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Republicans Bravely Don’t Renounce the Birther Bunch

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Top Republicans are covering themselves in glory today, courageously standing up to the Birthers and telling them to knock it off once and for all.

Had you going there, didn’t I?

In reality: Republicans punt on birth certificate, continue embarrassing the country.

Sarah Palin:

Media: admit it, Trump forced the issue. Now, don’t let the WH distract you w/the birth crt from what Bernanke says today. Stay focused, eh?

The Republican National Committee:

Obama’s release of his birth cert. is a nice, but temporary distraction for him from high gas prices & a terrible economy

Mitt Romney:

What President Obama should really be releasing is a jobs plan

Newt Gingrich:

“All I would say is, why did it take so long?” Gingrich said. “The whole thing is strange.”

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117 comments

1 simoom  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:44:16pm

Here's Drudge's response, and mine pasted on top:
Image: QP7F7.png

2 Kragarghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:44:35pm

It would be cowardice to take a step back.
/

3 wrenchwench  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:46:40pm

They're accusing Obama of using it as a distraction?

That's not a bridge too far, that's a fuckin' Interstate Highway System too far.

4 Kragarghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:48:43pm

re: #3 wrenchwench

They're accusing Obama of using it as a distraction?

That's not a bridge too far, that's a fuckin' Interstate Highway System too far.

"He's released the documentation proving we're all idiots. He's fallen into our cunning trap!"

5 ignoranceisfatal  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:49:11pm

"WE DEMAND THAT YOU ADDRESS THIS ISSUE!"
...
...
"HOW DARE YOU WASTE THE NATION'S VALUABLE TIME ADDRESSING THIS ISSUE!"

6 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:49:25pm

I hope this is not OT, but (for me) the most awkward thing I can thing of is trying to explain this whole thing to visiting foreigners... it's just not fun.

7 Targetpractice  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:49:49pm
Mitt Romney:

What President Obama should really be releasing is a jobs plan

Just as soon as Boehner releases one. And stops this BS about the Ryan Plan being one.

8 AK-47%  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:50:44pm

Now that he has released it, what has become of the $2 million Donald Trump says he spent suppressing it? WE WANT TO KNOW!!!

9 Stanghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:51:05pm

re: #6 brookly red

I hope this is not OT, but (for me) the most awkward thing I can thing of is trying to explain this whole thing to visiting foreigners... it's just not fun.

rootless_e rootless

Some days the entire country seems to be acting out outtakes from Blazing Saddles.

10 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:51:44pm

re: #8 ralphieboy

Now that he has released it, what has become of the $2 million Donald Trump says he spent suppressing it? WE WANT TO KNOW!!!

you think lawyers give refunds! hahahaha :)

11 makeitstopghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:51:58pm

TPM went looking for quotes from Repubs who flirted with the Nirthers.

Some interesting answers there.. No one seems to be admitting any type of mistake.

12 Targetpractice  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:52:01pm

re: #9 Stanley Sea

rootless_e rootless

Some days the entire country seems to be acting out outtakes from Blazing Saddles.

The President is a n...!

/

13 Prononymous, rogue demon hunter  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:52:11pm

Trump now:

If you look at what’s happening with gasoline prices where [obama] said he has no control over prices, which he does if he gets on the phone or gets off his basketball court or whatever he is doing at the time.

Trump soon:

Obama should get a real job instead of being an affirmative action king driving the country around like a welfare Cadillac.

14 mr.fusion  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:52:18pm

Charles, really hope you were just watching Chris Matthews.....

Tea Party "leader" and state Sen from AZ just doubled down and got crushed by Matthews

15 Kragarghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:52:19pm

re: #9 Stanley Sea

rootless_e rootless

Some days the entire country seems to be acting out outtakes from Blazing Saddles.

STANLEY SEA IS RIGHT!

16 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:52:29pm

re: #9 Stanley Sea

rootless_e rootless

Some days the entire country seems to be acting out outtakes from Blazing Saddles.

we don't need not stinkin badges!

