Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Birther Madness

In spite of the propaganda that the lunatic fringe is spewing, the evidence shows that Barack Obama was Born in the USA.

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August 21, 2008

The truth about Obama's birth certificate.

Matthews To GOP Rep. Advancing ‘Birther’ Myth: ‘You Are Feeding The Whacko Wing Of Your Party’

July 21, 2009 -- Think Progress:
Over the past several months, the right wing has been advancing the discredited myth that President Obama is not a natural-born U.S. citizen. These so-called “birthers” claim that Obama hasn’t produced his a valid birth certificate to prove that he is eligible to be president. (He has). CNN’s Lou Dobbs is the latest to traffic in this nonsense, despite the fact that his own guest-host debunked the “birther” claims on Dobbs’s show.

Today on MSNBC, host Chris Matthews interviewed Rep. John Campbell (R-CA), co-sponsor of a bill that would require candidates for president in the future to present a copy of his or her birth certificate “to establish that the candidate meets the qualifications” for president. “The proposal is not crazy,” Campbell said in defense of the measure. “Congressman, nice try,” Matthews replied. “What you’re doing is appeasing the nutcases…you’re verifying the paranoia out there,” he said. Matthews then held up a copy of Obama’s birth certificate and said, “That’s the way to deal with this, mail this birth certificate to the whacko wing of your party.”

‘Birthers’ bring down Republican base

Hardball with Chris Matthews:
July 21: Rep. John Campbell, R-Calif., joins Hardball’s Chris Matthews to talk about the so-called “Birther Movement,” a group of mostly Republicans who believe that President Obama was born outside of the U.S. and therefore is not a U.S. citizen.

Birther of a nation

The Rachel Maddow Show:
July 21: Ten Republicans have sponsored a bill requiring future presidential candidates to provide a birth certificate as proof of citizenship. The bill is a clear gesture of support to conspiracy theorists who have convinced themselves that President Obama was not born in the U.S. Rachel Maddow is joined by Washington Independent reporter Dave Weigel.

Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, political parties, nations, and eras it's the rule.

~Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1886

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