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McClatchy investigation: Birthers are just plain nuts
KC Star ^ | July 31, 2009 | Bill Dalton

Posted on 07/31/2009 11:32:06 AM PDT by ItsMeOK

Edited on 07/31/2009 12:53:16 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON The false allegation that President Barack Obama was born in another country is more than a fact-free hit job.

Marked by accusations and backstabbing, it's the story of how a small but intense movement called "birthers" rose from a handful of people prone to seeing conspiracies, aided by the Internet, magnified without evidence by eager radio and cable TV hosts, and eventually ratified by a small group of Republican politicians working to keep the story alive on the floors of Congress and the campaign trails of the Midwest.


(Excerpt) Read more at primebuzz.kcstar.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: allahpundit; atheistbloggers; ayersobamaconnection; birthers; certifigate; charlesjohnson; democrats; denialaintariver; hillary; hotair; lgf; littlegreenfruitcake; mccain; obama; obamaayersconnection; pravdamedia; pumas; releasethebc; rinos; smearcampaign
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1 posted on 07/31/2009 11:32:06 AM PDT by ItsMeOK
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To: ItsMeOK

Rush just brought up the birth certificate issue and not as a joke as he had done before!


2 posted on 07/31/2009 11:34:02 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: pennboricua

Yup, we’re crazy. Now where’s the Birth certificate?


3 posted on 07/31/2009 11:41:06 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ItsMeOK

So Obama’s opposition demanding the transparency he promised is nuts but his supporters forgiving that lie is OK?


4 posted on 07/31/2009 11:41:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: ItsMeOK

More alinsky smears from the left if you ask me.

The bigger question should be why isn’t 0bama spending $15 and some first class postage to end this once and for all?

Why is all of his records sealed?


5 posted on 07/31/2009 11:42:16 AM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: pennboricua

He’s smart enough to let others take the flak on this until the target is clearly in sight.


6 posted on 07/31/2009 11:42:48 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (Kenya? Kenya? Kenya just show us the birth certificate?)
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To: pennboricua

“Rush just brought up the birth certificate issue and not as a joke as he had done before!”

Really, I don’t get his broadcasts here. What did he say in summary?


7 posted on 07/31/2009 11:43:47 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: ItsMeOK; All
Well... And imagine the timing of that article, and others, just as Daily KOS/Research2000 release this "poll", that is currently their lead story!!! Ya have to understand, doncha know, that we are all just STUPID SOUTHERN REDNECKS! And YOU wouldn't want to be associated with STUPID SOUTHERN REDNECKS, now would you, Mr. Media Guy? And Since only CRAZY SOUTHERN REDNECKS are concerned about Obama's legal status to be President, we can just ignore them, Right Mr. New York City Media Guy? Because YOU wouldn't want to be associated with any CRAZY SOUTHERN REDNECKS, now would ya? It's called "Building the Meme", using polling to minimalize and ridicule an opponent, or an opponents platform. And it's a game the Dems and the Insane internet left have become very good at. Do you believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States of America or not? Yes 77 No 11 Not sure 12 Yes No Not sure Dem 93 4 3 Rep 42 28 30 Ind 83 8 9 Northeast 93 4 3 South 47 23 30 Midwest 90 6 4 West 87 7 6
8 posted on 07/31/2009 11:47:29 AM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: ItsMeOK
It's also true that it isn't THE original birth certificate.

Now, why do you suppose a hard-hitting investigative reporter would fail to follow up on this little nugget of information?

9 posted on 07/31/2009 11:48:47 AM PDT by Doohickey (I try to take my days one at a time, but occasionally several days attack me at once.)
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To: tcrlaf

Well I’m a proud midwestern nut.

What’s next, trials for treason?


10 posted on 07/31/2009 11:50:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: ItsMeOK

See how they say “false”? Prove that it is false. Open up all of those records.

Story over.


11 posted on 07/31/2009 11:50:15 AM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Sola Veritas

He was speaking about Andy McCarthy.
Someone that is well informed on this topic informed me of the following.

“Rush is buds with Andy McCarthy, who wrote an in depth piece on it yesterday for Nat. Review. Rebutting the weak crap that Lowry & Co. put out the day prior.”


12 posted on 07/31/2009 11:50:44 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: cripplecreek

Just reading “Road to Serfdom” (again).

In a totalitarian collectivist system, it is (and has been) considered treasonous to question the success or probability of success of any of the “planners’” programs & policies.

Not far off. Happens every time.


13 posted on 07/31/2009 11:53:00 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: cripplecreek

“What’s next, trials for treason?”

Trial for Treason?

You => No

The “ONE” => Could be.


14 posted on 07/31/2009 11:53:28 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: ItsMeOK

Bill Dalton?

I surprised that it wasn’t Yael Abu [insert throat clearing sound] halka.


15 posted on 07/31/2009 11:54:11 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: ItsMeOK

It’s like feeding fish. Posting and re-posting articles to see the frenzy on FR.


16 posted on 07/31/2009 11:55:01 AM PDT by listenhillary (90% of our problems could be resolved with a government 10% of the size it is now.)
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To: ItsMeOK

The “Birthers” should actually be called ‘Barry’s Biography Brigade’. Why? because the state-run media, the RNC, the DNC, and popular Presidential biographers (like maybe Doris Kearns-Goodwin or Douglas Brinkley) lacked the intellectual curiosity to investigate or vet the obscured life of The One. Burf records are only one concern. Most of the obfuscation is NOT complex - but simply slight of hand. The BBB’s are smart - they can multitask and go after ALL aspects of the New Poseur (Swiftboaters turned Burfboaters?).


17 posted on 07/31/2009 11:57:52 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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On October 1, 2008 I broke my 25 year subscription to the Kansas City Falling Star Newspaper.

The Falling Star only prints the lefts propaganda.


18 posted on 07/31/2009 12:10:44 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's Health care is Like Cash for Clunkers! Dead on Arrival.)
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To: pennboricua
How many nanoseconds did he spend on the topic?

For the most part Rush has dedicated far, far, far too little time and has been far, far, far too late on Obama’s eligibility to do much good. He has done just enough, so when Obama is proven to be a fraud, and his listeners are justifiably **furious** and **disgusted** with him, he can say, “Play the tape! See! I did talk about it.!”

Unless Rush seriously repents I stand by opinion of him. He is a big, fat, loud mouth of a **weenie** and has the gonads of a dust mite!

One more thing!

I am sick of Rush's use of the word “radical leftist”! Rush is a gifted communicator and has the talent and means to educate his listeners. The correct term is **MARXISTS**or **COMMUNISTS** and in many ways they are **FASCISTS**! What we are deal with is a world wide, and highly dangerous philosophical communist movement! Calling them “radical leftists” makes them sound as harmless as a Norwegian!

( My apologies to Norwegians.)

19 posted on 07/31/2009 12:11:07 PM PDT by wintertime (People are not stupid! Good ideas win!)
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To: SERKIT

Kim Jong Il was born while his parents were in exile in Russia. North Korean schoolchildren learn that Dear Leader was born on a sacred mountain in North Korea.

Sound like our schools and media?


20 posted on 07/31/2009 12:18:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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