Thursday, July 22, 2010

Kansas Republican Goes 'Birther' and Loses Endorsement

The 'Birther' myth has claimed another Republican candidate. 

As you may have heard, there's a nutty right-wing campaign out there asserting that the president, Barack Obama, was (secretly) born in Kenya and thus is a completely illegitimate national leader. 

Some of the Tea Party types as well as other conspiracy theorists have been pushing this for a while now and, every now and again, they convert a gullible politician. 

The latest to fall for this nonsense is Tracey Mann, a GOP candidate for the U.S. House in District 1 of Kansas, a view that caused the Hutchison News newspaper to withdraw its editorial endorsement. 

The News made the right call. Evidently, Mann has been listening to way too much Hate Radio and Fox News.  There's more here

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