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Palin: No, I donít question Obamaís faith or his citizenship
Hot Air ^ | February 17, 2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 02/17/2011 6:57:11 PM PST by RobinMasters

Smart politics, both for her own sake and for the party’s sake, from today’s Q&A on Long Island. Even lefties like Jonathan Capehart are praising her for her answer. The reason you’re seeing so many prominent Republicans pressed on Birtherism the past few days is because of this PPP poll from Tuesday claiming that a clear majority of the party’s primary voters (51 percent) don’t think Obama was born in the U.S. Weigel’s read on that is correct, I think: To some extent the issue’s become a proxy for ideology, with more conservative voters who are already deeply suspicious of The One’s intentions more likely to believe that he was born abroad. The peril for Palin in that poll is that her favorables were unusually high among Birthers at 83 percent (almost 20 points more than Huckabee), which stands to reason under Weigel’s theory since she’s perceived as the most conservative candidate in the race. Hence the need today to set the record straight about her own views and to steer Birthers among the base away from this issue. She did a nice job, much clearer than she was when she addressed this subject once before. And she’s quite right, needless to say, about the issue being a distraction. Even if you’re inclined to believe that there’s funny business surrounding The One’s long-form birth certificate, there’s virtually no way to prove it. His file will stay closed as long as he wants it closed, so absent a confession from the Hawaii records department that it’s all a big conspiracy, you’re pumping a dry well. Like Palin says, better to focus on the economy (and, if you’re feeling bold, Obama’s inexcusable gutlessness on entitlements) than to keep barking up this tree.

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1 posted on 02/17/2011 6:57:15 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters
I don't question it either ... -cough-

(because I've already reached my conclusions)

2 posted on 02/17/2011 7:01:22 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: RobinMasters

Nor has Palin all this time been willing to defend the Constitution by demanding BO/BS fulfill the natural born citizenship clause in Article 2 Section 1.


3 posted on 02/17/2011 7:01:50 PM PST by Defend Liberty
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To: RobinMasters

Bohener, Palin, Rove and now Bachmann.

Bachmann even went so far as to say: “Well, I think we should take the President at his word.”

So she better pray the BC never turns up.


4 posted on 02/17/2011 7:02:17 PM PST by NoLibZone (Obama must be impeached and tried for treason.)
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To: RobinMasters

Palin: No, I don’t question Obama’s faith or his citizenship

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Palin? Or Bachmann?

They both threw their base under the bus today with vague evasive non-answers to this issue.


5 posted on 02/17/2011 7:02:54 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: RobinMasters

But based on his requirement for teleprompters,
I question his education!
Did this idiot actually attend college?
Lets see the transcripts!
Oh, wait those are hidden as well.
He is an idiot liar.
Prove me wrong.


6 posted on 02/17/2011 7:03:01 PM PST by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race.)
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To: RobinMasters

Truth is, I don’t question those things either. I can discern truth from error and don’t need to belabor the points. There is a reason why his origins & “faith” are obscured.


7 posted on 02/17/2011 7:03:14 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: RobinMasters

Nothing new.

But she should have replied with the exact words: “I take him at his word.”

That is a safe reply that makes MSNBC/NBC liberals like Matthews and Lawey.O Donnell go nuts.


8 posted on 02/17/2011 7:03:59 PM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Defend Liberty

Does she have standing to do so?

I thought the courts kept saying no one has standing.


9 posted on 02/17/2011 7:06:44 PM PST by NoLibZone (Obama must be impeached and tried for treason.)
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To: RobinMasters
Why oh why is it so difficult for the right to get their message out.

Students of Goebbels they are most definitely not.

Barry Hussein Soetero Obama went to Cairo to encourage the overthrow a US ally, just like he fomented the overthrow of the Kenyan Government in 2006.

Its painfully obvious to any objective observer that the communist in the White House is hardly an American.

This is a guy who said the US is comprised of 57 states, who's father, stepfather, and brothers are all muhammadans, and is in league with fellow marxists, sex perverts, domestic terrorists, and thieves.

IT IS AN INDICTMENT ON THE USA THAT THIS MUSLIM COMMUNIST SERVES AS POTUS.

In more civilized times, like in 1787, this shifty son of a whore and his comrades would be run out of town on a rail.

An electorate that puts Clinton in the WH twice, gives the insane al gore the popular vote, elects a not natural born muslim communist POTUS at least once, and then elects bushes three times and Reagan twice is an electorate that is mentally retarded.

The Republic is in great jeopardy AND IS IN DECLINE.

DRASTIC MEASURES ARE IN ORDER.

If he thinks people hate him now, wait until he and his comrades try to steal the WH in 2012.

This is going to be a SERIOUS fight.

The GOP may not survive if MYTH ROMNEY or some other crook gets the nomination, and for sure the unions will be going for broke to put more marxists in office, especially Hussein.

