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Mitt Romney Plays the Birther Card
The New York Times' Taking Note ^ | August 24, 2012 | Andrew Rosenthal, editorial page editor

Posted on 08/24/2012 1:22:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Politicians sometimes think they can get away with saying something profoundly offensive or just plain stupid by acting like it was a joke. It never works, just like it didn’t work today when Mr. Romney shamelessly played the birther card in what seems like an increasingly desperate campaign against President Obama.

Speaking in Commerce, Mich., about his Michigan roots, Mr. Romney said: “No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.”

Get it? Everyone knows he’s from Michigan, but nobody is really sure where the president is from.

It’s not like Mr. Romney has shunned the birther crowd. He took the stage earlier this year with Donald Trump, who ranted about Mr. Obama’s citizenship. Mr. Romney’s son, Matt, said during the primaries that his father might consider releasing his tax returns if Mr. Obama released his birth certificate and his grades.

In April 2011, Mr. Romney himself used the “well if he says so” dodge that many Republicans love. “I think the citizenship test has been passed,” Mr. Romney said. “I believe the president was born in the United States. There are real reasons to get this guy out of office.”

Citizenship test? Barack Obama did not have to take a citizenship test. And why couldn’t Mr. Romney cut out the “I believe” preamble? The president was born in the United States.

But today’s crack was way over the line. His audience laughed and applauded, probably not because they thought Mr. Romney was doing hilarious stand-up comedy, but because they knew exactly what he was up to...

(Excerpt) Read more at takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; birther; certifigate; hitanerve; naturalborncitizen; obama; romney; squealingpig
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Throw a rock into a pack of dogs and the one that howls is the hit dog.
1 posted on 08/24/2012 1:22:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I take it as a good sign that Mitt is feeling confident and willing to joke around.

I think he also knows this kind of talk really grates at the Kenyan and sometimes prompts him to show his true colors.


2 posted on 08/24/2012 1:25:40 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Must have been a good joke and cut deep.


3 posted on 08/24/2012 1:26:00 PM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mitt Romney Plays the Birther Card

Hussein will break out a new deck of race cards.

4 posted on 08/24/2012 1:26:45 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“desperate campaign” Huh?


5 posted on 08/24/2012 1:27:05 PM PDT by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The president was born in the United States.

Probably was...but I would bet Barack Obama, Sr. wasn't (isn't) his daddy.

6 posted on 08/24/2012 1:27:14 PM PDT by madison10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ha! The paranoid hysteria being exhibited by the media to this little innocuous jibe by Romney is getting hilarious! This one takes the cake, though.

Obama himself has often joked about the BC. I wonder why this little joke by Romney on this particular day has set the Obama campaign and the MSM into such a frenzy?


7 posted on 08/24/2012 1:27:25 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The president was born in the United States.

Prove it.

8 posted on 08/24/2012 1:27:38 PM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boy...he hit a raw nerve...lol. Both the. NYT and the WP are crying like little girls.

Lol....I love it!!


9 posted on 08/24/2012 1:28:34 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s about time that Romney address the fact that Obama was Born in Kenya.


10 posted on 08/24/2012 1:28:46 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: frogjerk

Yeah he was born in the US and he is not Muslim either.


11 posted on 08/24/2012 1:29:48 PM PDT by TBall
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To: frogjerk

Yeah he was born in the US and he is not Muslim either.


12 posted on 08/24/2012 1:31:04 PM PDT by TBall
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hahahha..yes it is.


13 posted on 08/24/2012 1:31:10 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s handlers are already using this for another email begging for cash.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2922492/posts?page=1
A new low for Mitt Romney [Another (short) email from nobama]
email | Friday, August 24, 2012 | Jim Messina

How’s that promise of TRANSPARENCY treating Obama?


14 posted on 08/24/2012 1:34:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: TBall

“Yeah he was born in the US and he is not Muslim either.”

Yea?
Prove it!


15 posted on 08/24/2012 1:35:01 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney/Ryan have sooo much to choose from with which to tweak the Kenyan. Obama hates the ridicule and the MSM doesn't want to draw any attention to his ‘problems’. Quite a dilemma.
16 posted on 08/24/2012 1:35:34 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And Romney does not need to put any more onto what he has already said unless the MSM, Liberals make a stink about it.
All he needs to do is sit back and let the chips fall where they may.
18 posted on 08/24/2012 1:36:19 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did the Slimes ever call out Harry Reid in a headline for playing the “Taxer” card demanding Mitt release his papers “please”?


