The absurdity knows no bounds. Today, Taegan noted that CNN’s Lou Dobbs had joined the crazy birther movement. Dobbs did it on his radio show, not CNN, but he’s most identified with CNN. Most of the birther crowd has been hanging out at FOX, but Dobbs joined in.
Also today, actually on CNN, Rick Sanchez went after the birthers in a big way. I watched it live and it was fantastic. I couldn’t find video, but Rachel Weiner at Huffington has a report:
It’s a “completely unfounded story,” Sanchez said, and then repeated himself for emphasis. “There’s something strange about even having to do this story,” he said, but so many people believe it that “it needs to be addressed.”
Lou Dobbs should watch CNN every now and then.
Jed posted a clip of Chris Matthews eviscerating one of the whacko GOP members of Congress, John Campbell from California, whose been pushing legislation on the birther issue. After telling Campbell “what you’re doing is appeasing the nut cases” and “you’re verifying the paranoia out there” and “you are feeding the whacko wing of your party,” Matthews did get the Campbell to admit that Obama was born in the U.S. It’s absurd that Republicans are so obsessed with this. But, it says a lot about the state of the GOP these days:
The real authority on this matter is Snopes.com.