See, this is what happens when I stop focusing on South Carolina. I’ve spent too much time paying attention to what’s going on in Virginia so of course SC has to tap me on the shoulder and say “hey now, over here, still crazy, don’t forget.”
So I guess we’re back on this whole The President is from Kenya thing for some reason.
A kinder, gentler, more rational Republican party my ass.
Another Republican is accusing President Obama of secretly being a Kenyan man who forged his birth certificate in order to get elected President of the United States. This time the theorist is Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), chairman of the House Homeland Security Oversight Subcommittee.
Duncan appeared on the radio program TruNews with Rick Wiles on Friday where the host asked the South Carolina congressman whether the House would go after Obama’s “phony identification papers.” Duncan initially demurred, but then agreed with Wiles that Obama could be lying about his birth certificate, calling for Congress to “revisit” the issue of “the president’s validity.”
You can listen to his own words on the subject if you want.
Four years ago, making this argument didn’t make you look like the absolute dumbest person on the planet for a few reasons.
- Republicans were really mad that they lost and people do silly things when they’re mad.
- The “theory” hadn’t been debunked over and over by tons of independent sources. I’m not saying there was any possible reason why anyone should have believed it, but at least the subject hadn’t been beaten into the ground so thoroughly the way it has at this point.
- Obama was really popular and didn’t have anything else to call him out on.
It’s 2013 now. He’s won again. Republicans, you need calm down. There’s tons of paperwork on the issue. And — and this is the biggest point — if you really want to go after Obama, why don’t you pick one of the many things Americans are disillusioned with? There are enough White House scandals and poor policy decisions at this point, a Republican could pick any number of them and have a field day, but Jeff Duncan decides to go the birther route? Out of all things? You want to pick the one thing he’s obviously not guilty of?
None of these people are playing with a full deck of cards. How any voter can take this kind ofRepublican politician seriously and continue to vote them into office is just beyond me at this point.
Wait. My mistake. I almost forgot — I know people who are “birthers.” Otherwise sane, seemingly-intelligent people with jobs and kids believe Obama is a Muslim secretly plotting to have all the Muslim-owned gas stations along the interstates shut down so Americans can’t get any gas.
That is a real theory told to me by someone I went to high school with. Mind-boggling that I grew up in the same area as these folks…