Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hendrik Hertzberg: Birtherism Part Of GOP Rejection Of Reality

The New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg (right) views birtherism, which Donald Trump used as a "joke candidate," in the context of the Republican Party's denial of reality on a wide range of issues:

The dismaying truth is that birtherism is part of a larger pattern of rejection of reality that has taken hold of intimidating segments of one of the two political parties that alternate in power in our governing institutions. It is akin to the view that global warming is a hoax, or that the budget can be balanced through spending cuts alone, or that contraception causes abortion, or that evolution is just another theory, on a par with the theory that the earth is six thousand years old.

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