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Jan. 28 2010 - 12:02 pm | 1,053 views | 0 recommendations | 5 comments

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:

Sorry to make you sit through Ed Schultz, but the original ThinkProgress video was taken down for ‘terms of use violation’ which is probably the responsibility of staff in Schmidt’s office. At least it reminds you, fair reader, that ‘Mean Jean’ called a decorated Marine a ‘coward’ on the floor of the House of Representatives.

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.

via Area pols give their take on Obama State of the Union speech – WHIO Local News on newstalkradiowhio.com.

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.


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  1. collapse expand

    Or perhaps our president can start to do some serious horse trading with republicans…you want a nuclear plant…I want healthcare…no healthcare bill…plant goes to (name your district) and Congressman X who decided to play ball. He needs to get tough on individual lawmakers, not the party as a whole…divide and conquer. Even “Mean Jean” wants something, for which she needs to play ball

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