National Review Calls Birther Claims 'Foolishness'

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2009 6:18 PM CDT
President Barack Obama speaks at the opening of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, Monday, July 27, 2009.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – The editors of the National Review want nothing to do with this "foolishness" over President Obama's citizenship. Though "a few misguided souls among the Right have indulged it," the idea that Obama isn't a citizen is mere "myth." The birth certificate he's produced is legit, and "there is no secondary document cloaked in darkness." Not that they like Obama. In fact, this controversy "represents the hunt for a magic bullet that will make all the unpleasant complications of his election and presidency disappear."

Obama "may prefer European-style socialized health care. He may consider himself a citizen of the Earth and sometimes address his audiences as 'people of the world,' as though he were born not in another country but on another planet. Like Bruce Springsteen, he has a lot of bad political ideas; but he was born in the USA."