In case you’re wondering what Beltway Orphan Wingnuts are up to when they’re not filing “official” complaints with Warner Brothers over the studio’s horror movie Estonian midget adoptee psycho killer:
Cong. Jim Inhofe
Politico, July 27, 2009
GOP Headache: the birther issue
They have a point,” he said of the birthers last week. “I don’t discourage it. … But I’m going to pursue defeating [Obama] on things that I think are very destructive to America.”
Inhofe took a lot of heat from bloggers, so now he’s explained what he really meant:
Politico, July 28, 2009
Inhofe backs off “birther” comment
The point that they make is the constitutional mandate that the U.S. president be a natural-born citizen, and the White House has not done a very good job of dispelling the concerns of these citizens,” Inhofe’s office told Greg Sargent’s Plum Line blog on Washingtonpost.com. “My focus is on issues where I can make a difference to stop the liberal agenda being pushed by President Obama.
At a walk-in meeting in Sen. Tom Coburn’s Washington office, birthers gave the Oklahoma Republican’s chief of staff nine pages of documentation in support of their claims. The group later billed the meeting a success on one of Taitz’s blogs.
But when asked about the meeting, Coburn spokesman Don Tatro said that the office was simply trying to be “polite” and that “it is possible to mistake politeness for agreement.”
Cong. Michele Bachmann
Huffington Post, July 27,2008
Michelle Bachman blocks bill declaring Hawai’i Obama’s birthplace
Yesterday, claiming lack of a quorum, Bachmann held up a vote on a resolution celebrating Hawaii’s 50th statehood anniversary. The bill also contained language acknowledging Hawai’i as Barack Obama’s birthplace. In the end she voted yes with everybody else.( Maybe the Queen of Crazy is even running from the other crazies). For the record, Bachmann also voiced quorum objections to other bills.
According to Sam Stein at the Huffington Post, the resolution, which is sponsored by Rep. Neil Abercrombie [D, HI-1] and co-sponsored by 8 Republicans, has been in the works since long before this current wave of birther conspiracy theories began picking up steam among conservatives. “Abercrombie is hoping to have it passed by the House before August recess because the real date of Hawaii statehood — August 21 — occurs while Congress is on break,” Stein reports.
NOTE: While looking up more information on the relationship between Orphan wingnuts and birthers, Bastardette fell into a pit of quicksand which would have quickly swallowed her up if not for a quick hit on the “escape” key. So, we shall leave it for now without going into the suffocating details. For those who enjoy self-mental flagellation click here for Dr. Orly Taitz’s website. She makes Glenn Beck look sane.
BTW, if you haven’t been following the birthers, here’s a video of a confrontation between moderate Republican Mike Castle (DE) and his constituent whackjobs during a town meeting. Wonder how they feel about Little Orphan Esther?