How Republicans Can Prove, Once And For All, That They Are Not Raciston March 15, 2012 at 11:10 am
Continue to support Birthers after 2016. That’s right, I said support Birtherism. Why? It’s simple really: President Obama is going to win in November. Unless he’s caught setting a hobo on fire or is assassinated, let’s take it as a given that Birtherism won’t go away while he’s still in office. We will still have the ridiculous attempts to undermine the legitimacy of his administration by the less than subtle insinuation he’s not a “real” American. Arizona is trying to pass yet another law to this effect. Via TPM:
This time, an Arizona legislative committee is pushing a measure that would require presidential candidates to fill out an eligibility form before they can be put on Arizona’s ballot. The state’s Secretary of State Ken Bennett is behind the measure, whose spokesperson said, “There has been a lot of media attention devoted to this, so we wanted to make sure there is a standardized form.”
How does continuing to support Birtherism prove that they’re not racist, you say? Well, after Obama leaves office in 2016, the next president will be white. Doesn’t matter if it’s a Democrat or a Republican, he (or possibly she, but don’t get your hopes up) is going to be white. So, if all these little laws demanding proof of citizenship are really on the up and up like their proponents claim and not just poorly concealed racism, then there is no reason whatsoever that they should stop putting so much effort in to getting them passed after Obama is gone. See? They weren’t based on racism after all? They really just want to protect the integrity of the system!
But there’s not a chance in hell Republicans will keep at it, will they? By 2016, there will be nary a peep about “proof of citizenship for all presidential candidates.” At least until a Hispanic runs. Of course, the “liberal” media will forget alllll about this ugly chapter in GOP politics and pretend that, gosh no, who could say that Republicans run on racism? Perish the thought!
But I’ll remember. And so will you. And thanks to the wonders of the internet, it will all be on record for future conservatives to ignore until we shove it down their lying, racist throats.