[h/t Sam Stein at Huffington Post]
The minute I heard this ad I could tell it was the product of old-time Reagan-era operatives. Here's the text if you don't want to listen:
Our only recourse now is to move forward with the full impeachment of President Obama. We suspect that Obama is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors and that there may be grounds for impeachment as is laid out in the constitution. Further, he may not even be a U.S. citizen because nobody, I mean no one, has seen an actual physical copy of his birth certificate. Impeachment is our only option. And Republicans are already considering Obama investigations. As the nation's most effective conservative group we are launching the official impeach Obama campaign.
Yeah, it's the old birther nonsense, but don't shrug it off as the fringe of the Republican party, because it's not. The ad is paid for by the Conservative Majority Fund, champions of Joe Arpaio and birthers to this day. I'll get to them in a minute.
The text of the ad reminded me immediately of my 2009 conversation with Floyd Brown on Alan Colmes' radio show. Brown was on the show to argue for why it was imperative that Barack Obama be impeached at once. At the time, he had launched the "Impeach Obama" website and was making the rounds of wingnut and mainstream media alike claiming it was past time to get rid of the black dude in the White House for no particular reason other than Floyd Brown's dislike.