I think this column by George Harris in the Star about Republicans' "dishonorable strategies for casting doubt on president's faith and citizenship" is on point. But it's too bad that he focused on leaders in other parts of the country -- Mitch McConnell, Haley Barbour and Terry Brandstad -- without mentioning the Missouri politicians engaging in the same garbage.
Roy Blunt is the most obvious and prominent GOP Senate candidate in the country to raise questions about the President's place of birth. Last year, Blunt was filmed speculating about Barack Obama's birth certificate, stating the birther conspiracy theorists were asking "legitimate" questions about his "health records" and "birth certificate." It was gross. Incredibly, he stood by those statements, and even told journalists, "you guys don't have any capacity to talk about that [Obama's citizenship] in a legitimate way."
But that was 2009, and it's all but absent in the discussion in 2010.
And there's the matter of the three Missouri state representatives -- Tim Jones, Cynthia Davis and Casey Guernsey -- who signed onto a lawsuit with lunatic birther queen Orly Taitz to sue the Obama because they were concerned he might be an illegal Kenyan immigrant who orchestrated a criminal conspiracy to take over America...and Rep. Ed Emery, who didn't join the suit but public supports their birther junk...