Skip to comments.Debra J. Saunders: All-American Kooks ("Birthers")
Posted on 07/28/2009 7:00:15 AM PDT by kellynla
The video features an angry woman in red, armed with a birth certificate and a small American flag, scolding Rep. Mike Castle, R-Del., at a town meeting. She is angry, she said, because President Obama "is not an American citizen. He is a citizen of Kenya."
Castle, a descendant of Benjamin Franklin, seemed to not know how to respond. He calmly replied that Obama is a citizen. Some audience members booed. "You can boo," Castle told them, "but he is a citizen of the United States."
There's no good way to address a "birther" -- that's the term for conspiracy theorists who believe that Obama has produced a fake Hawaiian birth certificate to cover up the fact that he really was born in Kenya.
Facts don't matter to these geniuses. They don't care that numerous major news organizations, the nonpartisan Factcheck.org and Hawaii's GOP Gov. Linda Lingle have vouched for the authenticity of Obama's birth certificate. Or that the Honolulu Advertiser ran a birth announcement in August 1961.
No, they go for the theory that Obama's white mother, Stanley Dunham Obama, chose to give birth, not in Oahu with her parents nearby, but in a hospital in a Third World country. Then she was so clever that she ran a birth announcement in the local paper in case someday her son with the politically catchy name of Barack Hussein Obama II ran for president.
Why didn't Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign make an issue of Obama's non-citizenship during the Democratic primary if his legitimacy was so assailable? Apparently the Clinton brainiacs aren't as smart as the "birthers."
News stories suggest that the "birther" movement is growing stronger. Maybe the "birthers" have just gotten louder. These days, all it takes is one nut on youtube.com to rate a week's worth of TV panel discussions.
On the other hand, Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., introduced a bill requiring future presidential candidates to produce a birth certificate. Posey's bill has at least nine co-sponsors, including Rep. John Campbell, R-Calif.
Campbell is a good lawmaker, who told the Los Angeles Times' Doyle McManus that he opposed funding for the Boeing C-17 cargo plane because, "I don't think it's right to support something that's built in your district to the detriment of the national interest. It leads to overspending and deficits and, well, corruption."
Yet Campbell was reduced to arguing on MSNBC's "Hardball" that while he believed Obama is a citizen, Posey's measure would put to rest any questions about a future president's legal status. Nice try, but the "birthers" won't acknowledge documents that don't feed their paranoid theory.
As Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs noted Monday, the "birthers" don't care about facts; they heed the siren song of righteous victimhood. They feel the injustice of losing an election, so they concoct a plot that tells them they didn't lose fair and square -- the election was stolen. They are no different from Democrats who claimed that voter fraud in Ohio rigged the 2004 election for George W. Bush -- except that Democratic politicians feel little pressure to acknowledge or denounce the fringe elements of their party.
Every time the "birthers" open their mouths, they hurt themselves and add polish to the image of Barack Obama, our American president.
Not until the ‘hate whitey’ and ‘G*d dam America’ churchgoer is out of my WH will I feel better.
“Is it still on in CA?”
“I thought it was transferred to Fl once he was told he didn’t have to report for duty.”
different case....that was the GA case.
CA case is scheduled for a hearing. “show me the BC!”
Note that he is a major Dem and former Deputy Attorney General of Pa.
If this were a Pub going after a Pub you think there might have been more made of it?
The Kenyan Imposter is not my president Deb....
I use it (the phrase) frequently with these idiot columnists, it’s not profanity, it’s the famous catchphrase from early SNL, the point/counterpoint Weekend Update segment between Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin, where Aykroyd would always chime in responding to Curtin with, “Jane, you ignorant slut !”
My gut told me back then that Klinton just couldn’t win the General Election and the ‘Rats knew it...Hussein was the party’s “dog”!
She’s just got more “baggage” than Delta Airlines. LOL
Not interested in watching any old SNL clips and those of us who actually have a girlfriend or wife had & have better things to do on Saturday night than watch TV. LMAO
Now, can we get back to the ISSUE of this thread...”Hussein's eligibility”
It’s not profanity in the sense it’s one of “those words” you ostensibly still can’t say on network tv, but it is a strong insult, and slanderous, just not profane (such as the word “whore”, also not profane, but still slanderous). Anyway... we’re in agreement on the subject of this discussion and leave it at that.
That is a good one!!
Saunders is one of the few conservative voices in California media.
“You know theres something there when they keep attacking.” This is my attitude lately, and I was NOT originally on board with this stuff, but the constant unwillingness to just do something simple (which I could do), namely produce a paper birth certificate sure leaves a lot of questions open.
Post a link to the document “Techdude” made up out of thin air or stop makeing this claim.
Hey dude! Tell YOUR prez to produce. Put up or shut up that he’s legit. And THAT SHOULD be your concern! Take your devotion to him elsewhere.
“No, they go for the theory that Obama’s white mother, Stanley Dunham Obama, chose to give birth, not in Oahu with her parents nearby, but in a hospital in a Third World country. Then she was so clever that she ran a birth announcement in the local paper in case someday her son with the politically catchy name of Barack Hussein Obama II ran for president.”
HELLO DUMMY CAMPBELL.....DID IT EVER OCCUR TO YOU THE GRANDMOTHER PLACE THE BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT. Dums are really ...well DUMB.
LAST LINE OF ARTICLE
Every time the “birthers” open their mouths, they hurt themselves and add polish to the image of Barack Obama, our American president.
Saunders is one of the few conservative voices in California media.
THAT’S CONSERVATIVE ?
“Funny how both liberal and conservative columnists and pundits are hysterical over the “birthers” but never a peep out of them about the loony left and their 9/11 conspiracies and the government bombed the levees during Katrina and other nutty theories.”
I have been told that birthers don’t like being compared to “truthers.”
For some reason.
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