Thursday, May 24, 2012

More Republican racism

At a fundraiser, Congressman Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) said this:

"I don't know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. I don't know that. But I do know this, that in his heart, he's not an American. He's just not an American."

Later with a TV reporter, Coffman said he misspoke. Now, how do you misspeak with a statement like that? Misspeaking is like messing up one cup with two cups of eggs for a recipe. To be fair, he issued a more detailed apology yesterday.

This is all part of the Republican Party's pattern of appealing to racism. When it comes to President Obama, it's clear. Don't think so? The birther movement made Donald Trump a leader in the Republican Party. He raised it hard and heavy and rose to the top. The Party's leaders do nothing to repudiate it. And here are the facts. Obama initially released his short form birth certificate. That's the one you get when you request your birth certificate from Hawaii. Hawaii's official response to the birther nonsense was that Obama was born in Hawaii. Oh, and then there's a newspaper article reporting his birth right after it happened in 1961. Yet, no one questions Republican presidential candidate MItt Romney whose father was born in Mexico

Ed Schultz covered this topic with passion yesterday.

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