17 AK-47%  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:52:49pm

re: #9 Stanley Sea

rootless_e rootless

Some days the entire country seems to be acting out outtakes from Blazing Saddles.

More like a reality TV show, one which is scripted and edited, but which people nonetheless belive is somehow "real life".

18 Prononymous, rogue demon hunter  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:52:56pm

re: #13 prononymous

Err, the tags look right. Don't know why that didn't work.

19 wrenchwench  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:53:30pm

re: #14 mr.fusion

Charles, really hope you were just watching Chris Matthews...

Tea Party "leader" and state Sen from AZ just doubled down and got crushed by Matthews

Russell Pearce?

20 srjh  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:54:27pm

Why won't he release his DNA record?

What does he have to hide?

He just knows it will show his Muslim DNA, or that his grandfather was a mushroom.

21 windsagio  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:54:32pm

re: #6 brookly red

It's easy but embarassing.

"Yeah sorry, 35% of our country is totally retarded. I know, I know... its awful."

22 mr.fusion  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:54:33pm

re: #1 simoom

Here's Drudge's response, and mine pasted on top:
Image: QP7F7.png

Can you imagine what the right would do to any Professor that gave the President an "A"?

23 simoom  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:54:44pm

Politico's Arena has reactions from some of the federal Birther Bill (H.R. 1503) co-sponsers. They basically follow the same pattern, which can probably best be summed up as "blame the victim":

[Link: www.politico.com...]

Rep. Trent Franks
Congressman (R-Ariz.) :

In the earliest days of this controversy, prior to Barack Obama being sworn in as president, I announced on the record that my office had concluded, based on hospital record evidence published in newspaper articles at the time, that Mr. Obama was indeed born in Hawaii.

While I never understood Mr. Obama's decision to allow the issue to go unaddressed and therefore distract the nation as it has for so long, I remain convinced that the president was born in Hawaii. My goal in supporting legislation such as H.R. 1503 is to prevent such controversy and distraction in future elections.

---

Rep. John Carter
Congressman (R-Texas) :

Congressman Carter is glad to see the issue finally resolved, but disappointed that the president took this long to do so. This could and should have been done when the question was first raised.

Idiots, he resolved the issue in 2008.

24 wrenchwench  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:54:49pm

re: #18 prononymous

Err, the tags look right. Don't know why that didn't work.

Might be the brackets inside of brackets. It's such an act of faith using the wingnut tag because it doesn't show in Preview.

25 Charles Johnson  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:54:57pm

Yeah, Tweety really hammered Judson Phillips with the righteous hammer of justice. Made him squirm visibly.

26 Targetpractice  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:55:02pm

re: #13 prononymous

Trump now:

If you look at what’s happening with gasoline prices where [obama] said he has no control over prices, which he does if he gets on the phone or gets off his basketball court or whatever he is doing at the time.

Trump soon:

Yes Donald, Obama can bring down gas prices with a single phone call, but we can't hold Bush responsible for record high gas prices during his presidency because the president doesn't have the sort of control over the economy.

It's sad that I actually think Palin more ready for the White House than this moron.

27 engineer cat  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:55:15pm

re: #9 Stanley Sea

rootless_e rootless

Some days the entire country seems to be acting out outtakes from Blazing Saddles.

rootless e! an old buddy of mine from th' eschaton!

28 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:55:38pm

re: #20 srjh

Why won't he release his DNA record?

What does he have to hide?

He just knows it will show his Muslim DNA, or that his grandfather was a mushroom.

/errr no... no DNA samples, that did not work out well for Clinton

29 mr.fusion  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:56:15pm

re: #19 wrenchwench

Russell Pearce?

I think the names were Judson Phillips and Steve Smith

30 Iwouldprefernotto  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:57:14pm

re: #1 simoom

Here's Drudge's response, and mine pasted on top:
Image: QP7F7.png

LOVEDDDDDDDDDDDDDD IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please don't stop.

