How To Shut A Birther Up Without Resorting To Sewing Their Lips Togetheron April 20, 2012 at 8:07 pm
These people are so in denial about their racism they put closeted gay Republicans to shame. They try so hard to pretend that they reeeeallly believe Obama is actually ineligible for office for reasons other than being black. They harder they try, the crazier they sound. But, take heart, it’s very easy to shut one down and make them babble about Obama being a socialist or Nazi or Muslim or all three. Just ask them for the specific part of the Constitution that says you have to have TWO United States citizens as parents to be considered a citizen. After they insist that his father was a citizen of Kenya therefor he is legally a Kenyan or that he was born there so he’s not legally a US citizen, ask for the specific legal precedent established in the United States judicial system that says the laws of a foreign country overrides the indisputable US citizenship of his mother. After this they will either stop talking to you, curse at you or change the topic.
It really is that simple. His mother was a US citizen. Obama could have been born on Mars to a Martian father and he would STILL be a US citizen. Why we’re still having this conversation is beyond my comprehension.
Of course, the longer Birterism infects the right, the less credible the right becomes so it’s not all bad.