Skip to comments.Palin: Stupid Conspiracies
Posted on 12/03/2009 10:23:24 PM PST by vwatto
Voters have every right to ask candidates for information if they so choose. Ive pointed out that it was seemingly fair game during the 2008 election for many on the left to badger my doctor and lawyer for proof that Trig is in fact my child. Conspiracy-minded reporters and voters had a right to ask... which they have repeatedly. But at no point not during the campaign, and not during recent interviews have I asked the president to produce his birth certificate or suggested that he was not born in the United States.
I’m actually glad she took this route. It’s one thing for bloggers to push this, but quite another for her to get cought up in it.
Beautiful triangulation. She is good.
You are probably correct, but I just spent hours defending her, and the truth is the interview spoke for itself. She should have let the media run a little longer with the bogus spin.
She has a good point. Two good points. Well done Sarah.
Yeah, I know what you’re saying, but the last thing she needs is the “Conspiracy Theory kook” lable.
“FREE THE LONG FORM!”
I’m glad she is distancing herself from the birthers. It’s a terrible move for her to get involved in the birther issue. We have to beat Obama and the libs on more pertinent issues, like taxes, the deficit, defeating the healthcare reform bills, foreign policy, etc., and not side issues that will never go anywhere. Most Americans don’t give a rat’s A$$ about Obama’s birth certificate; they care about finding a job, paying their bills and national security, among other things.
She knew it was a bad route to take and is “clarifying” her statements, obviously.
I have been gone all day so did I miss something. Was there some bogus spin the media was giving today?
Come on guys this is so much of damned if you do damned if you don’t. Give the poor woman a break.
Her statement was “clear” enough. It is only because people have no comprehension skills that she is required to clarify her statement.
"Here is the full exchange from HA. (transcript).
Would you make the birth certificate an issue if you ran?
I think the public, rightfully, is still making it an issue. I dont have a problem with that. I dont know if I would have to bother to make it an issue cause I think there are enough members of the electorate who still want answers.
Do you think its a fair question to be looking at?
I think its a fair question, just like I think past associations and past voting record all of that is fair game. You know, Ive got to tell you, too: I think our campaign, the McCain/Palin campaign didnt do a good enough job in that area. We didnt call out Obama and some of his associates on their records and what their beliefs were and perhaps what their future plans were. And I dont think that that was fair to voters to not have done our jobs as candidates and as a campaign to bring to light a lot of the things that now were seeing made manifest in the administration.
I mean, truly, if your past is fair game and your kids are fair game, certainly Obamas past should be. I mean, we want to treat men and women equally, right?
Hey, you know, thats a great point, in that weird conspiracy-theory freaky thing that people talk about that Trig isnt my real son. And a lot of people say, Well you need to produce his birth certificate! You need to prove that hes your kid! Which we have done. But yeah, so maybe we could reverse that and use the same [unintelligible]-type thinking on them.
hand them a little pocket dictionary and tell them to look up the term. If its not there, they are stupid for using it...(not calling freepers stupid, we just shouldn't follow along with the lefts agenda...screw um...
Sarah could get on Facebook and announce that the sky is blue, grass is green, water is wet.... and The MSM and the left wing of the internet would attack and misquote her.
Liberals don't care what is pertinent and what is not.
Now that it is so obvious that Obama is deliberately destroying the USA, more people are questioning his validity, his connections, his origins. This is what the voters should be doing, and rightly should have been doing before the previous tragic election.
Sarah needs to focus on the future and how to get the people in office to fix this mess.
She is... but she really isn't. There is nothing that Gov. Palin says to discount the arguments of patriotic Americans (the so-called "birthers") concerning 0bama's birth certificate and his unwillingness to let the public see it.
If anything, she adds another layer to 0bama's absurdity on the issue - she appeased the MSM by producing Trig's BC, even though it had absolutely nothing to do with her own eligibility to be VP. She did it as a good-will gesture toward those who did not deserve it. 0bama fails to show the same good will even toward those who do deserve it.
Gov. Palin is simply staying above the fray. She will keep on the issues, including this one if need be. Think two-front war - to say the BC isn't important because the "more pertinent" ones are is a false dichotomy. The BC is every bit as pertinent an issue, even if most of the public doesn't care.
