It may no longer be receiving the media attention it once did, but Birtherism is still alive and well and it showed its ugly face in the state of New Hampshire yesterday.
The birther wars continue. Orly Taitz, birther queen of California, personally filed a complaint in New Hampshire on Saturday that challenged President Obama’s U.S. citizenship and argued for his removal from the state’s ballot, reports the Concord Monitor.
New Hampshire’s electoral governing body, the Ballot Law Commission, turned down the complaint in a public hearing via 5-0 vote. It got pretty ugly shortly thereafter.
“Traitors!” screamed the members of the attending public. “Treason!”
“You have no decency! You have no honesty! You’re committing treason!”
The group of birthers, which included several New Hampshire state representatives, erupted after the decision, shouting at the commission attorneys as they tried to exit the hearing room. Another state representative apparently suggested committee members should cover their face with a mask if they ever found themselves in his district.
New Hampshire! Thought to be a bastion of moderate and independent-leaning conservatives. The state Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman have staked their entire campaigns on.
If the members of the public in attendance are any indication of primary voter sentiments, that may have been a big mistake.
Conservatism is a mental illness.