Well, Princess Miki Booth threw a Royal Birther fit during a meeting with Rep. Markwayne Muller of Oklahoma. Here is the video:
And here is what Josh Feldman of Mediaite said about the encounter:
That birther issue just won’t die. The latest Republican congressman to deal with the fringest of fringe issues is Markwayne Mullin, a first-termer from Oklahoma, who was confronted by a self-described “birther princess” during a town hall. After Mullin dismissed it as a “dead issue,” the woman approached him and insisted he needs to take this seriously. In response, Mullin told her, “Honestly, I don’t even give a shit.”
Mullin continuously told the crowd, “We lost that argument,” and ThinkProgress, which caught the exchange, interpreted that to mean Mullin is a birther. Mullin’s communications director responded that Mullin did no such thing, and in addition, didn’t say “I don’t even give a shit,” but rather said, “Don’t even give it to me.”
Princess Miki began by describing herself as a Birther Princess, which is actually a title I gave her! (See Note 2 below.) I am glad to see that she reads The Birther Think Tank, and hope she reads it some more. Maybe one day she will actually learn something. Like, how dumb she has been to believe Zullo and Team Arpaio. In the meantime, she is too busy hamming it up to listen to anybody. Here is a link to her blog, so you can see her take on this:
On the bright side, another Republican congressman has told the Birthers to FOAD. This is the fourth one in the past few weeks. And, nobody in the crowd was giving her any love either. The Birthers haven’t yet caught on to the fact that most people think they are nuts. Even people who don’t put it past Obama and his crew to dummy up the records, seem to have grown tired of the whole “no evidence” thing. Some of the two citizen parents Birthers are also toning it down in case Ted Cruz, Marc Rubio, or Bobby Jindal run for office. I guess they figure “The Constitution” owes them one.
Meanwhile, the Birthers keep trying to embarrass Republican congressman with something that isn’t embarrassing to them. It is like the Birthers are trying to blackmail them with, “Pssst! I have some photos of you and your wife going to Sunday School!” While that might work in some extremist Democratic districts, that kind of stuff usually doesn’t play well in the real world. The Birthers need something juicier than, “He wasn’t crazy enough to buy into our conspiracy theory!”
So, to paraphrase Lord Blackadder, The eyes are open, the mouth moves, but Mrs. Brain has long since departed, hasn’t he, Miki?
Note 1. The Image. This is Queenie and Edmund from the British television series, Blackadder, Series 2. Wiki says:
Blackadder II is set in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603), played by Miranda Richardson. The principal character is Edmund (Rowan Atkinson), Lord Blackadder, the great-grandson of the original Black Adder. During the series, he often comes into contact with the Queen, her obsequious Lord Chamberlain Lord Melchett (Stephen Fry) with whom he has a rivalry, and the Queen’s demented former nanny Nursie (Patsy Byrne).
Following the BBC’s request for improvements (and a severe budget reduction), several changes were made. The second series was the first to establish the familiar Blackadder character: cunning, shrewd and witty, in sharp contrast to the bumbling Prince Edmund of the first series. To make the show more cost-effective, it was also shot with virtually no outdoor scenes (in contrast to the first series which was shot largely on location) and several frequently used indoor sets, such as the Queen’s throne room and Blackadder’s front room.
A quote from this series ranked number three in a list of the top 25 television “put downs” of the last 40 years by the Radio Times magazine. It was the following insult directed at Lord Percy by Edmund Blackadder: “The eyes are open, the mouth moves, but Mr. Brain has long since departed, hasn’t he, Percy?”
Here is a link to more hilarious dialogue:
Note 2. Here are links to some previous Miki Booth stories: