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Romney Won't Repudiate Trump On Birther Issue
AP ^ | Steve Peoples

Posted on 05/28/2012 8:01:27 PM PDT by rocco55

Did Trump recently state that Obama was "born in Kenya and raised in Idonesia" ?

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney isn't taking a position on supporter Donald Trump's return to the controversy over where President Barack Obama was born.

Romney said Monday evening that while he doesn't agree with all the people who support him, he appreciates their help to get him at least 50.1 percent of the vote in November.

Romney's comments come about 24 hours before appearing at fundraiser in Las Vegas that Trump is hosting.

Earlier this week Trump again stated that Obama was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia. That view has been debunked repeatedly. Obama released his long-form birth certificate in April 2011 showing he was born in Hawaii while Trump weighed entering the Republican primary race.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii; US: Illinois; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2012election; 57states; birthcertificate; birthers; donaldtrump; election2012; hawaii; illinois; indonesia; kenya; kenyanbornmuzzie; massachusetts; mediawingofthednc; mittromney; mymuslimfaith; naturalborncitizen; partisanmediashills; usurper
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1 posted on 05/28/2012 8:01:40 PM PDT by rocco55
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To: rocco55

Actually, Romney responded to the Trump comments yesterday, in a thread posted here, and basically repudiated what Trump said. Romney said that Obama was born in Hawaii.

Now the media is lying about what Romney said. Obama has evidently instructed them to demand that Romney should throw Trump under the bus and not allow him to campaign for him.


2 posted on 05/28/2012 8:15:56 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rocco55

>>Earlier this week Trump again stated that Obama was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia. That view has been debunked repeatedly. <<

It turns out the “long form” is a fake — even Hawaii says so. Arpaio has done more in a few months than the MSM has done in 4 years on this issue.


3 posted on 05/28/2012 8:16:12 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: freedumb2003

Whatchyoutalkin’about, Willis? The media fifth column gas been covering for their little barry bastard commie for four years, at least. They have been hard at work ...


4 posted on 05/28/2012 8:20:30 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: rocco55; LucyT; melancholy; null and void; Brown Deer
ping to AP story on Romney refusing to repudiate “birther” Trump.

This story is currently getting 48,000 hits on Google with wide distribution. Editors are allowing it in lots of print media. No mention of Arpaio’s forgery finding but the audience's attention will be building in the lead-up to the next Arpaio presser.

If you Google “Romney Trump birther” as of now you get 1,480,000 hits!

5 posted on 05/28/2012 8:21:01 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: rocco55

Let Zer0 release the Truth.


6 posted on 05/28/2012 8:21:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rocco55

I don’t know where BHO was really born, but I accept that the state of Hawaii has issued official documents relating to his birth. I also know that at the time, a child could actually have been born elsewhere and his parents could apply to have Hawaii documentation for that birth.

What matters more to me is not exactly where he was born, but that because his father was not a citizen at the time of his birth, he was NOT “natural born”, and thus ineligible to hold the office of president.

The issue of his birth is made only worse by the long line of other personal documents that have been hidden from the public such has his Selective Service records, his immigration records upon his return from Indonesia, his college transcripts, the records relating to his service in the Illinois legislature, etc.

BHO smells like a person actively working to hide his real past and working on sustaining a false persona.


7 posted on 05/28/2012 8:30:08 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Seizethecarp

If you Google “Romney Trump birther” as of now you get 1,480,000 hits!


The afterbirthers thought they had taken care of Mr. Trump with a united front of one hour of hate and ridicule. This is funny to watch.


8 posted on 05/28/2012 8:30:08 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Cicero
“Actually, Romney responded to the Trump comments yesterday, in a thread posted here, and basically repudiated what Trump said.”

I disagree. What Romney said did not “repudiate” Trump. Not even close, IMO. Romney only expressed a polite disagreement between friends.

9 posted on 05/28/2012 8:30:19 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: rocco55
Earlier this week Trump again stated that Obama was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia. That view has been debunked repeatedly.

If you live in the Dem/Obama fantasy world, work as a reporter for the press like AP, or are a Repub with a jellyfish spine, than it "has been debunk repeatedly."

