On his trip to Kenya, President Obama trolled the far right a couple times. First, he joked that he was only there to find his birth certificate. Second, he joked about how he thinks he would win reelection if he could run a third time. Michael Savage predictably took the bait. What Obama actually said:
President Obama said that if he could run for a third term he thinks he would win, while calling for African leaders to adhere to term limits during a historic speech before the African Union.
“I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t,” Obama said in Ethiopia on Tuesday. ” There’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving, but the law’s the law.”
And Savage’s inevitable response:
Conservative talk show host Michael Savage, however, saw the real meaning of Obama’s remarks, suggesting that the president will try to circumvent the Constitution and seek a third term.
He told listeners yesterday that Obama may try to get around the 22nd Amendment by saying, “We don’t need elections, I’m Barack Obama, we don’t need no elections, I’m Barack Obama, I nullify the election.”
Troll level: Master.