NASHVILLE — WorldNetDaily Editor-in-Chief Joseph Farah gave a 40-minute dinner speech to the National Tea Party Convention and spent at least 10 minutes of it on jokes and meandering observations about the citizenship of President Barack Obama. The strangeness started with a joke about an “international medical convention” where an American doctor bragged about putting a guy with “no birth certificate and no brain” into the White House. Then Farah shared his ambition to make sure that “signs saying ‘Where’s the Birth Certificate’” appear at every Obama campaign stop in 2012.
Those comments got a positive reaction from the audience, but I felt Farah start to lose the room when he entered a long digression on how, in his view, there was more proof that Jesus Christ was born than proof that Obama was born in Hawaii. Farah moved on — but later, he joked that he couldn’t say how old Obama was “because he doesn’t have a birth certificate.” That got applause — and when he finished, he got a short standing ovation.