Category Archives: birthers

Donald the Truther

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The Donald is now The Truther. He blames Bush for 9/11.

I like Trump because he’s politically incorrect. That doesn’t mean he’s getting a valuable Bokbluster endorsement, but as a cartoonist you gotta admire anybody with the guts to take on the pc movement. Well, maybe not all cartoonists feel that way.

Anyway, birthers believe Obama is a foreign born Muslim and ineligible to be president. His father was a foreign born Muslim (according to some, that makes Barack an apostate eligible for beheading) but he has a Hawaiian birth certificate and an American mother. Cruz was born in Canada of an American mother and Cuban father.

Donald the Truther

Truthers believe 9/11 was an inside job. Trump claims it was Bush’s fault because because he didn’t act on intelligence to prevent the attack. The 9/11 commission says that’s not so. Further, the Clinton administration had established a wall between the FBI and CIA that prevented information sharing that might have helped prevent the attack.

Carnival Barker-in-Chief

The president accused the media of being carnival barkers who focused on silly distractions rather than serious issues like the budget. Then he flew off in Air Force One for an Oprah appearance.  As it happens, according to Poynter, 39% of stories last week were about the economy while only 4% were about the birther thing.  James Carville hopes this is a shrewd move by Obama to make Trump look good enough to win the Republican nomination.

Birthday Wishes

090804boklores3This was inspired by an Andrew Wilson column in the WSJ (You may have to be a subscriber to open the link, sorry). He describes the widening divide in his own family over Obama.