The Opposite Ends of Sanity

Obama Video Address: February 21, 2009

At the one end of the “sanity spectrum” we have our President, Barack Obama, who in this week’s video address spelled out the benefits that will be reaped from the recently signed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The President also announced that the Treasury has been instructed to lower taxes which should, by April provide the average family with $65.00 a month more take home pay. Finally, President Obama seems to be listening to the criticisms of former President Bill Clinton, who said earlier this week that Obama needs to communicate more positivity. He ends his address with an assurance that we can get through this crisis.

And now, the President of the United States of America:

Can Someone Get This Man Psychiatric Assistance?

At the other end of the “sanity spectrum” is failed politician Alan Keyes. Keyes was interviewed by a reporter after a pro-life event and had this to say:

Obama is a radical communist, and I think it’s becoming clear, that’s what I told people in Illinois, and now everybody realizes it’s true. He’s going to destroy this country. And we’re either going to stop him, or the United States of America is going to cease to exist.

Is he President of the United States? According to the Constitution, in order to be eligible for president, you have to be a natural born citizen. Uh, he has refused to provide proof that he is, in fact, a natural born citizen and his Kenyan relations say that he was born in Nairobi at a time when his mother was too young to transmit U. S. citizenship. So I’m not even sure he’s President of the United States – no, that’s not a laughing matter, neither are many of our military people now who are going to court to ask the question: “Do we have to obey a man who is not qualified under the Constitution?” We’re in the midst of the greatest crisis this nation has ever seen, and if we don’t stop laughing about it and deal with it, we’re going to find ourselves in the midst of chaos, confusion and civil war. It’s time we started acting like grown-ups. …

Sorry, President… the, the person you call President Obama, and I frankly refuse to call him that, at the moment he is somebody who is kind of an alleged usurper, who is alleged to be someone who is occupying that office without Constitutional warrant to do so…

via A Considered Argument: Alan Keyes, Red Scare Throwback.

So according to Keyes, Obama is a radical communist who must be stopped. How does Mr. Keyes suggest we stop him? He says that the military is questioning whether or not they need to obey President Obama. Is Mr. Keyes advocating a military coup d’etat? If something is not done to stop this “usurper”, we will find ourselves in the midst of civil war. Really?

Alan Keyes is either an Oscar worthy thespian or a man seriously in need of intervention. I am hereby appealing to all those who love Mr. Keyes and are close to him, to intervene at the earliest possible opportunity before he crosses the line from lunatic fringe rhetoric to explicit incite-to-violence calls for government overthrow. Any ordinary citizen without the benefit of Mr. Keyes’ resume, would now be under constant surveillance by the Secret Service. If Mr. Keyes does not get the help  he needs he may soon be making his crazy rants from a jail cell.

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