This is probably pretty old news, and to be fair, the numbers could be off significantly. But it’s still depressing to have some fairly concrete evidence of all the insanity around me.
From the Washington Independent: only 47 percent of Southerners are willing to say they’re certain Obama was born in the United States.
Sigh. Well then, South. I’m not sure what to do with that. I mean, you already are acting a fool for going to town hall meetings and shouting about how America is being taken over and stay out of my healthcare Obama (just you know, don’t mess with my Medicare).
It’s absolutely insane that the birther mentality has spread to this point. Yes, you’re right. It’s a vast conspiracy. Of course it is. Obama’s parents plotted from the moment of his conception for him to be born in Kenya, and got the State of Hawaii, along with several other agencies, to go along with it.
If this birther nonsense isn’t based in some weird mix of willful ignorance and racial resentment, I don’t know what it is. If Barack Hussein Obama were (all) white (rather than biracial), would he be accused of being secretly born in Kenya? I wonder if it’s a way for some people to try and “take back” their country. If Obama isn’t really an American citizen, then he can’t really be a sign of a changing American racial makeup, can he?
I don’t know what can happen next, but I’m afraid it could be violence. I’d much rather the crazies start some theory about how Obama is injecting white senior citizens with swine flu to cut health care costs (if you are a birther and happen to stumble upon this blog, please feel free to give me credit for that one).
The whole birth certificate thing has even spread to late-night TV. Bless you Conan, but be careful, before they came after you and all those filthy drunken Irishmen. This is all the fault of immigrants, you know.