Wednesday, July 29, 2009

GOP House Leader Blunt Gives Credence to 'Birther' Nonsense

The wacko wing of the Republican Party keeps hammering away at President Obama's supposed foreign birth, a completely bogus non-issue that should make respectable Republicans cringe.

But no. Former Tulsa mayor Jim Inhofe, now the Sooner state's senior U.S. senator, has toyed around with the issue, suggesting that the 'birthers' have a point and that Obama's birthplace should be investigated.

It's an idiotic suggestion that makes Inhofe—and by extension, Oklahomans—look foolish.

Now House GOP leader Roy Blunt of Missouri has chimed in, aping the wing-nuts. Here's a bit of the transcript as reported on the Interweb:
BLUNT: What I don't know is why the president can't produce a birth certificate. I don't know anybody else that can't produce one, and I think that's a legitimate question. No health records, no birth certificate...

STARK: He's produced a certificate of live birth, right?

BLUNT: Not that I've...I don't believe so.
Note to actual thinking persons: This is a losing issue for the president's critics. The rumors are just that—rumors.

Or more plainly: It's a lie, and just because you want to be true doesn't make it true. Time to move on.

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