UPDATE: LA Times writes about Birthers/Deathers but you HEARD IT HERE FIRST…We posted early AM May 2.
In this moment of triumph for President Barack Obama and for the US Military, how will the Right react? Will they have the decency displayed by former President George W. Bush to congratulate not only the brave military team but the President himself?
Saturday night at the raucous White House Correspondents’ dinner, the President coolly roasted Donald Trump, all the while knowing he could not give any hint that the big operation in Pakistan was afoot.
In contrast to the President’s super-cool performance that night– infinitely more impressive knowing the pressures he was under– GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump showed only infinitely ‘thin skin’ as he sulked his way through inevitable ‘birther’ jokes.
Our own blog fave Litotes wonders if in the wake of the Bin Laden news, the Right Wing-nut ‘Birthers’ will now become ‘Deathers’. Already online, rogue theories are popping up trying to cast doubt on Osama Bin Laden’s death.
My one concern as I heard the amazing news was the Bin Laden body had been ‘buried at sea.’ While I understand the need to respect Muslim traditions and to avoid creating a ‘shrine’ to Bin Laden, I hope the US has kept hold of enough DNA and photograhic evidence to quash any ‘doubters’/’Deathers.’
Hopefully this unifying news will mark a turning point not only for the country and for Obama but for the Right Wing– who should take a decisive turn ‘away’ from their more extremist elements and who, like George W. Bush, should give President Obama his due.
(photos: blog.zap2it.com, politico.com, usa.com)