Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Being flabbergasted is getting old

To become president of the United States, one must be a natural born citizen. Now, to me, that says, someone who was born an American citizen, not someone who chose to renounce citizenship of their own country to become an American (i.e. Arnold Schwarzenegger). My sister was born in Germany, but because my mom is an American, she is an American citizen. So even if you're a birther, you have to contend that Barack Obama is a natural born citizen, because even if you think he wasn't born in America (despite the fact that he has produced a birth certificate THREE YEARS AGO), he was born to an American mother.

Why or why are we still having this discussion then? Why is Donald Trump now on board the "I don't know if he was born here" train? The state of Hawaii released a birth certificate, the hospital he was born at in Hawaii placed newspaper announcements documenting the president's birth, yet when faced with these facts, Donald Trump just blows it off as not being true. What?

Then we have Newt Gingrich, who claims to be afraid that America will become "a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists". Absolute fail at trying to cram 2 scare tactics into one statement. I can't do anything but laugh at this guy.

My bigger point is this. I have to wonder, are these guys both really this foolish, or do their statements really indicate what they think about the intelligence levels of their supporters?