Unexpected comment among several stunning statements in Miami
By Drew Zahn
MIAMI – On the same morning that Floyd Brown rallied attendees of WND’s “Taking America Back Conference” with reasons to impeach the sitting president, speaker Aaron Klein surprised the audience by declaring, “God bless Barack Obama.”
The words may have sounded strange coming from Klein, WND’s senior reporter, WABC Radio host and author of “The Manchurian President.”
But Klein prefaced his comments by explaining his research over the past two years uncovering Obama’s ties to radical socialists and anti-American influences, as well as his work even longer to sound the alarm over radical Islam.
“God Bless Obama for waking up this country to these [radical Islamic] threats and the threat of what he is,” Klein said. “He did in a year and a half what I couldn’t do in five or six years.”
Alluding to the nation’s sweeping tea party movement, as well as to the crowd gathered in Miami, Fla., for the “Taking America Back” conference, Klein said, “God Bless Obama. If it weren’t for him, we wouldn’t be here, we wouldn’t be taking to the streets, we wouldn’t be organizing, we wouldn’t be awakening the nation.”
Klein wasn’t the only speaker at the conference, however, to make bold or surprising proclamations from the platform.
‘King of the birthers’
During a discussion panel in which audience members brought questions from the floor, an unidentified attendee asked the panel how Obama was able to avoid the scrutiny over his eligibility to serve as president that was leveled against his presidential election opponent, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
“Let ‘the birther king’ have the first stab,” joked WND CEO Joseph Farah, whose news agency has been at the forefront of investigations into Obama’s eligibility. “We found out in 2008 that there were no controlling authorities in place to vet presidential candidates across the board. No one took responsibility for that.
“But I still get questions every day from people who don’t know,” Farah explained. “They ask, ‘Don’t you think the FBI vetted Obama?’ They believe there are mechanisms in place. Much to my surprise, there are not.”
But Farah also surprised the audience by suggesting the dozens of lawsuits that have been filed challenging Obama’s eligibility may not bring any clarification to the controversy.
“I don’t believe this will be resolved in courts,” Farah said. “I don’t believe any judge at any level will stand up and say, ‘I want to see evidence.'”
Farah did, however, predict an end to the controversy:
“We need to get states to pass legislation in the next session to ensure presidential candidates in the future do not get on the ballot without proving their eligibility. Earlier this year, two states introduced such legislation, and both could have passed if they had enough time [before legislative recess]. I believe you will see two or more states pass that legislation. That’s all it’s going to take in 2012 to get answers.
“I am so convinced that Obama can’t prove his eligibility, or won’t because of something so embarrassing [in his personal records],” Farah predicted, “that he won’t run for re-election in 2012.”
During the session, which focused on the Declaration of Independence as the document than announced America’s birth to the world, Shawn Akers, dean of Liberty University’s Helms School of Government, quipped, “We don’t have any problem finding that birth certificate.”