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Published:August 22nd, 2009 11:58 EST
Crazy Birthers Love Loony Sarah Palin

Crazy Birthers Love Loony Sarah Palin

By Robert Paul Reyes


"A new analysis by Public Policy Polling (D) finds that Sarah Palin is especially popular with a key Republican demographic: The Birthers.

Among those respondents in PPP`s latest national poll who either said that President Obama was not born in the United States or were undecided, Palin had a 66% favorability rating."
Eric Kleefeld/TPM

The Republican Party bears a strong resemblance to the bar scene at Star Wars. Attend any GOP gathering and you will find a motley crew: Birthers, tea baggers, Palin sycophants, town hall meeting trolls, gun nuts, born-again clowns, and pro-life zealots.

When pundits and political experts use a phrase like "Birther wing of the GOP" without a hint of irony, you know that the Republican Party is in deep trouble.

It`s no surprise that birthers would find affinity with the looney former governor of Alaska who believes that she is a foreign policy expert because she can see Russia from her back porch.

The inmates have seized control of the Republican Party, and it`s totally plausible that the chief nut, Sarah Palin, could win the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination.

As a liberal this possibility makes me happy, because Obama would win in a landslide. But as an American who loves this country, this nightmare scenario makes me very sad.

I`d rather maintian permanent residence at the infamous Star Wars bar than have Sarah Palin as my president.