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Politicians are very good at dodging issues. By responding with vague statements that don’t 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 House’s 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, it’s unlikely he’ll directly address the matter within the next day or so, but it’ll get handled sooner rather than later. Besides, it could prove to be a great chance to change the subject away from a topic he’s not interested in talking about.
In short, the petition asks the State Department to revoke Justin Bieber’s greencard for “dangerous, reckless, destructive and drug abusing” behavior. Here’s a portion of the text…
”He 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. “
Given the Biebs hasn’t actually been convicted of anything and there are now serious questions as to whether or not he even stepped that far over the line, there’s 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 haven’t given up on him yet. That being said, there’s 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, we’ll bring you their response. Until then, try not to waste too much time getting annoyed about his nonsense.