Letters: The birthers in Congress – Salon

 

At first I found this "movement" amusing. Then, annoying. Now I am just plain scared as I have watched what I perceived as an irrational fear of Barack Obama as president grow into a newsworthy "movement". It is as if many seemingly rational people suddenly find it impossible to believe that Barack Obama is exactly who he portends to be. It is one thing to be cynical of a politician’s motives, but to question his legitimacy, and to disbelieve any attempt on proving it goes beyond the pale. I understand a general "fear" coming from the right, of a strong candidate with so much popularity while their party seems to be in self-destruct mode. But what drives this more intense, irrational fear? Is it his "liberal" bent – I think not, as other liberals haven’t generated this amount of irrational fear in the past. Is it his intelligence or charisma

Letters: The birthers in Congress – Salon

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