Why Are Democrats Reopening The Birther Story?
As I noted earlier this week, Neil Abercrombie, the new Governor of Hawaii, has taken it upon himself to put an end to the myth that President Obama was not born in the United States. At the time, I noted that his efforts seemed pointless because there really wasn’t anything he could do that would convince the birther crowd that they were wrong.
Perhaps it’s because it’s a slow news week that this story has gotten attention, including this bizarre segment on Harball last night where Chris Matthews essentially adopts the birther argument that the President needs to produce his “long form” birth certificate:
All of this comes reports from Hawaii of increased requests for copies of President Obama’s birth records.
As I said on Sunday, all this does is encourage the nutjobs.