Congressman Calls for New Birther Investigation, Questions ‘The President’s Validity’
Think Progress / News Report
Published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Duncan appeared on the radio program TruNews with Rick Wiles on Friday where the host asked the South Carolina congressman whether the House would go after Obama’s “phony identification papers.”
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WILES: But if we know they’re lying about all these other things, why not go back and say, “well maybe the first scandal was a lie, too?”
DUNCAN: There you go. I’m all with you. Let’s go back and revisit some of these things because Americans have questions about not only the IRS scandal but also about the president’s validity.
Catch Wiles’ phrase: “But if we know X, then maybe Y”?
This is the way they do it: Assume that X is true, without evidence, let alone proof. Then, on the basis of that unproven assumption, take the leap to “maybe Y.”
We know that the moon is the color of green cheese, so maybe it’s actually made of green cheese. As a matter of fact, I know it is. Some scientist named Wallace made his own rocket (good ol’ Anglo-Saxon private enterprise!). He and his assistant, Gromit, flew to the moon, scooped up some of the cheese, then went back home and ate it. With crackers. QED!
Yeah. Silly. But does it remind you of something? Dick Cheney on the Sunday talking heads circuit? Colin Powell at the U.N.? People like Jeff Duncan are just buffoons. But the kind of logic they use and the kind of stuff they talk about is both evil and dangerous.
Hitler’s comment is drawn from Albert Speer’s memoir, Inside the Third Reich.