Two Ways To Attack The President, Birtherism and Social Media
Oh, birtherism, will you ever go away?† We’re only four months into 2012, and the pre-election “President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States” crazy is already gaining steam.† Last month Florida Congressman Cliff Sterns started the ball rolling, and now Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is joining in.
The Hill reports Harzler telling a local newspaper how the subject came up at a recent town hall. “[A man in the crowd] asked what I think about Obamaís birth certificate being a forgery,Ē Hartzler said. ďI have a lot of doubts about that, but I donít know ó I havenít seen it. Iím just at the same place you are on that. You read this, you read that. But I donít understand why he didnít show that right away. I mean, if someone asked for my birth certificate, Iíd get my baby book and hand it out and say, ĎHere it is,í so I donít know, but they say that itís real.”
Of course, the administration has had no problem saying “here it is,” even providing a copy on the White House website.† But maybe the birthers would like to see his baby book, too?
Still, there’s more than one way to attack the president, and Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley showed that you can easily do it in 140 characters or less.† Hitting twitter, the Republican tweeted, “Constituents askd why i am not outraged at PresO attack on supreme court independence. Bcause Am ppl r not stupid as this x prof of con law.”
Disrespectful?† Not at all!† After all, he did refer to him by his title, right?
The Obama campaign responded to the name calling with a little humor of their own.† “Heads up, Sen. Grassley. I think a 6-year-old hijacked your account and is sending out foolish Tweets just to embarrass you!”
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