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Kenyan Birth Claim “Just a Marketing Gimmick”
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 May 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 05/20/2012 10:46:54 AM PDT by John Semmens

The revelation that a promotional brochure produced in 1991 by Barack Obama’s literary agency touting his “Kenyan birth” was called “just a marketing gimmick” by Press Secretary Jay Carney.

“The president was trying to persuade a publisher to give him a book deal,” Carney explained. “Naturally, he wanted to make the sale, so the fact that he embellished his resume shouldn’t come as a big surprise to anyone. Come on, making yourself look bigger and better than you really are is standard procedure if you hope to survive in our competitive culture. I mean, is there anyone who hasn’t lied under similar circumstances?”

To those that might harbor suspicions that the reported Kenyan birth could be true, Carney suggested that “even if it were, I think the point is moot. The president has shown that he is fully capable of handling the job. Any deficiencies he may have had on paper have been more than offset by his on-the-job performance for the last three years. Besides, I think the statute of limitations on the whole ‘natural born citizen’ issue has expired.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/05/18/obama-gains-key-reelection-endorsements/


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: birthers; birthplace; blogpimp; embellishment; hawaii; indonesia; kenya; naturalborncitizen; obama; satire

1 posted on 05/20/2012 10:47:00 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

I think Obama being born inKenya is a Big Fat True !!!!


2 posted on 05/20/2012 10:48:55 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: John Semmens

Hey John. I think you left out the second half of the post. You know, the part with the satire in it. :)


3 posted on 05/20/2012 10:49:44 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: John Semmens

trouble is he lies about everything


4 posted on 05/20/2012 10:50:46 AM PDT by jrd (DO AWAY WITH THE EPA)
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To: John Semmens
His American Citizenship is also a marketing gimmick obviously. Only problem is that it is also a felony.
5 posted on 05/20/2012 10:54:31 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: John Semmens

Carney suggested that “even if it were, I think the point is moot.”

Progress.


6 posted on 05/20/2012 10:55:46 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: John Semmens

So, the Congressman was right when he blurted out, “You lie” during Obama’s State of the Union address. But it is not important that Obama lied to us, the important thing is that we can never believe him again.

Oh, I almost forgot. There is also a YouTube video in which Michelle Obama stated that Obama’s home country is Kenya. Well, perhaps we can believe Michelle. As far as I know she has never retracted her statement.


7 posted on 05/20/2012 10:56:01 AM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: John Semmens

OK... here is the $10,000 question... Obama’s “marketing” there was used as a prop to his election, to him being annointed for his path to power.

THEY CANNOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.


8 posted on 05/20/2012 10:57:25 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: John Semmens

Even if the birth thing cannot be solved, who is this thing? There has not even been a tinkling of a truth. He is a communists black Muslim and to that there is no doubt. As for the rest he has acted like a criminal twisting and violating our Constitution and laughing all the way.


9 posted on 05/20/2012 10:58:19 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: dayglored; John Semmens
I think he did too. For that matter what part is satire?

; )

10 posted on 05/20/2012 10:58:46 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: John Semmens
even if it were, I think the point is moot. The president has shown that he is fully capable of handling the job. Any deficiencies he may have had on paper have been more than offset by his on-the-job performance for the last three years. Besides, I think the statute of limitations on the whole ‘natural born citizen’ issue has expired.”

Clearly, the Constitution has no meaning for this regime. The issue isn't whether or not he can "handle the job." The issue is whether he constitutionally qualified for the job. AND THERE IS NO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR THAT, YOU !@#$%^&*()_)(*&^%$%^&*()_)(*&^%$!!!!!

11 posted on 05/20/2012 10:59:27 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: John Semmens

I’m going to put extra butter on my popcorn...


12 posted on 05/20/2012 10:59:40 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: John Semmens
Kenyan Birth Claim “Just a Marketing Gimmick”

Translation - "We just lied to people to deceive them into spending money buying the book! Everybody does it!"


13 posted on 05/20/2012 11:00:42 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Jemian

Oh. Satire. Truthfully, I missed that. Seemed all plausible. Sad.


14 posted on 05/20/2012 11:02:08 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: John Semmens; All
yeah! /s...thxs, for the ping.
really folks...it's ALL an "wag the *insert*" (dog/pill/penis :) White Hut operation
.. of course; the WH, wants the distraction(s)...

