Obama has been accused of being a Nazi, communist, Muslim, Kenyan citizen, Indonesian citizen and the anti-Christ. He hates America too. There is also the persistent rumor that he is gay. Now that last one has been taken to a new level by birther extraordinaire Jerome Corsi. Corsi has made a career out of attacking Obama’s personal life. While he first attained notoriety as a birther, he has moved on to claiming that Obama’s real father is not Barack Obama Sr., but the communist Frank Marshal Davis.
Corsi has a new theory now. He claims that Obama was married to his Pakistani roommate while both attended Harvard. What is hilarious in this thirteen-plus minute video is Corsi repeatedly suggesting that there is nothing wrong with being gay (in a manner a bit like a Seinfeld episode: “There’s nothing wrong with that”). Corsi gives an unimpressive performance that he thinks being gay is okay. The issue Corsi keeps bringing up is why Obama is keeping his same-sex marriage past secret all these years.
The part I like is the logic Corsi uses when he notices that Obama has a ring on the ring finger of his left hand. True, that is the normal place a wedding ring goes, but people wear rings on all fingers, including the ring finger of the left hand. That Corsi wonders if this means that Obama was married at the time makes some sense. However, Corsi takes a leap off the logic train by suggesting that since Obama had a ring on his wedding ring finger, then he must be married to his Pakistani roommate. If you are a deluded birther, that must make perfect sense.
All single college guys who wear a ring on their wedding finger are really having an affair with their male roommate, right? That seems to be what Corsi thinks.
Just for the record, Corsi also states that Obama’s grandmother, Sarah, continues to assert that Obama was born in Kenya. Actually, she never said that. An altered transcript from an interview gave that impression. That distortion is addressed here.
Corsi has taken the shotgun approach to trying to discredit Obama. He claims that Obama was born in Kenya. Yet maybe he was born in Hawaii, but his father was a communist. If either of those fails to stick, then he must be gay and married to a Pakistani man. If mud keeps getting thrown, then something must stick, is the way Corsi thinks.
If Obama is reelected, what are Corsi and his fellow conspiracists going to do next? Perhaps they will declare that Obama is really Osama bin Laden and his death by Navy Seals was staged. Or maybe the Mars rover Curiosity will stumble upon DNA in its search for life that will match Obama’s, proving that he really is not an American, but a Martian.
Corsi needs to get a job at The Onion. His imagination is unparalleled. He is a great comedian.