Monday, July 27, 2009

Congressman: 25% of My Constituents Are Troofers

The Republicans are starting to have to deal with their crazies pushing the Obama "Birther" nonsense (claims that Obama was born outside the US and thus is not an American citizen). But in an article about the Birther phenomenon, the writers note that the Democrats have their own brand of nutbars:

Out-party politicians have long had to deal with conspiracy theorists on their side — the people who think that the Clintons killed Vince Foster or that the Bush administration helped orchestrate the Sept. 11 attacks.

“Twenty-five percent of my people believe the Pentagon and Rumsfeld were responsible for taking the twin towers down,” said Rep. Collin Peterson, a Democrat who represents a conservative Republican district in Minnesota. “That’s why I don’t do town meetings.”

Ouch! Can't say as I blame him. Peterson is probably exaggerating; what I suspect he really means is that 25% of the people who came to his town meetings were "Truthers".