April 12, 2011

Quote of the Day

John Cole:

I think the thing that pisses me off the most about the birtherism and the coverage is that no one will come out and state that what is obviously motivating this crap is racism. Period. End of story. If Obama was white, we wouldn’t be politely rebutting lunatics questioning his birth certificate for four fucking years. But because he is black, we can spend tens of thousands of hours listening to drooling idiots wonder whether or not he is a real Murrikan. It’s really that simple.
He's right, of course. No other politician in history has ever been asked to show documentation that they're really American. Until the first black president. Just a coincidence, I'm sure. This stuff is hateful, mendacious and evil- not to mention proved a lie long ago- and anyone in the media who gives it the slightest bit of credence should be ashamed of themselves.

Posted by Stephen Silver at April 12, 2011 12:50 PM
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