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  • Senator John McCain 1st to hide behind Obama’s Citizenship

    01/12/2017 9:59:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/17 | Judi McLeod
    America deserves much better than the jealousy-driven, dirt-digging, gossip-monger called Arizona Senator John McCain Following in the footsteps of his outgoing leader President Barack Hussein Obama, Senator John McCain is trying to plaster the sudden status of ‘citizenship’ as his end all and be all. In his ‘GoodBye but I’m still here’ Farewell speech on Tuesday, Obama proclaimed that now that he’s one himself, citizenship is the strongest pillar of democracy. McCain, who admitted yesterday it was he who passed the dirty dossier of claims of a Russian blackmail plot against president elect Donald J. Trump was only doing ‘what...
  • Even more evidence Obama birth certificate 'fake'

    01/09/2017 2:36:31 PM PST · by Nero Germanicus · 259 replies
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | 1/8/17 | Bob Unruh
    An investigator who was commissioned by now-retired Sheriff Joe Arpaio to find out whether the document President Obama presented as his birth certificate is real says there’s now a 10th feature of the document that shows it’s fraudulent. Investigator Mike Zullo, who joined with Arpaio in a Dec. 15 news conference disclosing nine other elements that experts concluded were copied to create Obama’s document, released a video to WND explaining the additional evidence. It explains that two stamps on the Obama document not only were identical in angle to the stamps on another birth certificate – that of Johanna Ah’nee...
  • Obama Birth Certificate Investigator Expands on Government Data-Harvesting

    01/07/2017 9:09:53 AM PST · by iontheball · 27 replies
    Post & Email ^ | January 6, 2017 | Sharon Rondeau
    (Jan. 6, 2017) — In a broadcast of the WOBC Radio show on Thursday night, Maricopa County Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo, who conducted the probe into Obama’s long-form birth certificate, shifted the conversation to reveal that he has viewed documentation showing that personal data of both public and private individuals was harvested by a government agency or agencies during the Obama years without a warrant.
  • Change.Org : President Obama Declare Martial Law Until the Election Investigation Is Complete

    01/04/2017 9:53:30 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 64 replies
    Change.Org ^ | 1-4-17 | Claudia Wallace Spanish Fort, AL
    Until we know fully if the 2016 Presidential election had been tampered with by the Russians; our country is under a serious security risk and to appoint a special non-partisan commission to discover whether or not President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice president-elect Michael Pence had knowledge about any and all Russian interference.
  • A Tale of Two Countries: A Brief History of Barack Obama’s Conflicting Birth Narratives

    12/30/2016 10:32:28 PM PST · by Fedora · 126 replies
    Original research | 12/31/2016 | Fedora
    As the Obama chapter of American history draws to a close, it would be fitting to write a reflection on Obama’s story, but the problem is, where does it start? Since Obama first became a public figure, two competing versions of his birth have circulated: one claiming he was born in Kenya and one claiming Hawaii. The purpose of this article is to assemble some of the primary sources documenting the history of these competing narratives, as a step towards determining why there are two stories and which--if either--is true.Obama’s 1990 Birthplace Joke: “I was born in Oslo, Norway”Obama’s earliest...
  • ‘Fake’ Obama Birth Certificate Was ‘Inside Job’

    12/26/2016 5:55:01 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 122 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 12/23/2016 | Obama Nation Staff
    The chief investigator for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s probe of the validity of the image Barack Obama released as his birth certificate says evidence suggests the involvement of the Hawaiian government in the alleged fabrication. WND reported last week that Arpaio and his chief investigator on the Obama birth certificate issue, Mike Zullo, held a news conference to reveal evidence they say shows the document was fabricated on a computer. They conclude it is not a copy of any original Hawaiian document, and while their investigation did not address whether Obama is a “natural-born citizen” as the Constitution requires for presidents,...
  • Sheriff's investigation finds Obama birth certificate 'fake'

