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Are You Now or Have You Ever Been a Member of the ‘Obama Wasn’t Born in the US’ Party?

By Doug Powers  •  February 17, 2011 04:21 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

NBC’s David Gregory hit John Boehner with it over the weekend, and now grilling conservatives about their beliefs concerning President Obama’s birthplace and faith seems to be an all-out media fad. I wouldn’t really mind that necessarily if it didn’t come at the expense of trumping other important topics — but maybe that’s the objective of the questioner(s).

In this example featuring George Stephanopoulos and Michele Bachmann, the subject change abruptly occurs as Bachmann is talking about the tax policy. Then when Bachmann is talking about the stimulus fail, Stephanopoulos changes the subject to Lady Gaga.

Ed Morrissey calls it Non-Sequitur Central. Robin Williams has smoother segues:

(h/t Ed Morrissey at Hot Air)

**Written by Doug Powers

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