10 posted on 05/28/2012 8:32:16 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: theBuckwheat

see:

The Dirty “little” Secret Of The Natural Born Citizen Clause Revealed.

http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/the-dirty-little-secret-of-the-natural-born-citizen-clause-revealed/

and:

AMICUS BRIEF – Georgia POTUS Eligibility Cases.
[UPDATED: 1:23 PM - SCRIBD download for Amicus Brief.]

http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/amicus-brief-georgia-potus-eligibility-cases/


11 posted on 05/28/2012 8:33:36 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: rocco55

What is there to “repudiate”? We have a Kenyan-born Muslim communist in the White House. All of that is verifiable. NONE of it can be proven wrong!

O-ZERO is the most far-left “president” in American history. He is a follower of the Leninist school of thought and is trying to turn the USA into a new USSR. Trump is, if anything, pulling his punches.


12 posted on 05/28/2012 8:35:13 PM PDT by GodAndCountryFirst
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To: Cicero

I would expect Romney to distance himself from controversy and send an attack dog (Trump) to stir up a situation. When things get uncomfortable, he will throw Trump under the bus. It’s his m.o. and sadly part of politics.

I don’t believe for one red hot second that Myth didn’t know what Trump would say. And, conversely, I don’t think Trump is an unwilling hand maiden.

It’s all part of the show. But, of course, I am a huge cynic. ;)


13 posted on 05/28/2012 8:37:21 PM PDT by berdie
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To: theBuckwheat

“working on sustaining a false persona”

Hence, his “autobiographies”.


14 posted on 05/28/2012 8:39:51 PM PDT by berdie
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To: rocco55

I think the focus on the birth certificate is minor (well, a piece of the puzzle). The focus should be on his selective service registration, his claims to be a foreign student for purposes of college, and (this is where the birth certificate comes in) if he was born in Hawaii, how does he get a social security number from Connecticut, considering he has never lived in the state?


15 posted on 05/28/2012 8:43:07 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Seizethecarp

The people who will be turned off by this are the libs, so it’s a “wash”.


16 posted on 05/28/2012 8:43:28 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Red Steel

You can practically hear the sweat popping out of their foreheads as they pound that crap into the keyboards because they know damn well it has NOT been debunked.

They also wake up every single day knowing that this could be the day when something breaks loose that will be too big for them to ignore, too inconvertible for them to spin, and too utterly damning for them to deny.

I am firmly convinced that it WILL happen. And I have a bottle of Moet on ice waiting for that happy day.


17 posted on 05/28/2012 8:44:47 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: berdie

Expect Trump to get a nice ambassadorship under President Romney?

Hey, Obama’s got all the Big Leftist Media shills propping him up, let Romney use surrogates, too. Best part is, Trump IS getting under their skin - or we wouldn’t be seeing articles like this!


18 posted on 05/28/2012 8:49:50 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

Im guessing Trump based his quote on Obama’s own publicist’s statement, because that is what Obama’s own release said.


19 posted on 05/28/2012 8:54:22 PM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: canuck_conservative

Nah, Trump is too abrasive to be an ambassador.

I’m sure there is something in it for him, though. Maybe nothing more than attention.

But I agree, I think it is getting people annoyed...and that’s a good thing. Trump just doesn’t need to go to some banquet and receive pot shots...he doesn’t handle it well. (I think that event has already happened this year, so it may be a moot point.)


20 posted on 05/28/2012 9:01:27 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Ronin
You can practically hear the sweat popping out of their foreheads as they pound that crap into the keyboards because they know damn well it has NOT been debunked.

They also wake up every single day knowing that this could be the day when something breaks loose that will be too big for them to ignore, too inconvertible for them to spin, and too utterly damning for them to deny.

It is not going to look pretty when the idiotic media get their well deserved desserts. Should anyone ever trust these guys again about anything? "No" is the short and long answers.

I am firmly convinced that it WILL happen. And I have a bottle of Moet on ice waiting for that happy day.

Sounds like a good plan. :-)

21 posted on 05/28/2012 9:13:39 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel; rocco55

Huffpo’s version of this story lists these related stories:

Romney Sticks With Trump, Despite Birther Comments | FOX8.com ...

Romney camp mum on latest Trump birther ... - CBS News.com

Why Is Mitt Romney Embracing Birther Donald Trump? - Robert ...

Romney campaign sticks with Trump, despite birther comments ...

Romney Camp Declines To Condemn Trump’s Birther Comments ...

Romney Surrogate Donald Trump Doubles-Down on Birther ...

Trump doubles down on birther comments despite Romney - The Hill


22 posted on 05/28/2012 9:15:59 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: berdie; canuck_conservative
I’m sure there is something in it for him, though. Maybe nothing more than attention.

