The headline on The Drudge Report this morning says it all, “It’s A Fake”. That’s right, those Birthers, who believe President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States and is thus ineligible to be President, are back. Their leader, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is famous for setting up a tent expansion of his jail and pink boxers for the inmates. Arpaio is out today claiming that he has evidence that President Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud and that the state of Hawaii is a national security threat.
Doesn’t Sheriff Arpaio know that this Birther angle is a loser for Republicans? Only the ardent right is out there claiming Obama wasn’t born in the United States, even though the evidence released to date shows he was. This only hurts Republicans because it makes those that haven’t made up their mind think that the right is full of wackos. This is especially true for the millennial vote. Both sides have wackos, but most of the time we don’t give lots of press coverage to them. Arpaio is bound to get as much press coverage as he can, which is bad for Republicans in November. Hopefully the story goes away soon.