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For Birthers, Obama's Not Black Enough

Rampant stupidity

It is incredible to me that the birthed issue is an issue. I don't think this is just about his being black but something to distract from the real issues facing this country. But I suppose racism is still alive and well in the ol’ USA—home of the not-so-free, not-so-brave, and the land of the stupid. I shudder to think what this country would be like if McWhat'shisname had won. Obama is the best man for the job, and it is hard to imagine anyone else doing this job. We are very lucky to have a man like President Obama in the White House. What is scary is how not only racism has raised its ugly head but distrust for the academic community, science, reason and the arts. We seem to headed back into the Dark Ages, where fear and ignorance ruled the day. American exceptionalism—ha ! The real enemy of this country is not an external force but within. We are going to implode due to our arrogance and stupidity.

Jim Allen

Woodbridge, VA

Apr 28 2011 - 5:20pm