"IT (REALLY IS ABOUT) THE (SORRY) ECONOMY, STUPID!"

15 posted on 05/20/2012 11:02:30 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: al baby
Carney and I just won't agree on anything. He is a shill, liar, and an obfuscatorial idiot, not to be trusted.
16 posted on 05/20/2012 11:03:21 AM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: skinkinthegrass
d@ng!.. forgot to add, (dog/birth certificate/pill/penis :)

17 posted on 05/20/2012 11:08:20 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: John Semmens

Found this yesterday. Looks like the New York Slimes forgot to scrub an article from October 2007. Interesting.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/30/us/politics/30obama.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2


18 posted on 05/20/2012 11:09:46 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: John Semmens

If Obama doen’t get buried in this election with a landslide of unequaled proportions in any election ever, Capitalism is dead!!!
These actions and comments excusing the actions if they are true are mind boggling. That is probably the strategy of their campaign. Say and do things so outrageous, the public’s eye is taken off the major points of which one is the point on Obama’s head.
If the Republicans win and control congress in the November elections, we had better be screaming to prosecute the actions of this administration and it’s willful disregard of the Constitution at every opportunity. If they don’t pay attention to the laws of the land the only thing left are vigilantism. This country was developed with the assistance of the gun. It probably need a good dose of it again.


19 posted on 05/20/2012 11:15:31 AM PDT by bramps
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To: John Semmens
I think the statute of limitations on the whole ‘natural born citizen’ issue has expired."

The US Constitution is our nation's statute of limitations, and it's being trampled into the ground by Democrat communists.

20 posted on 05/20/2012 11:15:55 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: John Semmens

So that person who wrote the promotional brochure is being called a liar by Carney. They are lying now (a fact-checking oversight claim) or they lied then. Either way he is calling them a liar. Moreover obama was willing to allow that lie stand for crass commmericial gain....that is to deceive the book-buying public....So Obama sanctions lying and is confirmed by Carney.


21 posted on 05/20/2012 11:16:37 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: John Semmens

So in other words he has no qualms about lying about where he was born to get a job.


22 posted on 05/20/2012 11:19:52 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: John Semmens

a marketing gimmick would be to say he was born in Alaska, clearly because very few liberals are born there


23 posted on 05/20/2012 11:20:34 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (I am the margin of error.)
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To: John Semmens

Same could be said with the faked US BC. It’s just a marketing gimmick to get all the free vacations he and Moochelle want and a way to line his pockets with tax dollars.


24 posted on 05/20/2012 11:22:11 AM PDT by bgill
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To: John Semmens

Deja vu all over again John. Quit pimping your blog please.


25 posted on 05/20/2012 11:25:03 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6; John Semmens

Every article John posts is in it’s entirety. The option to read different subjects is available. I think John is very clever in many of his observations. He is sharing more than “pimping”.

BTW, many FReepers enjoy his humor.

Might as well tell TSG and Rush to quit pimping as well.


26 posted on 05/20/2012 11:32:34 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: American in Israel

It is not Obama’s marketing gimmicks that we should worry about, but the fact that he occupies a position in government that allows him to sell the entire country down the river without any opposition from Congress — at least not from this Congress.


27 posted on 05/20/2012 11:35:42 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: eyedigress; John Semmens

John has long been FR community approved and he posts his musings in their entirety, which is rule #1.


28 posted on 05/20/2012 11:48:04 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: John Semmens

Another good one John.


29 posted on 05/20/2012 11:48:57 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

About three years ago, former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs when -

“asked why the issue of Mr. Obama’s birthplace keeps coming up he replied: “Because for $15 you can get an internet address and say whatever you want. “

Fake but accurate or is it inaccurate and not fake or fake and total BS?

I’ll take the latter for $1,000 Alex.


30 posted on 05/20/2012 11:49:09 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: John Semmens

When truth is stranger than satire.


31 posted on 05/20/2012 11:49:24 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: unixfox; butterdezillion
From your Slimes link: Cathy Lazere, his supervisor at Business International, described him as self-assured and bright. “He was very mature and more worldly than other people — on the surface kind of laid back, but kind of in control,” she said. “He had a good sense of himself, which I think a lot of kids at that age don’t.”

