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Why Kenyan Birth Claim Was No 'Fact Checking Error'
American Thinker ^ | MAY 18, 2012 | Jack Cashill

Posted on 05/18/2012 11:33:25 PM PDT by RobinMasters

No sooner did the literary agency brochure in which Barack Obama was said to be Kenyan-born surface than the media went to work to deep-six it.

"This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me - an agency assistant at the time," Miriam Goderich, now a named partner in the literary agency, Dystel & Goderich, wrote in an emailed statement to Yahoo News, which was then picked up ABC News. "There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more."

This confession rings false to the point of preposterous for any number of reasons. Let us start with the obvious. At the time, 1991, the Acton & Dystel agency listed 90 clients, Obama among its least significant. How likely is it that Goderich would have remembered enough about a 1991 "error" to know it was hers, especially since it went uncorrected through several revisions until changed in 2007? To make this claim credible, there would have to be an existing paper trail leading to an Obama submission in which he lists an Hawaiian birth. I am confident that there is no such submission.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1991; 2007; birthers; hawaii; indonesia; kenya; kenyan; naturalborncitizen; obama; obamaisafraud; usurper
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To: RobinMasters

So Mr. Obama’s ambitions were to become mayor of Chicago and a Kenyon birth was more advantageous for that goal than a Hawaiian birth so he declared himself Kenyon. How do Democrats explain this without sounding dumber than they normally do? I’m thinking that the Democrats need to find a way to send Mr. Obama back to Chicago.

61 posted on 05/19/2012 4:40:36 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (If you mute Obama, you'll have a more accurate view of life in America.)
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To: Yosemitest

There was also a flight from the Mobassa airport (Near train station, port and hospital) through Glascow to Vancouver BC....which is a taxi ride to Seattle.

62 posted on 05/19/2012 4:41:29 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: RobinMasters
From article:

...Dohrn warned that people fighting "Amerikan imperialism" all over the world "look to Amerika's youth to use our strategic position behind enemy lines to join forces in the destruction of the empire."

Sounds like the current group of Obama Czars and youth of occupy movement.

63 posted on 05/19/2012 4:42:55 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: usconservative

Please don’t take this the wrong way, but my FRiend, your comment is...
Hmmm. Disheartening?

What other part of our beloved Constitution would you allow to be destroyed,’and counsel that we look the other way, because the road is too difficult? We have the truth on our side; to look the other way is to shame our forefathers and to belittle their sacrifice, the blood that was shed to forge this nation.

Our house is on fire, man, and it’s arsonist is still using a flamethrower on it and us. Will you tell us it is wise to let him continue for any further amount of time??

64 posted on 05/19/2012 4:46:15 AM PDT by mills044 (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: RobinMasters


65 posted on 05/19/2012 4:50:07 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: usconservative
It is a clear simple example of Obama as a liar, and possibly ineligible. Very easy for a large diverse group of voters to see. Hard for him to spin, like job numbers, blame bush, blame...It matters.

There are many economical reasons not to vote for Elizabeth Warren, she had steady poll numbers. The lying about being an Indian my be her undoing., another simple clear reason to turn voters off

66 posted on 05/19/2012 5:00:49 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: usconservative
The same way Obama's getting around not talking about the economy. Bring up anything else to act as a diversion. This included.

You are making a GREAT point here, but the problem is we are a nation of laws and if we do not adhere to our laws we lose our nation. This matters!

I would say let the "birthers" stay focused on this, and the rest of the nation on the economy. People can deal with two problems at once.

I believe this country knows by now who Obama is and he will be roundly rejected in November. Only the anti-American complete loser idiots and African-Americans will support him only because they "feel" they should.

67 posted on 05/19/2012 5:03:43 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: usconservative
All this proves is that Obama will go to any length to not talk about his record. Bringing the birther issue again helps him do just that, and he gets to re-brand his enemies as nothing more than "birthers."

None of this "birther" stuff is being carried by the MSM including Faux News. So where is the diversion? The MSM is quite free to talk about the economy and jobs if they want. But of course they don't want to do that either.

68 posted on 05/19/2012 5:04:23 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: RobinMasters

Yet, the agency said that it was “likely” Obama had at least checked his own biography.

69 posted on 05/19/2012 5:10:41 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: CitizenM
Good point, according Obama’s stories, he'd did not visit mainland US until a young adult.

Seems he is consistently scolding us (citizens) when publicly speaking, we have been bad people. He is here to parent us and change that

70 posted on 05/19/2012 5:12:01 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: mills044; usconservative

Mills, I agree with you.


The BIG issue is what did he use to get student aid when he was over 21.

If he showed proof of foreign citizenship to get that aid, THIS is what disqualifies him from being president.... doesn’t matter that much in comparison exactly where he was born or who his real daddy was.

Fraud is a crime; obtaining the highest office in the land is a ‘high crime and misdemeanor’.

The constitution calls for impeachment in those cases.

