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Boehner on Birthers: "It's Not My Job to Tell the American People What to Think"

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyFeb 13, 2011 8:20 PM

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Via Think Progress comes this video, in which John Boehner does say that President Obama is an American citizen and a Christian--but does not take a strong stand against fellow Republicans (and Americans generally) who are spreading misinformation to the contrary. First: It is good that Boehner is being pressured on this (on "Meet the Press") and it is good that he unequivocally accepts reality. However, Boehner's dodge--claiming that it isn't his job to tell Americans what to think--is weak. He's the Speaker of the House. He sets a huge example. Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMffvvg_i7w&feature=player_embedded

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