At a Lincolntown town hall, Patrick McHenry recently revealed he’s a “birther“: someone firmly convinced that Barack Obama is not a U.S. Citizen. Many Republicans are embarrassed to be associated with these conspiracy theorists, who have (in many cases in many different ways) tried to prove Barack Obama, largely because he’s black, is not a citizen. In the meeting, according to the Charlotte Observer:
McHenry declined to affirm Obama’s citizenship, instead saying: “I haven’t seen evidence one way or the other.”
Right, because over 8 court cases and a publicly available document isn’t enough? Sure, we here at RAPMcH might not like Obama, but that doesn’t mean we should make ourselves look like fools claiming that all black people are born in Africa (What’s next, “The Jews run the Government”?). Of course, showing textbook hypocrisy, McHenry has kinda-sorta (not) rescinded his statement, except even The Washington Independent is making fun of it.
Let’s face it: If Patrick McHenry cannot even choose a side on a simple debate, he has no place in Congress. He’s clearly more interested in winning favor with insane “birthers”, the embarrassment of the Republican party, than actually being thoughtful and logical. And you wonder why this website exists?