Republican leaders on Thursday slammed President Obama’s release of his detailed birth certificate as a distraction from the nation’s real concerns and attempted to point the finger at him for bringing heightened media attention to it. — Washington Post
Yep. Carnival barkers.
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Did everybody notice that the most famous birth certificate in the world lists the newborn as “Barack Hussein Obama II”? Do you realize this makes the president a sequel?
Great stuff. But check out the inevitable:
Within seconds of the most embarrassing presidential press conferences since Abraham Lincoln was forced to prove he was really dead by not breathing for 12 hours, the reaction on Twitter became the most interesting thing going. Everyone’s Twitter feeds had instantly been filled with a flurry of “certificate talk.”…..Some people were lamenting the time wasted, some were parsing President Obama’s words, and, amazingly, some already seemed to be questioning the document’s legitimacy. The amazing part, of course, isn’t that people were doing that. In fact, no one expects the certificate’s release to really change anything. The amazing part is who was questioning it. — Mediaite
The usual suspects: Drudge, Beck, Fox News. Follow the link and see for yourself.
This answers my one and only question, which I gently put to every birther: “Hey shitheel! Now don’t you feel like a gullible, smacked ass?” They do not. Facts, science, proof, etc., these pesky entities serve no purpose but to create barriers between themselves and what comforts them. No wonder they idolize Sarah Palin.
I’m told there was a time when public humiliation was enough to send somebody into permanent invisibility. After you clambered up on your hind legs and made a complete fool of yourself at the top of your voice, once exposed you’d be exiled like a deposed tyrant, banished into oblivion. (Usually to France, but that’s another tale.) Now, (a) many of these same hucksters are beyond shame (no need to cite Trump as Exhibit A, even before this), and (b) it just doesn’t seem to be a very big deal to be King of the Horses ‘Asses. In fact, it’s a competition, and an honor to win.
If birthers can’t accept this simple, demonstrable fact even after it’s been demonstrated, how will they accept Global Warming, evolution, or the balk rule? What hope is there that they’ll ever grasp the wisdom of birth control, the stupidly obvious fact that not every Muslim in the world is a crazed terrorist, or that reality teevee isn’t reality?
Why bother? Most of them are ‘Pubs, Teabaggers, and garden variety wingnut conspiracy freaks, unwashed and unfit for recess. We’re informed by people who study such phenomena that no matter how advanced the civilization is in general, a certain number will stay deep in their caves and high in their trees. They only come out or come down to eat, procreate, ……and vote.
Aaah. As a Floridian, I see the problem.