And another one goes Birther

By Amanda Marcotte
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 22:40 EDT
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This time David Vitter:

He basically encourages conservatives to keep suing the President to see a “valid birth certificate”, thereby allowing the guy who asks the question to have his incorrect premise—that Obama hasn’t produced a real birth certificate—go unquestioned. Since the President has produced his birth certificate, allowing the wingnuts to continue to chew on this is basically signing off on their delusions. He does try to salvage the situation by saying they shouldn’t dwell on it, but that’s not enough when you’ve fed conspiracy theory delusions to your base. All they’re going to hear is, “A real life Senator agrees that the President is lying about his citizenship status.”

Here’s what’s interesting to me: Vitter basically might as well just up and tell his supporters, “Y’all are a bunch of morons that we Republicans find easy to exploit.” I mean, he’s encouraging them to flush god only knows how much money down the toilet of suing the President. And for a supposed “conservative”, he certainly seems to have no problem encouraging his supporters to waste taxpayer money on frivolous lawsuits. It’s just a nifty reminder of how much Republicans really do see their base supporters as marks.

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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