"Running on - running on emptyWhat brilliant politician would use this song in his political campaign? Who would remind the country that "hey, I'm losing, don't know where I'm going, and my tank is empty"? I'll give you a hint. He's not president. He's John McCain. But not only was it an unwise song choice, it was used without permission from the artist! Now the Republican National Committee is apologizing to Jackson Browne as part of a legal settlement.
Running on - running blind
Running on - running into the sun
But I'm running behind" — Jackson Browne
Of course, I can't help but remember way back when Ronald Reagan misappropriated Born in The USA...
Okay, that was just a lame segue into the wingnut "birther" conspiracy. Despite overwhelming evidence that President Obama was born in the USA, these crazies keep prattling on.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|The Born Identity|
Barack Obama was born in Hawaii which is a US state. This is his birth certificate. It's authentic. Furthermore, Obama was 47 years old when he was elected, and he has lived more than 14 years in the United States. He meets the qualifications for office laid out in Article Two of the United States Constitution. What the fuck do these idiot birthers want?
If you don't like the president (probably because he's black), then can you at least come up with a better conspiracy theory? Not one that's easily disproved by public records!
If we can't agree on basic facts, I fear we're running towards a new dark ages where ignorance rules.