A majority of Republicans are not convinced that Obama was born in the United States. In fact, only 28% of Republican voters admit that Obama was born in the US, with 51% saying that he was not, and 21% unsure. Where in the world did they get that crazy idea?
But what is really hilarious is that Bush’s Brain (Karl Rove) has a new conspiracy theory that the birther movement is a trap set by the Obama administration to distract people from the real issues and make Republicans look kooky.
Of course, when asked, Michelle Bachmann said “we should take the president at his word” on where he was born, but she would not definitely state that he was born in the US. And Speaker of the House John Boehner made similar remarks, saying “It’s not my job to tell the American people what to think”. I guess the Republican leadership is not ready to jettison the kooks in their base.