Skip to comments.Camille Paglia Provides Much-Needed Intellectual Cred for Birthers (Going Mainstream?)
Posted on 09/17/2009 12:18:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
And you thought birtherism was just for hillbillies and Republicans! David Weigel heard Camille Paglia on NPR yesterday, where the author of Sexual Personae and UArts professor told a no doubt astonished latte-drinking audience that "there are legitimate questions about the documentation of Obama's birth certificate. I'm sorry, I've been following this closely from the start." Indeed she has; we noticed her railing on the topic as far back as November ("simple questions about the certificate were never resolved to my satisfaction"). Now that they've got a genuine intellectual on board, the birthers just need a popular entertainer to carry their message to the sheeple. Come on, Toby Keith, what are you waiting for?
Miss my HP11c I do
Yes, the ObamaBots on the left and the Obama Enablers on the neo-right are scared.
Camilie Paglia is a liberal, but not afraid to point out when a lib is “peeing on the carpet”. She had many critical things to say about the Clinton’s over the years.
With Paglia raising these questions...the ones who really look foolish are the neo-right (Ingraham, Coulter, Beck) who are smiting the Obama Birth question. I question everything these Obama Enablers say now...because they are aiding and abetting Obama’s quite probablt illegal holding of office
Which is why I question either her intellect or her honesty. Intellectual honesty and devotion to Obama are polar opposites like matter and anti-matter. I'm waiting for her head to explode.
No doubt she’ll be tarred and feathered in the libtard press for betraying their heretofore successful campaign to portray birthers as illogical and uneducated. At the very least she’ll be called a racist.
Paglia is definitely in a class by herself. A true intellectual despite liberal positions and some personal idiosyncrasies about which the less said the better.
Offhand I can’t think of another left-leaning thinker who actually thinks, and of whom one could say, “sometimes crazy — but never stupid.”
Of course, I may have missed a column somewhere... :D
But if I had to get stuck on a desert island with a queer old lib, she’s the only one I’d prefer over a volleyball.
Camille Paglia is a bit of a contrarian. She is brilliant, though, one of the few lefties I actually enjoy reading. I think the thing that keeps her in the lefty category is the fact that being a very “out” lesbian is part of her public person and she was considered somewhat of a gay activist (although she has criticisms for them, too).
Because Camille Paglia has a genuinely open mind, and she actually loves her country. Strange for a Democrat, I know, but true nonetheless.
Yes, I think that's why they're holding the line on this. But that's a classic criminal technique: get other people involved with you (even if it was just by ignoring obvious discrepancies, for example) and you've got built-in protection.
No, first on board will be Kanye West.
A great disturbance, it was.
Excellent post. Well said and written. You’re correct that it is up to the states to ensure that their elections are legitimate. I’ve done some lengthy research on Texas election code that I plan to post soon that proves the Texas Democratic Party violated election law in nominating Barack Obama. I’m waiting for the legal opinion of two people before posting it. I’m hopeful it can be used as the basis of a lawsuit against the TDP and the SOS of Texas.
Agreed. I'll add: any of the hidden documents WILL blow 0b0z0's myth out of the water and most likely will cost him the Presidency.
Why am I so sure without citing any documents or pictures? Thats precisely the reason, because they are HIDDEN! I dont consider the sealed BS acceptable.
Just think ONLY of 0b0z0's college records. They should contain info about any or all of the following:
- Did he graduate at all? If he did, what was the "brilliant" GPA(s)?
- Did he apply as a foreign student? Affirmative action? Who paid for his education and on what basis?
- Any disciplinary actions against him? What offenses? Was he kicked out of a school? If so, why? Did he drop out of any school?
The college records alone could prove that 0b0z0 is not even a naturalized American citizen. They will certainly prove that his education was garbage or non-existent. They will blow the MSM's "brilliant" aura -bestowed on a ghost called 0b0z0 and down our throats- to smithereens.
That was just one set of records out of many and I repeat, because they are HIDDEN, I'm sure that disaster will strike 0b0z0, his cabal aka government and the Left in general if any of these records see the light.
This is why I'm a ghoster, NOT A BIRTHER!
Once again, welcome to FR, troll
There is absolutely no way to prove or disprove that statement with the information currently in the public record. Therein lies the basis of most birther claims.
By the way,...I am just as disgusted with the conservative media regarding Obamas eligibility! They will **never** have my trust and respect again. They are nothing but big loud mouths with gonads the size of dust mites.
