Posts tagged Birth certificate
Recently I posted “The Elephant in the Room,” in which I opined the birther movement was a clear manifestation of racism. Michael disagreed, stating it was merely political, the natural behavior of a political party looking for any weapon with which to attack a formidable opponent.
I countered there must be a reason for this group to choose Barack Obama’s “non-Americanism” as their weapon…and that reason was racism. If not, I argued, why have we not seen birther movements in the past, since there have surely been presidential candidates whose parents were not born in the United States? Michael immediately countered with this, completely shredding my argument. He later teased me by saying I should have known better than to make such a rash statement without researching it first.
Indeed. My humiliation is complete. I am totally pwned.
It’s right over there. It’s big and smelly, and it takes up a lot of room. People have been tiptoeing around it for months, pretending it doesn’t exist, but it’s grown too big to ignore. So let’s just walk over and confront it directly. Somebody has to.
Are birthers simply racists by another name?
Lots of people think so, and a few aren’t even afraid to say so out loud. But are they right?