CNN’s Erickson Suggests Obama is Kenyan, Not American
July 5, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Erick Erickson, inflammatory right-wing RedState blogger and CNN contributor, just took to his Twitter account to suggest President Obama is from Kenya. Erickson, part of the “best political team on television,” is apparently tired of readying his “wife’s shotgun” to menace U.S. census workers. And is now seeking additional attention by slyly evoking the birther conspiracy theory that Obama was born in Kenya.
Erickson, who previously referred to former Supreme Court Justice David Souter, as a “goat fucking child molester,” and derided President Obama’s Nobel Peace prize, as an “affirmative action quota,” is now taking up where former CNN host Lou Dobbs left off, by insinuating Obama is not a natural born citizen:
“I’m starting to think Barack Obama is Kenyan for Herbert Hoover,” wrote Erickson on his Twitter account.
First of all, there is no such language, as “Kenyan.” English and Swahili are the official languages of Kenya.
Secondly, the Republican Congressional caucus has been whining about the “deficit,” fully embracing the failed economic policies of Herbert Hoover, at a time of near double-digit unemployment.
President Obama, together with Democratic lawmakers have been pushing for a jobs bill and extending unemployment benefits, which the Republicans have filibustered time and time again.
And, despite the wacky claims of birthers, President Obama was indeed born in Hawaii–not Kenya–not Indonesia–not anywhere else. Obama is American, not Kenyan.
The mind reels. The “best political team on television?” No wonder CNN’s ratings are in the toilet.