By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
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OK, Washington joke: Grover Norquist walks into his downtown office. There's a bronze bust of Ronald Reagan, a towering stack of books, and on the windowsill of the nation's most powerful anti-tax activist rests an oversized front page from the Onion, a satirical newspaper.
Shortly after President Obama declared himself this week an American-born citizen with the papers to prove it, Baratunde Thurston declared himself a disgusted black man.
"People who don't do comedy usually don't fully respect it," Mr. Thurston said. "There's a lot of rigor involved. You get these people who have their staffs write hacky jokes, and then they get on stage and read a litany of unemotional, inhuman tropes. But Grover is a real student. If he weren't trying to destroy America through an obscene tax standard, he could be a great comedian."
"The culture we're in wants to vilify people who disagree with you," Mr. Thurston said. "I wanted Grover to be a pure devil, a heartless, rapacious capitalist. But there's a heart that beats in there. And it's disappointingly humorous."