Thursday, April 7, 2011
So Much Noise
Donald Trump needs to just stop with this birther thing. He is on Morning Joe going on and on about our president having been born in Kenya. He sounds like a lunatic when he gets up on that soapbox. Problem is, he's using his huge reality TV platform and celebrity status to advance this argument, since most of the other birther hucksters don't seem to be breaking through. This birther thing has been investigated down to the last detail. Consider: Any Fox News affiliate would give their right arm to prove that which cannot be proved because it is not true. Our president was born in Hawaii, people! Last time I checked, it was still a state. So why do so many right wings pols feel that their only strategy to plant the sense of Barack Obama as The Other. Huckabee even managed to suggest that he was a Mau Mau rebel sympathizer back on "the dark continent." All he betrayed was a woeful ignorance of history. I think the right must really be scared. And so now we have Trump climbing aboard this bandwagon with gusto. Sweet Willie Geist just said it all: "Donald Trump, you may have a problem when even Pat Buchanan is shooting holes in your birther conspiracy theory." This is why so many people are going about their lives with their hands covering their ears. The screeching 24/7 news chatter has become just so much noise.