Monday, March 28, 2011

Hawaii was a state when Obama was born there

Yes, Hawaii is nearly 3,000 miles from the U.S. mainland, which makes it seem foreign to many Americans, particularly teabaggers and birthers who now count Donald Trump, a possible presidential candidate, in their bizarre circle of friends.

It looks like Trump has a lot of company because 51 percent of likely Republican voters do not think President Obama was born in America.

It's safe to say that there are still a lot of racists in this country. Either that or some truly ignorant people live here.

First, here's the link to that proved conclusively in 2008 that Obama was born in Hawaii on  Aug. 4, 1961. FactCheck includes more links to official and unofficial sources to back up this fact.

Hawaii joined the United States of America as its 50th state on Aug. 21, 1959, which is nearly two years before Obama was born there.

Can birthers count? Can they read? Do they know that Hawaii is one of our states?

The next time you are faced with a racist birther ranting about Obama's birth, direct them to

Tell them to learn to read, get educated. Tell them that racism isn't healthy.

There are other things to tell them, of course, and I urge you to do that as well.

It won't help, but you did your part.

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