    12/15/2016 4:30:41 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 524 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 15 December 2016 | Bob Unruh
    A years-long forensics investigation into the computer image of the long-form Hawaiian birth certificate image that Barack Obama released during a White House news conference during his first term and presented to the American people as an official government document reveals it is “fake.” It also confirms those who were subjected to the derogatory “birther” label from many media outlets and Democrats for badgering Obama with lawsuits, petitions to the Supreme Court, and more, were right – at least in the dispute that the document was manufactured and the questions about Obama’s birth and legitimacy to be president under the...
  • Shocker: Even Obama Lawyers Admit Birth Certificate Forged: “But Eligibility’s A Separate Matter”

    12/16/2016 4:19:30 PM PST · by Elderberry · 103 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | 12/16/2016 | Mac Slavo
    The conversation about Barack Obama’s birth certificate has been off the table for a while now – but the true heart of the matter has never been resolved. Has anything in his administration been valid or legal? Oddly enough, it seems that a clever legal strategy may make the question of a forged document somehow irrelevant to Obama’s eligibility to hold office. Coincidentally or not, it was none other than President-elect Donald Trump who, arguably, called off the hounds, got the Obama Admin to produce a document, and then called the whole thing square in the lead up to 2012....
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio to talk Obama birth certificate investigation

    12/14/2016 6:28:26 PM PST · by Elderberry · 89 replies
    abc15Arizona ^ | 12/14/2016 | abc15.com staff
    PHOENIX - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Chief Investigator Mike Zullo will be talking about President Barack Obama’s birth certificate on Thursday. According to MCSO, Arpaio and Zullo will be presenting the “newest revelations” to the investigation of Obama’s birth certificate. The press conference will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday in Phoenix. ABC15 will live stream the event.
  • NPR article from October 9, 2008 refers to "Kenyan-born Sen. Barack Obama"

    11/24/2016 10:14:50 PM PST · by grundle · 65 replies
    NPR ^ | October 9, 2008 | Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
    https://web.archive.org/web/20091020224623/http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95550177Trial and Triumph: Stories Out Of Africa by Ofeibea Quist-Arcton October 9, 2008 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR's Africa-based correspondent, tells why her beat has proved one of the most interesting this year. She discusses the stories that have been painful and devastating for many nations on the continent such as the violent political fights that have led to power-sharing deals. She also describes the stories that have been exciting, including the U.S. presidential race of Kenyan-born Sen. Barack Obama.
  • What Trump Should Have Said About 'Birther' and Tax Return

    09/29/2016 9:49:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2016 | Larry Elder
    Monday night's debate moderator, NBC's Lester Holt, asked Donald Trump why he "perpetuated a false claim that the nation's first black president was not a natural-born citizen." Hillary Clinton added that Trump "has a long record of engaging in racist behavior, and the birther lie was a very hurtful one." Trump defended himself by saying: "Sidney Blumenthal works for the campaign and (is a) close -- very close -- friend of Sec. Clinton. And her campaign manager, Patti Doyle ... during ... her campaign against President Obama, fought very hard. ... And if you look at CNN this past week,...
  • Audio: Trump Top Adviser (Roger Stone) Obama Birth Certificate Not Real (Arpaio agrees:comments)

    09/19/2016 2:46:11 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 102 replies
    Boston Herald Radio ^ | September 16, 2016 | Roger Stone/John Sapochetti/Alex Reimer
    REIMER: Obama did release his birth certificate, though, so what more does Donald Trump need to see, you think? STONE: Well there are many people who are far more knowledgeable than I am about the internet and about the computerized graphics who have a belief that the document that was produced is not real. I don’t know. I’m not an expert on this. I also don’t really care in the sense that Obama’s presidency is essentially over. We’re not running against Barack Obama, at least not directly. Trump is running against four more years of Obama perhaps but Hillary Clinton...
  • The Washington Compost: Trump tells Post he is unwilling to say Obama was born in the U.S. (Comp