Now wait just a minute! Didn't "girlfriend" Genevieve Cook supposedly write nearly the exact same thing? I read through the Vanity Fair article but couldn't find it. I thought I had read Cook saying this in the FR threads. Can someone find it, please?

32 posted on 05/20/2012 11:52:00 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Business International was also known to be a front company for the CIA.


33 posted on 05/20/2012 11:54:53 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: John Semmens

Yes, and the recent “news” as to the improving economy is too.


34 posted on 05/20/2012 11:57:11 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: John Semmens
To those that might harbor suspicions that the reported Kenyan birth could be true, Carney suggested that “even if it were, I think the point is moot. The president has shown that he is fully capable of handling the job.

That boyzngrlz is why the Constitution is dead, dead, dead. Now we only have to prove to be capable(barf) and it doesn’t matter what or who we were.

35 posted on 05/20/2012 12:03:17 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period.)
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To: John Semmens

“The president was trying to persuade a publisher to give him a book deal,”

So the Mother effer committed fraud to get a book deal?

Is that OK Carnnuts? You commit fraud?

And there are people on this specific site that would rather see this C sucker be re-elected?


36 posted on 05/20/2012 12:08:33 PM PDT by crz
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To: unixfox

So I’ve heard.

My tin foil hat was whispering, “more faked composites, more faked composties” between Cook and the BI woman.


37 posted on 05/20/2012 12:11:11 PM PDT by bgill
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To: John Semmens

It’s at least dishonest and unethical if not fraud to sell your book under false pretenses...no different than me claiming I had a degree from the Sorbonne, worked as an engineer at NASA or claiming I was married to Morgan Fairchild.


38 posted on 05/20/2012 12:18:32 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: John Semmens

huh? It’s “bigger and better” to have been born in Kenya? What?


39 posted on 05/20/2012 12:22:16 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: unixfox
The picture used in that article apparently is also fake. Obama in the park with the Dunhams Fake
40 posted on 05/20/2012 12:31:37 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period.)
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To: John Semmens
Wonder if this was a gimmick too.... Kenyan born senator-Barack Obama
41 posted on 05/20/2012 12:32:36 PM PDT by notaliberal
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To: John Semmens
I mean, is there anyone who hasn’t lied under similar circumstances?

Yea. Me. I was raised better.

42 posted on 05/20/2012 12:59:48 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: John Semmens

Øbama throws another one under the bus. After that lowly assistant says it was an editing error....ooops.


43 posted on 05/20/2012 1:24:05 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: John Semmens

The whole “where was he born” thing is a diversion
It matters not where HE was born. The “natural born citizen” issue hinges on where were his PARENTS born.

Barry Soetoro’s presumptive “old man” — Lolo Soetoro — WAS NOT BORN HERE!!!!

End of argument!


44 posted on 05/20/2012 2:57:01 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: John Semmens

So should Joe Wilson get an apology now that Carney has stated that Obama is a liar?


45 posted on 05/20/2012 4:34:03 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Still a contributing Republican? Why?)
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To: unixfox
Business International was also known to be a front company for the CIA.

I knew it. The fraud is one of "The Finders" freaks. The ultimate manchurian candidate.

46 posted on 05/20/2012 4:40:20 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: John Semmens

Why is it that EVERYTHING about Obama’s past is an “Error!”, a “Mistake!”, or “YOU MUST BE A RACIST!!!”?


47 posted on 05/20/2012 5:36:46 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: John Semmens

‘Wayback Feature Unravels the Obama Bio Lie’

Clarice Feldman

Doug Ross of Director Blue used the wayback feature to investigate Obama’s literary agency’s website and it shows that there were a number of revisions to the literary agent-distributed Obama biography that said he was born in Kenya; these revisions reflected changes in Obama’s life. But it wasn’t until 2007 when he threw his hat in the ring for the presidency that the bio was changed to state he was born in Hawaii.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/05/wayback_feature_unravels_the_obama_bio_lie.html#ixzz1vT9LRfn7


48 posted on 05/20/2012 8:32:40 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: John Semmens; All
I enjoy your satire.

Thanks for posting.

49 posted on 05/20/2012 11:24:21 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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