Dispatches from the Creation Wars

RNC Committeewoman Tweets the Crazy

it isn’t just a great many rank and file Republicans who think Obama is a secret Muslim, at least one member of the Republican National Committee has now come out and made that claim. The Huffington Post has the details, including this Tweet from RNC committee member Kim Lehman:


And here’s how she defended it:

Reached on the phone Monday, Lehman stood by her initial tweet, arguing that it was during his speech that Obama let the real truth slip.

“I was watching television when he was over there talking to the Muslim world and he made it, in my opinion, clear he was partially Muslim,” Lehman told the Huffington Post. “The way he was approaching that speech was, ‘Hey I’m one of you. I’m with you.’ He didn’t have to say that… but he did.”

Obama’s speech in Cairo did include discussion about his father’s Muslim faith. But the president also made it abundantly clear, both then and many times since, that he was a practicing Christian. Asked why she didn’t believe the empirical and overwhelming evidence, Lehman replied:

“Again, going back to his speech… he would have said I’m a Christian and I’m from the Christian religion and we can work together. It didn’t appear to me he said Christianity was part of his religion.”

You mean like this, from that very speech?

Now part of this conviction is rooted in my own experience. I’m a Christian, but my father came from a Kenyan family that includes generations of Muslims. As a boy, I spent several years in Indonesia and heard the call of the azaan at the break of dawn and at the fall of dusk. As a young man, I worked in Chicago communities where many found dignity and peace in their Muslim faith.

They never fail to bring the stupid, the crazy and the dishonest.