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.