Cognitive Dissonance

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Ariz. Sec. of State Wants to See Proof of Obama’s Citizenship

It never ends:

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett wants you to know that he is not a birther, but he says he wants proof of Barack Obama’s citizenship before putting his name on the Arizona ballot.

In a radio interview today, Bennett said he is just doing his job of making sure “that those people whose names are on the ballot have met the qualifications for the office they are seeking.” He says he has been trying for eight weeks to get documents from Hawaii.

So that means he’s requesting Mitt Romney’s birth certificate, right? Since it’s verifying everyone, right?

Matt Roberts, Bennett’s spokesman, said in an email that Bennett had not asked for Romney’s Michigan birth certificate because “This was simply in response to some constituents asking us to ask Hawaii,” he said.

In other words, they’re kowtowing to the birthers of Arizona, the most famous of which is Sheriff Joe Arpaio. This suggests something more troubling — instead of having the spine to tell the birther crowd no, it’s easier to waste time and taxpayer dollars placating them. 

It’s not about eligibility. It’s about the persistent belief that a black man with a funny name cannot occupy the White House, couched in claims of eligibility.

Any Arizona followers want to start making some noise about Romney’s birth certificate? After all, folks just sued in California this March questioning Romney’s eligibilityhis dad DID spend time in MexicoRomney’s claimed several states as his home… I’M JUST SAYING IT’S WEIRD, OK?

Now go. Question Romney. See what the Arizona SoS has to say.

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    Man, this is just… just… Ugh, I can’t even…. these birthers are, to put it bluntly, not exercising their grey matter...
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    Fuck, I just heard. Dude, time to send the National Guard. That state has gone batspit. This is fucking with a...
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    this awkward planet where it’s 2012 and America’s pretending that racism isn’t a thing
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    I am so sick of this birther shit i don’t know what to do. I seriously hate you right now Arizona. Seriously. Maybe we...
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    I’m sorry Arizona, but it may be time to take away your statehood and give you back to Mexico… not that they would want...
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  12. nomoretexasgovernorsforpresident said: In return, Hawaii officials asked him to send them copies of the Arizona laws that prove the secretary of state really is the person in charge of handling the ballots. Apparently they’re sick of all of the requests.
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