Birtherism Still Won’t Die

This is Birtherism, but with an even more overtly racist twist than usual.

An Alaskan man has filed a lawsuit to prohibit President Obama from appearing on the November ballot not on the grounds that he was born in Kenya, but on the basis that his skin-color alone is enough to bar him from being a citizen.

Alaska-(ENEWSPF)- A man from Juneau, Alaska, has filed suit with the state's Division of Elections to bar President Obama from appearing on that state's ballot on the basis that the President is a "Mulatto", and "the race of 'Negro' or 'Mulatto' had no standing to be citizens of the United States under the United States Constitution."

per The Grio

Barack Hussein Obama II, a.k.a. Barack Hussein Obama, a.ka. Barack H. Obama has the race status of being a "mulatto." Barack Obama's father (Barack Hussein Obama I) was a full blood Negro being born Nyang'oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya and raised in the Colony of Kenya. Barack Obama's mother (Stanley Ann Dunham) was a white Caucasian woman being born in Wichita, Kansas on November 29, 1942 and raised in the state of Washington and in the state of Hawaii. [...]

As stated above, for an Individual to be a candidate for the office of president of the United States, the candidate must meet the qualifications set forth in the United States Constitution and one of those qualifications is that the Candidate shall be a "natural born citizen" of the United States. As Barack Hussein Obama II is of the "mulatto" race, his status of citizenship is founded upon the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Before the [purported] ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the race of "Negro" or "mulatto" had no standing to be citizens of the United States under the United States Constitution.

Maybe it's my middle-American whiteness showing, or my relatively young age, but I had to look up the word Mulatto as I had never heard it used before in my life.

This lawsuit claims that the un-amended constitution did not grant citizenship to mixed-race individuals, thus President Obama is not a citizen. And while such an argument may have worked 150 years ago, I don't think he's going to get very far with it in 2012.

  • FlipYrWhig

    You heard the word “mulatto” a lot in 1991. It’s in the chorus to “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

    • ranger11

      Mosquito and libido were also heard in that glorious year of punk breaking.

  • villemar

    Once again, I have to paraphrase Simple Jack.

    “Goodbye GOP Presidency, now you can have ice cream in heaven! I’ll see you again tonight when I go to bed in my head movies. But this head movie makes my eyes rain!”

  • Person

    They should run his thumb print and see which militia he is in- http://www.turningleft.net/images/director-for-the-division-of-elections.pdf

  • incredulous72

    In the words of Cedric the Entertainer:

    “I Wish A Muthaf#%ka WOULD!”

  • muselet

    I read the entire complaint.

    “This must be what going mad feels like.”
    –”Simon” Firefly, “Jaynestown” written by Ben Edlund


  • I’m surprised he didn’t cite “Birth of a Nation” as a legal document.



  • Please tell me this is another piss-take by someone on the left. I haven’t heard the word mulatto in decades. What’s next? Quadroon? And also, hello, Negro? To speak using the parlance of the times, this man is a ninnyhammer.

    • ainsleyroad

      This is very real.

    • Kurt Basham

      A favorite Randy Newman song is “New Orleans Wins The War”, which uses the word “octoroon”.

      Momma used to take me to Audubon Park
      Show me the ways of the world
      She said “here comes a white boy there goes a black one,
      that one’s an octoroon
      This little cookie here’s a macaroon, that big round thing’s
      a red balloon
      And the paper down here’s called the Picayune
      And here’s a New Orleans tune”

      Grrr. I couldn’t find a video for it on Los Tube de la Usted. Can anyone recommend something easy for when I want to link to a song?

  • I always thought Mulatto’s were those yummy Pepperidge Farm cookies.

    • Miranda


  • Once again, I find myself completely fucking embarrassed for my country.

    Is there NO fucking END to these witless, asinine FOOLS who seem to dominate the Republican Party???!!

    Throw ’em out of the Union, I say. I’m goddamn tired of the fuckers!

  • GrafZeppelin127

    Well, I’ll give this one credit for at least being open and honest about what he believes: “Obama can’t be president because he’s a n***er.”

  • mrbrink

    The 14th amendment is about 91 years older than the state of Alaska.

    So, this totally not frivolous and racist lawsuit actually fails to meet the stated criteria of “a man from Juneau” of being “a thing” when the constitution was established.

    It’s as though I just erased this lawsuit from history. Done and done. Wingnut logic. Stop the history texts! We have a rewrite!

    There are probably more than one or two Supreme Court justices who would hear this argument on the merits of “original intent.”

    And Crispus Attucks was the first colonialist shot dead at the Boston Massacre, kicking off the American Revolution, and fortunately, he was not a man from Juneau.

    Juneau was Russia at the time of the American Revolution– when a mulatto by the name of Crispus Attucks changed the world for the better.

    (edit: broken link)

    • JMAshby

      Is there a more bullshit phrase out there than “original intent?”

      • mrbrink

        Add, “Both party’s are the same” + “Drill, baby, drill” x “moral fiber” and I still couldn’t come close to quantifying the amount of piled bullshit it takes to look the idiocy of “original intent” in the eye.

        • JMAshby

          “Ron Paul is good for progressives”

          • mrbrink

            Yeah, taxes are low, spending is down, government is shrinking, we’re out of Iraq, nuclear bombs are being cut, weed has never been more plentiful or potent…

            But apparently progressives still need Ron Paul to make abortion a crime, repeal the Civil Rights act, tie monetary policy to gold fluctuations, and destroy the environment.

            Other than that, why do we need Ron Paul, again?

          • stacib23

            weed has never been more plentiful or potent…

            Wha-wha-whaaaat? Where? LOL

          • mrbrink

            ; )

      • stacib23

        Yep “job creators”. That one is about to make me pull each and every strand of hair out of my head.

  • This can’t be real…I mean, it can be….But…as has been mentioned, the Constitution has been amended…So, can this be a fake story? This can be real, but anyone doing this should not be taken seriously or be allowed to file suit…

  • Jeff Fecke

    This would be an awesome argument if the Constitution had not been amended, which it has been.

  • Can a state be thrown out of the union? Just askin’

    • stacib23

      Only in groups of five or more. I hereby nominate the following states to be included:


  • ainsleyroad

    I read about this the other day on the mudflats.net. This guy is a complete whackjob who is fond of suing. I’m sure Orly Taint, I mean, Taitz, will join him in his quest. It boggles my mind how people can hate so much. These people need to disappear. And whathisjobber from Arizona, that fucked up sherrif is now playing the “wait till you see what I’ve found on his birth certificate” game. FUCK, I can’t stand these assholes!

  • Talk about Constitutional purity….jeez…this is asinine. I agree with Bob/Phydeax…it’s disgusting and risible. I am going to bet the plaintiff is a Ron Paul supporter.

  • The un-Amended Constitution? Really? I guess we don’t need to pay any attention to that whole “Bill of Rights” thing either, given that they are only “amendments”.

  • The whole thing is both disgusting and risible, perhaps no point more so than

    the [purported] ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment


    There’s some doubt as to whether the 14th was ratified? WTeverlovin’F?

    “Republicans, losing the War on Reality since 2010”