Birther Rep. Jean Schmidt finally gets an audience with President Obama, but fails to get his birth certificate
Who says far right conservative Republicans can’t go grubbing to our Democratic president for pork with the best of them?
Over the summer, Rep. Jean Schmidt got caught associating herself with a conspiracy theorist in her district who is convinced that President Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud. Here is the video:
So when I saw Schmidt attempting to corner President Obama last night after the State of the Union, I wondered what was going on. Seemed like there were two exciting possibilities:
1. She wanted to ask him personally to show her a copy of his birth certificate.
2. Rep. Schmidt wanted to make sexy time with the President like Rep. Michele Bachmann who all but sexually harassed President Bush on the floor of Congress after the 2007 State of the Union.
Sadly for my prurient imagination, and for the deranged fantasies of all you birthers out there, Rep. Schmidt was up to neither. Instead, she was just grubbing for some nuclear energy-related pork for her district, just like any good Congress critter.
But there were moments when partisanship seemed to fade. As Obama left the House chamber, a smiling U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Loveland — one of the most conservative members of the House — had the president sign the State of the Union program that each lawmaker was given.
She also chatted briefly with Obama about the federal loan guarantee that USEC is seeking from the U.S. Department of Energy to help build a commercial uranium enrichment plant in Piketon, which is 60 miles south of Columbus. USEC is a private energy company that owns the Piketon plant.
Word to the wise, Rep. Schmidt: if the White House isn’t taking your calls, it’s probably because you called its current occupant an usurper. I suspect I will be dashed in my hopes that your constituents will realize that the madness of your race-hatred for our fairly elected President has literally made you less capable of serving them in Congress.
On the other hand, maybe she’ll find some creative, awful political use for President Obama’s John Hancock.