Dr Richard Carmona Blasts the Arizona Birthers

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By Michael Bryan

CarmonaCasualDr. Richard Carmona published an op/ed on the Capital Times today (outside their paywall) that criticizes the rash of birther news coming from Arizona's conservative politicians.

He writes, in part:

"Many observers have blamed this rash of birther “investigations” in Arizona on career politicians pandering to the extremes. They posit that it must be helping these guys get elected, because why else would they do it?

But here’s the thing: all this birther stuff is doing is turning people off to the political process. It’s not helping anybody."

Carmona always seems to keep his eye firmly on the wider context. Instead of just slamming those affected by Obama Derangement Syndrome, he points out why it's not just illegitimate and stupid, but why it hurts the body politic. It's that sort of diagnostic system thinking that is typical of medical training, and an asset we need much more of in public life.

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Sheriff Joe Arpaio (the least shortman in AZ) and Ken Bennett should either put up or shut-up (or is he Alfalfa from the Little Rascals).

    Its It is not incumbent upon you, the Birthers/Teabaggers to produce the facts that you believe, but can’t prove!

    Lets be clear none of these Birther dullards have taken there “Birther Documents of facts, more like lies” and won a case in the “U.S. Courts”, maybe in their simple minds (if they have any) but not in our “U.S. Courts”, so unless Birthers/ Teabaggers, whatever you want to be called, win a court case, we will continue to see as dullards, liars or racist or maybe all three. Deal with that baby!

    And enjoy voting for the Mitt, the first “Republican Anchor Baby”! Too Funny

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