    09/19/2016 7:09:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | September 15, 2016 | Robert Costa
    CANTON, Ohio — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in an interview here that he remains unwilling to say that President Obama was born in the United States, that he is more bullish than ever on his chances to win and that he is not exploring the launch of a new media company in case he loses the race. Trump also made a far-from-subtle push — in the interview and in a letter from his doctor released Thursday — to be seen as vigorous and healthy, as his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, returned to the campaign trail after being treated...
  • Media's Hillary-didn't-start-the-birther-thing narrative sure collapsed quickly

    09/19/2016 9:27:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    CANAda Free Press ^ | 09/19/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Result: Total meltdown. We told you on Friday about how and why the media suddenly decided to return to the Obama birther story. It wasn’t because it suddenly became relevant again. It wasn’t because Trump brought it up. And it certainly wasn’t because any new information came to light. The media suddenly started asking Trump about this again for one reason and one reason only: Trump is soaring in the polls and they’re panicking, looking for a way to save Hillary. So they decided to bring back to life one issue that they were sure they could hang on Trump...
  • ABC’s Debate Moderator Grills Pence, ‘No Proof’ Clinton Campaign Used Birtherism in 2008

    09/18/2016 4:29:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 122 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 18, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Governor Mike Pence appeared on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, where their Presidential Debate Moderator Martha Raddatz relentlessly grilled him about Donald Trump’s involvement in the “Birther movement.” Under pressure, Pence defended himself by reminding Raddatz that members of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign leaned on questions of citizenship to take jabs at then Senator Barack Obama. But Raddatz wasn’t having any of it, “I want to talk about the facts. What's the proof of that?” At first, Pence tried to stick to the issues by noting that the American people don’t care about the birther issue and are not talking...
  • Trump Is Right: Clinton Stooge Sid Blumenthal Spread “Birther” Rumor In 2008

    09/18/2016 6:47:35 PM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    dickmorris.com ^ | 9/17/2016 | Dick Morris
    Donald Trump is right: It was the Hillary Clinton campaign that spread the rumor in 2008 that Obama was not born in America and, therefore, might not be eligible to serve as President. Hillary sent out her Chief Goon to take care of this high-priority matter. It was Sidney Blumenthal who spread the rumor. Remember him? The one who sent hundreds of wacky long-winded memos about Benghazi and the Middle East to the Secretary of State, including several that contained classified material. Well, before Sid was a fake spy and clandestine adviser to Hillary, he was her chief enforcer. Blumenthal...
  • Obama's Forged Birth Certificate? - Vanity

    09/18/2016 5:53:16 AM PDT · by Skooz · 47 replies
    9/18/2016 | Skooz
    Please excuse the vanity, but I am unable to locate the original piece. Remember a few years back, when the White House released what was supposedly Obama's for real birth certificate? Well, almost immediately some blogger proved it to be a fake. Does anyone know where I can find this? For some reason, I can find it anywhere. Thank you. And God bless.
  • Conway: Birther theory started with Clinton campaign

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  • Kasich: Trump owes Obama apology for birtherism claim

    09/18/2016 8:19:07 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he thinks Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump should apologize to President Obama for questioning his citizenship. "You know, yeah," the Ohio governor told NBC's "Meet the Press" when asked if Trump owes the president an apology. Kasich, who ended his own presidential bid in May and has not endorsed the Republican nominee, said he doesn't agree with questioning Obama's birthplace.
  • Michelle Obama calls Barack a Kenyan

    09/16/2016 1:36:06 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 7, 2010 | WeRushDaily
    This video has surfaced where Michelle again refers to Barack Obama as a Kenyan (approx 2:00 mark). This is classic "ends justify the means" when it comes to their efforts, the Constitution be damned. If you listen to the rest, you can hear the sheer hatred she has for America. Now that they are in the White House, I don't think that attitude has changed one bit.
  • 8 Years Late, McClatchy Finally Reports Investigating

