Thursday, December 9, 2010
I don't know if you guys caught this yesterday, but Luke Scott of the Baltimore Orioles made an idiot out of himself in an interview with the Answer Man from Yahoo! Sports. After a short discussion about hunting, guns, and conservation, Luke turned his attention to politics - President Obama in particular.
"He was not born here ... I was born here. If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go — within 10 minutes — to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, 'See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.' The man has dodged everything. He dodges questions, he doesn't answer anything. And why? Because he's hiding something ... Something as simple as providing a birth certificate. Come on. If you're born here, there's plenty of documents. But you know what? There's no documentation of him. No legal documentation of him."
Actually Luke, there is.
I don't even think that's the most obnoxious part of the interview. I mean, if Luke Scott isn't completely braindead, then he's at least severely retarded. But he wasn't saying anything that we haven't been hearing from the Tea Party wingnuts for the past 3 years. The whole 'birther' argument doesn't even really piss me off anymore. In fact, its comical at this point.
The parts of the article that pissed me off most were Scott's opinions about what it means to be an American. Scott is adament that because Obama doesn't embody his particular view of what the American lifestyle should be, he is not an American.
"Obama ... hmm ... Obama does not represent America. Nor does he represent anything that our forefathers stood for."
How could he, Luke? He's a secret Muslim.