who (over a month ago) posted this video:



"BREAKING! Two Huge Announcements On BHO’S Eligibility!"

It was SO much fun throwing it back in their faces asking what happened!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:35 PM

11. Who the fuck cares what these people think?

They lost. They're history. Don't newspapers have something more interesting to write about instead of inventing "news?"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:13 PM

13. Obama didn't have 4 years of low popularity ratings. Another "liberal media" fail. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:37 PM

14. Assholes...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:49 AM

16. It is nice to know there is a racist retired air force officer living in south dakota. I wonder if

he would stay or leave South Dakota when Obama's face is put on Mount Rushmore?? We all know that answer don't we?

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