You know, the shamelessness required to utter things like this is just mind-boggling.
“We’re borrowing four and a half billion dollars a day and this president is more worried about birth certificates, Oprah Winfrey and fundraisers at the Waldorf Astoria,” (RNC Chairman Reince) Priebus complained on “CNN Newsroom” Thursday, a day after the president released his long-form Hawaii birth certificate and then jetted to Chicago for a long-scheduled interview with the daytime queen of talk.
“It’s maddening and I just wish the president would engage in the real issues that are affecting America.”
After years in which members of Preibus’ party and its right-wing media remora complain bitterly that Obama has refused to release his “long-form” birth certificate, spinning absurd fantasies in which a large portion of the GOP base eagerly swallows, the president finally relents and forces release of documents that any rational person already knew existed.
And suddenly it’s the president who is making this an issue and a distraction?
It’s pitiful. Just pitiful. Do they actually expect people to believe such nonsense? Unbelievable.
Then again, given that so many were willing to believe the birther craziness in the first place, it’s not too far-fetched to believe they’ll buy this too.
– Jay Bookman