‘Birthers’ give birth to nutty idea

I love this new word that’s come out of Washington: birther.

This word describes those who believe President Obama is unqualified to serve in the office he now occupies. Why? Because they believe he was born somewhere other than the United States of America, which the Constitution requires of anyone who wants to serve as president.

Some birthers in Congress have proposed legislation requiring future presidential candidates to produce a birth certificate that declares they were born in this country.

They deny, of course, that their idea has anything to do with the nut-job commentary about Obama, the doubters who believe he’s a closet this or that, or that he was born in a foreign land — despite the existence of a birth certificate that says the president was born in Hawaii in 1961.

But it has everything to do with the conspiracists who gorge themselves on this baloney.