    09/17/2016 4:03:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 17, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Friday night, yours truly detailed the latest evidence demonstrating that the Hillary Clinton campaign and a close confidant of Mrs. Clinton herself were involved in early 2008 in spreading the “birther” rumors, i.e., that then-Illinois Senator Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. Despite this news and other longstanding items, the Associated Press and others still insist that there is "no evidence" that Mrs. Clinton was connected with the rumors' initiation. Concerning the Clinton confidant, former McClatchy Washington Bureau chief James Asher tweeted early Friday morning that Sidney Blumenthal “spread the Obama birther rumor to me in 2008, asking us to...
  • Hillary Falls Into Trump’s Birther Trap

    09/17/2016 6:24:28 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 56 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | September 17, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>I am now going to the brand new Trump International, Hotel D.C. for a major statement.</p> <p>Reporters assumed the statement would be about Obama’s birthplace, and, sensing an opportunity to halt Hilary’s decline in the polls, hurried to the Trump International en masse, with camera crews in tow. The cable news networks cleared time to broadcast the anticipated Trump humiliation live.</p>
  • After Birth (Snopes blames Free Republic for birther movement)

    09/17/2016 4:03:06 AM PDT · by grayboots · 62 replies
    Snopes ^ | 9/16/2016 | David Emery
    CLAIM: Hillary Clinton and/or members of her 2008 presidential campaign started the "birther" movement questioning whether Barack Obama was born in the U.S. FALSE ORIGIN:On 16 September 2016, after years of being the most visible and outspoken exponent of "birtherism" — the notion that, despite all evidence to the contrary, Barack Obama was born outside the U.S. and thus his presidency is illegitimate and his allegiances suspect — GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump stepped up to the podium at a televised campaign event and completely reversed his stance on the matter — but not before trying to lay blame for...
  • A friendly reminder from MSNBC: Hillary campaign created and promoted 'Birtherism'

    09/16/2016 5:09:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/16/16 | Robert Laurie
    Media is panicking because they're well aware that their queen has a political glass jaw Dan’s already done a fine job of explaining why the media is suddenly so obsessed with Donald Trump’s “birther” status. I won’t rehash that here. All I’ll do is point out the fact that, like most of their efforts to prop up their failing queen, the birther angle is going to blow up in their collective face. That’s because “Birtherism” can be traced directly to Hillary Clinton’s own 2008 campaign.
  • Obama dismisses birther talk, wants 'more serious' campaign

    09/16/2016 1:04:04 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/16/16 | Nicole Duran
    President Obama chided a reporter Friday for asking him about the Donald Trump campaign's latest opinion on whether he was born in the United States, and said the 2016 election needs to get more serious. "I… have no reaction and I'm shocked that a question like that has come up at a time when we have so many other things to do," Obama said in a brief appearance before reporters that mostly focused on his push to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership. "Well, I'm not that shocked actually; it's fairly typical," Obama admitted. "We got other things to attend to." "I...
  • We Got Played!’ CNN Reacts To Trump ‘Birther’ Troll Press Conference

    09/16/2016 10:31:59 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Sep 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Top CNN employees are frustrated. They breathlessly went live to Donald Trump’s news conference at his new hotel in Washington D.C., only to wait helplessly as veterans stood up to explain why they support Trump as commander-in-chief. “It’s hard to imagine this as anything other than a political rick-roll,” anchor Jake Tapper said wryly as CNN cut away from the broadcast of the Trump event and asked him to comment. The Trump campaign signaled that the Republican presidential nominee would address the birther controversy, but the first 20 minutes of the event featured veterans telling the media why they supported...
  • Wow! Hillary Clinton Throws TEMPER TANTRUM After Trump’s Brilliant Birther Presser

    09/16/2016 11:05:18 AM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 215 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 16th, 2016 12:16 pm | Jim Hoft
    Hillary Clinton Absolutely LOST IT! “What Trump just did was a disgrace.” What Trump just did is a disgrace. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 16, 2016 More… The birther lie is what turned Trump from an ordinary reality TV star into a political figure. That origin story can't be unwritten. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 16, 2016 Trump has spent years peddling a racist conspiracy aimed at undermining the first African American president. He can't just take it back. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 16, 2016 Expressing zero regret for years of pushing a racist conspiracy theory, Trump again appointed...
  • Donald Trump’s birther event is the greatest trick he’s ever pulled (WP pearl clutching)

