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Rep. Coffman apologizes for reigniting “Birther” debate
FOX 31 ^ | May 17, 2012 | Eli Stokols

Posted on 05/18/2012 5:10:32 AM PDT by AmonAmarth

DENVER –Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman is apologizing for comments he made at a fundraiser last weekend when he asserted that President Barack Obama is “just not an American.”

But the damage has been done.

Coffman, thought to be a safe bet to hold onto his seat this November, has given his underdog opponent, state Rep. Joe Miklosi, an opening by questioning President Barack Obama’s “American-ness” during a campaign speech last weekend.

“I don’t know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. I don’t know that,” Coffman said at the event Saturday in Elbert County. “But I do know this, that in his heart, he’s not an American. He’s just not an American.”

Miklosi, D-Denver, has been on the attack since the comments, posted on YouTube by a Coffman supporter, first surfaced Wednesday night; and he’s spending much of Thursday making the rounds doing interviews and even scheduled to appear on national television Thursday night.

(Excerpt) Read more at kdvr.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; eligibility; naturalborncitizen; thekenyan
You already said it, why not stand by it? Stupid
1 posted on 05/18/2012 5:10:33 AM PDT by AmonAmarth
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To: AmonAmarth

“You already said it, why not stand by it? Stupid”

Because he is being buried in a blizzard of “Are you NUTZ! Are you CWAZY? When did you go INSANE?” crap from the mostly-gay mainstream media.


2 posted on 05/18/2012 5:13:51 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: AmonAmarth

If I were Coffman, I’d ask:

“I you wanted to destroy America, which of Obama’s policies would you repeal?”


3 posted on 05/18/2012 5:18:42 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: AmonAmarth

These GOP coward assholes! No wonder this party is FUed! Say what you mean and NEVER back down! Ever!


4 posted on 05/18/2012 5:23:08 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: AmonAmarth

All I hear is Sorry Sorry Sorry. Crap shut up and stand by it.


5 posted on 05/18/2012 5:24:33 AM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: AmonAmarth

“But I do know this, that in his heart, he’s not an American. He’s just not an American.”

That is painfully obvious. Nearly every day if not every day.


6 posted on 05/18/2012 5:25:13 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: AmonAmarth

These idiots don’t realize that if they would just stand by what they say, they would get the support from their base. The people they pi**ed off, by saying it in the first place, would not have voted or support them anyway. By backing down, they have made fools of themselves and lost the respect of the people who would have supported and voted for them.


7 posted on 05/18/2012 5:26:09 AM PDT by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: AmonAmarth
STOP APOLOGIZING for standing by your oath of office.
8 posted on 05/18/2012 5:31:20 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: AmonAmarth
After Obummer is safely out of office, the Historians wil reveal that he was actually born in Kenya, but was an American citizen of course. That had to be hidden to prevent a constitutional crisis, but now we need to vet our Presdiential applicants much more thoroughly

Mike

9 posted on 05/18/2012 5:34:23 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: AmonAmarth

I don’t care where he was born, but I know he is not one of us.


10 posted on 05/18/2012 5:43:17 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: AmonAmarth

It takes a real idiotic elected politician to start babbling about birther conspiracies. You’d think they’d all know better than to make fools of themselves by touching this silly crap.


11 posted on 05/18/2012 5:48:51 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: AmonAmarth

Another milquetoast Republican.


12 posted on 05/18/2012 5:49:11 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: AmonAmarth

What’s he apologizing for? He said the same thing Hilary did in 2008


13 posted on 05/18/2012 5:51:22 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: AmonAmarth

Coffman=DUMBASS!!

To think that Barry is a ‘real’ American in ANY sense of the word is nut. Too bad C lacks the gonads to fight the issue on that basis.

Apoligizing for the truth?=NOT a good idea.


14 posted on 05/18/2012 5:51:40 AM PDT by Flintlock (THE TRUTH: It's the new hate speech..)
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To: Longbow1969

Why? Is that what all the focus groups show? Especially when more evidence is surfacing, why is it silly?


15 posted on 05/18/2012 5:51:40 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Loyal Buckeye

Sadly, Obama is one of us. He is a left wing American. They dislike their own country, its history, its people, its institutions. It’s not a big factor that he’s a black American. White leftists hate America in all the same ways.

In fact, if he were not a leftist, Obama might have gained a LOVE of America from his foreign dads. Many foreigners understand the greatness of this country better than an American liberal.


16 posted on 05/18/2012 5:55:24 AM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: GoCards
All I hear is Sorry Sorry Sorry. Crap shut up and stand by it.

That's because the demos/Obama own the media!

17 posted on 05/18/2012 6:02:11 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will soon wag the dog.)
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To: Longbow1969
It takes a real idiotic elected politician to start babbling about birther conspiracies. You’d think they’d all know better than to make fools of themselves by touching this silly crap.

And your proof that Obama was born anywhere in America consists of exactly what?

18 posted on 05/18/2012 6:02:35 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: AmonAmarth
has given his underdog opponent, state Rep. Joe Miklosi, an opening

What a Croc-- as if GOP voters are going to vote for the democrat over this.

GOP voters already know this about Obama
19 posted on 05/18/2012 6:04:26 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: AmonAmarth

Bam’s citizenship still remains in question? But certainly in his heart he is not!


20 posted on 05/18/2012 6:04:50 AM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: AmonAmarth
Instead of backing off he should have added that Obama has not been vetted and nobody really knows a lot about his background

And throw in his staying in Rev Wright's church despite his anti American diatribes
21 posted on 05/18/2012 6:08:51 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: AmonAmarth
Hussein Ubama was not born in the U.S. and he can't prove he was. His citizenship is no longer in doubt. Hopefully the TEA Party will conduct solid spine growing classes and maybe get the Mass. suit model a back brace also.
22 posted on 05/18/2012 6:09:46 AM PDT 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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To: AmonAmarth

He needn’t apologize, Obama himself questioned it.

He should just be armed with the info and quote it to anyone who comnplains:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2884312/posts


23 posted on 05/18/2012 6:11:08 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Longbow1969
You’d think they’d all know better than to make fools of themselves by touching this silly crap.

I am hardly a birther, but I fully agree with this statement:

“But I do know this, that in his heart, he’s not an American. He’s just not an American.”

24 posted on 05/18/2012 6:17:34 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (A conservative can't please a liberal unless he jumps in front of a bus or off of a cliff)
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To: Longbow1969

25 posted on 05/18/2012 7:08:19 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Coffman need not apologize since we now know Obama is the source of the born in Kenya “rumor” and that another book that came out this week said Obama questioned his identity while in college as to whether he was International or American. Natural-born citizens don’t have such identity problems.


26 posted on 05/18/2012 12:42:48 PM PDT by edge919
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