51% Of Republican Primary Voters Are Birthers

Posted by on Feb 16, 2011 in Politics | One Comment

I am shocked. Shocked I tell yeah. A recent survey from Public Policy Polling (links to a PDF) found more than half of Republican primary voters think  that President Obama isn’t a natural born American citizen:

In the poll, 51% of all likely Republican primary voters erroneously believed that President Obama was born outside of the U.S.

“Erroneously believe”? WTF does that even mean exactly? Ignoring the reality of Obama’s certificate of live birth is nothing more than a way to pretend they’re not racists, which simply makes them instead look stupid and racist.

And not surprisingly, among Sarah Palin fans that number is is even higher:

For example, among the two-thirds of likely Republican primary voters with a favorable opinion of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, 83% said Obama was not born in the U.S.

I am sorry, but these folks are just bat shit crazy.

1 Comment

  1. Granite

    I agree with you that most birthers are bat-shit crazy.

    But what is the motive of the professional birthers who keep repeating the lies?

    Like the lie that said that Obama’s Kenyan grandmother said that he was born in Kenya–when she actually said repeatedly in the taped interview that he was born in Hawaii and in another interview that the first that her family had heard of Obama’s birth was in a letter from Hawaii.

    What is the MOTIVE of someone who has a site that keeps repeating the lie and never mentions that the complete tape recording shows that she repeatedly said “Hawaii” and another interview said that her family had found out about the birth from a letter from Hawaii?

    What is the motive of professional birther sites that ignore the following obvious fact:

    If a child were born in any other country than the USA, she or he would need a US visa or to be entered on the mother’s US passport in order to be allowed to enter the USA. If such a document existed for Obama, it would have to have been applied for, and the files of the applications for it would still exist–and NO SUCH DOCUMENT HAS BEEN FOUND.

    Is the motive just crazy? Or, is it evil?


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