We saw it on the campaign trail last year: the lunatic fringe which has taken over the Republican Party calling Obama a terrorist, a Muslim and someone who would allow the government to come and seize all your guns. Aside from these crazy conspiracy theories has come their latest fad: that President Obama was born in Kenya and isn’t constitutionally qualified to be President. These nut cases are referred to as “Birthers” and are all over conservative talk radio and blogs spreading their poisonous propaganda.
Unfortunately no amount of propaganda can remove the facts. Obama was born in Hawaii, his actual birth certificate HAS been produced by the State of Hawaii and authentic copies of local newspapers exist which recorded his birth at the time. If he was actually born in Kenya why did two Hawaiian newspapers at the time report that he had been born? Why would they care that a Barack Hussein Obama had been born in Kenya? They reported he was born in Hawaii as his official birth certificate certifies.
Some people are simply insane. Others refuse to believe facts even when presented. These morons choose to believe falsities because they wish to. It is one thing to be stupid and not able to comprehend facts. It is quite worse to choose to be stupid and ignore them. Birthers are mostly the latter. These are those same idiots we interviewed last year waiting to attend McCain/Palin rallies who rattled off the same GOP talking points they heard from Rush, O’Lielly, Beck, Hannity and the rest of the lunatic fringe talking heads without once checking the facts for themselves.
Now these lunatics are taking over the asylum by influencing members of Congress. Mike Stark, s well known blogger, approached numerous Congressmen and asked if they believe this nonsense. I’m not surprised to report that Tim Murphy was one of them. Afraid to accept the truth or unwilling to accept facts, these are people who have the votes which directly affect your life from health care reform to funding for police, for economic development, to war and peace. Isn’t that a scary thought? People who vote to determine whether we go to war are so misinformed on a simple, basic issue they cannot answer a simple question? Now you understand how Iraq happened.
Ask your Congressman if he’s part of the lunatic fringe.