It used to be that only fervent supporters of Obama claimed that he was almost always deep into some three-dimensional chess gambit that critics of his words and actions couldn’t possibly hope to understand, and were therefore incompetent to judge.
Well, now we have rabid opponents of Obama complimenting him for playing three-dimensional chess, and winning.
The rabid opponent in question is “former GOP congressman and anti-immigrant crusader Tom Tancredo“. And his thesis is that “Obama is purposefully withholding his birth certificate in order to fuel birther conspiracies that make the right wing look nuts”:
COLMES: Do you really believe – you know he was born in Hawaii right?
TANCREDO: I have absolutely no idea where he was born.
COLMES: You’ve seen he was born in Hawaii; he was in two Hawaiian newspapers within two days of his birth.
TANCREDO: Anybody can put an article in a newspaper. Just show me your birth certificate!
TANCREDO: Now they very well not want to show it because they want to propagate this whole thing that’s going on about birthers. … They may be doing it for that reason; I don’t know why they don’t want anyone to see it. … They want it propagated because you know –
COLMES: It makes your party look nuts!
TANCREDO: Yeah well maybe that’s why they don’t produce document, I don’t know.