31 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:57:27pm

but you guys know this is only the beginning... now comes the social security number.

32 wrenchwench  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:57:40pm

re: #29 mr.fusion

I think the names were Judson Phillips and Steve Smith

Thanks!

33 Prononymous, rogue demon hunter  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:58:06pm

re: #24 wrenchwench

Might be the brackets inside of brackets. It's such an act of faith using the wingnut tag because it doesn't show in Preview.

A fine theory, and easy to test. Or possibly the successive wingnut tags?

Test1


Test2


[Test3]

34 Kragarghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:59:06pm

re: #31 brookly red

but you guys know this is only the beginning... now comes the social security number.

You know, I've never actually seen Obama in person, only pictures. How can we know for sure those weren't simply photoshops and CGI?

35 AK-47%  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:59:21pm

re: #26 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds


Gasoline prices are a visceral issue to a lot of Americans, and the less they understand of the nature of our national energy policy and energy industry, the more it comes out as a conditioned, emotional reflex. Trump knows that he can play on that, just as he played on the birther thing.

36 Charles Johnson  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:59:35pm

re: #33 prononymous

Yeah, it's the nested brackets. Looks like the regex isn't greedy enough. I'll check it out when I have a chance.

37 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 2:59:49pm

re: #34 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

You know, I've never actually seen Obama in person, only pictures. How can we know for sure those weren't simply photoshops and CGI?

I saw his car once...

38 srjh  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:00:07pm

At least we won't have to wait long for Obama's Playstation Network account.

39 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:00:32pm

re: #38 srjh

At least we won't have to wait long for Obama's Playstation Network account.

now that is funny

40 Kragarghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:00:59pm

re: #37 brookly red

I saw his car once...

Or what you assumed was his car. It might have been several cyclists holding a cardboard cutout of a car.

To trick you.

41 Charles Johnson  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:01:07pm

Maybe I should read some Ayn Rand to the wingnut regex.

42 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:02:29pm

re: #40 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Or what you assumed was his car. It might have been several cyclists holding a cardboard cutout of a car.

To trick you.

you can get wit this or you can get wit dat...

43 AK-47%  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:02:51pm

re: #34 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

You know, I've never actually seen Obama in person, only pictures. How can we know for sure those weren't simply photoshops and CGI?


I have never been to Hawaii? Is it perhaps just a cardboard mockup out in the Pacific that we used to lure the Japanese into attacking us?

44 Prononymous, rogue demon hunter  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:02:57pm

re: #41 Charles

Maybe I should read some Ayn Rand to the wingnut regex.

L-o-'fn-L.

45 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:04:15pm

re: #43 ralphieboy

I have never been to Hawaii? Is it perhaps just a cardboard mockup out in the Pacific that we used to lure the Japanese into attacking us?

Ah ha! so how can a cardboard cutout issue a birth certificate! !!11!

46 mr.fusion  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:04:38pm

How long until he's accused of abusing his power in order to get the birth certificate from Hawaiian authorities?

47 engineer cat  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:04:47pm

re: #41 Charles

Maybe I should read some Ayn Rand to the wingnut regex.

wingnut implementations of regular expressions are hardcoded to skip over all inconvenient facts

48 AK-47%  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:05:22pm

re: #45 brookly red

Ah ha! so how can a cardboard cutout issue a birth certificate! !!11!


It's paper, isn't it? Just cut and paste!

49 jaunte  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:05:33pm

WND billboard, South Gate CA
We're Still Idiots
I wonder how long their contract runs.

50 Targetpractice  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:05:40pm

re: #46 mr.fusion

How long until he's accused of abusing his power in order to get the birth certificate from Hawaiian authorities?

Yeah, I've been wondering that one myself. None of them seem to have stopped and considered that Hawaiian law says he shouldn't be able to do this.

51 Bronco Bama FTW  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:06:41pm

Yea I was just reading on the Daily Beast about how Obama "caved" and "blinked". These people are hilarious in their utter belief that our President is scared and/or stupid.

