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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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: allahpundit4rinos; allahpundit4romney; certifigate; freepressforpalin; naturalborncitizen; palin; wrldsdmbstcnsprcy
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To: Responsibility2nd
They both threw their base under the bus today with vague evasive non-answers to this issue.

I'm their base, standing upright, no bus in sight.

21 posted on 02/17/2011 7:17:30 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: pissant

Bullcrap?

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?


22 posted on 02/17/2011 7:17:44 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Defend Liberty

And what other potential Republican Presidential candidates have?


23 posted on 02/17/2011 7:18:55 PM PST by curth (SarahPac: Nearing 3 million Facebook members! Are you in for $20.12?)
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To: curth
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.

Which is why none of them except Pence have come out asking for the BC.

24 posted on 02/17/2011 7:19:33 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: RobinMasters

These democrats are really afraid of Republican women.


25 posted on 02/17/2011 7:20:16 PM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: curth

Here is why the sudden interest in baiting Palin.

HI lawmaker: Obama birth certificate bill tabled
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2675603/posts


26 posted on 02/17/2011 7:20:16 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: curth

Bingo.

...and...Palin is a little busy setting up and preparing a Presidential run.


27 posted on 02/17/2011 7:20:25 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I will not, under any circumstances, vote for Mitt Romney....none.)
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To: curth
And what other potential Republican Presidential candidates have?

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.
28 posted on 02/17/2011 7:21:59 PM PST by Defend Liberty
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To: Prokopton

I’m their base, standing upright, no bus in sight.

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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....

http://www.democraticunderground.com/


29 posted on 02/17/2011 7:22:20 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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?”

Answer????


30 posted on 02/17/2011 7:23:44 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Defend Liberty

“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”

Such BS.

It is not Palin or any politician’s job to prove your theories. Get off your ass and prove what you believe.


31 posted on 02/17/2011 7:24:10 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I will not, under any circumstances, vote for Mitt Romney....none.)
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To: RobinMasters
It a sad sign of the effectiveness of the agitpropaganda campaign that Sarah now parts company with all Senators in April of 2008, every one of whom signed Senate Resolution 511, agreeing with Pat Leahy and Judge Michael Chertoff whose testimony in in the Congressional Record:

“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.

32 posted on 02/17/2011 7:24:43 PM PST by Spaulding
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To: RobinMasters
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.
33 posted on 02/17/2011 7:25:49 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: sickoflibs

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.


34 posted on 02/17/2011 7:26:37 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: RobinMasters

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?


35 posted on 02/17/2011 7:28:00 PM PST by dforest
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To: Responsibility2nd; Prokopton
RE :”As a birther,..

What does that mean? What do you mean?

36 posted on 02/17/2011 7:30:17 PM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: pissant

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?”

Answer????

 
 
I must admit the stench and haze from your bullcrap bong has made it almost impossible for me to understand your ramblings.
 
Earlier - on another thread - I asked a simple yes or no question. You failed to answer it. I ask again:
 
Are you a birther?
 
While you evade and non-answer that (like Sarah and Michele) I also ask you to answer your own damn question.
 
And stop smoking that bullcrap. It's bad for ya, you know?
 


37 posted on 02/17/2011 7:30:25 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

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.


38 posted on 02/17/2011 7:30:39 PM PST by Brimack34 (Sarah is the most conservative.)
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To: Defend Liberty

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
potential.


39 posted on 02/17/2011 7:30:45 PM PST by curth (SarahPac: Nearing 3 million Facebook members! Are you in for $20.12?)
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To: RobinMasters

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?


40 posted on 02/17/2011 7:31:46 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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