Birthers bad. Homosexuals good.

Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic  whines in an article about GOP candidates who have “flirted with birtherism.” 

“Et tu, Rob Portman? Ye of sensibility and rectitude? Ye of maturity and political resolve?  Despite inquires from the Cincinnati Enquirer and Plain Dealer, Portman’s campaign won’t directly answer the question of whether the candidate believes that President Obama is a citizen. (Obama is.) So now, we’re up to five Republican Senate candidates — major ones, not including J.D. Hayworth in Arizona for the moment — who have flirted with Birtherism….”

Oh, boo-frickin’ hoo.  There are a lot of good people out there who believe that there is fire behind all that smoke.  Those people vote.  The same people who advocate a big tent when it comes to the homosexual vote want it slammed shut on birthers.  Sorry Mr. Big Shot, but a lot of people don’t believe it just because you said it ain’t so, and they sure as hell don’t trust Obama.

I’ll give up my suspicions about Obama’s past when I feel the original birth certificate in my stubby little fingers, and when I see with my own eyes his education records.  And I’ll fight for the right of the birthers to question his past as much as they want.  Rejection of Birtherism isn’t a litmus test of the Republican party. Yet.

2 responses to “Birthers bad. Homosexuals good.

  1. Well, John we agree that “where’s there’s a LOT of smoke, there’s usually fire”. We also seem agree that the winds of conspiracy seem to blow stronger from the left than the right – until perhaps of late.

    One things that connects birthers, truthers and the guy who claims he’s found Hillary’s long-time girlfriend in Toronto is:

    a. legitimate questions which SHOULD be answered;
    b. believable answers have not come, are not forthcoming, or no answers at all; and
    c. a lack of powerful evidence to support findings – delivered in a form the simplest of people can understand.

    In deference to your profession I would expect your understanding of a timeline, “preponderance of evidence” and the need to translate factors in a case from legalese (or medicalese, or military jargon) into tidbits someone who does not speak that language understands. I’m not sure that always happens, and anywhere there is a hole with the smallest amount of ambient light, someone will feel the need to peer into to see what’s on the other side.

    For me, the unanswered questions of 9/11 are not if the government was involved (they weren’t) but WHY they weren’t involved more. Much like Pearl Harbor, time will likely show there was a window in which this tragedy might have been prevented. Guess in 60 years, we didn’t get THAT memo.

    Obama’s heritage, well that’s coffee table fodder anymore. There seems to be enough to support his legal finding (or a good cover-up?) In any case, we are stuck with him for the next 3 years – regardless of where he was born. Our energy is best spent on other Obama issues, but the chatter will continue until the “wet blanket” or “smoking gun” is presented.

    And Hillary? Who knows. But the more interesting question is: IF Hillary is found to be in a long-term same-sex relationship, how does that impact Bill’s legacy? Will Hillary’s political ambitions be dashed to the rocks?

    Those are conspiracy questions worth debating over good beer…

  2. In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. They are good at “Follow the Leader” of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. Although most republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe they have a long way to go.

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