That whole birther mentality really isn’t a minority among conservatives after all, which is a pretty disturbing fact if you believe the latest polls. The Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind Project hosted the study, and its findings show that around 64% of republicans share the same mentality that comes from such gems as Orly Taitz and Donald Trump. It would be hilarious if it weren’t so scary — because that is an awful lot of republicans. The fair majority of these people “believe” (whether or not they truly do or pretend to is questionable) that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States — or is at least not a “natural born U.S. citizen.”
This is just sickening, guys, and it’s shameful. How could the majority of such a large group believe such nonsense when there is adequate proof of otherwise. As far as wingnut conspiracy theories go, this one truly takes the cake so it’s actually shocking to see such a huge percentage in support of it. To put this percentage into perspective for you, 64% of republicans is pretty much 36% of Americans.
Similarly, 37% of democrats (not the majority at least) believe that Bush stole the election by committing voter fraud in 2004 and 36% of democrats buy into various 9/11 conspiracies. That’s also pretty shameful and embarrassing, guys. Come on, pull it together and use some logic!
Chelsea Hoffman is a candidly opinionated crime analyst with a lifelong interest in criminology and activism. She also owns ‘Girl Nerdology’ and is the author of several fiction stories. Follow her on Twitter @TheRealChelseaH or email her privately through Chelsea Hoffman: Case to Case.