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It was just a month ago that we were taking bets about which minority group Dave Mustaine would offend next — but we never considered that he might actually join a minority group. Unfortunately, it’s not one that needs defending: Mustaine has now outed himself as a member of The Birther Movement (inadvertently hilarious website here), a nutcase right wing fringe group that believes President Barack Obama wasn’t actually born in America and, therefore, is not legally the President of the United States.

During a recent interview with Canadian talk show host George Strom… Strombo… Strombop… Strombopodopoopoulous… something Greek sounding, Mustaine was asked if he was, in fact, a Birther. And Mustaine, in an apparent effort to make sure that all intelligent and logical people were entertained by his remarks for weeks, months, and maybe even years to come, denied being a Birther, even as he confirmed that he is a Birther:

“I have a lot of questions about [Obama], but certainly not where he was born. I know he was born somewhere else than America. . . I’m not calling a question to it, I just… How come he was invisible until he became whatever he was in Illinois?”

Mustaine KNOWS that Obama was born somewhere else than America? How? And what the crap does he mean Obama was “invisible until he became whatever in Illinois?” Invisible to whom? Was he invisible just because he wasn’t on Mustaine’s radar? ‘Cause this video of him speaking at Harvard in 1990, when he a student at that institution’s law school, makes it appear as though he was quite visible long before he became “whatever he was in Illinois.”

Again, the issue here isn’t the disparity between my own personal political views (or those of Vince or anyone else at MetalSucks) and those of Mustaine — it’s that his views have become so crazy as to not be the least bit valid. If you don’t like Obama because you don’t like his politics, fine. If you don’t like Obama because you think he wasn’t born in the U.S., please report to the men in white coats ASAP. ‘Cause that whack shit is so 2009.


[via Metal Injection]

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