July 27, 2009

Take That, Birthers!

This is awesome:

Dem Rep. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii is going to introduce a resolution on the House floor today that seems designed to put House GOPers who are flirting with birtherism in a jam.

The measure Abercrombie will introduce commemorates the 50th anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood. But here’s the rub, his spokesman tells me: It describes Hawaii as Barack Obama’s birthplace.

“In the language of the resolution, there is a statement that Hawaii is the birthplace of the 44th President of the United States,” Abercrombie spokesman Dave Helfert confirms.

That confronts House GOPers with a choice: They can vote for the measure, and endorse the idea that Obama was born in Hawaii, which could earn the wrath of birthers. Or they can vote against commemorating the 50th state’s joining of our blessed Union.

My anti-birther column will be published tomorrow, so I'm looking forward to receiving hate mail from crazy people throughout the day- which also happens to be my birthday. D'oh.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 27, 2009 07:55 PM

they just won't show up...

Posted by: yawn at July 28, 2009 08:21 AM
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