Right on

Charlie Pierce has an excellent post on the Serious Republicans who hurried off to the fainting couches when Rick Perry got a little birther-curious:

We will note for the record that every single one of these comments concerns the deleterious effects of birtherism on the GOP’s chances in the next election. In other words, birtherism’s main problem is not that it’s a truthless pack of lies, but that it’s a truthless pack of lies that is a political loser. It is a political loser because Trump is a clown, and for another reason we will get to in a minute. This is awfully good of you, fellas, but I have a few questions:

Exactly. Read the whole thing.

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