To Dream the Impossible Dream
I ignored the phony (aired on YouTube and nowhere else) Obama birth conspiracy ad that finally got some cult success last week. But I generally keep an eye on Jason “Molotov” Mitchell, the 29-year old conspiracist video artist who cut that ad. This week he interviews Alan Keyes, the laughable kook who lost by 43 points (the biggest partisan landslide in Illinois history) to Obama in the 2004 Senate race. A week after this election, Keyes (who ran as the America’s Independent Party candidate in several states) sued for Obama’s birth certificate, and Molotov sat him down to chew it over.
It’s classic Keyes: rambling, patronizing, fact-less (Obama hasn’t spent “more than $1 million” combating these kinds of frivolous lawsuits), and embarrassing to everyone but him.
Toward the end, Molotov asks Keyes: “Is there a line at which people take to the streets?” If Molotov wants to riot in the streets and inform revellers that he wants to yank the new president out of office, that’s his right. I’d suggest downtown D.C. on January 20. They’d love to hear it!