Maher: Birthers Stupid, But Dangerous

Ridiculous crap has a way of getting out of hand in America
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2009 9:56 AM CDT
Maher: Birthers Stupid, But Dangerous
Believe it or not, even Ann Coulter thinks the birther thing is stupid.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

Lately, liberals have “been laughing heartily at the wacky antics of ‘birthers,’” the goofballs who think “President Obama is an African sleeper spy,” writes Bill Maher in the Los Angeles Times. But we need to stop laughing, because this is America, “where if you don’t immediately kill errant nonsense it can grow and eventually take over, like crabgrass or reality shows about fat people.”

Remember the Swift Boat Veterans? They were so stupid Kerry wouldn’t even discuss them, and look how that turned out. “Once these stories get out there, they’re hard to stamp out, because our media do such a lousy job of speaking truth to stupid.” The rational people need to stand up to the crazies. “I offer this deal: I’ll show you Obama’s birth certificate when you show me Sarah Palin’s high school diploma.” (More Bill Maher stories.)

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