Media Suddenly Falls In Love With Birther Issue Thanks To Trump And 2012

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April 27, 2011

True to form, MSNBC's Chuck Todd Tweets: What a sad day in American political history.

No, Chuck, it's just another very sad day in the history of an increasingly pathetic American news media, as they play into Obama's hands and political stage management, just as they did throughout the 2008 campaign.

Well, at least we know 2012 is here. Yes, all opposition to Obama is from a bunch of unhinged conspiracy nuts. Trump is a showman with less gravitas to raise this issue than any reasonable DC politician. Obama is notorious for not doing press ops, but this demands one? What a joke.

Yet, the media rolled for Trump, after years of casting minor players that had raised it as crazed partisans, or racists. Suddenly, it's a legitimate issue? Bunk! The media will now roll for Obama, re-visiting what it means to have our first black president and ask why so many "white" Americans wouldn't except it without forcing him to go to such lengths, while suffering great indignity. 

But the American people, white, black, brown, or whatever, forced nothing. That this issue is emerging now is entirely a creation of the media establishment, including the forever self-promoting Donald Trump – as much a member of said media, as almost any alleged journalist today. 

President Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate

In 2008, in response to media inquiries, the President’s campaign requested his birth certificate from the state of Hawaii. The state sent the campaign the President’s birth certificate, the same legal documentation provided to all Hawaiians as proof of birth in state, and the campaign immediately posted it on the internet. That birth certificate can be seen here (PDF).



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Comments:
  1. David says:

    I think Trump has done us a favor. He is not a serious candidate, but he forced Obama to release the birth certificate. Hopefully, now he and the other “birthers” can shut up & go away.

  2. Ragspierre says:

    Never any part a Birther, BUT…
    this Barackah guy is the LEAST documented man in history to hold this office, and in a time when documents and information are more available than ever before.
    This is more than passing strange…

  3. itsMike2Cents says:

    “Yes, all opposition to Obama is from a bunch of unhinged conspiracy nuts.”
    No, but you’ve never fully rejected anyone on that basis.
    Cagey as ever on this issue, Dan. Like when you intro every Palin-love post
    with ‘Now I’ve never been a Palinista, but…”
    This will change nothing for the birthers. And you won’t fully dismiss them, of course.
    Enemy of my enemy rationale, I guess…

  4. itsMike2Cents says:

    “Never any part a Birther, BUT…”
    Right on cue.

  5. Ragspierre says:

    Do you refute anything I said?
    No.
    Can you find a single post…anywhere…where I’ve done anything but denounce the birther movement as a waste of time?
    No.
    Just another stupid, vacant post, right on cue.

  6. USA American says:

    “I think Trump has done us a favor. He is not a serious candidate, but he forced Obama to release the birth certificate. Hopefully, now he and the other “birthers” can shut up & go away.”
    You know the birfers won’t go away. They’ll just scream louder about something else. Hillary had the sense to stay away from this stupid issue, same with McCain. The GOP establishment should have put this to bed and told their mouth-breathing base to shut the hell up, but it didn’t. It flirted with the birfers because they thought they could use them politically. Now the GOP’s cravenness has come home to roost. Donald Trump, an obvious fraud, is the most popular choice among the Teabillies. And Obama just threw him a line. I look forward to watching the actual GOP candidates dance around this issue for the next 18 months or so. On one hand they can’t further alienate the squishy middle, but on the other hand they can’t further enrage the Teabillies who LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this issue.
    Again, you brought them to dance; have fun dancing with them.

  7. itsMike2Cents says:

    “Can you find a single post…?”
    Yes, here:
    “Never any part a Birther, BUT…
    this Barackah guy is the LEAST documented man in history to hold this office, and in a time when documents and information are more available than ever before.
    This is more than passing strange…”
    Sure, full birther denouncing that…

  8. Dave says:

    Hey, remember when Republicans believed insane things?

  9. SacTownMan says:

    Damn racists!!!!
    “The Donald” kept the pressure on “the one” followed by the poll earlier this week where 38% of Americans didn’t think Xerxes was born in America.
    As far as releasing the birth certificate, I remenber when my kids got their flu shots a couple of years back and the doctor said, “There, that wasn’t so bad was it?”
    Interesting that this comes out when gas is $5 a gallon and rising, he’s losing his base and independants, unemployment remains high and he can’t come up with ANY plan to fix ANYTHING. (No spending everything in the piggy bank doesn’t count as a plan).
    Deflect much there Barry??
    Xerxes is in campaign mode, as if he ever stopped, and needs to portray the opposition as “racist” and “extremist”
    Funny thing is he’s the only one that doesn’t see that HE is the only one who is the real “racist” and “extremist” in the race!!!
    “Yes we can” (Get rid of your sorry ass)!!!

