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"What is it you think the President did this time?" I asked calmly, so as not to further excite him.

"Did you hear what he did at the inauguration?" he asked.
I had watched the swearing-in, the speech, the parade, and several hours of empty commentary on different networks about Michelle Obama's dress and hair style, but couldn't see anything that rose to the level of impeachment.

"Special investigative committee. I'm calling for a Congressional committee to investigate the President, render an objective report. And then impeach the SOB!"

It was obvious something was interfering with Fishbottom's blood flow to the brain, but what?

"He killed the music! Our National Anthem. The most important song in the world. I'll live and die by that song. God Bless America and the Stripes and Stars!"

"You mean Beyonce's version of it?" I asked. "I thought she did a great job. She hit every note. It was clear. It was--"

"Fake!" he shouted. "Fake! She didn't sing it. It was a recording. That's un-American, and Obama did it."

"Look, Senator," I tried patiently explaining, "it was freezing, and the recorded music was used only because her vocal cords were affected by the cold. But it was her words. Her music."

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"Her lies! Investigate her and the Lier-in-Chief! Investigate the Marine Band. In fact, when I convene the committee, I'll subpoena the entire Marine Corps. Every jarhead will be sworn in under oath to tell the truth that Obama interfered with our National Anthem. It's a conspiracy, I tell you. A conspiracy, and that godless Muslim who was born in Kenya is behind it."

"The Marine band," I said, calmly trying not to further excite him until he could be evaluated by mental health professionals, "was also affected by the cold. You ever try to blow a french horn in 20 degree weather? Slide trombones don't slide. Clarinet and sax reeds become so brittle, even with a gallon of spit, they crack."

"Crackpot prez-dunce!" he said. "This was the inaugural. It was too long. It was overpriced. That tax-and-spend phony took money out of our poor, overtaxed constituents to pay for his tribute to himself, and raised the deficit another trillion dollars."

"It was paid for out of private funds," I corrected him.

"Doesn't matter. He was dumb enough to have it in January! I smell even more conspiracy here!"

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"President Obama didn't arbitrarily pick a date. It used to be March 4, but was changed to January 20. If the 20th is on a Sunday, he's still sworn in on that date, precisely at noon, and the next day is when the festivities are."

"Since when?"

"Since the passage of the 20th Amendment. That's the facts."

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Walter Brasch is an award-winning journalist and professor of journalism emeritus. His current books are Before the First Snow: Stories from the Revolution , America's Unpatriotic Acts: The Federal Government's Violation of (more...)
 

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It is genuinely funny.  Thanks, SirBut in all... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 2:23:29 PM
This is such a tired commentary, and so obviously ... by John Smith on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 3:15:40 PM
Obama won by 5 percentage points not .1% and lil o... by Rich Bergen on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 6:22:50 PM
I covered the GWB presidency, and don't recall Sch... by Walter Brasch on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 7:33:18 PM
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Have the rethugs protest Against Obama and democra... by Poor old Dirt farmer on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 10:50:09 AM
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