To the small but growing number of racially motivated haters, intolerants and other crackpot fringe of the Republican Party who insist derisively that Mr. Barack Obama the first Black President of United States is not a US citizen, Brother Michael Steele the Chairman of the Republican Party and leader has this message.
Just quit your crazy baloney.. Get a life. Get engaged in real life, intellectually sound political debate not some crackpot cracker-jack conspiracy theories.
RNC chair Michael Steele sharply criticized the birthers (the liars and rumor mongers who claim Obama is not a US citizen because he is a Blackman), condemning the movement as an “unnecessary distraction,” and in the same breath reaffirming that the president is a “U.S. citizen.” He stressed that it’s time to move past debating Obama’s “birth certificate,” since the election has been won and lost.
The RNC spokesperson Gail Gitcho sent the following statement:
“Chairman Steele believes that this is an unnecessary distraction and believes that the president is a U.S. citizen. Chairman Steele wants to move beyond this conversation and continue discussing the real and immediate concerns that face American families like the economy and health care. Americans are concerned with President Obama’s health care plan, a failed stimulus package and a ballooning deficit. Chairman Steele has many other issues to take up with the president that have to do with policy, not a birth certificate.”
Steele hadn’t criticized birtherism before, his spokesperson says. His decision to do so now suggests that he recognizes that the party is increasingly being hurt by the views of out of touch, delusional hilly-billy cheese monkeys, who refuse to believe that the American Civil War is over.
Brother Michael Steele has a tough fight to win. What with the lunatic rump of the Republican Party getting quite restive and vocal and increasingly creating a huge international embarrassment for the educated brass of that dying party.
Rasta livewire will keep monitoring this situation and will provide timely updates.
July 29, 2009
The Plum Line