    09/16/2016 10:36:49 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/16/16 | Chris Cillizza
    Donald Trump is, at heart, a showman. He rose to national fame thanks to star turns on reality TV in which he played the tough-talking boss to a group of aspirants hoping to become as successful as he has been in business. His great gift is the ability to draw attention — and then use that attention for his own, usually commercial, purposes. Trump may have outdone himself on Friday morning. He and his campaign touted a "major" announcement at his newly-opened hotel in Washington, D.C. at 10 a.m. The word was that Trump would walk away from his past...
  • [CNN spins getting played]: "Trump Finally Admits Obama Was Born in U.S." (CNN Chyron)

    09/16/2016 10:03:59 AM PDT · by Maceman · 61 replies
    This is how CNN is playing it now. And they have a video of Hillary accusing Trump of racism, saying he owes Obama an apology for not admitting that Obama was born in America.
  • NOW the MSM is trying to say that the Obama birther movement wasn't Hillary...

    09/16/2016 9:22:10 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 89 replies
    vanity | Sept 16, 2016 | HarleyLady27
    What is the MSM trying to do? The MSM is trying to shove the Obama Birther Story off on to Trump, but they are in a very dangerous place, they can't prove that Trump did this:
  • Washington Post confirms hillary clinton started the birther movement --- Breitbart 9/26/15

    09/16/2016 9:10:44 AM PDT · by Taiku · 42 replies
    Breitbart research into Hillary starting birther movement
  • Chris Cuomo Suggests: Obama Birth Records Were ‘A Little Sketchy’

    09/16/2016 8:44:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 75 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    CNN host Chris Cuomo was discussing the Obama birther issue with Bernie Sanders this morning [it’s expected that Trump will make a statement on the matter today.] Sanders mentioned that no one ever asks whether he was born in America despite the fact that his father was born abroad [in Poland.] Ever on the alert for racism, Sanders suggested the reason has to do with the color of his skin [see screencap of Sanders pointing to his skin.] That’s when Cuomo said something surprising: “you don’t think it was about the fact that the records seemed a little sketchy, that...
  • Megyn Kelly Battles Trump Spox Katrina Pierson Over Whether He’s Still a Birther

    09/15/2016 8:17:13 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 44 replies
    Megyn Kelly Battles Trump Spox Katrina Pierson Over Whether He’s Still a Birther
  • Another Trump staffer acknowledges the truth of Obama’s birthplace — layering it (w/falsehoods)

    09/15/2016 9:54:19 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 88 replies
    WaPo ^ | September 15, 2016 | Philip Bump
    On Thursday night, Donald Trump finally acknowledged an obvious, proven fact: President Obama was born in the United States. Or, rather, Trump's campaign said that he acknowledged it, in a statement that was itself riddled with falsehoods. "Hillary Clinton’s campaign first raised this issue to smear then-candidate Barack Obama in her very nasty, failed 2008 campaign for President," the statement begins. That's untrue — and it's been fact-checked any number of times. In 2011, Politico outlined the origins; in May, our fact checkers dubbed it ridiculous. "This type of vicious and conniving behavior is straight from the Clinton Playbook. As...
  • Trump defiant as poll numbers rise, won’t say Obama was born in United States

    09/15/2016 5:17:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 15, 2016 | Robert Costa
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in an interview here that he remains unwilling to say that President Obama is born in the United States, that he is more bullish than ever on his chances to win and that he is not exploring the launch of a new media company in case he loses the race. Trump also made a far-from-subtle push — in the interview and in a letter from his doctor released Thursday — to be seen as vigorous and healthy as his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, returned to the campaign trail after being treated for mild pneumonia.
  • Donald Trump's 'birther' claims, then and now

    09/10/2016 9:48:15 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | updated Sept 10, 2016 | video compilation from various news sources
    Videos of Trump and surrogates from CNN and other networks at link compiled by CNN updated through this AM...
  • Ben Carson: "Good idea" for Donald Trump to apologize for "birther" comments

