As a Democrat watching the Republican Party, I am amazed at the transformation taking place before my eyes. I an only imagine the angst and hurt that ...
Make no mistake, the birther issue is grounded deeply in racism. Fear, ignorance and hatred are deeply imbedded within it. Those who say differently are either in abject denial or truly blind to the reasoning they lack.
Just when you thought birthers were running away from their inner birtherness, a new birther jumps out of the closet on the op-ed pages of The Denver Post.
It seems a nasty battle is brewing between USA Today's founder, Al Neuharth, and The Donald. "Clown," says Neuharth. "Angry," pathetic man, retorts Trump. But could there be an ulterior motive here?
President Obama was indeed prophetic when he said at a press conference a year ago that his release of his long form birth certificate would not convince countless numbers of anti-Obama skeptics.
Mitt Romney doesn't have what you might call an actual distinct personality. He's more of a virgin canvas. A good-looking blank slate onto which any number of convictions and philosophies can be believably projected. He's the coloring book and we voters, the crayons.
Lately, I've been hearing all this talk about election fraud, "noncitizens," and the like. Well, I say forget about it. Not necessary! What we need is an election dance-off à la Dancing with the Stars, and the winner gets to be president of the United States!
Where is Donald Trump's certificate of humanity? I demand that The Donald submit to a DNA test so that we can confirm or deny once and for all the proper sequencing of his chromosomes. How can we be sure he is in fact not a quadruped with an amazing sense of balance?
Is Romney really saying that the shutdown Solyndra plant is an aesthetic masterpiece, one of the greatest places in the world? Yeah, probably not.
Trump/Romney are not challenging the president's economic policy or the war in Afghanistan. They are asking if Barack Obama is an American.
Maybe Mitt has decided to let it all hang out. Rather than try to hide what's obvious to everyone, the new strategy is to make Romney's liabilities into assets by flaunting them. The new bumper-sticker: ROMNEY-TRUMP IN 2012. YOU'RE FIRED!
At the very least, Democrats could hit Trump where it hurts most: in his wallet.
What we've seen in the last few years is the gradual and systematic transformation of the far right's pundit class into the mainstream right's elected class.
Things are so thoroughly screwed-up these days that it's incomprehensible that any sort of raging against the dying of the light will make one bit of difference. Case in point: birtherism -- the conspiracy that simply will not die.