Sunday, March 27, 2011

Those Crazy Birthers, Part Seven

Donald Trump has been recently demanding that President Barack Obama show his birth certificate. That makes him the latest to join those crazy Birthers. You know the group of people who doubt whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States. And should we add the Republican Party as part of that group? A recent poll shows that a majority of Republicans now believe Obama was not born in the United States. Sigh. This is why I left the party. It started with Reagan, now the yahoos have finally replaced the moderates. Oh, before I forget, that's probably the reason why Trump is demanding the birth certificate. He is probably running for President. At least comedian Lewis Black thinks so. But I digress.

Okay, let me break this down for you crazy conservatives. First, and have already debunked the birther theory. But here it is in short form. Pun intended. In Hawaii, you cannot get your original birth certificate when you request it. What you get is the short form. So, Obama really can't get the "long" form. However, the form he has shown does prove he was born in Hawaii.

Do you Republicans realize how crazy you are? Here's why. Two Honolulu newspapers in 1961 announced Obama's birth. Now for this conspiracy to work, reporters in 1961 would have to conspire with public officials both Republican and Democrats in 2008 to produce a falsehood that Obama was born in Hawaii. Look I like science fiction too but no one is saying there's time travel. But what is this really about? It's race. Seriously. If Obama was named John Smith and he was white, would those crazy Republicans care? No. He's black and has an exotic name. If I can paraphrase Bill Maher, which party is more likely to have the racists? It's the Republicans.

But enough with all the insanity. Here's Jon Stewart of the Daily Show from 2009 to tell you why the Birthers are nuts.

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