Is Extremism Now Mainstream?

The birthers are taking over: Via Talking Points Memo, a new Public Policy Polling survey finds that only 59 percent of Americans believe President Obama was born in the United States. Among Republicans, a plurality of 42 percent say he was not born here, while 37 percent say he was. The birthers, however, aren’t even the craziest wing of the party: 19 percent of Republicans think Obama is the Antichrist.