This time it’s “a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,” Rep. Cliff Stearns, who said Tuesday he’s not convinced the President’s birth certificate “is legitimate.”
Someone should tell Republicans this isn’t going to help Mitt Romney in November. There is nothing less on the minds of voters than questioning Pres. Obama’s Americanism.
“I am, shall we say, looking at all the evidence,” Stearns told reporters in the Capitol Tuesday, comments that come after he expressed similar doubts at a meeting with constituents in February.
[...] Asked Tuesday if he thinks the birth certificate is legitimate, Stearns cited an inquiry by an Arizona sheriff – an apparent reference to Arpaio – and noted he believed there is “another investigation” as well.
“I think we are just going to hold in abeyance a final decision until we hear, you know, some of these people seem to have legitimate concerns, so I don’t think it is unreasonable just to see what they have to say,” Stearns said.
There’s just nothing that will convince some people on the right that Pres. Obama deserves and has earned a modicum of respect, at least as much as comes with the office of the presidency. Obama doesn’t even get that from the right.
You’d think ordering the killing of Osama bin Laden would be enough, but not even taking out the mastermind of Al Qaeda is enough for the bigots.
Rep. Stearns joins the delusional Sheriff Arpaio, who’s trying to divert attention from his own Federal troubles by seducing yet another Republican into looking like a sucker.