    09/08/2016 1:05:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 103 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 7, 2016 | Rebecca Shabad
    Donald Trump surrogate Ben Carson said Tuesday that it would be smart for Trump to apologize for his “birther” comments, made about President Obama during the 2012 presidential campaign. In an interview on CNN, the retired neurosurgeon and Trump surrogate was asked whether the “birther nonsense” was a mistake and if Trump should apologize so that black voters might be more willing to listen to him.
  • Hillary Clinton,Original "Birther",Links To Obama "Born In Kenya" Pamphlet In Campaign Fundraiser

    08/18/2016 12:11:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    On Wednesday, the Hillary Clinton campaign published a blog post suggesting that Breitbart News subscribed to the so-called “Birther” theory, which holds that President Barack Obama was born outside the U.S., not in Hawaii.
  • Lewandowski raises question of Obama's birthplace

    08/03/2016 7:12:27 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 288 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/3/2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump's former campaign manager on Tuesday suggested President Obama concealed his birthplace by not releasing his college transcripts. Corey Lewandowski, now a CNN contributor, remarked on the issue during a panel discussion on the network about Obama's criticism of Trump, the Republican presidential nominee. "The question was, did he get in as a U.S. citizen or was he brought into Harvard University as a citizen who wasn't from this country? I don't know the answer," he said. Lewandowski said earlier that Obama was "fair game" for attacks if he continued to rip Trump. Political commentator Angela Rye interjected that...
  • FLASHBACK: Birtherism: Where it all began

    07/25/2016 7:59:04 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 40 replies
    DNC and then Politico ^ | 04/24/11 | DNC and then Politico
    Just when it appeared that public interest was fading, celebrity developer Donald Trump has revived the theory that President Barack Obama was born overseas and helped expose the depth to which the notion has taken root—a New York Times poll Thursday found that a plurality of Republicans believe it. If you haven’t been trolling the fever swamps of online conspiracy sites or opening those emails from Uncle Larry, you may well wonder: Where did this idea come from? Who started it? And is there a grain of truth there? The answer lies in Democratic, not Republican politics, and in the...
  • Inside the Six Weeks Donald Trump Was a Nonstop ‘Birther’

    07/02/2016 9:17:50 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 90 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 2, 2016 | ASHLEY PARKER and STEVE EDER
    In the birther movement, Mr. Trump recognized an opportunity to connect with the electorate over an issue many considered taboo: the discomfort, in some quarters of American society, with the election of the nation’s first black president. He harnessed it for political gain, beginning his connection with the largely white Republican base that, in his 2016 campaign, helped clinch his party’s nomination. The more Mr. Trump questioned the legitimacy of Mr. Obama’s presidency, the better he performed in the early polls of the 2012 Republican field, springing from fifth place to a virtual tie for first. That frenzied period culminated...
  • The Definitive Birther Smackdown

    04/17/2016 5:57:25 PM PDT · by writer33 · 163 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/16/16 | Steve Deace
    There are several resident status classifications in the United States: natural born citizen, naturalized citizen, diplomatic immunity, temporary resident (on a visa), lawful permanent resident (green card holder), and illegal alien. Ted Cruz isn't the child of diplomats, and he was never naturalized as a citizen. So either he is an illegal alien or a natural born citizen. There is no middle ground. If you don't believe he is a natural born citizen, then you believe there is an illegal alien serving in the U.S. Senate. There is no middle ground. You should immediately call for his deportation. The Constitution...
  • N.J. judge hears challenges to Cruz eligibility

    04/11/2016 12:20:43 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 401 replies
    philly.com ^ | Maddie Hanna
    A New Jersey administrative law judge on Monday heard two challenges to GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz's eligibility to appear on the New Jersey ballot, based upon the Texas senator's birthplace in Canada. The judge, Jeff Masin, didn't decide the challenges to Cruz's eligibility to appear on the June 7 primary ballot, but said he would issue a decision Tuesday. The decision is expected to be reviewed by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who is New Jersey's secretary of state. One of the challenges was brought by three South Jersey citizens, and the other by a law professor who lives in...
  • VANITY: ARIZONA CALLED - DOWN GOES CRUZ, DOWN GOES CRUZ!

