This has gone well beyond stupid.
In 2009, the Party of Lincoln officially has become, 150 years later, the party of Racists, Hypocrites and Liars.
I’m talking about the so-called “Birther Bill” introduced by Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla) earlier this year and co-sponsored by several prominent GOP lawmakers including Randy Neugebauer (R-Tex) and Dan Burton (R-Ind). This bill, which frankly would not have been even conceived of had John McCain won the election last year, would require presidential campaigns to provide a “copy of the candidate’s birth certificate”.
President Obama has already done so, and for the record, of the two men in the race last year, he was the only one actually born on American soil, in an American state. John McCain was born in Panama. Both were born to American citizens, and since this country does not recognize dual citizenship, both are “natural born” citizens as required by the Constitution. No other President’s birth records have been questioned so persistently, nor examined so thoroughly. The only reason these “birthers” are objecting to Obama’s public release of his birth records is because they can’t handle the fact that a black man won.
Apparently they’re fine with black people being sports stars, singers, servants and sex objects, but leadership is a burden to be shouldered only by White Men.
These mindless racists are now demanding that President Obama release a copy of his “long form” birth certificate, a document I very much doubt any of them would be able to produce on demand. And, as I’ve said before, it’s also something none of them would be demanding of John McCain if the election had gone the other way. This has got to stop. Even if he capitulates to their ludicrous demands and releases the long form, there’s little chance the “birthers” will accept it as proof. Instead, they’ll no doubt go on believing it was “forged” or “faked” or otherwise falsified.
Not because there’s any proof of conspiracy, but because they’re idiots. And racists. And hypocrites.