This week we’ve seen the attempt by conservative governors to have it both ways: blast the Democratic stimulus plan, but take the money anyway. We’ve seen Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal stumble badlyduring his response to Obama’s address to the joint session of Congress. (How bizarre is it that the governor of the Katina state has a problem with money for volcano monitoring, much to the dismay of geologists?). Now, at the annual CPAC conference, the wingnuts are continuing to push the myth that Obama wasn’t born in the US.
Cliff Kincaid, head of Accuracy in Media, was introducing Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana, when he suggested that Obama is (a) a Communist and (b) not born in the United States.
Congressman Richard Shelby of Alabama recently brought up the issue, saying, “You have to be born in America to be president.” Dave Ozment, chairman of the Cullman County Republican Party had jump in and do damage control, declaring, “[Shelby] was not saying and I’m not saying he (Obama) is or isn’t [a U.S. citizen], he was just saying he hasn’t seen one (a birth certificate),” Ozment said.