Birthers on the Hill
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you your elected Republican officials. Only one, Trent Franks (R-Arizona), issues an unequivocal denunciation of the Birth Certificate loons. Most of the others avoid the question, and one or two seem to be Nirthers themselves.
It really stinks that Huffington Post and Mike Stark are milking these Nirther morons for every drop of bad publicity.
But if the GOP won’t do something about their own nutroots, they deserve it.
And I’m not just talking about Nirthers. For example, when Sarah Palin refuses to answer a direct question and admit that bombing an abortion clinic is “terrorism,” she’s doing it for the same reason — she’s pandering to the extremists in the base. (And really turning off people like me.)
(Hat tip: Killgore.)