Anyone who thinks Obama put out a birth certificate because of Donald Trump or any other bucket head demands has been completely bamboozled. The gut shot he just put into all these whacko nutjobs (read.. majority of the Republican party and their base) just as they reached a fever pitch frenzy was spectacular.

Yea right, Obama's a naive political virgin who got bullied by Donald Trump. Please keep believing it while he scares off every serious presidential contender the Right can muster.

52 srjh  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:06:42pm

re: #48 ralphieboy

But Hawaii didn't exist until 1959.

Where is Hawaii's birth certificate?

53 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:07:11pm

This is a game Obama cannot win

In a statement after Obama spoke, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called the issue a distraction — and yet blamed Obama for playing campaign politics by addressing it.

"The president ought to spend his time getting serious about repairing our economy," Priebus said. "Unfortunately his campaign politics and talk about birth certificates is distracting him from our number one priority — our economy."

Not addressing it: a distraction.
Addressing it: also a distraction.

54 windsagio  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:07:45pm

re: #52 srjh

More that it was naturalized in 1959.

I"m afraid Hawaii can never be president :(

55 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:08:29pm

re: #52 srjh

But Hawaii didn't exist until 1959.

Where is Hawaii's birth certificate?

/Hawaii is just some chunks of Kenya that broke off and floated over here.

56 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:09:10pm
A Republican…chastising someone else for not being serious? Watcha gonna do, gomer, fix the economy by shutting down Planned Parenthood, praying, and giving rich people more tax breaks? Yeah, that's serious.

Heh.

57 Kragarghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:09:36pm

re: #55 brookly red

/Hawaii is just some chunks of Kenya that broke off and floated over here.

Its not even attached!

58 Stanghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:10:51pm

Dude who's video I posted is on MSNBC now!


Watch for me!

baratunde Baratunde
by owillis

I'm on MSNBC turn it on

59 Bronco Bama FTW  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:11:32pm

re: #58 Stanley Sea

Dude who's video I posted is on MSNBC now!

Watch for me!

baratunde Baratunde
by owillis

I'm on MSNBC turn it on

Haha cool man, work it.

60 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:11:37pm

re: #58 Stanley Sea

Dude who's video I posted is on MSNBC now!

Watch for me!

baratunde Baratunde
by owillis

I'm on MSNBC turn it on

sorry no TV...

61 wrenchwench  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:11:49pm

Obama released his nirth certifikit because they started asking for his grades.

//

62 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:13:08pm

re: #61 wrenchwench

Obama released his nirth certifikit because they started asking for his grades.

//

sadly I think he released it cause of some poll...

63 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:13:48pm

re: #61 wrenchwench

He's trying to distract us from something.

64 tnguitarist  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:15:23pm

Another tornado warning....off to the hallway!

65 AK-47%  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:15:38pm

How could he stoop to such a low political grandtanding stunt?

66 iWatas  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:16:08pm

Can someone explain the layers?

[Link: certificatedetails.appspot.com...]

67 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:16:38pm

re: #65 ralphieboy

How could he stoop to such a low political grandtanding stunt?

well he is a politician after all?

68 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:17:56pm

re: #66 iWatas

Can someone explain the layers?

[Link: certificatedetails.appspot.com...]

you had to go there...

69 jaunte  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:18:28pm

re: #66 iWatas

I think Elizabeth Kubler-Ross broke them down into denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The birthers appear to have reached 'bargaining.'

70 Stanghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:19:00pm

There's now a @carnivalbarker on twitter. yipee!

71 makeitstopghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:19:02pm

re: #63 Slumbering Behemoth

He's trying to distract us from something.

That's what I'm getting from my Freeper relatives.

It's like trying to debate with my cats. My cats, at least, are cute when they make zero sense.

72 Kragarghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:19:08pm

Birther publisher makes no apologies.

Now they're saying it doesn't matter where he was born, he still isn't a citizen.

73 wrenchwench  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:19:17pm

The layers!!11!!1!!!1!!

