Regarding the Whole Osama/Obama Thing…

In his latest item, New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane asked the question, “Who is the real Barack Obama?” and wondered whether the president has been vetted enough.

Ah yes.

Is he a socialist? Is he a terrorist Manchurian Candidate? Who is this mysterious president we’ve had for nearly four years?

By the way, the infamous viral email from 2008 that started the whole Birther movement was titled, “Who is Barack Obama?”

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  • eljefejeff

    That whole Manchurian candidate thing is so dumb. The perfect one would’ve looked more like our last president.
    But let’s assume for a second that some sinister foreign power wanted to take over America’s presidency and was looking to groom the perfect candidate for the job. And if this has been in the works for 20 or 30 years, think back to that time, say around 1990. How would that thought process go? “Hmm, well I know of a Kenyan-born radical black Muslim communist at Harvard. Americans will TOTALLY vote for him!”

  • Victor_the_Crab

    Everytime a dumbfuck questions Obama’s legitimacy to be president, God tourtures and kills a dozen kittens.

  • muselet

    Arthur Brisbane, huh? That name sounds kind of … foreign to me. What do we really know about this Arthur Brisbane, if that really is his name?

    Apart, that is, from the fact that he’s a grade-A nitwit.

    –alopecia

  • http://www.osborneink.com OsborneInk

    .@bobcesca_go This is what must happen.

    Every Republican in America should have to answer one question: “is the president an American?” No qualifiers or paraphrases or questions of belief.

    Any answer other than an immediate “yes,” without variations, qualifiers, or quibbles thereafter must wear a hat marked “RACIST” and shaped like an ass.

  • sherifffruitfly

    Fuck off and die, NYT.

  • D_C_Wilson

    Really. Every single one of these “Was the president really vetted?” essays can be boiled down to, “Holy shit! I can’t believe they elected the black guy!”

  • http://mdblanche.myopenid.com/ mdblanche

    The president hasn’t been properly vetted enough?! Well gee, Mr. Brisbane, if you really think that maybe you should have mentioned this to your employer, oh say, about four years ago!!

  • ranger11

    Were these types of questions ever asked during any previous president’s re-elects? I didn’t think so. Asshats!