President Obama Will Answer Petition To Deport Justin Bieber
By Mack Rawden 2014-01-29 10:15:10
Politicians are very good at dodging issues. By responding with vague statements that donít really mean anything or simply preventing the question from ever being asked, elected officials can keep themselves from taking a side on a very polarizing issue that might infuriate voters. Thanks to the White Houseís We The People section of its website, however, President Obama will no longer be able to avoid one pressing issue: whether or not to deport Justin Bieber.
A petition calling for the Canadian singer to be kicked out of the country received more than one hundred thousand signatures, the threshold that triggers a required response from President Obama. Given he just hammered out his State Of The Union, itís unlikely heíll directly address the matter within the next day or so, but itíll get handled sooner rather than later. Besides, it could prove to be a great chance to change the subject away from a topic heís not interested in talking about.
In short, the petition asks the State Department to revoke Justin Bieberís greencard for ďdangerous, reckless, destructive and drug abusingĒ behavior. Hereís a portion of the textÖ
ĒHe is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society. ď
Given the Biebs hasnít actually been convicted of anything and there are now serious questions as to whether or not he even stepped that far over the line, thereís no real chance the President will push to kick the Biebs out of the country. That would set a horrible precedent, and it would only piss off the millions of fans who bizarrely havenít given up on him yet. That being said, thereís a very real chance we could get a pretty amusing and snarky retort. We shall see.
These petitions are usually answered on weekends. Whenever the President and his staff decide to answer the bell, weíll bring you their response. Until then, try not to waste too much time getting annoyed about his nonsense.