In a recent NY Times/CBS Poll only 58% said President Obama was born in the United States, while 20% said he was born in another country and 23% said they did not know.
WTF, I can’t believe people are still falling for this nonsense being pushed by a bunch of unstable fools known as Birthers. Rachel Maddow defined a Birther as the following:
A specific new breed of American conspiracy theorists who believe that the real problem with Barack Obama being president is that he can’t possibly have been born in the United States. He’s not eligible to be president. The birth certificate is a fake. He’s a foreigner. Once this has been exposed, I guess, he will be run out of the White House and exposed for the alien, communist, Muslim, gay, drug dealer, al-Qaeda member that he is …
Seriously, if you had half a brain you would not even buy into the birther foolishness! Well, not if you’re Tom Tancredo (former Representative from Colorado) and Sarah Palin who still believes that the people have the right to be suspicious about the President’s citizenship. Even after Obama released his birth certificate online for the world to see (http://fightthesmears.com/articles/5/birthcertificate) and an independent organization factcheck.org even analyzed the birth certificate and reported the state seal was legit and verified that all Hawaiian birth records have been moved from paper to online and that a special request was necessary to see the actual birth certificate (Hawaii has denied several request).
So how can 58% of people polled still believe that Barack Obama is not a citizen?
The only answer I could come up with is RACISM! There is no other reason; this is not about a difference in political beliefs (Democrat vs. Republican) or any overwhelming evidence to cast a shadow of doubt. It’s about a group of people who can’t accept a Black man as President. They can’t accept the most powerful nation in the free world is run by a Black man; and it’s a shame!!
It’s a shameful way of thinking and I tried to avoid it, but it becomes clearer every day as sensible politicians (Cecil Ash) continue to allow racist idiots to talk this nonsense without correcting them. I hate to pull the race card as it is used way too often in our society but in this case I cannot find any other reason to explain the nonsense we hear from Birthers and some (not all) Tea Party supporters. Birthers went as far as to produce a fake birth certificate from Kenya to prove Obama was a foreigner, what’s next for these birthers? How far will they go in trying to evidence that doesn’t exist?
On 4/21 Anderson Cooper confronted birther Arizona State Representative Cecil Ash about his support for legislation that “Would require U.S. presidential candidates who want to appear on the ballot in Arizona to submit documents proving they meet the constitutional requirements to be president.” . As you will see in the video below Anderson Cooper will point out that no one every questioned President Bush or President Clinton’s citizenship. Why do we need legislation for proof of a candidate’s citizenship?
Just because we FAIRLY elected a Black man as President we as a country have still have long way to go when it comes to race!
If there is something to be said, “Its On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!