Obama didn't mention the U.S. Army exercise by name in an interview with former ESPNer Bill Simmons published in GQ this week. But when Simmons asked the President what he thought was the most entertaining conspiracy theory about himself, it was clear that Obama was having a laugh at the internet rumors surrounding "Jade Helm 15" that riled some southern states, particularly Texas, earlier this year.
"That military exercises we were doing in Texas were designed to begin martial law so that I could usurp the Constitution and stay in power longer," he told Simmons. "Anybody who thinks I could get away with telling Michelle I’m going to be president any longer than eight years does not know my wife."
Yes I have to admit that the wingnuts response to Jade Helm was a thing of beauty.
Of course I am also partial to the "Obama took the oath of office on a Koran" and the "fake birth certificate" conspiracy theories as well.
Can you imagine serving two terms in what is arguably the most stressful job on the planet, while hearing people making up these crazed theories about you?
No wonder the man has grey hair.
Have I mentioned lately how much I admire this guy?