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Patriot? No, Just Another Birther

July 17th, 2009

The right wing is going gaga over a new schmuck who’s trying to attack Obama, making an ass of himself–just their type of hero.

Major Stefan Frederick Cook, a reservist slated to go to Afghanistan, filed a restraining order as a conscientious objector to keep him from going to Afghanistan, on the grounds that Obama is not actually president. He claimed that he “would be acting in violation of international law by engaging in military actions outside the United States under this President’s command” because Obama is not a citizen and therefore not eligible to lead. The military withdrew his assignment to Afghanistan, and Cook’s lawyer, Orly Taitz, gleefully claimed victory, stating that there was “no explanation” given for the revoking of the soldier’s orders. The right wing is now squealing joyfully that this is proof that Obama is not a citizen, since the military caved in.

Now, as it turns out, the soldier lost his job; the military, they claim, demanded that he be fired from his job–proof that if you dare question Obama’s authority, he’ll use his powers to crush you!

Of course, the truth is far more interesting. First, Cook volunteered for service in Afghanistan. He was not “compelled” to do anything. Stupid, when you think about it: how can you object to being deployed when you volunteered?

As for the military revoking his orders without explanation? A lie; the military gave a full explanation, that being the fact that Cook volunteered and so he was could quit any time he wanted.

It now appears that he may have volunteered for the express purpose of later bringing a lawsuit to challenge Obama’s authority. His lawyer is a big name in the conspiracy-theorist “Birther” moonbat brigade, and this was probably a fraud from the start, designed so the guy–a poster on Free Republic–could use the military system and the courts as a means for grandstanding his paranoid delusions.

As for him being fired, that’s because he works for a military contractor, he chose to sue the military, and now is not allowed on military property. Unless, of course, the firing was actually because his employers decided that he was an ass who would give their firm a bad name. Unless they are in on his “Birther” gig, it is likely that they want nothing to do with the guy.

In the end, the entire story is nothing but a wingnut fraud–and should be treated as such.

  1. Tim Kane
    July 18th, 2009 at 23:36 | #1

    He claimed that he “would be acting in violation of international law…”

    Since when did wingnuts give a damn about international law? Did they just drill Sotomayor over the supremecy of U.S. law to international law? Isn’t that why they felt free to torture?

    Maybe the Obama camp can set up a web site where you can order a copy of Obama’s birth certificate and have the money go to a liberal cause. Nothing better than having conservative money going towards a liberal cause.

    These guys don’t have an argument anymore.

    I’ve realized one thing. These people are nothing more than angry – they don’t care about good policy, they want power to exact revenge on society – they want power so they can wreck things. As angry people, they want to punish someone – anyone, maybe even everyone.

    And I’ve realized one other thing.

    When you are angry it’s because you blame other people. Have you ever got mad because you thought someone broke something of yours, then later realized it was your fault? Then when you find it’s your fault, you are no longer angry?

    Conservatives like to say that liberals won’t take personal responsibility, that if something goes wrong it’s not their fault, but society’s. But the whole anger thing belies that position. And they love to play the victim (See: Palin v Letterman). Their favorite politics is that of the ‘persecuted majority’.

    Conservatives are just angry people. They are angry at something or another – and they are angry because they feel it’s not there fault. That’s why they are so angry.

    Since people are never angry when it is their fault, I figure that conservatives are the Kings of blaming others.

    When you think of it, they blame others for others not blaming themselves.

    That’s some tightly wound irony. I take complete credit.

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