he "birthers" may have just jumped the shark, said Jimmy Orr in The Christian Science Monitor. Orly Taitz, "a longtime chieftain of the birther posse (and a dentist)," imploded during an MSNBC appearance Monday, (watch Orly Taitz on MSNBC) accusing anchor David Shuster of being one of President Obama's "Brownshirts" in the media. And all Shuster did was ask perfectly legitimate questions about why Obama's mother would have lied and put birth announcements in Hawaiian newspapers if he had really been born in Kenya.
The Orly Taitz vs. David Shuster shouting match was "a video testament to the buffoonery of both sides," said Allahpundit in Hot Air. "Taitz was on to promote a Kenyan birth certificate for Obama that was debunked within about 10 minutes after it hit the web." MSNBC was out to "humiliate her" by exposing the document's flaws, "except that they, er, forgot to ask her about it. Good stuff."
A lot of people are melting down over the question of President Obama's birthplace, said Steve Zorn in the Chicago Tribune. Last week, Survey 2000 reported that 28 percent of Republicans surveyed didn't believe that Obama was born in the U.S., which would make him ineligible to be president. There are plenty of nutty Democrats out there, but the size and imperviousness to facts of the GOP's "crazy caucus" is a sign of a "party in crippling, delusional disarray."
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