Monday, July 27, 2009
We posted the link to Jon Stewart eviscerating the whole birther thing and Lou Dobbs the other day. Now comes some great video from Huffington Post of Mike Stark trying to get some GOP Congressmen to comment. What. The. Fuck. Come on, these guys are supposed to be the grown ups running this country and not only can some of them not give an honest answer to what is a ridiculously easy question, but some of them actually run away or hide to keep from having to answer. What the hell is that about?
And by the way...there is no controversy. Obama has produced his birth certificate. And Liz Cheney's thoughts aside, he has provided all the documentation he CAN provide. While those batshit crazies want to argue that a "Certificate of Birth" is not the same thing as a birth certificate, guess what: It's all you can get if you were born a Hawaiian citizen. Why? Because Hawaii went electronic in 2001 and paper documents were destroyed.
I have to point out two complete dipshits in this video. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) actually goes into what appears to be the Congressional Book Store (who knew they had one, just like middle school) and pretends to look at pens in an apparent attempt to wait out the camera crew. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) literally runs from the crew and calls the interviewer "the scum of the earth," but not before refusing to say who he is or what district he represents. Classy. And these people decide important shit, folks. Oh and Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), the guy who wouldn't give an answer because he was "focused on health care issues." Well...he was actually focusing today on a resolution demanding President Obama apologize for calling the Gates arrest stupid (despite the fact that it was and despite the fact that Obama has already apologized).
I will give it Rep. Tom Franks (R-AZ), who apparently was the only one who would give Stark a straight answer admitting his office had gotten that info, looked into it and come to the conclusion that the President was in fact born in Hawaii. Congratulations, Arizona. You have a Congressman that is not a complete pussy.
The interesting thing about all this, is that House Democrats today presented a non-binding resolution to celebrate Hawaii, that also pretty clearly declared Hawaii as Obama's birthplace. It passed the House 378-0., with several prominent Birthers (including the Birther bill sponsors) voting Yea.
So is this a sign that this stupid shit is dead? Or is the vote/straight answer contradiction indicative of a party that increasingly appears to be nudge-nudge, wink-wink instigating this crap?
at 10:48 PM