Do you think if there was the smallest question about the BC of Sarah Palin the rules would be the same from the MSM as they have extended to the Kenyan?
I would think not.
It says a lot that most people don’t care if the President does not meet the Constitutional Requirement of the Office he holds.
Benjamin Franklin’s quote, “a Republic if you can keep it” is more timely than ever before.
People have to stop harping on the birth certificate and start harping on his college records. We know he has college records and there is only one “reasonable” reason not to show them. If he is so qualified then he should be proud to show his transcripts. I don’t want to hear Sarah is not qualified ever again, until I see his transcripts.
I hope she does keep talking about the issues that most Americans want to know about. Obama’s birth certificate isn’t one of them. Let’s try the economy, the deficit, jobs, national security, foreign policy, REAL healthcare reform, etc.
Probably because the definition of the Constitutional requirement for the Presidency is no longer taught in schools.
I was taught what a natural born American citizen was, and that no other type of citizen was eligible for the Presidency. That was a while ago. What are schools teaching now? Stuff from Gwen Ifill's book?
I agree with you finally. I hope she does also, but I don’t want her to disclose a detailed plan until she declares her candidacy. Why give her opponents extra time to nit pick her policy strategies.
Gov. Palin will keep talking about the other issues because it is more productive for her to do so. If the BC issue blows up on 0bama, then she won't have to do a thing, and it keeps her out of the fray. It's a wise move.
Here we go again: Everyone who doesn’t see it your way is stupid. Sarah realized that her comments could be misconstrued. Therefore, she clarfied her statements. Smart move by her to call the conspiracies stupid, however.
I see now that we have two threads, so I will cut and paste my reply to you here that I made on the other thread.
"Like the teenager who grows into adulthood and discovers his old man is suddenly smart, maybe the news media are about to learn that our Sarah who was strangled by the McCain people wasnt so Tina Fey dumb after all. Ya think?"
Check out any poll - the birth certificate issue is not near the top of the “to do” list. LOL
Most Americans do want to hear about those things. Perhaps most Americans want to hear about the birth certificate also, but Will what’s his name didn’t say that most Americans don’t. Will what’s his name implied it, that’s true, but lets be fair and give him the benefit of the doubt. It is the Christmas Season let’s not forget.
What. I was just sticking up for you. I see how it is. LoL
And none of this changes the fact that Obama has still not produced his long form, his college record, etc. etc. etc.
Hypothetical question for you: In 2010, it is discovered that Obama’s birth certificate is fake and he was born in Kenya. What happens then? Do you think Congress will create a Constitutional Crisis to remove him from office?
Yeah, I saw that. It’s about time LOL
I hope Sarah keeps doing exactly what she thinks she should, and takes no advice from anyone, especially me or anyone else on FR, on what she should do.
“Obamas birth certificate isnt one of them”
I disagree... The whole issue of his presidency rests on it...
Show me one poll that puts “Obama’s birth certificate” in the top 5 issues of importance right now. It’s jobs, the economy, national security, healthcare reform, taxes, etc etc etc. I don’t speak for you, that’s true. But you certainly don’t speak for most Americans.
The way I read it, shes content to let the electorate ask the questions and demand the answers and to keep the issue alive, but shes not about to let the hateful media transform her into a so-called birther.
Her statement is perfectly worded. Let the media deal with THAT. LOL.
Well, Sarah called it a stupid conspiracy, so....there you have it.
If Congress had irrefutable proof, I think they would have not choice. Congress moved to impeach Clinton for adultery and perjury. If it was proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Obama was a usurper then Congress would impeach. If the booty fits you must acquit.
Had this been the Facebook entry of Romney or Huckabee, this site would be filled with howls of “RINO” and worse.
That is because Sarah is know to be a moose.
She said it, without saying it. Genius!
>>She should have left what she said stand and let the chips fall where thy may.<<
No politician would do so for fear that she would not leave herself with a way out. Whatever one thinks of Palin, he or she must realize that she is first and foremost a politician.
Romney is a rino, he doesn’t have to ever say another word in his life to make people recognize that, he has enough video documentation to bury ten rinos.