Odd as hell. It’s like Obi Wan Kenobi pulled the old mind-wave trick (“You don’t need to see his identification”), and the birthers suddenly forgot what they’ve been saying, doing and threatening, for three years.
Why all the tough questions for the Democrat, for the non-lunatic, for the Chicago guy, for the kid from the single-parent household, and none for the White Anglo-Saxon Catholic/Mormon/Lapsed Lutherans?
I think, perhaps, they weren’t really concerned about citizenship qualifications to be president, except to “get” Obama. If they can’t figure out a way to win — and therefore beat Obama — by cheating, they don’t want to play at all. Even Leo Donofrio is folding his tent.
If only Congress would get the message that America’s president is president of all of America, and their efforts to bring down the nation to “get” Obama are not working, and should be stopped, I’d be a lot happier guy.
Minor update, March 17, 2012: Sorta as I feared/expected/realized-from-years-of-experience, the birthers are letting the current group of Republicans slide, so far as I, or they, can tell. Most of them are completely unaware that at least one candidate has a foreign-born father, most of them don’t know where or when the candidates were born or naturalized, and of course, because the Republicans are not Obama, they don’t really care. One birther claims to be sure that “others” are looking hard into these questions, experts. Shades of that other Harrison Ford movie, “Raiders of the Lost Ark:” What experts? “Top experts.” And shame on me for
even asking the questions calling their bluff.
More (if you can stand it):
- S.E. Cupp Tears Into MSNBC Panel On Whether GOP Leaders Should Condemn Birthers In Congress (mediaite.com)
- Arpaio: I Briefed Santorum on My Birther Conspiracy Investigation (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- David Leopold: As the Presumptive GOP Nominee Will Mitt Romney Reject the Politics of Hate? (huffingtonpost.com)
- Live Video: Sheriff Arpaio’s Ridiculous Birther Press Conference (littlegreenfootballs.com)