“In fact, one thing that I have noticed . . . is that all of these conspiracy theories depend on the perpetrators being endlessly clever. I think you’ll find the facts also work if you assume everyone is endlessly stupid.” -Unknown
I find conspiracy theorists a fascinating bunch. I personally subscribe to the theory of Occam’s Razor also known as common fucking sense.
Like the faked moon landing people and the faked 9-11 (or it was an inside job) people and the flat Earth people (YES PEOPLE STILL FUCKING BELIEVE THAT), “birthers” are a special brand of crazy. These would be the people who claim Obama isn’t an American citizen/is ineligible to be president.
All “claims” that these people crazies have made have been debunked. However, evidence does little to deter conspiracy theorists nut jobs.
Although I went with the link to the Wikipedia page on “birther,” Urban Dictionary has some rather fantastic definitions including:
“A conspiracy theorist who believes that Barack Obama is ineligible for the Presidency of the United States, based on any number of claims related to his place of birth, birth certificate, favorite birthday, or whether or not he has heard the song Africa by Toto.”
Anyway, this post isn’t about the birthers. (Because they are crazy and will probably attack me for posting anything about them. BTW, if I disappear after this post goes up, you know what happened. Hey birthers, if you’re reading, don’t think that because I’m a liberal I don’t know how to use guns. I do.)
This post is about Mike Castle R-DE. Rep. Castle faced one of these nut jobs and did something amazing. He said some shit that made sense.
He tells this woman, after listening to her insane tirade, “Well I don’t know what comment that invites. If you’re referring to the president, then he is a citizen of the United States.”
And when the crowd boos, he says, “You can boo, but he is a citizen of the United States.”
Yay for good Republicans!
(This post is dedicated to my dad. A good Republican.)