How's this for a novel idea: Run with your proposed cabinet

FReegards!


23 posted on 05/28/2012 9:17:24 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: rocco55

“That view has been debunked repeatedly. Obama released his long-form birth certificate in April 2011 showing he was born in Hawaii while Trump weighed entering the Republican primary race.”

REALLY???

I guess even YAHOO is shilling for the Obamabastard.

There are so many holes in that “birth certificate’s” authenticity you could fly an entire squadron of New Jersey Mosquitoes through it!!!!! (And that is a lot of mosquitoes!!!)


24 posted on 05/28/2012 9:20:51 PM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: canuck_conservative

” - - - Best part is, Trump IS getting under their skin - or we wouldn’t be seeing articles like this!”

An even better part is that “The Donald” is a very liberal, Dyed-in-the-Wool, Democrat who is leading Romney kicking and screaming onto the right track to fight Obama.

Incredible theater! You can’t make this stuff up!

BTW, will Trump coach Romney on how to say to Obama “You’re FIRED!!!!” with fire in his belly?


25 posted on 05/28/2012 9:23:43 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Bikkuri; Plummz; ...


AP story on Romney refusing to repudiate “birther” Trump.

This story is currently getting 48,000 hits on Google with wide distribution. Editors are allowing it in lots of print media. No mention of Arpaio’s forgery finding but the audience's attention will be building in the lead-up to the next Arpaio presser.

If you Google “Romney Trump birther” as of now you get 1,480,000 hits!

26 posted on 05/28/2012 9:26:12 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: berdie

If Mitt had any brains at all, he would stay far away from Trump. Trump cares about 1 person, Trump. The Donald would sell the whole Republican party down the river if it got him some free publicity or somehow benefited him. Romney has nothing to gain by hanging out with this blowhard weasel.


27 posted on 05/28/2012 9:41:15 PM PDT by mrsixpack36
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To: rocco55
Has Obama repudiated the Communist Party that supports him yet?
28 posted on 05/28/2012 9:45:57 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Confucius say, short note better than long memory....)
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To: mrsixpack36

Trump gets attention..Mitt gets a subject brought up that a lot of people care about without doing it himself.

Not to worry, Myth will find a bus to throw The Donald under when the time is right.


29 posted on 05/28/2012 9:55:46 PM PDT by berdie
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To: mrsixpack36
If Mitt had any brains at all, he would stay far away from Trump. Trump cares about 1 person, Trump. The Donald would sell the whole Republican party down the river if it got him some free publicity or somehow benefited him. Romney has nothing to gain by hanging out with this blowhard weasel.

Trump cares about the economy the same as all of us.

30 posted on 05/28/2012 9:55:46 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Cicero

That is OK, they are also lying about the Halfrican’s birth in Kenya being debunked. If they lie about that, why not other things too?


31 posted on 05/28/2012 10:30:20 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Ronin

What could be bigger than this 1991 pamphlet being exposed??

If we had a free press, the 1991 pamphlet would have been the death nail to this story. The Senate would have started impeachment proceedings immediately.

I was not watching the news during this time but from what I can tell not one news organization reported on it. If that alone doesn’t tell you something, you’re not paying attention.

If I wasn’t watching this total cover-up by the news media myself, I would not believe it. We have no news media anymore. Its the Obama show. I am going to write FOX and tell them what kind of slime they are.


32 posted on 05/28/2012 10:34:22 PM PDT by jdirt
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To: Ronin

What could be bigger than this 1991 pamphlet being exposed??

If we had a free press, the 1991 pamphlet would have been the death nail to this story. The Senate would have started impeachment proceedings immediately.

I was not watching the news during this time but from what I can tell not one news organization reported on it. If that alone doesn’t tell you something, you’re not paying attention.

If I wasn’t watching this total cover-up by the news media myself, I would not believe it. We have no news media anymore. Its the Obama show. I am going to write FOX and tell them what kind of slime they are.


33 posted on 05/28/2012 10:34:46 PM PDT by jdirt
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To: jdirt
The Senate would have started impeachment proceedings immediately.

Don't be ridiculous.

In the first place, the promotional booklet isn't proof of anything. And no impeachment hearings on the subject are going to begin without some hard proof. Recall that Clinton's impeachment hearings didn't begin until there was legitimate proof of perjury.

In the second place, it would be the House which would commence any impeachment hearings -- not the Senate.

The promotional booklet is a reason, though, for serious questions to be asked -- by the House, the Senate...and the press.

