Rep. Sam Crump (R-Birther)

05 Aug 2009 04:14 pm
Posted by: Donna

I saw his tweet about an hour ago:

My wife and Obama just celebrated the exact same b’day of 8/4/61. Yep, 48 years ago she was born in San Francisco and he was born in Kenya.

So of course I facebooked it, which led a couple of my facebook friends to email him. One of them, Steven, got a response from the fine public servant almost immediately.

I’m sorry to have so alarmed you. I thought my Tweet was sort of fun, given all the attention that the subject or our President’s birthplace has received. I thought about putting a textalogical “wink” or the like at the end, but alas I was out of characters. Only 147 allowed don’t you know.

As for the truth behind our President’s place of birth, I’m not sure about that. There are some intelligent people challenging that via several lawsuits. I find the matter intriguing.

But again, I hope I didn’t ruin your day. As for ignorance, I don’t think I am ignorant– but I am biased. As for far out radical ideas, I don’t think it takes much stretch to suggest that Mr. Obama’s ideas and efforts are far more far out and radical than anything I have ever suggested. And if you don’t like what I and my party are doing on the state budget, then you should not rest too comfortably in knowing that I do not represent you, for you have three legislators who do represent you and they too are part of what you have characterized as the far right agenda.

Hardee har har. He was just kidding, except that he’s kinda not. Kidding on the square, I think they call it. Like many Birthers, he seems to think that if he creates a distraction – “OMG look! Over there! Radical! Socialism!” – people will forget that he has just revealed himself to be a gold plated doofus to the entire world. Enjoy being the next conservative Arizona politician to be lampooned by the national media, Sam.

Update: Steven and Rep. Crump had a further email exchange. To Steven’s direct query to Rep. Crump if he believed President Obama was born in Kenya and, thus, ineligible for the Presidency he had this to say:

“One simple straight forward answer: I don’t know because I haven’t reviewed all the evidence. But I believe there are intelligent people who have filed complaints and I think the President has fueled the
debate by not being forthcoming with evidence.”

It’s pretty clear now. He’s a Birther.


  1. Comment by Eli_Blake on August 7, 2009 10:01 am

    Don’t feel bad. My state Senator was just featured on you-tube saying on the floor of the Senate that we shouldn’t regulate uranium mining ‘because the earth is only 6,000 years old.’

    The real talent of state GOP leaders is finding people who are stupid enough to be led around by the nose behind their extremist agenda, and then managing to get them into office.

  2. Comment by Simon says: on August 8, 2009 4:45 pm

    What it really shows is just how bad he (et al) are at understanding what the mainstream actually thinks. This bodes well for him in the AG primary.
    Hopefully he will race with Lujan in the general. Lujan has great political instincts.

  3. Comment by dude on August 13, 2009 7:34 am

    His explanation makes sense, except that tweets are limited to 140 characters, not 147.

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