    03/22/2016 8:24:36 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 190 replies
    In Arizona DOWN GOES CRUZ, DOWN GOES, Trump wins by an incredible knockout of Canadian Cruz! FOX, NEWSMAX CALLED ARIZONA FOR THE DONALD. IN A DEVASTATING KNOCKOUT OF CRUZ! CNN WEIGHS IN!
  • What if it is made public that Obama WAS born in Kenya?

    03/10/2016 5:56:47 AM PST · by Rumplemeyer · 372 replies
    Rumplemeyer
    What if, it is found that President Obama was born in Kenya, and did not meet the requirements to hold the office of POUS, how would that effect the legislation he put into place and the executive orders, court appointments, in other word everything he has done? Everyone thoughts and opinions.
  • Judge dismisses attempt to kick Ted Cruz off New York ballot

    03/07/2016 6:15:57 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 64 replies
    cnn ^ | 3-7-2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    <p>A New York judge has dismissed a petition that claimed Ted Cruz was not eligible to run for President of the United States because he is not a "natural born citizen."</p> <p>Judge David A. Weinstein's ruling was procedural, stating that the petitioners, Barry Korman and William Gallo, failed to submit timely objections, which stripped the court of jurisdiction over the petition. His ruling did not consider the actual merits of whether Cruz, who was born in Canada, qualified as a natural-born citizen in this year's presidential election.</p>
  • Ted Cruz, facing suits on Canadian birth, lawyers up

    03/03/2016 10:05:54 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 154 replies
    http://www.mcclatchydc.com ^ | March 1, 2016 | MARIA RECIO
    WASHINGTON Ted Cruz, tagged as "Canadian" by a needling Donald Trump since the GOP race tightened in January, rejects any idea of being ineligible to be U.S. president. While Trump hasn't followed up on his threat to sue Calgary-born Cruz over what he says is the Texas senator not meeting the constitutional requirement of being a "natural-born citizen," plenty of other people have. Trump has warned that Democrats will disrupt the electoral process by suing if Cruz is the nominee. And that's caused Cruz a bit of trouble. He has had to lawyer up to fight the more than half-dozen...
  • Maine Gov. LePage, my Canadian-born daughters "had to be naturalized, they couldn't be natural"

    Governor LePage "I also have two daughters born in Canada, and they had to be naturalized, they couldn't be natural." Howie Carr: "Really? You don't think your daughters could run for President?" Governor LePage: "They can't. I know they can't. I've already looked into it." Audio at link
  • Trump Backer LePage: Cruz Is Ineligible To Be President Because So Are My Daughters

    03/02/2016 7:26:58 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 200 replies
    http://www.buzzfeed.com ^ | Christopher Massie
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who endorsed Donald Trump for president last Friday, claimed on Wednesday that Ted Cruz, like his Canadian-born daughters, is ineligible to be the president. Asked on The Howie Carr Show why he endorsed Trump over Ted Cruz, LePage replied, “Very simple. It’s very simple. I am the most conservative governor that there is. He’s a first time senator. He’s not ready. Number one. Number two is I also have two daughters who were born in Canada. They had to be naturalized. They couldn’t be natural. And so, I have a question there.”
  • NY Judge To Decide If Ted Cruz Is American

    02/29/2016 3:59:25 PM PST · by drewh · 263 replies
    Metro New York ^ | Today 1:07 pm | JASON NUCKOLLS
    A New York judge will hear arguments on Tuesday in a lawsuit that challenges Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s ability to run for president given that he was born in Canada. State Supreme Court Justice David Weinstein will hear the claim of two men who contend that Cruz is not a citizen of the U.S. and is therefore ineligible to run for president, NBC has reported. Cruz was born in Alberta, Canada. Barry Korman and William Gallo will argue that despite Cruz’s mother being an American, the senator is not a citizen because such status cannot be passed from parent to...