I am beginning to think the same thing, too.
Hard to take them seriously on some of the issues they raise...when they smite and harangue those who bring up the Obama Birth issue.
Oustide of Rusty Humphries and Bill Cunningham....the rest of the conservative [sic] media have been Obama Enablers
Savage has been on the BC trail for some time.
And, if you know anything about attachment disorder: that's scary.
I pray for Barack Obama every day since I am convinced that God wants him to "be saved, and come to a knowledge of the truth." I pray for him to be saved; and I pray for his power to be restrained.
What is his name? kos ommo? I thought so.
She seems to do a pretty fair percentage of her own thinking.
They keep saying it often hoping it will catch on.
I'm sorry, I've been following this closely from the start." Indeed she has; we noticed her railing on the topic as far back as November ("simple questions about the certificate were never resolved to my satisfaction").
Simple questions never resolved. It's nice to hear her say it. Of course she has to throw an 'I'm sorry' in there, to placate her host. On NPR, no less. LOL, there must have been some stunned listeners, let's hope none were driving at the moment!
That's the problem pal. We shouldn't even be in this type of situation in the first place.
ping for poor Camille. She can’t give him up but she knows she should.
No argument there. We wouldn’t be in this situation if the Texas Democratic Party had followed the Texas Election Code. It mandates the one and only way a candidate can be declared ineligible. It allows for the declaration of ineligibility before and after the election.
The Texas Democratic Party didn’t adhere to specific procedures mandated by law. And I’m not speaking of an abstract concept of honoring an oath. Texas Election Code specifically mandates how a candidate’s application to be on the ballot is to be reviewed and approved. It provides no wiggle room.
The Texas Democratic Party broke the law in Texas when they nominated Obama as their candidate for POTUS.
I don’t think Helen Thomas is a lesbian; I think she’s just unattractive. As for Rosie O’Donnell, I’d bet — seriously — that Camille Paglia’s IQ is at least 80 points higher than RO’D’s.
Both the Dems and GOP illegally nominated their candidates *after* the Texas legal deadline. Bob Barr sued to get them both thrown off the ballot, but a crooked judge threw the case out.
The word “birther” is itself condescending. Downright insulting, in fact.
The only thing that bothers me more than being called by that DU slur is to hear it used by FReepers.
Exactly. I don’t need the support of an atheistic lesbian who slums it as a conservative every now and then in order to feel “legitimate.”
Go get em Camilla~
Yeah, I know. The election laws that the TDP broke go way beyond filing deadlines.
And how could a lesbian atheist Democrat possibly be a genius?
I don’t know much about Paglia, but the more that support exposing Obama, the better.
The conservatives you mention are doubtless under orders not to mention the matter.
One day, the restriction will be pulled. If these people can go after people as dangerous as Van Jones and Mark Lloyd and get ACORN de-funded, the time to deal forthrightly with the eligibility issue may be close at hand.
Trouble is, Beck & co. will have to come up with a decent justification for scoffing at the matter at first.
Rush has been playing “CYA,” as he regularly cracks jokes about it but never has had a serious discussion of eligibility, to the best of my knowledge.
Hey, we ought to be glad that the trolls have largely left this thread alone, which is pretty rare for this subject matter.
OH NO! Camille Paglia too?
Oh the humanity.
I’ve read Paglia’s books and columns for years. There’s no question she has a lively and engaging mind. But she reminds me a lot of the late Sen. Patrick Moynihan whose writings usually made overwhelming sense yet he voted pure party line Democrat. It made some cynical sense in his case since his political survival, and freedom to think and write, depended on it. I don’t see any corollary with Paglia except she’s an academic and maybe she’s protecting her own sinecure.
Whatever you think of the ineligibility claims, there is a smoking gun here, as Hurricane Camille agrees: Why was a clearly fraudulent BC offered in the first place? What adult cannot go to a desk or filing cabinet in his house and produce a birth certificate in a few minutes? Despite attempts to equate birthers (I am not one, BTW) with so-called "truthers," the simple fact is that the birthers whole conspiracy could be brought down by producing a single, entirely trivial piece of evidence.
Why isn't it?
Thanks. The statute in that complaint is only one of many that the TDP broke. They actually broke about 10 election laws.
To thinking people, yes. But to people who sign onto a candidate because of his "Legend," thinking is too much of a challenge. We must pity them. Most are victims of the American public school system.
Would the long form BC give his race?
He wouldn’t want to be known as white.