19 posted on 08/24/2012 1:36:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: comebacknewt
" I think he also knows this kind of talk really grates at the Kenyan and sometimes prompts him to show his true colors. "

In which case causes him to make ever more mistakes, gaffs, say things he didn't mean to say but can't take it back. i.e " you didn't build that " .
20 posted on 08/24/2012 1:38:15 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
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21 posted on 08/24/2012 1:39:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Not that there is anything wrong with it, but some people have speculated that he might be a flaming homosexual as well.


22 posted on 08/24/2012 1:39:23 PM PDT by TBall
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To: The Sons of Liberty
" Hussein will break out a new deck of race cards. "

They maybe a new deck of race cards, but, they are all moldy and used up.
23 posted on 08/24/2012 1:39:35 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More howling from the leftist loons in the comments following the NYT piece. I love it!!!

Romney using Alinsky tactics against the foremost practitioner of Alinsky is too rich!!!


24 posted on 08/24/2012 1:41:20 PM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: frogjerk
There's so much truth to the cut.
The truth runs deep and wide.

This disgusting Curse on our Nation named Barack Hussein Obama II, aka Barry Soetoro, has a real birth certificate, with his right footprint on it.
All you have to do is look for it.

Here's some critical sources and FACTS.
People can go to www.scribd.com and read their pages 20 thru 32 ,
For those of you who don't know, remember this:
8 Congressional attempts from June 2004 to February 2008 to alter Article II Section 1 Clause 5 of the US Constitution, proves to meRead it for yourself.
Then look at these links.
Just before the 2008 election Barack Obama's election team spent $1.4 million blocking access to all of Obama's records.

Barack Hussein Obama II is UNCONSTITUTIONALLY QUALIFIED.
There were 8 attempts by Democrats to try to "Change the Qualification Rules" BEFORE Obama was elected.
They KNOW Obama's ILLEGAL ... AND .... UNQUALIFIED!

Obama's record is hard to find.
Check this link out Sunday, June 27, 2004 Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate.

Think about this.
Here's something to ponder. Now think about those facts,and statements.
The forgeries I'm aware of, are the three Birth Cretificate Barack Hussein Obama II has forged.
I don't trust evidence put forth by Obama supporters.
The disappearance of too much evidence on Obama is strong enough for me to know that he was born in Kenya.

Read INS DOC FOUND: U.S. CERTIFICATE ISSUED TO ONE EAST AFRICAN-BORN CHILD OF U.S. CITIZEN IN 1961!
The documents provided in that article are very damaging to Obama, and well worth your time.

Most of these early "supporters" of the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN CHIEF were party to the Communists "spooks".
There's a great volume of history you have to go through to understand this, and it goes back to about 1850.

Read these three articles on one of my earlier post:


Now go back and read The Communist Takeover Of America - 45 Declared Goals.

Are you getting the depth of this Fabian Society takeover?

You wouldn't believe the information here

It's deep, it's ugly, and most people WILL NOT ... CAN NOT ... accept the truth.

Anybody recall a press release telling the masses about federal intelligence notes sent warning police about this cabal?





25 posted on 08/24/2012 1:42:10 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just heard a clip of Limbaugh profusely exclaiming “Right on, right on, right on!” after playing the clip of Romney making the Birther quip. Rush sounded cathartic, like he may actually be banned from discussing it and he is encouraging Romney. If Romney goes birther he will get my vote.


26 posted on 08/24/2012 1:42:51 PM PDT by kreitzer
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To: madison10

Then why is it that all Obama can produce is a photoshopped BC?


27 posted on 08/24/2012 1:43:01 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A question for the NY Slimes...a few years ago the dust jacket of one of Osama Obama’s book claimed,in big bold letters,that he was born in Kenya.More recently he’s claimed to have been born in Hawaii.Was he lying *then*,or is he lying *now*.And assuming your answer is “then” can you tell me on what *other* occasions might he have falsely claimed to have been born in Kenya? Perhaps on his Columbia application? Or his Harvard application? Or,perhaps,both?


28 posted on 08/24/2012 1:43:01 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: comebacknewt; frogjerk; The Sons of Liberty; Patrick1; madison10; JennysCool; BuckeyeTexan; ...

WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: How Mitt Romney Mentally Castrated The Obama Campaign
http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/07/31/white-house-insider-how-mitt-romney-mentally-castrated-the-obama-campaign/


29 posted on 08/24/2012 1:43:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama may technically be American In Name Only, but his ideology is purely foreign, post-colonial 3d World Marxist Liberationism.


30 posted on 08/24/2012 1:43:33 PM PDT by Argus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My inner Breitbart reaction is to say...

....so?

31 posted on 08/24/2012 1:44:17 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In before the little kid saying, “dat be racist!”


32 posted on 08/24/2012 1:48:15 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I find this really interesting.

So far, I’ve been impressed with the focus of the Romney team. Quick rebuttals. Sharp ads. On top of it.

