Skip to comments.The Birther Madness (FreeRepublic mentioned)
Posted on 12/03/2009 7:11:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The Birther movement is convinced that President Obama is not a natural-born citizen and hence is constitutionally prohibited from being President.
Most Birthers claim that Obama was born in Kenya, while others think his birth occurred in Indonesia. Even though Obama has released a copy of his birth certificate showing that he was born on Oahu, these conspiracy theories continue to animate the fanatical right.
What is most surprising about these conspiracy theories is the number of relatively mainstream people willing to associate themselves with the Birthers or at least recognize the issue as a legitimate controversy. One of CNNs many reasons for dumping Lou Dobbs was his repeated raising of Birther issues. More predictably, The Birthers have found audiences on conservative talk radio and conservative web sites such as Free Republic and WorldNetDaily. The number of people who have serious doubts that Obama was born in the United States is shockingly high. According to one poll, 28% of Republicans believe Obama was not born in the United States or are unsure. These numbers, however, ignore an important geographic disparity: doubt about Obamas place of birth is far higher in the South than anywhere else in the country. In the South, only 47% of respondents said they believe Obama was born in the United States, with 30 % unsure and 23% convinced hes foreign born.
Many Republican politicians find themselves in an uncomfortable position when it comes to Birther conspiracy theories. On the one hand, the Birther movement kills the Republicans credibility among the vast majority of the population and Republicans. At the same time, Rep. Mike Castle, a moderate Republican congressman from Delaware, was blindsided at a rally in July when a near-hysterical woman accused him of ignoring the truth that Obama was a citizen of Kenya. Wanting to pander to the fringe without becoming entirely discredited by the lunatics, many Republicans have opted to align themselves only tangentially with the Birther movement. For example, Republican congressman of John Campbell of California proposed a bill that would require presidential candidates to prove they are natural-born citizens. On MSNBC, Chris Matthews interviewed Campbell and repeatedly asked him if he believed Obama was a natural-born citizen. The extreme evasiveness of Campbells answers perfectly demonstrates his wink-wink strategy of secretly pandering to fringe elements of the conservative movement without having his reputation sullied by outright association.
As a final note to seniors still seeking employment, the Birthers are willing to throw down cash for investigations of Obamas past. Neil Sankey, a former member of Scotland Yard, has been hired by Birthers to investigate Obamas personal history. I know most CMC alums cant match Sankeys background, but perhaps Topics in Forensic Science has taught some desperate seniors enough to follow in the footsteps of Jonathan Ames.
Where do these people get their information
Pbama has never released a Birth Certificate, and he pays millions to see that he doesnt have to.
It isnt the Birthers who are crazy, It’s the ignorant followers of the Won.
“Even though Obama has released a copy of his birth certificate...”
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Proven by insurmountable evidence that the copy on his webpage in June 2008 was a doctored (forged) image using a blank BC from another webpage.
Do we even care what a bunch of liberal hatchings at a marxist endoctrination camp think?
I think not...LOL!
LOL the honolulu advertizer was pretty proud of their foreign boy done good till about 4 years later when they went into their archives and changed the story when questions arose.
That was the clumsiest attempt I’ve seen.
Well, it is difficult to imagine how a real, live American could possibly be so much the antithesis of America as is Prez Obama.
It really doesn’t matter what patch of dirt he was born on, his father was Kenyan. That alone disqualifies him from being “natural born”.
The freaking libtards mischaracterize the true intent from the get-go:
“The Birther movement is convinced that President Obama is not a natural-born citizen”
This “birther” is convinced that the usurper has wilfully failed to produce, and has intentionally concealed from public view the birth certificate that was prepared in 1961 at or around the time of his birth.
Any speculation of what that document says is just that- speculation.
Produce the long form and let the chips fall where they may. I hate these a-holes mischaracterizing what these lawsuits are about and what is being sought through the judicial process.
There are other comments now numbering 40 on the subject. Charlie does not exactly get away with his piece unscathed. Once again for Charlies sake, He seems to think a copy of the birth certificate has been shown- the rubber stamp on the back states that the document is a transcript or abstract.
The public has a right to know.
I wonder if it's around the same amount of the "FRINGE" that are privy to the FACT that Obama is fighting tooth and nail (and spending a lot of money) to prevent discovery, in a court of law, of his "long form" birth certificate, and other vital records... records that he has CHOSEN to hide from concerned American citizens?
What's crazy is the most powerful person in the world refusing to show a simple birth certificate, especially when they are making decisions that put Americans in harm's way.
Claremont McKenna College (CMC) is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college and a member of the Claremont Colleges located in Claremont, California
Just more Liberal blathering by Californicators.
The lib media will eventually start reporting on this sometime after they get thrown under the bus....
and then get backed over...
and then run over again...
And then backed over again...
Oh well, The media is dead anyway.
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