Birthers Racism

President Obama Exists Therefore Birthers Are Incited

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Former New Hampshire governor and GOP campaign surrogate John Sununu nunu-ed all over himself today upon learning that President Obama will travel to Kenya in July.

Sununu appeared on Fox News today where he accused the president of baiting people like himself.

SUNUNU: “His trip back to Kenya is going to create a lot of chatter and commentary amongst the hard right, who still don’t see him as having been born in the U.S. He’s just inciting some chatter on an issue that should have been dead a long time ago.

Racists are going to continue saying racist things and that's obviously the president's fault.

"Why is the president dividing America by traveling to Kenya?"

If irony were a superpower, Republicans may actually be capable of winning the White House again. It's not the president fault that an entire cottage industry dedicated to racist innuendo and imagery sprung up following his election, nor is it his fault if traveling to another country rouses birthers from their slumber.

If the president really did schedule this trip just to troll racists, I'd say his troll game is A+. He doesn't even have to say anything. Simply existing while doing presidential things or "presidenting while black" is enough.

  • Christopher Foxx

    His trip back to Kenya is going to create a lot of chatter and commentary amongst the hard right

    AKA, the the wingnut fringe, which is to say, the base of the Republican party.

    He’s just inciting some chatter on an issue that should have been dead a long time ago.

    Yes, it should have been. But, then, leave it to The Party of Personal Responsibility™ to blame someone else for their irrational obsessions. “Look what you made me do!” has always been the most pathetic of childish excuses.

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Skin pigmentation has always caused fear, division and angst amongst the conservative base so it’s no surprise to see this old goat trot out this tired old chestnut.
    Sununu is just another republican shill who deals in fear because they have nothing to offer average Americans, zero ideas to move the nation forward and therefore cannot discuss issues facing us and governmental policy.

  • muselet

    TPM commenter “whatithink”:

    Obama should troll the shit out of birthers by saying “Ahhh, good to be finally home.” when he gets off Air Force one in Kenya.

    Hard to improve on that.

    –alopecia

    • Victor the Crab

      I wish he would say that. The reaction alone from Donald Trump would be worth the entertainment.