Seems to me that this, too, may have been scripted. Calculated.

What does the Romney camp know, or how worried do they think 0’s guys are? Was this an off-the-cuff joke or an intentional poke in the backside?


33 posted on 08/24/2012 1:50:16 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hasn’t POTUS himself made birther jokes>


34 posted on 08/24/2012 1:50:32 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just leave Obama alone!
35 posted on 08/24/2012 1:54:27 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: 353FMG
Then why is it that all Obama can produce is a photoshopped BC?

I was born many years before Osama...in Massachusetts,which is an "open records" state.That means that *anyone* can go to the Massachusetts Vital Records Archive in Boston and,if they had my full name,DOB and city of birth,would be able to see and touch,in a bound book,my *original* BC,which contains,among other things,the doctor's actual signature (the very piece of paper he actually signed) and,for a fee,can get a certified copy of that BC with the official state seal on it.

Yet Osama,born long after me (when such records were even *more* diligently generated and preserved),cannot seem to do the same.

36 posted on 08/24/2012 1:57:01 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: HapaxLegamenon
obama once again ADMITS he was Born in Kenya..!
37 posted on 08/24/2012 1:57:40 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Awesome if true!!


38 posted on 08/24/2012 1:58:11 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re taking his remark and flipping it, like the did Dan Cathy at Chick-fil-A.

Dan Cathy said that he “believed in traditional marriage”...the gays and the press reported that he is “against gay marriage”.

Romney said he’s never been asked to show his birth certificate, from the left they said Romney is a “birther”, not believing obama has a birth certificate.

So far, obama hasn’t shown one...one that’s real, anyway.

I think Romney hit a nerve...


39 posted on 08/24/2012 1:58:46 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Obama, just produce the dang birth certificate and put the issue to rest. I can do that. Mitt can do that. Freepers can do that. Why not you?


40 posted on 08/24/2012 1:58:57 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: kreitzer

Just heard a clip of Limbaugh profusely exclaiming “Right on, right on, right on!” after playing the clip of Romney making the Birther quip. Rush sounded cathartic, like he may actually be banned from discussing it and he is encouraging Romney. If Romney goes birther he will get my vote.


Just curious....why would Rush be banned from mentioning Obama Eligibility?

Premiere Networks do not stop George Noory from mentioning it and covering it on his show

Also, Rush does not do a lot of interviews or go on Fox News, so he does not have some of the “threats hanging over him” like the Back Benchers do...with interviews being withheld and other media jobs threatened

Would his advertisers back out? Just wondering


41 posted on 08/24/2012 1:59:39 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Just because someone has an "R" next to their name, does not make them a Conservative)
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To: TBall

Notice how that fly stuck around. It didn't just land on it's way someplace else. What was it looking for? Why such such an interest in the area on his lips and around his mouth? What did this fly find?

42 posted on 08/24/2012 2:02:37 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Got the NYSlimes to react.

It’s working.


43 posted on 08/24/2012 2:04:07 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

"MOLEY! MOLEY! MOLEY!"

44 posted on 08/24/2012 2:05:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Get it? Everyone knows he’s from Michigan, but nobody is really sure where the president is from.

Exactly.

45 posted on 08/24/2012 2:09:24 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Yosemitest

Marking your post.


46 posted on 08/24/2012 2:15:02 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

The nationally syndicated hosts who I know have mostly ridiculed the Birthers or stayed away from the subject. Savage broached the subject but he’s the only national host I know of who gave a sympathetic ear. Anyway, I think there is heavy pressure from advertisers and station managers to avoid pointing out the obvious illegitimacy of the fraud in the WH for fear of race riots. Listen to the Limbaugh clip on GatewyPundit.com, it’s like he wants to say it himself.


47 posted on 08/24/2012 2:15:02 PM PDT by kreitzer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah, forget the birth certificate thing. What I really want to know is, is this really a picture of his mother during her porn star period?

48 posted on 08/24/2012 2:16:59 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is hilarious! Romney meant this as a complete joke and the MSM is losing their shinola over it! Why, because the MSM knows good and well they can't prove Obama is American born.

Obama and his ilk have yet to show any credible evidence and have gone out of their way and spent millions of dollars to keep records from being disclosed.

Plus the FACT Arpaio found out the WH BC was an absolute fake!

49 posted on 08/24/2012 2:17:09 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: From The Deer Stand
Hey Obama, just produce the dang birth certificate and put the issue to rest. I can do that. Mitt can do that. Freepers can do that. Why not you?

Because I'm convinced it will show that the Kenyan Marxist is not Constitutionally eligible.

50 posted on 08/24/2012 2:17:09 PM PDT by Marathoner (GTFO: January 21, 2013)
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