February 14, 2016
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Tough week for birthers … I mean racists

By Tim Barnum|News Editor
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Posted 7/28/09

Neil Abercrombie, Congressman for Hawaii’s First District, put forth an interesting resolution this week in Congress.

Actually, it shouldn’t have been interesting at all. It was simply a resolution recognizing the 50th year Hawaii has been a part of the United States of America. Oh, and by the way, he also had the resolution saying Hawaii was the birthplace to President Barack Obama.

No biggie, unless of course you are one of the nut jobs who refuses to accept that Obama was born in the U.S. You know, the group of people affectionately dubbed as “birthers” who are demanding that Obama’s birth certificate be made public (it already has, not too mention two copies of his birth announcements that ran in a couple of Hawaiian newspapers were presented and the Supreme Court has already dismissed the issue), and who refuse to accept him as a legitimate president until, I don’t know, I guess until they can get in a time machine and travel back to the year Obama was born and see him actually come out of his mother’s womb in an American hospital.

Opposing Obama’s policies is fine. If you don’t like him as a person, that’s fine too.

Those are both totally common things that happen with all presidents.

But who was the last president who, over six months after taking office, still had his birthplace questioned this much?

None? Hmmmm… So what is it about Obama that these people are so upset about?

Oh I know! It’s because he’s a Democrat!!

Wait a second, we’ve had plenty of democrats in office. Nix that.

Maybe it’s because he was so aggressive in pushing for a stimulus package.

But, didn’t a stimulus plan pass under Bush as well in 2008 when people got a little extra on their tax returns?

A-ha! It’s the whole abortion issue! No way someone born on American soil can be pro-choice right?

Well, that just sounds stupid if I say it out loud, since the country is pretty much split on this issue.

So what could it be? Am I getting hot here?

Okay, enough games. I know the reason the people are so adamant in their theory that Obama must have been born outside of the U.S.

It’s because he’s black.

Yup, this white man just pulled the race card.

So where do these birthers, or as I call them, racist conspiracy theorists, go from here? Surely these select few can coerce their elected officials to deny this resolution so that their theory can continue to stand up!

WRONG! The resolution passed unanimously.

Even your elected officials think you people are nuts.


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