Low point of American politics

New York Times: People are out of work, American soldiers are dying overseas and President Obama is pressured to show his birth certificate. The NYT calls it “A Certificate of Embarrassment” –“a profoundly low and debasing moment in American political life.”

Of course the birthers still aren’t satisfied. Washington Post reports Orly Taitz, a prominent Obama critic who has questioned his birthplace, told Talking Points Memo that she thinks the newly released document is questionable because Obama’s father’s race is listed as “African”, instead of “Negro.” Read more.

My friend John Avlon with The Daily Beast has more on this phony conspiracy and others that the Republicans have ready to launch.