Eugene Robinson: Birther charge potentially helps Obama

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Joe Scarborough: “In the end, it’s offensive to many, many people, but politically, it may be good for the president that his opponents tried to frame him this way.”

Eugene Robinson, Washington Post columnist: “I think that’s exactly right. At this point, you could argue that it does potentially help him a bit. He couldn’t do this if your buddy [to Mika], The Donald, weren’t out there leading the birther charge right now and bringing it all back to the surface. Then he can make that joke. In that sense, it does help.”

Watch the video of this morning’s discussion.

Eugene Robinson: Birther charge potentially helps Obama

Updated