Man, here I thought that with Nazi re-enacters, witches, and tea baggers insisting they have a higher security clearance than the Commander in Chief, we had reached as low and as ridiculous as we could possibly get. How sad that reality proved to be so much worse than my pessimism:
Someone sent me a link to this article on the website of something called the Western Center for Journalism. I was hardly surprised, after I read the article, to find out that this organization was founded by Joseph Farah. They're going beyond even birtherism and demanding Obama's DNA:
This includes the determination of his actual identity, which requires genetic analysis. I started my investigation and analysis by deeming nearly every assertion as open to question, including the claimed identity of Mr. Obama's parents. A certificate that a child was born to Stanley Ann Dunham and Barack Hussein Obama in Honolulu on 4 August 1961 might be true; but, assuming it's true, it does not necessarily follow that Mr. Obama is that child. Whether he is or not requires genetic analysis.
::head desk:: Check the link, because it gets so much better. One of the commenters ponders if Obama's father isn't actually...wait for it...Malcolm X.
God, I wish I was kidding.
But no, the tea party/birther/DNAer movement has nothing to do with race. Nope.