Friday, February 20, 2009

Rhetorical Question: Is Alan Keyes Fucking Nuts Or What?



From Raw Story with video

Alan Keyes, a three-time presidential candidate, called President Obama a "radical communist" and a "usurper" and said with him in charge, America "is going to cease to exist" at a pro-life fundraiser Thursday.

"Obama is a radical communist and I think it is becoming clear. That is what I told people in Illinois and now everybody realizes it is coming true," said Keyes who ran unsuccessfully against Obama for the Senate in 2004. "He is going to destroy this country and we are either going to stop him or the United States of America is going to cease to exist," said Keyes.

In an interview in Hastings, Neb. with a KHAS reporter at the fundraiser, Keyes called Obama an "abomination" for some of his pro-choice views.

"The man is an abomination," Keyes said, going on to accuse Obama of being supportive of infanticide. "That is a man with such a seared conscience, I can't even understand why anyone in their right mind would consider him worthy of political support."

Keyes also claimed that Obama had no standing to be president. Keyes said Obama was actually born in Kenya and so did not meet the Constitutional presidency requirements of being a natural-born U.S. citizen.

He said Obama was a "usurper occupying the office without constitutional warrant."

"He has refused to provide proof that he is in fact a natural-born citizen," Keyes said. "I'm not even sure he is president of the United States."

When the reporter interviewing him apparently cracked a smile at this, Keyes angrily responded with "that is not a laughing matter. We're going to find ourselves in the midst of chaos, confusion and civil war."

Keyes is one of several people who have filed lawsuits challenging Obama's citizenship.

Despite his far-right views, Keyes was not adverse to joining Michael Moore's traveling mosh pit during the 2000 presidential campaign. Moore, a left-leaning documentarian who is often demonized by the right, promised Keyes that if he joined the mosh pit, he would receive his endorsement.

KHAS has more details here.

6 comments:

theroachman said...

when in the fuck are these people going to realize President Obama was born in Hawaii?

The justice department looked at the records and was fine with them. Do you think the Bush Administration was going to let an easy political punch like a questionable birth certificate slip by?

Oh and Mr Keyes the Govenor of Hawaii was who seeled the records. She happens to be a Republican and was Sentor McCains back up choice for VP if Palin did not want to run.

Eh Alan? Your republican friends are in on the President Obama Comunist take over of America too. What do you think of that

et said...

He really does bring the crazy to a whole new level. What's frightening is that we know there are people out there who were listening to that rant and bobbing their heads in agreement...

Count Istvan said...

He really does bring the crazy to a whole new level. What's frightening is that we know there are people out there who were listening to that rant and bobbing their heads in agreement...

In Hastings Nebraska? you damn betcha. It's funny I don't know if it's great minds and all that ET but I said to the Contessa that you know there were people there shaking their heads up and down and going YUP YUP!!!

et said...

It's funny I don't know if it's great minds and all that ET but I said to the Contessa that you know there were people there shaking their heads up and down and going YUP YUP!!!

Well, it is great minds, of course, Count...but I also think that we've been aware of that particular strain of wingnuttery in our corner of the blogosphere for quite a while. We've seen the freepers up close and personal for years now. Their true character didn't manifest itself in the mainstream media (outside of Faux) until Caribou Barbie started working up the campaign crowds with her race-baiting, button-pushing rhetoric. She may actually have done a public service in putting awareness of that ugly mentality front and center. I think Keyes is going to find that more attention is being paid to what he is saying and how he says it - and I don't mean the good kind of attention. Joanthan Alter was saying tonight that he was treading right on the border of incitement as opposed to just hyperbole, with phrases like "we're gonna stop him."

It doesn't take much to turn nasty and crazy into irresponsible and negligent. Keyes is halfway there already.

Anonymous said...

Hey count how come your picture isnt on the newshounds forum thread? Too ugly for the internet are ya?

Count Istvan said...

Let me get this straight... You have determined I am too ugly for the net yet you want to see my picture? What does this say about you?

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