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It's true: Tom Casperson dabbled in birtherism

by: Eric B.

Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 00:09:15 AM EST

These people are making policy in this state.

State Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) was on Michael Patrick Shiels’ Lansing radio program today and had some fun and interesting things to say about where President Barack Obama was born.

Casperson, whose name might sound familiar to metro Detroiters as a cosponsor of regional transit authority legislation, just plum doesn’t know where President Obama was born. (SPOILER ALERT: Hawaii) His confusion and ignorance, according to Sheils, is shared by 74% of Michigan Republican Party convention delegates.

“I don’t know because it seems like that issue was dropped immediately as far as the major media went,” Casperson said. “My gut tells me if it had been a different president, say George W. Bush, they’d of been digging into like there was no tomorrow and trying to get to the bottom of, which they never really tried to get to the bottom of.”

By the way, the punch line to this is that this basically reflects the party base of the GOP, since Birtherism was a very popular theory at their state convention last weekend. Consider further that they dominate Lansing, politically speaking.

Update! ... Last night, apparently Casperson doubled down to MIRS. From a Progress Michigan press release.

LANSING – Yesterday evening, State Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) doubled down on comments he made earlier in the day questioning President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Last night Casperson told MIRS News, “People who are conspiracy theorists, they're saying they're hiding it, because they don't dig into it and bring it up... What I was told is that he produced a copy -- he didn't produce the actual document.”

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**face palm**
And, he was supposed to be one of the "sane"(er) Republicans.  Sigh  This is why you really can't trust any of them with a state (or even municipal) government, anymore.  The days of the "loyal opposition" are long gone.

How about
Dave Agema calling Obama Hitler on Facebook and doubling down on this same show.  

What an idiot.
And he plays the race card, with his dog whistle that a "different president", by which he means a white president, would not have been coddled in this fashion by the liberal media. Cuz we all remember how they never gave Bush a pass on anything...

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