Birthers Alive and Well in Missouri Legislature

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Rep. Lyle Rowland
We know. You thought the conspiracy surrounding President Barack Obama's birthplace was so 2009.

But, hey, we're talking about Jefferson City here, a place where everything -- fashion, movies, hairstyles -- arrives after everyone else everywhere has moved onto the next thing.

So is anyone really surprised, then, by state Rep. Lyle Rowland's HB 1046? The legislation from the Republican politician whose district borders Arkansas requires "each established political party to provide the Missouri Secretary of State with verifiable proof of the identity and proof of status as a natural born citizen of the United States for each nominee for president and vice president of the United States."

"We are here in the Show-Me State and we just want to be shown if what they [candidates] claim to be is true," said Rowland yesterday in a soundbite on KMOX.

Detractors noted that the bill was an "utter waste of time." Or, in other words, the perfect distraction for lawmakers, who've already heard several readings of the bill and moved it to committee.


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shmendrick
shmendrick

more proof that cousins should not be allowed to marry.

hank moody
hank moody

a true "Mobilly" if there ever was one....

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

Damn Missouri,  I am going to have to start saying I was born someplace else if you keep doing stupid things like playing the birther card.When they first started this, it was a non issue.  You think they just let anyone come in and run for President?  They get checked out very thoroughly before they can run for office, Obama included.  You want to know why people call birthers racist?  Because this never would have happened if Obama was white.

Mike N.
Mike N.

So, if you're delivered by c-section, does that mean you're not a "natural born citizen"?

Dana Duckworth
Dana Duckworth

We all know that Hillary was the original 'birther'.  Don't tell anyone, this bill is not even really about Obama or his birth place..  Hee Hee, wouldn't take effect until 2016.  but oh it is good for a laugh and we can call them racist, haters too!

Choosen
Choosen

Ya know I understand that there are some people that really HATE Obama out there, but this is getting nuts.  I believe Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result.  If that's the definition, then the birthers are clearly insane.

KittyLitterKing
KittyLitterKing

Really a non-issue.  1) Obama has offered up the certificate (finally) 2) It is a requirement to be elected.  Big deal.  Moving on....

jumpinjezebel
jumpinjezebel

Oh I forgot KMOX is the Saint Louis outlet for "unbiased" spewing of Rush and the rest of the seditionists. Anything to aid the "he's not one of us" scenario.

jumpinjezebel
jumpinjezebel

Another RWNJ getting his name in the paper and on TV. Why doesn't he investigate Bush's drug use while being AWOL from duty????

Cletus Amlung
Cletus Amlung

Just because something has failed a couple hundred times is no reason to assume it won't work this time, right Mr. Rowland?

Terrycart
Terrycart

 There are many other definitons about this point, it is hard to say which one is more accurate, however, I do agree with you.

denialisntjustariverinegypt
denialisntjustariverinegypt

It's commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin as well and it's actually the definition of addiction.

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