Because GOP crazy has additional crazy on it at no extra charge.
The occurrence of a black man in the White House has caused a number of Republicans to suffer serious mental health issues, most notably Obama Derangement Syndrome, characterized by a complete split with actual reality and subsequent assignation of everything on Earth being the direct fault of Barack Obama. To whit, one GOP Rep. Cliff Stearns of Florida.
Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on Tuesday said he’s not yet convinced that President Obama’s birth certificate is legitimate.
“I am, shall we say, looking at all the evidence,” Stearns told reporters in the Capitol Tuesday, comments that come after he expressed similar doubts at a meeting with constituents in February.
Why, what fresh hell do I see before me here? Birtherism! That right, one of the bigwigs on the Energy and Commerce who is expected to discharge with all due sobriety and solemnity his duties as a member of Congress is clearly so absolutely insane that he should be removed from office just on the fact he can’t read a goddamn birth certificate. It gets worse though.
Stearns heads the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee. He is leading the GOP probe of Solyndra, the California solar panel company that went belly-up last September after receiving a $535 million Energy Department loan guarantee in 2009.
Oh there’s a shocker. I’m totally surprised that the head of the GOP’s “Solyndra is a million billion times worse than Watergate and Coldplay and New Coke combined” task force is a birther moron. Who hates women, national parks, and the Department of Energy (which he’s supposed to oversee, he just wants to get rid of it so he has less work to do, I guess.) Our boy Cliffy has quite the record.
J.R. Galliot is running against Cliff Stearns, by the way. Won’t you help him out?