McConnell Plays the Southern Strategy

Mitch McConnell leaves some wiggle room for the crazy people:

"The president says he's a Christian. I take him at his word," McConnell told Meet the Press host David Gregory.

This statement leaves some doubt, of course, which is precisely what he meant to do.

All of this nonsense revolves around the president's racial identity. The Birthers and the Muslim Manchurian bullshit are all dog whistles are meant to stir up white Christian wingnuts. And the Republican Party at its highest levels is playing along. No shocker there.