Skip to comments.The Obama Birth Certificate Issue is a Dangerous Distraction for Republicans (so touching)
Posted on 07/27/2009 2:59:11 PM PDT by pissant
Intensity matters in politics and, at times, is more important than approval.
It may be, and the ratings certainly suggested this was the case, that the television viewing public preferred Jay Leno to David Letterman when choosing which late-night talk show to watch. From a political standpoint, however, it would do a candidate for elective office little good at the polls to announce he was a "Leno person" or to denounce Letterman. Preference in late-night talk show hosts is simply not an issue on which people vote.
On the other hand there are issues which, while they matter little to the vast majority of the electorate, are of great importance to a minority of voters; indeed these issues do a lot to shape the attitudes of these voters and to direct their behavior in the voting booth.
The issue of Barack Obama's citizenship falls into that latter category.
There are those who, despite ample evidence to the contrary, maintain that Obama was born outside the United States. And that, as such, he is not a natural-born citizen of this country and is not eligible to hold the high office he now occupies. These peoplewhom my bloleague Robert Schlesinger calls "birthers"despite some fairly convincing details on the other side of the argument, argue that the copy of Obama's birth certificate that has been made available for public examination is either an outright fraud or some kind of forgery.
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What a stale joke.
I’m just touched, almost to the point of tears, how suddenly the MSM is so concerned about the GOP and its future success.
What a stale joke.
This is just strange to me. This is starting to look more and more like a set up. How does someone spend 1 million to hide their records and not get called on it? Something is very fishy.
I acquired rights to the domain name “thekenyanimposter.com” today.
I’m going to make a mint when the coverup unravels.
Nice. Good move.
Peter, Republicans aren’t behind this. Americans are.
"Does anyone else think it's getting hot in here?"
Oh come now. Surely you don’t think the MSM concern for GOP success is disingenuous.
US News and World Report - other than reading that before my last tooth pull, is circulation over 5,000?
All we want is for Obama to release his original birth certificate now under seal by the government of Hawaii. Obama could end of all this speculation immediately.
I haven’t seen ANY reliable ‘evidence to the contrary’ yet
Same argument over and over. Waste of time, we need to move on, not important, distraction, etc etc.
It woiuld take Obama a minute to provide his BC but he hires lawyers and send news media flacks to write crap like this.
So why the buzz now? It may have to do with the judge in CA who was in the Marines. The Dems do not want to read the Obama DeathCare bill or provide the BC but they sure as hell want us to pay taxes.
This brought a tear to my eye, as well. The extremely left-wing US News and World Report, who never fails to push a left-wing agenda, cares about Republicans.
Ha! Ha! Ha!
Wow!!! They had better be careful.
I am so glad that US News and World Report is telling the Republicans to not look in the “briar patch.”
I thought the MSM was against us but now they want to be our friends. Maybe Obama truly is getting everyone in on the “hope and change.” How touching!
Interesting. I don’t care about republicans. I care about the Constitution of the United States of America.
Sitting here laughing! How many dentists are there in the U.S?
You said — I’m just touched, almost to the point of tears, how suddenly the MSM is so concerned about the GOP and its future success.
No, that’s only “posturing” and presenting the public with a viewpoint that is getting repeated over and over again. That’s not concern with the GOP and conservatives... that’s “posturing” and “innoculation”.
I can see that this is a “campaign” by the leftists and liberals. Just think about all the stuff that the general public is reading about in regards to these news reports from the mainline media. We get a lot of news from other sources and so we can keep up on the details and the ins and outs of what is going on and the significance of it.
But, just pay attention to the “message” that is being put out by the MSM, because that’s the “message” that is being absorbed. You’re not absorbing it and I’m not absorbing it, but there a vast audience out there that is absorbing it. And that’s the intention.
That’s why this increase in articles from the MSM..., it’s an “innoculation campaign”...
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