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Birther Republicans are international laughing stock

No less than the Bangkok Post in Thailand is reporting on birther nuttiness in a new article, "Bias, by any other name, still blinds you to the facts.”

In the US, some 45% of Republicans believe that Barack Obama (a Democrat) was born overseas and thus ineligible to be president. This isn’t for want of information. The press has reported extensively on the issue, pointing to contemporary birth notices in Hawaiian newspapers and to his birth certificate, now available online.

But facts don’t matter to the "birthers". It is just that they don’t like Mr Obama (as a Democrat, as an African American, as a liberal, etc) and they are not prepared to listen to any positive information.


New Congressional report on presidential eligibility

The Congressional Research Service has completed a new report on the question of what “natural born citizen” means in the context of the Article II qualifications for the President of the United States.

The Congressional Research Service is a part of the Library of Congress, providing professional, objective and non-partisan public policy research to members of Congress and their staffers. CRS reports by constitutional attorney Jack Maskell, the author of this report, have been featured on this web site before. I’m sure that my readers will be much more interested in what the report says than what I say about it, so without further introduction, the report is presented. I can anticipate a lively discussion to follow.

Qualifications for President and the “Natural Born” Citizenship Eligibility Requirement


Birthers garner unfavorable coverage in NH

Todays Conway Daily Sun contains an article by Susan Bruce that puts birthers in unfavorable light:

Orly Taitz is a bucket full of crazy

It also has some unkind remarks about NH state representative Harry Accornero who joined Taitz in a challenge before the New Hampshire Elections Commission:

clearly a few acorns shy of an oak

It’s always great to see local coverage of birthers. If you like to see birthers made fun of, this article is for you.