Over the last few days, we here at CC HQ have been having a howling good time, basking in the misery of one Major Stefan Cook, an Obama "birther" froot loop whose weaselly shenanigans to bring a lawsuit against Barack Obama regarding Obama's birth certificate cost Cook his job, probably his security clearance and may have set him up for a court martial, all of it richly deserved.
But what's truly curious is that this wingnut stipudity has been relentlessly promoted by the online compost pile "World Net Daily" who, weirdly, less than one year ago, had this to say:
Democrat sues Sen. Obama over 'fraudulent candidacy'
Lawsuit disputing U.S. citizenship based in part on discredited claims
Posted: August 23, 2008
I'm sorry, what was that again ... all that bitching and moaning is based on "discredited claims?" What a peculiar admission for WND to make, given their current pimping of that same controversy. Oh, please, WND ... tell us more:
A prominent Pennsylvania Democrat has sued Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic National Committee and the Federal Election Commission, claiming that Obama is not a natural-born citizen and, therefore, is not eligible to be president of the United States...
However, a WND investigation has found that at least part of Berg's lawsuit relies on discredited claims.
How odd, that they would have taken this position as recently as just last year. But don't let me interrupt -- carry on, WND:
... FactChecker.org says it obtained Obama's actual certification of live birth and that the document was indeed real. The site discredited some of the claims of Internet bloggers, such as that the certificate as viewed in a scanned copy released by Obama's campaign lacked a raised seal. FactChecker.org also established that many of the alleged flaws in the document noted by bloggers were caused by the scanning of the document.
It's not "factchecker.org." it's "factcheck.org," but this is WingNutDaily we're dealing with here, so you have to expect illiteracy. But then the entertainment value kicks in:
A separate WND investigation into Obama's certification of live birth utilizing forgery experts also found the document to be authentic. The investigation also revealed methods used by some of the bloggers to determine the document was fake involved forgeries, in that a few bloggers added text and images to the certificate scan that weren't originally there.
I'm sorry, WND, I didn't quite catch that, can you repeat that?
A separate WND investigation into Obama's certification of live birth utilizing forgery experts also found the document to be authentic.
Yeah, I thought that's what you said -- a curious admission given that you're taking exactly the opposite position today.
How exactly does anyone take these whackjobs seriously? I'm sure this isn't over. I'm still really, really hoping for a court martial. That would make my day.