What Fresh Hell Is This?

April 22, 2011

The GOP is The Birther Party

As much as I heartily employ some local conservative republicans' outright rejection of the birther conspiracy theory, I have to point out that the theory, such as it is, is going mainstream GOP.

From Chris Matthews:

He said:
A plurality of Republican voters, 47 percent, said they believed Mr. Obama, who was born in Hawaii, was born in another country; 22 percent said they did not know where he was born, and 32 percent said they believed he was born in the United States.
The numbers come from this CBS/NYTimes poll (though it's actually 45% and not 47% who "know" Obama wasn't born in the US).

That's still very close to 7 out of 10 republicans who don't know that the President of the United States was born in Hawaii.

Here's a thought: any Republican you meet on the street you should ask them if they're a birther, because chances are, they are.

Any of my Republican friends want to chime in here?

What a sad state of affairs for a once great political party.


Existential Type said...

Surely you realize that this birther nonsense is just a proxy for racism? What they really think is that a black guy has no business being our President; what they say instead is that he's not a U.S. citizen, because this can be repeated ad nauseam on TV.

Heir to the Throne said...

Over 50% of Dems Believe Bush Was Involved in Carrying out 9/11…

Don;t even get me started on the Bush AWOL BS.

EdHeath said...

So HTTT, are you saying that Republicans are no smarter or saner than Democrats? Can you name one elected Democrat (or Democratic candidate for President) who says that people in the government knew 9/11 was coming and did nothing to stop it in order to go to war in the Middle East? 'cause, you know, Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin.

In any event, based on your logic, I don't have to pay any attention to Republican ideas, because apparently they are no smarter than Democratic ideas.