Skip to comments.Palin: No, I donít question Obamaís faith or his citizenship
Posted on 02/17/2011 6:57:11 PM PST by RobinMasters
Smart politics, both for her own sake and for the partys sake, from todays Q&A on Long Island. Even lefties like Jonathan Capehart are praising her for her answer. The reason youre 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 partys primary voters (51 percent) dont think Obama was born in the U.S. Weigels read on that is correct, I think: To some extent the issues become a proxy for ideology, with more conservative voters who are already deeply suspicious of The Ones 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 Weigels theory since shes 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 shes quite right, needless to say, about the issue being a distraction. Even if youre inclined to believe that theres funny business surrounding The Ones long-form birth certificate, theres 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 its all a big conspiracy, youre pumping a dry well. Like Palin says, better to focus on the economy (and, if youre feeling bold, Obamas inexcusable gutlessness on entitlements) than to keep barking up this tree.
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(because I've already reached my conclusions)
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.
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.
Palin: No, I dont question Obamas faith or his citizenship
Palin? Or Bachmann?
They both threw their base under the bus today with vague evasive non-answers to this issue.
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.
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.
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.
Does she have standing to do so?
I thought the courts kept saying no one has standing.
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 Caucusand 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"
Whatever happened to “trust but verify?”
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.
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.
No GOP would ever get away with such BS as a refusal to show BC, medical and collegiate records. Grow some alls, GOP! Bob
It´s a Constitutional issue, and she´ll take his word?
Better we know both of these non-schooled now.
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You sir are evil :)
Nevermind the point that incurious rubes do take the president at his word.
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.
I'm their base, standing upright, no bus in sight.
Pissy, are you drunk? I stated that Palin and Bachmann threw their base under the bus. You replied “Bullcrap”, then proceeded to post 10 links that prove my point?
Maybe you’re smoking bullcrap?
And what other potential Republican Presidential candidates have?
Which is why none of them except Pence have come out asking for the BC.
These democrats are really afraid of Republican women.
Here is why the sudden interest in baiting Palin.
HI lawmaker: Obama birth certificate bill tabled
...and...Palin is a little busy setting up and preparing a Presidential run.
I’m their base, standing upright, no bus in sight.
Are you an anti-birther? If so, then yeah - you’re fine.
But look at the article stating their base (83%) are birthers.
As a birther, I’m upset today with Palin and Bachmann. But if you (like these two lovely ladies) are willing to take Obama at his word and have no problems with what he has said, then fine.
But I have to ask - why are you on this site. DU is over here....
How did she answer this from your boy Georgie?
GS: Can you just state very clearly that President Obama is a Christian and he is a citizen of the United States?”
“There are no Presidential candidates since none have declared. However to my knowledge none of those who are assumed to run have been willing to defend the Constitution”
It is not Palin or any politician’s job to prove your theories. Get off your ass and prove what you believe.
My assumption and my understanding is that if you are born of American parents, you are naturally a natural-born American citizen, Chertoff replied. That is mine, too, said Leahy.”
Palin has made a political judgment, unfortunately inconsistent with both truth and our Constitution. There is no one who doesn't know Barack's father was never a citizen, and certainly never held "sole allegiance to our Constitution." Palin's integrity, one of her strongest assets, has taken a blow, but no one other than former Congressman Nathan Deal has had the courage to defend our well documented common-law definition of natural born citizen. Deal was driven out of Congress with dirty tricks, but is now Governor of Georgia.
That is part of the cleverness of the far left in promoting an ineligible "black" community activist. His ineligibility has become a weapon, since few have had the courage to expose the truth. I'll pretend it is ignorance of a previously obscure corner of our foundation of laws, but I suspect she has bowed to pressure from the Ruling Class which has successfully cast the Constitution and our history, as extremism.
Since Palin threw the birthers under the bus, the worshipers are declaring that Bachmann did too. Obviously, the lefties, the MSM and the rightie blogs didn’t think so. But anything, I guess, to soothe the poor Palin fans.
Why don’t they just answer the question by saying. He ran for president, didn’t he? Hey, you want to see my birth certificate?
What does that mean? What do you mean?
How did she answer this from your boy Georgie?
GS: Can you just state very clearly that President Obama is a Christian and he is a citizen of the United States?
Maybe she is sick of being the only one to stick her neck out on every other issue. She has said before everyone has a right to question him. Maybe she feels it is time to move on. Let us not attack her on everything.
So why single out Palin? The number of people who are, in your words “unwilling” to defend the constitution is much larger than one. There are plenty who currently hold office who are much more “guilty” and able to do something about it than a private citizen.
BTW I did use the word
I wouldn’t question it either. It’s pretty darn obvious. I guess, if I needed to question something, it would be, which way does Zero and his Czars lean, Sunni or Shiite?
“On this one, I think it would be best to answer a question with a question. When asked, simply reply Why has he not shown his long form. Make them answer you.”
Exactly right! She could have said, “I haven’t questioned it, but I know there are enough people who question it that it would only make sense for President Obama to release his records and show he has nothing to hide, so this matter could be cleared up once and for all.”
She doesn't “question” Obama’s eligibility. So much for her claiming skepticism in the future!
An unpolished answer from an unpolished pol.
And so presumably has she, but she ain't saying what it is, is she? Hehehehe. She's learning. Give the media an answer that sounds reasonable, but does not specifically state that he's a Muslim or was born somewhere else. As for me - he's a non-citizen muzzie that ought to be deported back to whatever country he claimed allegiance to get his foreign student scholarship.
Hmmm. You seem to know a lot about them and even post their URL to this site. I understand they have sent provocateurs over here before to stir up trouble. Coincidence?
"Well, I'm rooting for Obama to be telling the truth, because if it should turn out that Obama is lying about his faith or especially his Citizenship, what would that say about YOU in the media? It would mean that you in the media are totally corrupt, or totally incompetent or worse. It might mean that you in the MSM are secretly in cahoots with the Democrat Party! If that were the case you'd all have to be tried for Treason. So I'm hoping, for YOUR sakes, that Obama's telling the truth."
That's the perfect answer for someone in Sarah's position, who can't be seen as a "Birther".
There are birthers and there are birth-certificators. For the first it's fun to bug liberals, for the second they are just NUTS.
Where have all the Palinista birthers gone?
What does that mean? What do you mean?
At first - I was gonna answer that question in my usual snarky manner:
“You mean to tell me you don’t know what a birther is?”
But I have found that many folks don’t know what a birther is.
A birther is NOT someone who believes Obama was born in Kenya. That might be one answer. But not the whole answer.
To put it simply - a birther is anyone who has questions and concerns over the birth and adoption of one Barack Barry Mohammad Hussein Soetero Obama Jr. II
“An unpolished answer from an unpolished pol.”
Actually, Palin is a step ahead of the media, and apparently many Birthers.
When you are setting up for a potential Presidential run, you don’t play in the weeds.
That’s damn smart politically. It’s a trap and she knows it. Apparently something that escapes many birthers.
You idiot, you know damn well where I stand on Obama’s fake nativity. That’s why I didn’t answer you. You might as well have asked me if my screen name is pissant.
And HOW did Bachmann answer George’s question?:
“Can you just state very clearly that President Obama is a Christian and he is a citizen of the United States?
So don’t pretend because your Precious threw the US under the bus that Bachmann did too. There are 50 stories across the political spectrum already who understood what Bachmann just did. Only Precious’ followers think Bachmann dissed the birthers, because they have to believe that.
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