The Political Theatre of the Absurd!!! (Or, Deconstructing Klayman)

The Birthers Were Rational In Name Only

Well, we can’t say we weren’t warned. Bob Unruh over at World Net Daily has an exclusive story about the latest antics of Larry Klayman, Esq.  Here are a few excerpts, and there is a link that follows with the full story, and images of various documents:

OBAMA LAWYER WARNED AGAINST CERTIFYING ELIGIBILITY

A former U.S. Justice Department attorney who founded the government watchdog Judicial Watch and later Freedom Watch has warned a key Barack Obama attorney that Democrat Party or state elections officials certifying Obama’s eligibility for the 2012 election could become the targets of election-fraud charges.

In his letter to Robert Bauer, general counsel to the Democratic National Committee, Klayman explained that the evidence shows no one knows for sure about Obama’s eligibility, so letters from the DNC to states about Obama’s 2012 candidacy may be problematic.

“There is therefore no longer any state or national official in the Democratic Party who can escape legal responsibility for ignoring the proof herein provided, and a plea of ignorance of the facts will no longer be possible, especially under the informed legal counsel provided by you (and your state counterparts), Mr. Bauer,” Klayman wrote.

“At the same time that you are receiving this legal analysis, each DNC Executive Committee member – as well as each state Democratic Party chair, secretary of state, and state attorney general – is receiving a certified letter advising them of the legal jeopardy in which they place themselves should they proceed – in light of the facts herein presented – to certify to state or national election officials that Barack Hussein Obama is the constitutionally and legally qualified Democratic candidate for president of the United States.”

Such verifications, if created, would be “perjurious,” Klayman said.

Here is the link, and the full story has much more details and is worth the read, if only for the full dramatic impact:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/obama-lawyer-warned-against-certifying-eligibility/

Damn, all that sounds scary. Is he serious??? Is Klayman really threatening this sort of  nonsense?  Has he begun using  bill collector tactics??? You know, trying to scare the crap of of some poor wretched deadbeat with the ominous statement “I know somebody at the Prosecutor’s office, and if I don’t get a payment. . .”  But, these officials aren’t sitting there, hunkering down in a 12′ by 56′ mobile home, with a big hole in the bathroom floor, waiting for the Polizei to bust down the door.

These officials have a job, money, connections and paid for legal counsel. Klayman ought to know that. Has he lost his mind??? But wait, didn’t I say above that “we were warned”??? Remember back in May, 2012 when Larry “Big Gun” Klayman was hired by the Sam Sewell Syndicate  down in Florida??? Here is what Klayman said back on March 20, 2012:

Asked whether he has the goods on Obama, Klayman exclaimed, “Of course!  Others have already gathered what we need, with more in the pipeline. The task at hand is to compel court proof, official acknowledgment and removal from the ballot, as well as present the damning facts about Obama to the court of public opinion.”   Asked what he’ll do to help succeed, he stated: “accurate reading of applicable law, attention to rules of evidence, researching case law, venue selection and use of ‘political theater’ out of court.”  Case: Voeltz v. Obama, et. al.(Case No.: 2012CA00467) and is filed in Leon County Superior Court.

http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2012/03/for-immediate-release-forida-obama.html

Now we know what is going on – – – Political Theater out of court. Klayman is playing for the Birther peanut gallery. No doubt they will begin salivating like a dog going through the McDonalds drive-thru, particularly if you have ever bought Mr. Fluffy a dollar double-cheeseburger there before. (Without the pickle.)

No real story here. Just spin. Klayman is chewing the scenery and trying to milk the absurd Birther crap for all it is worth. Enjoy the show for what it is.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Note 1. The Theatre of the Absurd. Wiki says:

The Theatre of the Absurd (French: Théâtre de l’Absurde) is a designation for particular plays of absurdist fiction written by a number of primarily European playwrights in the late 1950s, as well as one for the style of theatre which has evolved from their work. Their work expressed the belief that human existence has no meaning or purpose and therefore all communication breaks down. Logical construction and argument gives way to irrational and illogical speech and to its ultimate conclusion, silence.

Critic Martin Esslin coined the term in his 1960 essay “Theatre of the Absurd.” He related these plays based on a broad theme of the Absurd, similar to the way Albert Camus uses the term in his 1942 essay, “The Myth of Sisyphus”. The Absurd in these plays takes the form of man’s reaction to a world apparently without meaning, and/or man as a puppet controlled or menaced by invisible outside forces. Though the term is applied to a wide range of plays, some characteristics coincide in many of the plays: broad comedy, often similar to Vaudeville, mixed with horrific or tragic images; characters caught in hopeless situations forced to do repetitive or meaningless actions; dialogue full of clichés, wordplay, and nonsense; plots that are cyclical or absurdly expansive; either a parody or dismissal of realism and the concept of the “well-made play”.

Note 2. The Image.  The photograph is of Salvador Dali, and was taken by Phillipe Halsman. More about this can be found here:

http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/dali-cage-and-rhinos/

Note 3. The Motif. (No really, the MOTIF, not the MOTIVE!) Eugene Ionesco wrote an Absurdist Play, called The Rhinoceros. Wiki says:

Rhinoceros (French original title Rhinocéros) is a play by Eugène Ionesco, written in 1959. The play belongs to the school of drama known as the Theatre of the Absurd. Over the course of three acts, the inhabitants of a small, provincial French town turn into rhinoceroses; ultimately the only human who does not succumb to this mass metamorphosis is the central character, Bérenger, a flustered everyman figure who is often criticized throughout the play for his drinking and tardiness. The play is often read as a response and criticism to the sudden upsurge of Communism, Fascism and Nazism during the events preceding World War II, and explores the themes of conformity, culture, mass movements, philosophy and morality.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinoceros_(play)

Sooo, this fits in with the Theatre of The Absurd motif. But it also fits in with a wordplay on RINO, or Republicans In Name Only, a derogatory term tossed at moderate Republicans by their more right wing  brethren. Only now, RINO becomes Rational In Name Only. More interesting snippets  from the play can be found here:

http://marketchippie.livejournal.com/69848.html

Note 4. Here is a link to the original Internet Article here about Klayman and Florida:

https://birtherthinktank.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/florida-birthers-roll-out-the-big-legal-gun-or-sam-sewell-cant-count-to-2/

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About Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

Hi!!! I am a Girl Reporter on the Internet. I am 31. Plus I am a INTP. I have a Major in Human Kinetics, and a Minor in English. I have 2 cats, and a new kitten! I write poetry, and plus I am trying to learn how to play guitar. I think that is all??? Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter View all posts by Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

2 responses to “The Political Theatre of the Absurd!!! (Or, Deconstructing Klayman)

  • Plutodog

    Excellent stuff, Squeaky.

    A tangent, possibly off-target: Did you by any chance see the season finale of The Newsroom wherein our fictional cable anchor, a pre-teaparty Republican starts trying to turn the table, calling the Teatards and fundys, etc., the RINO’s? It was a nice fantasy for me and of course the cliff-hanger is that we don’t know if it made something good happen in HBO-land. Maybe if I close my eyes and wish really hard, I can help to make it manifest on this plane.

    Or maybe not.

    • Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

      I don’t follow that show. But that kind of stuff really does happen over at Free Republic. Those people seem to have a 24/7 food fight going on between the mildly crazy and completely crazy. Somebody seems to get burned at the stake daily.

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter

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