President Obama has always shown a great sense of humor, and in his job, that might be essential to staying sane. Sanity, however, has not been a strong point in his detractors, who seem to delight in creating immature fiction, like ghoolish fairy tales about the “scary black POTUS.” There are so many conspiracy theories about him that nearly everyone has a favorite, or at least one that they mock harder than all the rest.
From the infamous forged college ID with the name Barry Soetoro to the idea that he is a Muslim, there really is no shortage of rumors about President Obama buzzing drunkenly around the GOP dungheap like fat little bottle flies. The idea that common sense gun control and regulations are going to lead to gun confiscations is a big one, even bigger than the “born in Kenya” rumors.
Which of these farcical and elaborate hoaxes, however, is President Obama’s favorite? No one, except for the First Lady, knew, until an interview with Bill Simmons last week. Bill asked the president which of the many popular myths was his favorite, he answered this:
That military exercises we were doing in Texas were designed to begin martial law so that I could usurp the Constitution and stay in power longer. Anybody who thinks I could get away with telling Michelle I’m going to be president any longer than eight years does not know my wife.
Jade Helm, of course! One of the most recent to be sure, but definitely worth the crown. The popular theory managed to take in much of the Tinfoil Hat brigade and most of the GOP with its steaming pile of “evidence” that the president would be setting himself up as some kind of dictator in a post-Constitutional America by force. It is one of the most colorful, and yes, funniest of the theories.
Now we know it is also his favorite.
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