34 posted on 05/28/2012 10:42:17 PM PDT by okie01
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To: rocco55
The Diversion Continues.

Even if Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama had been birthed in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House Obama is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.

35 posted on 05/28/2012 11:30:53 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: okie01

I agree with that. I don’t believe there will be an impeachment of Bambi for this issue but What If?

Biden becomes president. Does he automatically get all the delegates Obama has for the Dem nomination? What would happen next?

I know, I know, not gonna happen, but just asking.


36 posted on 05/28/2012 11:40:44 PM PDT by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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To: berdie

“When things get uncomfortable, he will throw Trump under the bus.”

In Romney’s defense, does he have a history of throwing people under the bus?

I thought that was Obama’s routine.


37 posted on 05/28/2012 11:44:37 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: rocco55

If Romney repudiated Trump its a shame...he should just say *Trump has as much free speech in this country than anyone* Keeps him out of the cross hairs and he can tell them to go ask Trump,cause it is about free speech for every American....don’t piss off trump, he has a long memory......


38 posted on 05/28/2012 11:46:38 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: rocco55

Romney should sit above the fray and say that he accepts Obama’s word. But Romney should have surrogates who are out there daring to ask the questions that all the evidence cries out for.


39 posted on 05/29/2012 12:06:57 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

It would be my guess that is exactly what he is doing.


40 posted on 05/29/2012 12:08:27 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: jdirt

What could be bigger than this 1991 pamphlet being exposed??

If we had a free press, the 1991 pamphlet would have been the death nail to this story. The Senate would have started impeachment proceedings immediately.


Bingo.

If George bush, or even Romney, had such a pamphlet turn up, its news would be front page top story news for months.

The true story is that the media is absolutely completely biased, and WE WANT TO KNOW WHY.


41 posted on 05/29/2012 12:12:39 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: rocco55
Whatever happened... it appears that Romney did not act as cowardly and sleazy as his idol Mcinsane acted when Bill Cunningham introduced the Messiah by his full name during the 2008 election campaign.

McWimp condemned talkshow host, Bill Cunningham, and sorely dampened what little enthusiasm people had for his campaign.

42 posted on 05/29/2012 1:50:04 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: rocco55

Actually nothing has been proven false.....the long form was a fake and so is the asshole we have in the grey house.


43 posted on 05/29/2012 2:00:42 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Brown Deer; Seizethecarp
Thanks for the Ping.

"If you Google “Romney Trump birther” as of now you get 1,480,000 hits!"

Yes, and most of them are probably to (#22) these:

"Huffpo’s version of this story lists these related stories:

Romney Sticks With Trump, Despite Birther Comments | FOX8.com ...

Romney camp mum on latest Trump birther ... - CBS News.com

Why Is Mitt Romney Embracing Birther Donald Trump? - Robert ...

Romney campaign sticks with Trump, despite birther comments ...

Romney Camp Declines To Condemn Trump’s Birther Comments ...

Romney Surrogate Donald Trump Doubles-Down on Birther ...

Trump doubles down on birther comments despite Romney - The Hill

Fourth Estate cum Fifth Column in action.

44 posted on 05/29/2012 2:09:53 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Yaelle

You want to know why?

NBC - pays no taxes, David Gregory’s wife is
lawyer for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

CNN, CBS, ABC - do you really have to ask?


45 posted on 05/29/2012 3:20:14 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: rocco55

If Mittens is smart, he will say NOTHING about the issue, but continue to encourage Trump and Sheriff Joe behind the scenes. It’s all good. He should also encourage discussion of Obama’s non-conversion to Christianity, according to the recent Rev. Wright blockbuster.


46 posted on 05/29/2012 4:16:18 AM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813; Brown Deer; advertising guy; LucyT

In that “conversion” was there a non=baptism too? Do baptism records as contain birth information?


47 posted on 05/29/2012 4:53:28 AM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya."..Is he lying now or was he lying then?)
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To: berdie

Exactly.

What other person in recent history has written an autobiography BEFORE becoming a major figure?


48 posted on 05/29/2012 5:17:36 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: rocco55
"Did Trump recently state that Obama was "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia"

No, you blithering idiots in the press. Obama did, as recently as 2007 in his biography about his book.

49 posted on 05/29/2012 6:02:54 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Trump was on CNBC this morning citing Obama’s publisher’s statement that Obama said he “was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia.” This was priceless since it was on a cable channel with a high viewership.


50 posted on 05/29/2012 6:10:37 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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