FB friend who likes to post all sorts of political misinformation at every waking hour. He continues his nonsense, and goes largely ignored, but one post caught my attention. It was a link to a story about Obama and his birth certificate, posted on a Tea Party publication, which is like reading Thoughts on Common Sense by the cast of Jackass.
Yes the Tea Party, who claim to be all about lower taxes and smaller government, but simply browsing their barely literate Tea Party Tribune is evidence enough that they have other things on their plate. When the neurotic conservatives aren't carrying misspelled signs that make no sense, or are blatantly racist, they love believing that their greatest nightmare of non-white man holding office may not be eligible to do so. These are birthers, and they are liars. Whether they believe in what they're saying doesn't matter, they're spreading a lie with overwhelming, and somewhat entertaining, zeal.
Obama is a citizen and eligible to hold office of the Presidency, as he's proven time and time again, even when it wasn't necessary, but some folks won't accept it, and even lie to support their lie. Here we have the latest, where the Tea Party Tribune claimed Obama lawyer Alexandra Hill, while defending her client's eligibility to be on the ballot in New Jersey, admitted that the birth certificate Obama presented before the public was a forgery while under oath. This never happened, yet even when they have video of the entire hearing, to which nothing of the sort was mentioned, they still won't retract it!
It seems that conservatives are naturally bad at lying, yet they do it all the fucking time. It seems their philosophy is hell bent on telling mis-information to promote their wackiness. When faced with said lie, they shrug. From children their taught to make the pre-Civil War south to be a beautiful antebellum, straight out of God With the Wind, when it actually was anything but. They were told that the traitors known as the Confederates didn't succeed because of slavery, it was because the North was full of people who had poopie pants, or something equally as disingenuous. Oh and billions of species fit into an ark, language is derived from God not wanting people to build a tower, the earth is six thousand years old, evolution is bunk, Reagan was a good President, Rome fell because of welfare only, etc. Lying, it's what they do.
"What harm would it do, if a man told a good strong lie for the sake of the good and for the Christian church ... a lie out of necessity, a useful lie, a helpful lie, such lies would not be against God, he would accept them." - Martin Luther