What Is This Country Coming To?

December 14, 2010 9:15 a.m.

Time was you could rely on birthers to fight the good fight to the bitter end. No amount of reason or common sense would stand in their way. They were crazy and they liked it that way. No longer, I’m afraid.

Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, an Army surgeon, seemed like the kind of birther you could rely on. We’ve been following his story closely for months. He refused his deployment on the grounds that any orders originating with President Obama were unlawful. He was prepared to throw his Army career away and risk jail time to prove that Obama was not eligible to be President. Threatened with court-martial, he didn’t back down. His plan, eventually thwarted by a military judge, was to use the court-martial proceedings to conduct discovery on Obama’s birth/origin.

A true patriot of The Crazy, this one. Hard core.

Until now.Today Col. Lakin pleaded guilty to one of the two charges against him, for his refusal to meet with a superior officer. He took his plea a step further and conceded he should not have refused to meet with his superior.

A birther admitting to taking things too far? Is that what it’s come to? This isn’t Kenya, people. We go all in, 100% percent, in this country.

If you’re looking for the silver lining, it’s that Lakin pleaded not guilty to the second charge, involving his failure and refusal to report for his deployment flight. He will fight on. He still believes Obama is not eligible. But that’s little solace to those of us who expect birthers to bring The Crazy each and every time, undiluted and uncompromised.

I want my country back.

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