Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has purportedly uncovered the president’s true motives for not immediately giving up the items listed on the Republicans’ ransom note.
GOHMERT: And I can’t help but be a little bit cynical here. Because we find out the president has a big birthday bash scheduled for August the 3rd, celebrities flying in from all over. And lo and behold, August 2nd is the deadline for getting something done so he can have this massive, the biggest fundraising dinner in history for a birthday celebration. [...] Isn’t that amazing? The timing of this?
Oh snap! He caught the president red handed! This is all just a setup for the president’s big Hollywood-elite, liberal birthday party!
On a serious note — believing the president would -or even could- engineer this kind of fiasco just for a birthday celebration, rather than to protect those who can’t protect themselves from the Republican Spending-Cut Machete™ strikes me as the ravings of a sociopath.