The next GOP POTUS needs to declare a Zero tolerance policy for marxists in US government.

Investigate and arrest members of the “Congressional Progressive Caucus”and Declare all States "Right to Work" states, no more forced compulsory union dues in order to keep your job.

Defund the marxist trade and government worker unions.

No one will pay union dues voluntarily.

Let the union workers give themselves a raise by not having to pay any more dues.

The next POTUS must cripple the corrupt and degenerate marxist public and private sector unions by declaring all States of this union to be "Right to Work States"

10 posted on 02/17/2011 7:07:09 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: RobinMasters

Whatever happened to “trust but verify?”


11 posted on 02/17/2011 7:08:33 PM PST by pioneerstakethearrows
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To: RobinMasters

Well, then I can only assume that Palin is an incurious rube.

Either that, or she just lied in order to advance her own agenda.

The correct answer is “I take the President at his word, as well as the Speaker of the House”, and then move on to the future of the country immediately. Getting caught up in Birtherism is a loser for any GOP candidate, and instead of stayin above it, she put herself in the middle of it.

If the “Do you Question” question is repeated to her, just give the same answer as above, and move to the future. It’s moments like this that make me wonder if she is ready for what is coming at her in 2012.


12 posted on 02/17/2011 7:08:33 PM PST by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: RobinMasters

Smart answer. She would have been vilified worse than the AZ shooting if she even paused.

People know the BC is fishy, and the rumors are spreading even amongst the apolitical.

We don’t need Palin to be a suicide bomber on this issue (the RINOs would have loved for her to jump in)... She can fight for us by hammering him on the issues.


13 posted on 02/17/2011 7:09:01 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Responsibility2nd

No GOP would ever get away with such BS as a refusal to show BC, medical and collegiate records. Grow some alls, GOP! Bob


14 posted on 02/17/2011 7:09:50 PM PST by alstewartfan ("He's only come to bring another perfect dream." Al Stewart from "Shah of Shahs")
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To: RobinMasters

It´s a Constitutional issue, and she´ll take his word?

Better we know both of these non-schooled now.


15 posted on 02/17/2011 7:10:10 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Responsibility2nd

Bullcrap

Rep. Michele Bachmann Tiptoes Around the Birthers
http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2011/02/rep-michele-bachmann-tiptoes-around-the-birthers.html

Michele Bachmann Panders To The Birthers
http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/michele-bachmann-panders-to-the-birthers/

Michele Bachmann Toes the Birther Line, Again
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/02/michele_bachmann_toes_the_birt.html

Bachmann, Boehner, birthers — oh my!
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2011/02/bachmann_boehner_birthers_oh_m.html

Bachmann won’t say if she thinks Obama is a U.S. citizen
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2011/02/bachmann-wont-say-if-she-thinks-obama-is-a-us-citizen/1

George Stephanopoulos Badgers Michele Bachmann to Denounce Birthers, Defend President’s Christianity
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2011/02/17/george-stephanopoulos-badgers-michele-bachmann-denounce-birthers-def

Michele Bachmann On Obama Birther Conspiracies: ‘That Isn’t For Me To State’
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/17/michele-bachmann-birthers_n_824436.html

Michele Bachmann doubles down with birthers on GMA
http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2011/02/michele_bachman_birthers_obama_gma.php

Michele Bachmann Panders To The Birthers
http://onespot.wsj.com/politics/2011/02/17/e9136/michele-bachmann-panders-to-the-birthers

Bachmann sidesteps Obama’s citizenship issue – CNN Political
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/17/bachmann-sidesteps-obamas-citizenship-issue/


16 posted on 02/17/2011 7:11:04 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

You sir are evil :)


17 posted on 02/17/2011 7:14:06 PM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Carling
Well, then I can only assume that Palin is an incurious rube. Either that, or she just lied in order to advance her own agenda. The correct answer is “I take the President at his word",...

Nevermind the point that incurious rubes do take the president at his word.

18 posted on 02/17/2011 7:14:35 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: NoLibZone
Does she have standing to do so?

I thought the courts kept saying no one has standing.


The no standing claim is a bunch of socialist bull. She could and still can defend the Constitution by publicly and unequivocally pointing out the same facts that have been pointed out by many who are merely demanding BO/BS obey the Constitution.
19 posted on 02/17/2011 7:14:55 PM PST by Defend Liberty
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To: nhwingut

It’s the latest Journolist/Alinsky tactic. Suddenly the left is interested in the birth certificate? There is a pattern. They are trying to bait any of them so they can crucify them at some point. I assume that they believe they can destroy them with the birther label.


20 posted on 02/17/2011 7:15:36 PM PST by curth (SarahPac: Nearing 3 million Facebook members! Are you in for $20.12?)
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