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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 Obamas American-ness during a campaign speech last weekend.
I dont know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. I dont know that, Coffman said at the event Saturday in Elbert County. But I do know this, that in his heart, hes not an American. Hes 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 hes spending much of Thursday making the rounds doing interviews and even scheduled to appear on national television Thursday night.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; eligibility; naturalborncitizen; thekenyan
You already said it, why not stand by it? Stupid
“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.
posted on 05/18/2012 5:13:51 AM PDT
(Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
If I were Coffman, I’d ask:
“I you wanted to destroy America, which of Obama’s policies would you repeal?”
posted on 05/18/2012 5:18:42 AM PDT
by G Larry
(Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
These GOP coward assholes! No wonder this party is FUed! Say what you mean and NEVER back down! Ever!
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)
All I hear is Sorry Sorry Sorry. Crap shut up and stand by it.
posted on 05/18/2012 5:24:33 AM PDT
(I am a Hobbit)
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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.
posted on 05/18/2012 5:26:09 AM PDT
(Deafness has its Advantages)
STOP APOLOGIZING for standing by your oath of office.
posted on 05/18/2012 5:31:20 AM PDT
(If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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
posted on 05/18/2012 5:34:23 AM PDT
(The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
I don’t care where he was born, but I know he is not one of us.
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.
Another milquetoast Republican.
posted on 05/18/2012 5:49:11 AM PDT
(Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
What’s he apologizing for? He said the same thing Hilary did in 2008
posted on 05/18/2012 5:51:22 AM PDT
(11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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.
posted on 05/18/2012 5:51:40 AM PDT
(THE TRUTH: It's the new hate speech..)
Why? Is that what all the focus groups show? Especially when more evidence is surfacing, why is it silly?
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.
posted on 05/18/2012 5:55:24 AM PDT
All I hear is Sorry Sorry Sorry. Crap shut up and stand by it.
That's because the demos/Obama own the media!
posted on 05/18/2012 6:02:11 AM PDT
(The President who ate the dog, will soon wag the dog.)
It takes a real idiotic elected politician to start babbling about birther conspiracies. Youd think theyd 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?
posted on 05/18/2012 6:02:35 AM PDT
(Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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
posted on 05/18/2012 6:04:26 AM PDT
Bam’s citizenship still remains in question? But certainly in his heart he is not!
posted on 05/18/2012 6:04:50 AM PDT
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
posted on 05/18/2012 6:08:51 AM PDT
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.
posted on 05/18/2012 6:09:46 AM PDT
(I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
Youd think theyd 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, hes not an American. Hes just not an American.
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)
posted on 05/18/2012 7:08:19 AM PDT
(Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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.
posted on 05/18/2012 12:42:48 PM PDT
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