Quote of the Day: “I’m not naming any names, but one senator got up from a Southern state and said, ‘Well, you’ve got to understand that to my people down here, Obama seems like’ — he thought for a second and he said — ‘like he’s exotic.'” — Sen. Tom Harkin (R-IA).
The unidentified Southern senator was suggesting that his constituents still couldn’t identify with President Obama. In other words, he or she was saying President Obama isn’t one of us. He’s a foreigner. You know, the usual birtherism crap.
Sen. Harkin was responding to a question from a Des Moines Register columnist about why “Republicans seemed determined to see Obama fail, he described a scene from the closed-door meeting among senators that took place last month in the Old Senate Chambers.”
This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.