The Washington Independent's Dave Weigel -- who, like a Jane Goodall of political madness, has logged many an hour studying the panicky paranoid fringe in its natural habitat -- highlights the latest "birther" craze: the formation of "citizen grand juries" devoted to exposing the truth that Barack Obama is not an American citizen. In other words, having failed to get any actual legal bodies to take an interest in this nonsense, these people are just making up their own! And possibly meeting in tree forts or something! Who knows? It's called folie à plusieurs, people!
Anyway, here is a video of Carl Swensson, talking about the awesome pretend indictments that an ad hoc, Aaron Copland-inspired Star Chamber has handed down, accusing Barack Obama of fraud and treason! And he's standing in front of an actual courthouse, because WOO, GRAVITAS! Did you know that these citizen grand juries are operating in all sorts of states, too? Well, five states, so far. And more to come! They will keep on convening pretend grand juries and handing down ersatz indictments until either someone finally starts paying attention or until ... you know -- Obama has them all disappeared or something.
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