Man, oh man, the opening bit on last night's The Daily Show With Jon Stewart scored a direct hit on the nutbar birther movement, which pushes its hate screed that Barack Hussein Obama was not born in the U.S. and is unconstitutionally qualified to be president.
As you'll see above, host Jon Stewart takes aim in particular at Laguna Niguel's Orly Taitz, who has filed the unsuccessful lawsuits meant to torpedo Obama's presidency. Best line: You know, I think the lost Gabor sister is right. Wait, she's an attorney, a dentist and a real estate agent."
But Rep. John Campbell (R-Newport Beach), who is among the Republicans who have listened to the birthers by sponsoring legislation to require birth certificates from presidential candidates, fares even worse. After he is shown on Hardball With Chris Matthews saying "As far as I know" Obama is qualified to be president, Stewart says that's a way for politicians to appear in the mainstream while winking to the wack pack.
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Best line of the bit: "I have no reason to believe Congressman Campbell spends his time surreptitiously giving out dollar tug jobs at the local rest stop. All I'm doing is introducing legislation to catch this motherf*&@er."