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Say What? 64 Percent Of Republicans Admit To Being Birthers
News One for Black America ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michael Arceneaux

Posted on 01/18/2013 4:42:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

This just in: The majority of Republicans still don’t believe that President Barack Obama is from ’round these parts.

a new nationwide survey of registered voters that examines Americans’ belief in political conspiracy theories, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind project found that 64 percent of Republicans think it’s “probably true” that President Obama is hiding important information about his background and early life.

Yes, even though the President has a memoir he released long before he became a national political figure and released his birth certificate and had his kinfolk attest to his story — ditto for the teachers, neighbors, and old classmates along the way — nope, none of that matters.

To be fair, 63 percent of Americans believe in at least one political conspiracy theory, though the others are far more common.

Other factors that have contributed to the lingering believe that Obama is secretly from Kenya? The fact that the President is constantly IMing Allah.

The researchers noted:

Generally, the more people know about current events, the less likely they are to believe in conspiracy theories — but not among Republicans, where more knowledge leads to greater belief in political conspiracies.”

Fairleigh Dickinson political scientist Dan Cassino, added:

There are several possible explanations for this. It could be that more conspiracy-minded Republicans seek out more information, or that the information some Republicans seek out just tends to reinforce these myths.

Now, where on Earth would they find such information?

(VIDEO AT LINK)

And then there’s this:

SARAH PALIN: Well, I appreciate that the Donald [Trump, pictured] wants to spend his resources in getting to the bottom of something that so interests him and many Americans. You know, more power to him. He’s not just throwing stones and – from the sidelines...

(Excerpt) Read more at newsone.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Polls
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; birthers; certifigate; obama; palin; trump; usurper

1 posted on 01/18/2013 4:42:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What are you supposed to think when the birth certificate that was released is a fraud?


2 posted on 01/18/2013 4:46:37 PM PST by golf lover (going)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Part of O’s plan to marginalize the GOP...


3 posted on 01/18/2013 4:47:19 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
64 percent of Republicans think it’s “probably true” that President Obama is hiding important information about his background and early life.

To be fair, believing that Obama is hiding information about his background isn't the same as being a birther.

I believ3 he was born in Hawaii but I'll concede we really don't know that much about his life before politics. I'm no birther but I guess I fall into the article's 64%.

4 posted on 01/18/2013 4:47:19 PM PST by Drew68
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe 64% of Republicans were just simply willing to read the question. The fact that “...it’s “probably true” that President Obama is hiding important information about his background and early life,” is indisputable. They didn’t ask “Do you think Obama was born in Kenya?”


5 posted on 01/18/2013 4:47:35 PM PST by Flightdeck (My four children have been robbed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is it asking too much for the arrogant jerk to release a document that we little people are required to release many times throughout our life times?

All we are saying♩♪♫
is give release a chance♩♪♫

6 posted on 01/18/2013 4:48:00 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
don’t believe that President Barack Obama is from ’round these parts.

President?
Pffttt... he's not even an American.

7 posted on 01/18/2013 4:51:32 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He used to like being referred to as the “African-born senator from Illinois”. It made him seem interesting, I suppose, and a bit exotic. Not saying thats proof of anything except that it suited him for people to think it.

Now, if you take him at his word, you’re the crazy one.


8 posted on 01/18/2013 5:03:13 PM PST by marron
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To: golf lover
From the article:

Yes, even though the President has a memoir he released long before he became a national political figure and released his birth certificate and had his kinfolk attest to his story — ditto for the teachers, neighbors, and old classmates along the way — nope, none of that matters.

All lies and jests; for instance, the white "girlfriend" in his biography turned out, at best, to be a composite...oh, wait!
Bottom line is this: if we were willing to stipulate that he was indeed born in Hawaii, then the inescapable conclusion would need be that the truth is so much more damning that he is willing to appear ineligible than risk being found out.

9 posted on 01/18/2013 5:04:39 PM PST by stormhill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"It doesn't matter. He is my King."

10 posted on 01/18/2013 5:06:11 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well I;m not a Republican because I am a Conservative. But a lot of people used to also believe the world was flat. I’d sure be in the minority in that poll.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 5:10:14 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe because we’ve never known of anyone else to spend a megabuck to prevent people from seeing a BC. Most of us just produce one on demand.


12 posted on 01/18/2013 5:16:47 PM PST by Clock King
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whats wrong with being a “birther”...
Obama was a known Indonesian citizen for a long time..

One question NEVER asked is;
When did he become an american citizen again.?. AND
Where is the proof he did?..
IF ANY!..

AND when he went to american colleges did he get foreign student privileges and set-asides.?.
And if he didn’t can he PROVE IT?....

Why all the mystery with Obama school history.?.
Could be the greatest scam ever pulled on american taxpayers..
Election of a foreign agent as President of the country..
Obamas history is flaming conspiracy.. hidden.. white-washed.. bleached out..

Obama has something on his academic sneakers.. can you smell it?..


13 posted on 01/18/2013 5:31:30 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: stormhill
All lies and jests; for instance, the white "girlfriend" in his biography turned out, at best, to be a composite...oh, wait!

Good point!

How much time in the last two days has the media spent on Mio whatever his name is non existent girlfriend?

Obama's?

14 posted on 01/18/2013 5:35:29 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Say, why not???


15 posted on 01/18/2013 5:37:02 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“It could be that more conspiracy-minded Republicans seek out more information, or that the information some Republicans seek out just tends to reinforce these myths”

Or, it could be that a pathological liar is hiding something.