71 posted on 05/19/2012 5:12:15 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: WildHighlander57

Should read ‘fraudulently obtaining the highest office in the land is a ‘’high crime and misdemeanor”

72 posted on 05/19/2012 5:14:02 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: dr_lew
The same way the justice Dept. blatantly break the law they are supposed to uphold and are not held to task. The same way the press can make up a story about Romney 40 years ago and it's held as a fact despite their being factual evidence to the contrary. The same way the press can't even find Obama’s college transcripts.
73 posted on 05/19/2012 5:19:59 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: AlexW

Don’t ask me...I am asking the exact same questions.

I know. I was just piggy backing on what you said.
The idea that Obama steps out of the fog and hardly anyone knows anything about his past and doesn’t question it is mind bending.
One would have to reveal more in a basic job interview than Obama did to become President?
Healthcare look like it was DOA and the next thing you know via some parlimentary voodoo its alive and well?
The leader of the “free” world has not submitted a budget his entire time in office.
Boheyner is ineffective, as is evident the last several years, and should step down and let someone else give it a try.
On and on..nothing adds up.
The idea that obama would not lose in a land slide makes me wander how one lives in a outlaw government without selling out one’s own principles?
The Republicans answer to Obama is Romney..???

Wake me up when the Rebellion starts.

74 posted on 05/19/2012 5:29:43 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: RobinMasters

75 posted on 05/19/2012 5:29:52 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Usagi_yo

“To be a natural born US citizen, both your parents DO NOT have to be natural born US citizens themselves.”

Who has ever said that? They only have to be “CITIZENS” at the time of the birth. Naturalized or Native. Whether they meet the added requirements to be president of “Natural Born” status is irrelevant.

76 posted on 05/19/2012 5:31:47 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: sand88

Boz will pull the trigger and you will be correct...

77 posted on 05/19/2012 5:32:20 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: RobinMasters

78 posted on 05/19/2012 5:36:26 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: WildHighlander57
The fact is, with the exception of the brochure that was recently "discovered" everything you mentioned has been out in the public eye before.

Notice I'm not arguing the veracity or truthfulness of the claims, or the validity of the argument.

My point is and remains what the American voting public sees before its eyes, and that which it understands.

Simply stated, the birther issue and all the minutia/facts around it will never be fully understood by enough people in this country to gain traction. Period, end of discussion in my book. Just look at Watergate, most people to this day still think it was about the burglary, when it was around much larger Constitutional issues!

Before you ask, YES I think most people lack the intellectual capacity to grasp the issues around where Obama was born it and understand it in the larger context of the Constitutional issues. The evidence that most people don't get it - and never will - is before our eyes, all one has to do is open them and look.

Having said that, what most people WILL understand is that which they see before their very eyes which is an economy made infinitely worse by the current occupant of the White House. Everyone knows someone who's struggling economically, unemployed/underemployed, losing or lost their home.

In short: IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID and that is the sole issue we should be focusing on. People get that because they're living and struggling with it. Most people are NOT better off today than they were 3.5 years ago when Obama took office. That's an economic FACT that people CAN and WILL get their heads around, not the "birther issue."

I'd also say that continuing along the lines of arguing abou the "birther issue" is going to do nothing but make our side look like a bunch of crack-pots and cause us to lose the needed Independent/Conservative leaning voters we need to win.

If you doubt me, look how the media portrayed the birther movement last time around. Why do you think the Independents went for Obama? Hopey-changey bullshit rhetoric aside, we had folks who despite having the best interests of the Country at heart and doing their level best to defend the Constitution, were labled as crack-pots and worse by the media. That portrayal drove many Independents to vote for Obama.

Anyone who doubts that will happen again and only serve to re-elect Obama is absolutely kidding themselves.

I'd also suggest that IMO the entire "birther issue" was started up again as a disinformation/misinformation campaign designed to keep the discussion away from Obama's abysmal economic record. Anyone who's seen Axelrod operate for 20+ years in politics as I have sitting here in Illinois can't help but think he's at the heart of starting up the birther crap again. I saw what he did to Jack Ryan in the Ryan v. Obama Senate race. Axelrod's a master at starting misinformation/disinformation campaigns designed to distract attention and destroy his opponents.

Even Rush Limbaugh is falling for that tactic, he spent more than an hour wasting time on this topic yesterday.

Now again, I'm not calling those who fervently believe Obama's not a citizien and not qualified to be President names. The media's going to take care of that and help Obama win re-election by dividing the country - again.

I think many involved in the birther issue/movement deeply care about the Constitution and the country. I'm not judging their hearts. What I'm simply saying is the issue's been out there before and has failed to gain traction. That's not a damnation of "birthers" or the facts, rather it's a damnation of the stupidity of the American people.

Winning this election means focusing on Obama's FAILED RECORD, period. Focusing on anything else is a distraction designed to get Obama re-elected. Don't fall for it.


79 posted on 05/19/2012 5:36:43 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: beaversmom
And there’s some reason(s) why he won’t release any documents.

He won't release any documents because it benefits him to have people off on wild goose chases rather than focusing on issues that really matter.

80 posted on 05/19/2012 5:46:14 AM PDT by randita
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