Graham: Republicans must call birthers ‘crazy’

So-called “birthers” who doubt President Barack Obama’s citizenship are “crazy,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Thursday.

Graham excoriated fringe elements within the Republican Party that have manifested themselves in recent months as unfair to the president, but not representative of the GOP.

“Most of the critics of Barack Obama who carry around these crazy signs would applaud Alan Keyes,” Graham said, referring to the eccentric former Republican presidential candidate and 2004 Senate opponent for Obama.

“The people who are doing unfair and unkind things to the president says more about them than it does the Republican Party,” Graham later added. “But we have to say that’s crazy. Those who say the president was born anywhere other than Hawaii are crazy.”

Graham took exception to some who’ve hoped the president would fail overall, and lamented the direction of the Republican Party in general.

He said he hoped the public would stop rewarding “jerks,” and instead give more time to civil voices in American politics.

“Could you imagine doing D-Day with cable news?” he added.

An advocate of comprehensive immigration reform providing illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, Graham said that some Republicans’ harsh words toward immigrants contributed, in part, to Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) loss in the presidential election.

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  1. The birthers, the tea baggers, the screamers, and the deathers continued extreme minority presence will become tiresome to mainstream America, if it has not already done so. To all the birthers in La, La Land, it is on you to prove to all of us that your assertion is true, if there are people who were there and support your position then show us the video (everyone has a price), either put up or frankly shut-up. I heard Orly Taitz, is selling a tape (I think it’s called “Money, Lies and Video tape”). She is from Orange County, CA, now I know what the mean when they say “behind the Orange Curtain”, when they talk about Orange County, the captial of Conspiracy Theories. You know Obama has a passport, he travel abroad before he was a Senator, but I guess they were in on it. In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme religious right (people who love to push their beliefs on others while trying to take away the rights of those they just hate) and that’s who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”. I heard that she now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC).

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