16 posted on 01/18/2013 5:46:09 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not a birther, but I strongly believe “that President Obama is hiding important information about his background and early life.”


17 posted on 01/18/2013 5:47:50 PM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Don’t know if 64% are Birther or near-Birther....but the GOP and GOP Media attacking Obama Eligibility people kept a number of potential GOP voters home on election day....and GOP Talk Radio (many who show more disdain to “Birthers” the pro-Obama Liberal media) is losing audience and stations faster than Mexicans getting capped by drug cartels

Unfortunately to many in the GOP and GOP Media act lock-step/goose-step with Liberal MSM when it comes to Obama Eligibility...and still no legitimate Obama Birth Cert to prove “Birthers” wrong


18 posted on 01/18/2013 5:52:01 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In a related note, just 34 percent of Americans “correctly identify President Obama as a Christian”. I can’t imagine why people have so much trouble identifying a man who does not in any way act like an American or like a Christian as an American Christian. After all, the media told us it was true, and we all know how trustworthy MSNBC is.


19 posted on 01/18/2013 5:52:29 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: Mr Rogers

,,,I’m not a birther, but I strongly believe “that President Obama is hiding important information about his background and early life.”,,,,,

You’re funny so what important information could he be hiding that isn’t related to his eligibility?


20 posted on 01/18/2013 5:56:26 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: rolling_stone

Who his real father is? College records? His REAL record in high school? Why he turned on his grandparents?


21 posted on 01/18/2013 6:00:28 PM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Proud birther since before the ‘08 election. My conviction on that has only grown stronger. No one plays the silly games 0bamugabe has if he isn’t hiding something extremely damaging. The only thing that could seriously damage him on this issue is if he’s not eligible to be POTUS. Occam’s Razor.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 6:13:33 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The publicly available evidence is clear. Barack Hussein Obama II was adopted by Lolo Soetoro in Hawaii, 1967, with a legal name change to Barry Soetoro. Soetoro’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham-Soetoro, established a preponderance of the evidence standard of intent to forfeit U.S. Citizenship for Soetoro by notifiying the U.S. State Department of intent to stay in Indonesia indefinitely. And Barack Hussein Obama Soebarkah should be removed from her U.S. passport because he has naturalized in a foreign state.

http://http://svenmagnussen.blogspot.com/


23 posted on 01/18/2013 6:20:02 PM PST by SvenMagnussen (TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY)
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To: Drew68
To be fair, believing that Obama is hiding information about his background isn't the same as being a birther.

Sorry, Scooter, that makes you a birther.

24 posted on 01/18/2013 6:21:04 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Mr Rogers

You’re a birther too.


25 posted on 01/18/2013 6:22:04 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye
Sorry, Scooter, that makes you a birther.

Wrong. I believe Obama was a.) born in Hawaii and b.) is perfectly eligible to serve as President. This most certainly makes me *not* a birther.

26 posted on 01/18/2013 6:28:26 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68
To be fair, believing that Obama is hiding information about his background isn't the same as being a birther.

What do you think he is hiding then?

27 posted on 01/18/2013 6:32:43 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

forget about being a ‘birther’, as we have no idea where or when 0bama was born

why? because 0bama has NEVER OFFICIALLY submitted ANY identification documentation to ANY state

just get him to OFFICIALLY submit the paperwork... then we can proceed

of course, until he does, he could be from Korea... and without any documentation OFFICIALLY SUBMITTED saying otherwise, you can’t say he isn’t without perpetuating the fraud yourself


28 posted on 01/18/2013 6:40:26 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: TigersEye

Since I believe Obama is eligible to run for the Presidency, I’m not a birther. However, I have a lot of questions about his early life, on up thru when he left college. And no, his fantasies recorded in his books are NOT something I’d rely on...


29 posted on 01/18/2013 6:43:31 PM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: Mr Rogers

Why do you have questions about his early life?


30 posted on 01/18/2013 6:45:19 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I suspect that this guy Michael Arceneaux is a "sharker."
Believes that sharks today still swim the Atlantic slave trade routes waiting for slaves to be thrown overboard from Republican slave ships.
31 posted on 01/18/2013 6:47:32 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And as long as Obama’s background remains a closely guarded secret, the number of birthers will only increase with time.


32 posted on 01/18/2013 6:55:57 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: hosepipe

>When did he become an american citizen again.?. AND
Where is the proof he did?..<

.
Why do you want a US citizen? It doesn’t matter, we’re controlled by the UN.

Any swinging d*ck can become POTUS these days.


33 posted on 01/18/2013 7:01:55 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: 353FMG

[ Why do you want a US citizen? It doesn’t matter, we’re controlled by the UN. ]

BUT who is the UN controlled by.?.
and once found, who “they” controlled by?..
and once........ (well you know)..


34 posted on 01/18/2013 7:12:27 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

Check out the smiley face on the ‘A’ of Alvin Onaka’s signature on he lfbc released 4/27/10.

http://www.wnd.com/2011/05/301329/


35 posted on 01/18/2013 7:39:12 PM PST by BrandtMichaels
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those who think conspiracies are not possible are stupid beyond belief. They live in a pretty rose colored world with fluffy pink and blue ribbons and bows decorating it. Conspiracies have ruled history, and still do.


36 posted on 01/18/2013 7:44:47 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What is NEWS FOR BLACK AMERICA doing on Free Republic? I would like to see only NEWS FOR AMERICA posted on Free Republic!
37 posted on 01/19/2013 6:04:34 AM PST by leprechaun9
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