Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The GOP punts (again)

The Washington Post's Greg Sargent writes: "This morning I noted that Obama’s release of his long form birth certificate gives leading conservatives and Republicans an opportunity to show a bit of leadership. ... They could, if they so chose, place the blame for this situation — which is a profound embarrassment to the country — where it belongs: Not on Obama, but on those who continue to traffic in the slander that the President wasn’t born in the United States. ... The early returns are not encouraging. ... a number of leading Republican figures who have either endorsed birtherism or flirted with it are either refusing to say anything about today’s developments or are still insisting that Obama took too long to come clean. Until these good people step up and call out birtherism for what it is, we can only conclude that they are either too lacking in leadership to disabuse voters of their birther fantasies, or are hoping to continue capitalizing politically from the out-of-control hatred and paranoia that will continue to be directed at America’s first black president." Well said. But I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the Republican adults to show up, assuming there are any left.

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