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GOP lawmaker hits Obama, ‘a guy that can’t even show a long-form birth certificate.’

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In remarks to the Tulsa Republican Club on Friday, Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK) spent most of his 40 minutes “attacking the president on matters ranging from energy to management.” Sullivan even seemed to buy into birthers’ claims as evidence of why President Obama’s policies are so “frightening”:

“This is a scary time in Washington,” he said. “It’s a very frightening time. I see Barack Obama is creating an enemies list of people who oppose this miserable health care plan. I think that’s frightening. That’s from a guy that can’t even show a long-form birth certificate. I think we all ought to be prepared to fight that.”

Ironically, Sullivan ended by saying that while everyone “demonizes the other side,” what is needed is to “focus” on “vital issues.” One audience member “harangued Sullivan” for not challenging Obama’s eligibility to serve as president more aggressively. Although the White House has repeatedly insisted that the notion of an “enemies list” is baseless fear-mongering, conservatives in Congress and the media continue to peddle it. (HT: The Hill)