Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) still doubts Obama’s citizenship.
Why am I not really surprised that a sitting U.S. senator is ignorant about our Constitution?
“Well his father was Kenyan and they said he was born in Hawaii, but I haven’t seen any birth certificate. You have to be born in America to be president.”
Well, Senator Shelby, the Constitution specifies that the President has to be a “natural born” citizen of the United States, which has precisely fuck-all to do with where he was born. (John McCain, the last Republican Presidential nominee, was born in the Canal Zone in Panama, which is ZOMG! not in America!)
If people like Senator Shelby are the best the Republicans have to offer in the intellectual arena, the conservative movement is in very deep shit, indeed.