74 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:19:57pm

re: #71 makeitstop

That's what I'm getting from my Freeper relatives.

It's like trying to debate with my cats. My cats, at least, are cute when they make zero sense.

don't debate with cats you can not win

75 AK-47%  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:20:04pm

re: #69 jaunte

I think Elizabeth Kubler-Ross broke them down into denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The birthers appear to have reached 'bargaining.'

I believe the Birther stages are: ranting, raving, fabricating, denying, threatening, rephrasing.

76 Renaissance_Man  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:20:33pm

re: #69 jaunte

I think Elizabeth Kubler-Ross broke them down into denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The birthers appear to have reached 'bargaining.'

However, rather than continue, they will go back to 'anger'. Anger is, after all, the central tenet of their religion, and you can't keep a man of faith down for long.

77 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:20:44pm

It's getting to the point where even a 16mm home video of Obama's live birth in front of a recognizable Hawaiian landmark won't be proof enough.

78 spiderx  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:20:46pm

the comments over at Fox Nation are disgusting. It's a racist cesspool. And FOX moderates their comments - which means they are actually approving this vile bigotry.

79 Stanghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:22:26pm

owillis Oliver Willis

birther farah on msnbc: "depends what you mean by 'convinced'" lol, the morons march on.

80 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:23:16pm

re: #78 spiderx

the comments over at Fox Nation are disgusting. It's a racist cesspool. And FOX moderates their comments - which means they are actually approving this vile bigotry.

well actually they use software to moderate it is pretty easy to f00l ...

81 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:23:21pm

re: #72 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Birther publisher makes no apologies.

Now they're saying it doesn't matter where he was born, he still isn't a citizen.

Oh, I know this is shallow, but that guy is creepy-looking.

82 Kragarghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:23:32pm

re: #72 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

“I think it will take us a little while to examine this and determine if it’s legitimate,” he said about the birth certificate, which was released by the White House along with a letter from the director of Hawaii’s Health Department certifying its legitimacy.

Even if it is authentic, Farah said the real issue is that Obama is still not eligible to be president because his father was Kenyan and his adopted father was Indonesian, making him a potential “dual citizen” of two separate foreign countries. (Farah supplied no evidence to support his contention that Obama ever held “dual citizenship.” Nor did he explain why it would make any difference, given Obama’s birth to an American mother on U.S. soil, which would meet the U.S. Constitution’s requirement that he be a “natural-born citizen.”)

“I know for some people this settles the issue,” Farah said of the birth certificate. “It’s up to us to persuade people that there’s a lot more to this issue than the Hawaiian birth.”

83 Charles Johnson  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:25:02pm

re: #66 iWatas

Can someone explain the layers?

Oh please, won't someone explain them?

[Link: www.nationalreview.com...]

84 Kragarghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:25:30pm

re: #83 Charles

Oh please, won't someone explain them?

[Link: www.nationalreview.com...]

MAGNETS!

85 AK-47%  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:25:33pm

re: #72 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Birther publisher makes no apologies.

Now they're saying it doesn't matter where he was born, he still isn't a citizen.


That is the "Higher Truth" behind the Doctrine of True Birtherism: that Obama is not morally eligible to lead our nation.

86 Targetpractice  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:25:36pm

re: #82 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Yeah, like his college admissions, which they claim would provide "proof" that he "renounced" his citizenship while in Indonesia, or at least claimed to be an Indonesian national.

87 BongGhazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:25:59pm

They spend two freaking years barking and barking about the birth certificate, and now that Obama releases it, it's a distraction.

These people have no shame.re: #31 brookly red

but you guys know this is only the beginning... now comes the social security number.


I think it very telling that Obama's SSN is in Arabic numbers.

//

88 Prononymous, rogue demon hunter  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:26:02pm

I think Obama did it to provoke mass insanity. Next he will say something to the effect of:

My mother considered getting an abortion but decided against it because of the difficulty of obtaining one in her area. She was glad she didn't.


The head explosions and cognitive dissonance would be epic.

