Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Are Birthers (Including Huckster and Con Man Gullible-Gallups) Racists Hypocrites?

UPDATE II:  "A new study shows that negative ads targeting President Obama in 2008 depicted him with very dark skin, and that these images would have appealed to some viewers’ racial biases.

The finding reinforces charges that some Republican politicians seek to win votes by implying support for racist views and ethnic hierarchies, without voicing those prejudices explicitly. The purported tactic is often called “dog-whistle politics” — just as only canines can hear a dog whistle, only prejudiced voters are aware of the racist connotations of a politician’s statement, according to the theory."

Read the Washington Post, Obama’s skin looks a little different in these GOP campaign ads.

Birtherism is also a racist dog-whistle.

UPDATE:  "[W]e’re entitled to savor some schadenfreude now as Cruz himself gets caught in the birther web. Donald Trump’s questioning of Cruz’s status as a natural-born American and, therefore, his eligibility to be president is rough justice. Cruz, like Trump, has stoked the fires of resentment and xenophobia, so it’s entirely fitting that he gets burned. . .

[T]he birther movement, led by Trump, which . . . to portray the first African American president as a foreigner. Now Trump is, with his characteristic disregard for truth, attempting to turn the same nativist forces against his nearest competitor in the Republican primary."

Read the Washington Post, Ted Cruz gets burned by the birther fires he stoked.  

Here's the chance to see if Sheriff Joe 'Scooby-Doo' Arpaio and his gang -- (including the incredibly inept Cold Case Posterior-man Zullo and Pastor Truthiness (aka Huckster and Con Man Gullible-Gallups), Arpaio’s enablers and co-conspirators --  are sincerely 'concerned citizens', or just plain racist.

Ted Cruz "was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to a 'U.S. citizen mother and a Cuban immigrant father', giving him dual Canadian-American citizenship." Cruz only recently "renounce his Canadian citizenship and ceased being a citizen of Canada, on May 14, 2014."

Ergo, Ted Cruz is undoubtedly not a natural-born citizen.
The Donald agrees.

"Donald Trump said in an interview that rival Ted Cruz’s Canadian birthplace was a 'very precarious' issue that could make the senator from Texas vulnerable if he became the Republican presidential nominee."

Read the Washington Post, Trump says Cruz’s Canadian birth could be ‘very precarious’ for GOP.

So will Zullo investigate Cruz?

Will Huckster and Con Man Gullible-Gallups regularly and vigorously denounce and condemn Cruz?

And will Sheriff Scooby-Doo arrest Cruz at his next AZ campaign stop?

Or are the three just racist hypocrites?