Well he said it more diplomatically, but I'm glad he's come out against Trump's insanity:
During an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller on Thursday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said businessman and potential 2012 GOP primary candidate Donald Trump deserves to be taken seriously as a legitimate candidate, noting that "Donald Trump comes to the race with some notoriety - people know who he is."
But when it came to Trump's questioning whether or not President Obama was born in the U.S., Rubio said: "I would suggest - if he asked for my opinion - not to focus so much on that issue. There are more important things facing our country. I believe Barack Obama was born in the United States of America... So why are we talking about this?"
Again, I wouldn't have been so nice. I would have called Trump an idiot of the highest order and that he should slither back into the cave he came from.
Obama's Mother A US Citizen, Thus Obama's A Natural Born US Citizen
(Note: Reprinted from an earlier article I wrote.)
Ok, let's say Obama WAS born outside of the United States. Let's ask ourselves two questions of Ann Dunham (Obama's Mother) and if they square up, he's still a Natural Born US Citizen Answer to both be YES (this asumes Obama Sr and Ann Dunham's marriage was invalded due to him beinging already married back in Africa):
- Was Ann Dunham a U.S. citizen at the time of the Obama’s birth? Yes.
- Was Ann Dunham physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for a continuous period of one year prior to the Obama's birth? Yes.
GUESS WHAT PEOPLE!! BARACK OBAMA JR. IS A BLOODY NATURAL BORN US CITIZEN!!!!! END OF STORY!!!!!!!!!
I have just proven, even if he was born in Kenya, that Obama has the legal right to be the US President. Enough, is enough, is enough.
Donald "Birther" Trump
I will hide nothing from you: I was I excited at first about Donald Trump getting into the race. I thought to myself "Yes! Someone with business experience who is going to add something intellectually to the debate about government, business, and the economy!"
At no time did I take his candidacy seriously or think that he was going to win. Hell, I support Herman Cain until the end.
But I have been watching with increasing alarm at how Donald Trump has gone off message with this whole "Birther" crap. I didn't want to believe it at first. However after watching Donald Trump go full "Birther" on us in the last few weeks, we can't deny it any longer.
I take exceptional issue with Kowalski giving Trump more credit than he deserves. What Kowalski did, was like saying that Truthers have a good message for the masses, then saying he himself doesn't believe in it. Trump is not articulating a message, he's pandering to the lowest common denominator of the lunatic fringe with a debunked* conspiracy theory. Trump clearly has no message, thus he falls back on a tired argument that has gone beyond the boundaries of rational thought.
RNC Action Alert
Trump needs to be taken down. And quickly. He cannot be our standard bearer. He shouldn't be praised, but shuned on the strongest possible terms. Now I don't believe in boycotts, but if you are watching his show, I suggest you tune out.
I also think we should start emailing and calling the RNC to denounce the "Birther" conspiracy theory and that they will not support anyone who pushes it!
*Something we on the right side of the blogosphere have done over and over again.