Quotes of the day are intended to represent what is being said by people on both sides of the birther question. They do not necessarily represent the views of this web site.
In politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue. It’s not cool to not know what you’re talking about. That’s not keeping it real or telling it like it is. That’s not challenging political correctness. That’s just not knowing what you’re talking about.
— Barack Obama
— Rutgers University, May, 2016
Internet anonymity is fragile.
— Dr. Conspiracy
— Comment at Obama Conspiracy Theories (2015)
I can’t imagine that happening to any other president. It’s indisputable that there was a level of ferocity and lack of respect given to him that was a function of race.
— David Axelrod, Former Obama adviser
I was no better at predicting the demise of the birther movement than they were in predicting the demise of the Obama administration.
The more disconnected from face-to-face relationships we become, the more our soft skills atrophy. And these [social media] tools not only make the soft skills deteriorate, but they also reinforce bad habits and amplify our negative personality traits.
— “How social media is crippling democracy, and why we seem powerless to stop it” ZDNET
— Jason Perlow for Tech Broiler