89 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:26:23pm

re: #82 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

“I know for some people this settles the issue,” Farah said of the birth certificate. “It’s up to us to persuade people that there’s a lot more to this issue than the Hawaiian birth.”

Yes. There's a democrat in the White House that doesn't pander to the religious right. Issue resolved.

90 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:26:30pm

re: #72 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Birther publisher makes no apologies.

Now they're saying it doesn't matter where he was born, he still isn't a citizen.

The issue is that he's black and had an African father. They need to just say it.

My sister-in-law had dual citizenship at birth because she was born in Okinawa where my fil was stationed with the air force. My in-laws had to renounce the other citizenship because there was potential draft issues, and also, why would she need it?

In other words, hundreds of children born to American military families would have had dual citizenship at birth. Is WND suggesting that none of those kids are eligible?

91 Only The Lurker Knows  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:26:48pm

re: #66 iWatas

Another f*cking troll. Not even a good one at that.

Karma: -19

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92 brookly red  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:26:54pm

re: #87 BongCrodny

They spend two freaking years barking and barking about the birth certificate, and now that Obama releases it, it's a distraction.

These people have no shame.


I think it very telling that Obama's SSN is in Arabic numbers.

//

all sixes !11!!!

93 jaunte  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:27:16pm

re: #85 ralphieboy

That is the "Higher Truth" behind the Doctrine of True Birtherism: that Obama is not morally eligible to lead our nation.

From the NRO comments:

Come on folks. The problem is not that Obama wasn't born in the USA, it's that he doesn't seem to have allegiance to what many of us call American principles, or even the American people. That, the the simple fact that many of us who approve of policies to negate the residual effects of slavery and Jim Crow know that Obama, and his family for all generations, were never subjected to it. And finally, there is the problem of Obama's contempt for the question, indirectly indicating contempt for the people.


Unreal.

94 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:27:32pm

re: #87 BongCrodny

They spend two freaking years barking and barking about the birth certificate, and now that Obama releases it, it's a distraction.

These people have no shame.


I think it very telling that Obama's SSN is in Arabic numbers.

//

We should switch over to Roman numerals right now. We can call them Freedom Numbers.

95 Targetpractice  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:27:47pm

re: #90 EmmmieG

The issue is that he's black and had an African father. They need to just say it.

My sister-in-law had dual citizenship at birth because she was born in Okinawa where my fil was stationed with the air force. My in-laws had to renounce the other citizenship because there was potential draft issues, and also, why would she need it?

In other words, hundreds of children born to American military families would have had dual citizenship at birth. Is WND suggesting that none of those kids are eligible?

Only if they're black Democrats.

96 jaunte  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:28:03pm

re: #94 EmmmieG

High V.

97 Stanghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:28:21pm

re: #93 jaunte

From the NRO comments:


Unreal.

It is so unreal. Fucking traitors. Yes, I'm going there!

98 BongGhazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:28:34pm

re: #87 BongCrodny

I think it very telling that Obama's SSN is in Arabic numbers.

//


Boy, that was a mess. Looks like I picked the wrong week to give up PIMFing.

99 spiderx  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:29:51pm

re: #80 brookly red

well actually they use software to moderate it is pretty easy to f00l ...

nevertheless, the are fully aware of the racists that post on their site, and they bait them with misleading headlines about the President.

100 Mich-again  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:32:11pm

I had a feeling this smackdown on Birther Nation would come one day. Kind of sad that it came to this but at least maybe now we can move on. But I doubt it.

In the mind of a conspiracy nut, any information that seems to undermine the conspiracy theory is immediately suspect and it shows just how far the conspirators are willing to go in order to conceal the conceal the truth.

SO I get why Obama came out and released the certificate, but I don't think it will convince the Birthers to finally shut up.

101 engineer cat  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:32:46pm

re: #66 iWatas

Can someone explain the layers?

