Don’t Forget The Rubes Mr. President
In a new low for American politics, our President addressed the idiotic birther issue in a nationally broadcast press conference today.
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“We’re not gonna be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by side-shows and carnival barkers.” -President Obama
Clearly the President has been reading this blog… well probably not, but I can dream can’t I?
He shouldn’t have done this, in my opinion. The right-wing loud mouths and their enablers in the press are not going to let it go, and will now claim victory in forcing the President to respond.
Now that he’s out in front of this issue however, I’m glad to see him take the press to task for giving air time to these flim-flam men and their snake-oil. He was absolutely right to do so. But he didn’t call out the other half of that equation that makes the whole despicable show possible, their very large audience of mouth-breathing, racist, dumb-fuck rubes who are so willfully ignorant and deluded that they’ll buy anything that helps them avoid the unbearable reality of having a black man in the White House. I understand as President he can’t come out and say that, but there should be some very strong push back from his surrogates over the next few days as they will inevitably be asked about this. They need to call it what it is, reality denial based on racism and hate.
There is no way that the birth certificate of a sitting President would be an issue to anyone if he wasn’t black. Period. They need to say that, loudly.