And those who imagine that they somehow enhance the value of that citizenship by belittling the American-ness of their President--they not only disgrace the politics they uphold, but they do damage that will not soon be forgotten by the voters a revived Republicanism must win.I'm no "birther," but isn't Obama the one who has belittled his "American-ness" by sucking up to Muslim despots and crapping all over American exceptionalism? And isn't his own reticence in releasing all manner of documentation (including his school records) more than a little to blame for giving rise to the "birther" issue? (It was said of British chat show host David Frost that "he rose without a trace." Much the same could be said of Obama.) And, sorry, his dad was born in Kenya, his stepdad was born in Indonesia, where, as "Barry Soetoro," Obama spent a portion of his childhood. Both men were Muslim and he bears two Muslim names. If people have questions re this man's identity, really, who can blame them?
Thursday, April 28, 2011
David Frum has harsh words for "birthers":