[Link: certificatedetails.appspot.com...]

we'll fly you to hawaii so that you can personally taste the paper in the record book

102 thecommodore  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:32:57pm

I'm not surprised that Gov. Blood Libel is saying the White House is trying to use this as a distraction, even though she has said a number of times that the birth certificate is a legitimate issue and praised Trump for pursuing it.

The RNC should be smacked down hard for allowing their congressional members and state legislators to introduce and actually pass "birther bills," and pander to these kooks in other ways.

Gingrich is a turdball no matter what he does.

As far as Romney is concerned, I actually don't have a problem with what he's said here because he's stayed out of this nuttery.

103 BARACK THE VOTE  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:35:16pm

re: #69 jaunte

I think Elizabeth Kubler-Ross broke them down into denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The birthers appear to have reached 'bargaining.'

No way. Greater Wingnuttia has been wildly swinging back and forth between denial and anger ever since Nov 2008. (Earlier really-- when I used to check in here during summer of 2008, the denial was so strong I couldn't read the comment threads).

God knows how many years it will take for them to get to bargaining.

104 srjh  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:36:04pm

Also does a good job of explaining the "layers" bullshit:

105 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:40:38pm

re: #66 iWatas

You're our new pet!

Hiya!

106 Ayeless in Ghazi  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:44:21pm

re: #66 iWatas

Can someone explain the layers?

[Link: certificatedetails.appspot.com...]

Sure. "The layers" is an easily debunked talking point that has been immediately swallowed whole by gullible idiots like yourself.

107 Mich-again  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:44:41pm

Hopefully President Obama will get around to explaining contrails, black helicopters, and what really happened on 9/11. /

108 Charles Johnson  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:49:03pm

Counting the # of times a long-dormant LGF account pops up to post a link to the neo-Birther "PDF layers" conspiracy theory: 3 so far.

109 reine.de.tout  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:50:10pm

re: #96 jaunte

High V.

Is a double High V an X?

110 Obdicut  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:53:19pm

re: #109 reine.de.tout

That works both geometrically and in Latin.

111 reine.de.tout  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:53:50pm

re: #110 Obdicut

That works both geometrically and in Latin.

As long as it's not those pesky arabic numerals.

112 Prononymous, rogue demon hunter  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:54:18pm

re: #108 Charles

Counting the # of times a long-dormant LGF account pops up to post a link to the neo-Birther "PDF layers" conspiracy theory: 3 so far.

They are burning socks over a technical issue they are too clueless to understand. Fantastic.

113 Decatur Deb  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 3:55:20pm

re: #106 Jimmah

Sure. "The layers" is an easily debunked talking point that has been immediately swallowed whole by gullible idiots like yourself.

[Video]

"Layers" is easy: Start with a deep foundation layer of Stupid. Coat on a generous layer of racism. Then coat it all with a good stratum of gullibility, and Presto! you've decorated a Birfday Cake.

114 iWatas  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 6:18:44pm

To all those who responded to a simple question with vituperative and condescending bile (that would be everyone): thank you for being thoughtful and considerate of others.

I'll stay away this time.

115 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 6:30:22pm

re: #114 iWatas

To all those who responded to a simple question with vituperative and condescending bile (that would be everyone): thank you for being thoughtful and considerate of others.

I'll stay away this time.

And now the troll goes into its "I'm only asking questions" routine. Straight out of the Glenn Beck playbook.

116 Flavia  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 7:36:17pm

re: #12 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

re: #9 Stanley Sea

Some days the entire country seems to be acting out outtakes from Blazing Saddles.

The President is a n...!

/

A friend of a friend remarked - & I truly think this is a key - that the REAL problem is that his mother is white. A "n--- gittin' one o' ar wimmin" is a hair trigger to your hardcore racists.

117 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 28, 2011 6:02:35pm

re: #114 iWatas

To all those who responded to a simple question with vituperative and condescending bile (that would be everyone): thank you for being thoughtful and considerate of others.

I'll stay away this time.

The Birther thing is over. Some of us have reached our last nerve dealing with this ridiculous crap.


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