Birtherism Just Won’t Die Continued

Remember Birtherism?

It's still out there, alive and kicking, and a lawsuit has just been filed in Georgia, which is receiving support from at least one Republican state representative, to remove President Obama from the ballot because he isn't a citizen.

According to Dustin Baker of the blog Georgia Politico, a suit has been filed with the office of Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp challenging Barack Obama’s legitimacy to appear as a presidential candidate on the ballot in the November 2012 elections.

Georgia State Representative J. Mark Hatfield (R-Waycross) will plead the case before the Office of State Administrative Hearings on behalf of Mr. Kevin R. Powell of Duluth, Georgia, who filed the suit on the grounds that “Obama does not satisfy the ‘natural born Citizen’ requirement of Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution. Obama’s father, Barack Obama, Sr., was a native of Kenya and a British subject who never became a United States citizen.”

Of course this will go nowhere, but the sentiment that President Obama is a secret Kenyan is still very prevalent among the lunatic base of the GOP.

The Republican party refused to either confirm or deny President Obama is a true citizen until early this year. Up until that point, from early 2008 to early 2011, claims that he was a secret Muslim or a secret Kenyan were met with winks and nods.

Most elected Republicans will now publicly say he is a citizen, but the multi-year campaign of encouragement of the base to think he isn't a citizen won't disappear over night. It may never.