I see where Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio is at it again. Last month he issued a press release to the effect that there is “probable cause” (once a lawman, always a lawman) to believe that President Obama’s long form birth certificate is a forgery. Really.
Seems that an official document from the state of Hawaii just isn’t good enough for the pack of looney-toons otherwise known as the “birthers”. They know, they just know, that the President is a pretender to the throne. He wasn’t born in Hawaii, but in Kenya. He’s not and never has been an American citizen. The whole thing is a fraud, and they are trying desperately to prove it to the rest of us. Arpaio and others have gone to court to challenge the birth certificate and other verification that the President has issued over the last four years. Nothing, it seems, will satisfy them except Mr. Obama’s admission that they were right (and presumably, his immediate resignation).
Of course, you could say that at least these folks have the courage of their convictions, however fantastic and misguided. I do get more than a tad annoyed with the Republicans in Congress who will say piously that they “believe the President if he says he was born in this country” or that “they take the President at his word when he says he’s a Christian”. Clearly, they don’t believe a word of it, and the hypocrisy is a real irritant. It’s hard to say which group is worse, but I will say this to both of them: asked and answered. Repeatedly. Get over it and move on.