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Baratunde Thurston on Obama birther controversy: “We have all been debased”

As Lori mentioned yesterday, President Obama has released his long-form birth certificate in an attempt to lay to rest the ridiculous (racist, ignorant, bigoted, baseless) birther claims once and for all. (Donald Trump, we’re still waiting on yours.)

It’s pretty clear that this won’t shut up the true believers who never cared about things like, um, facts to begin with. But, god willing, it will squelch some of the media circus that irresponsibly validated those views. (I’m not holding my breath on Fox News though.)

I’m personally pretty conflicted about whether or not this was a good political move by the President.

Elle at Shakesville argues that this sets a terrible precedent and legitimizes bigotry:

“In ...

As Lori mentioned yesterday, President Obama has released his long-form birth certificate in an attempt to lay to rest the ridiculous (racist, ignorant, bigoted, baseless) birther claims once and for all. (Donald Trump, we’re still waiting ...

Where the eff was Donald Trump born, anyway?! New poll shows most Americans uncertain

Boy, I’ll tell ya. The more I look into the background behind this Donald Trump guy’s birth, the more “suspect” it is. Have you heard the new poll numbers? Most Americans don’t even believe he was born in this country. Now, he either doesn’t have his birth certificate or he’s not showing it to every single person in this country on demand at all times. Which-it’s a very strange situation. That’s all I can tell you. It’s a very sad thing. But the fact is, if he wasn’t born in this country, he shouldn’t be able to run for the president of the United States. Plus, come on guys. I also heard he was a terrible student. Terrible. ...

Boy, I’ll tell ya. The more I look into the background behind this Donald Trump guy’s birth, the more “suspect” it is. Have you heard the new poll numbers? Most Americans don’t even believe he ...

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