  10. Ragspierre says:

    Wow, the lies from the projectionist trolls are thick today!
    Funny to read from nish how she “knows” the mind of Republicans and conservatives.
    Must be that tin-foil hat…!!!
    And, pointing out that we have virtually NOTHING documenting the life and times of Barackah Hussain Obama somehow…in the fever swamp that mikey calls his “mind”…makes me a “full birther”…
    despite the fact that I have always said the birther thing was a waste of time.
    Love the desperation of these frenzied trolls…!!!!

  11. itsMike2Cents says:

    “makes me a “full birther”…”
    Ragspierre…you losing here, hard.
    What areyou them, a ‘half birther’?
    Or would you prefer to be called ‘documenter’?
    Pick a side…if you can..or are willing.

  12. itsMike2Cents says:

    (typo)
    What are you then, a ‘half birther’?

  13. Ragspierre says:

    mikey, the only “loss” here is your “mind”.
    You calling me names is not rational.
    People here can read.
    Poor moron.

  14. Drago says:

    mikey: “No, but you’ve never fully rejected anyone on that basis.”
    Hmmmm, can you point me to where lefties “rejected” anyone on the left for their insane “truther” beliefs? Or Trig Truther beliefs?
    LOL!!
    Don’t worry, I won’t wait……because that would be a loooooong wait.
    LOL!
    mikey: “This will change nothing for the birthers.”
    As no facts ever changed anything for the truthers…..without a single complaint from mikey and crew!
    Yep.
    Just a little ol belief held by about half of the lefties that GWBush was complicit in the mass-murder of thousands of American citizens.
    Yep.
    Just like the left’s little ol belief that Palin was responsible for the crazed actions of a left-wing loon in Arizona who shot a Congresswoman.
    Yep.
    Please mikey, do keep lecturing us on the right from your clearly “highly superior moral” position.
    LOL!!
    obambi released this doc because his popularity is tanking, his policies have failed, and it is no longer politically useful to keep churning the “birther” waters.
    Of course, as Ace at Ace Of Spades HQ has amusingly noticed, it’s time to move from “birtherism” to “transcriptism”!!
    LOL!!
    BTW, would any of the lefties here have a problem with obambi releasing his college transcripts?
    I mean, we did get all of that type of information about all the other major candidates in the past, so why should obambi be exempt?
    Makes you wonder why he’s spent so much time and money fighting the release of that information.
    It’s my personal belief that obambi kept the birther issue alive simply to avoid the more problematic personal issue for him: his grades were probably very very average, which shouldn’t matter in the big scheme of things.
    But when your backers have positioned you as “a genius” and a “lightworker” and “God-like”, it would be difficult to have to explain why you are really just an average (or even below-average guy) who caught a few academic “breaks”.

  15. USA American says:

    Reading the minds of Teabillies is not necessary. They scream about it whenever given half the chance: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/02/poll-most-republicans-think-obama-wasnt-born-in-us.php
    But, TPM reported it, so OntheRags will scream about “lies!!!!” and “teh Collective!!!!!!”
    OnTheRags, and the echo-chamber he runs with will never unequivocally renounce the birfers because they are sympathetic to birfers. They will only go as far as declaring birfererism as “unproductive,” or a “waste of time” – not because they don’t agree, but because they know birferism exposes the Teabillies for what they are: racist morons.
    If you can stand the stench, and the glare from the flapping, pasty white arms and thighs, go to a Teabilly rally. Ask 10 of them if they think the president was born in the United States.

  16. barfo says:

    “What are you then, a ‘half birther’?”
    Partial Birther?

  17. Ragspierre says:

    From Prof. Jacobson–
    “The document goes a long way, if not completely, towards quieting the issue. But the ease with which Obama was able to get the document leads one to wonder why he resisted so long. It was only when the Obama campaign saw the issue developing into a strategic nightmare that Obama took the simple and easy step of releasing an original document.
    This also raises issues as to why the media repeatedly has told us that Obama was not able to obtain original documentation when clearly he was able to do so.
    While the Obama campaign certainly will spin this as some sort of victory, it came at a high price to Obama in the polls.”
    Passing strange that we know more about Palin’s clothing than we do about the man who “leads” (from behind) the Free World…
    And MORE than passing strange that is smooth and groovy with the likes of our trolls.

  18. Ragspierre says:

    nish is really showing up with her hate this morning. Get the racist undertone at 11:40?
    She has to lie constantly, even about her identity…she pretends she’s UAS unAmerican.
    What would it be like to be so hate-filled, you loved to lie?

  19. itsMike2Cents says:

    “Hmmmm, can you point me to where lefties “rejected” anyone on the left for their insane “truther” beliefs? Or Trig Truther beliefs?”
    Of course, the false equivalency retort.
    Predictable.
    Trutherism never rose to the level in progressive/Dem/MSNBC circles that birtherism did in Tea Party/Repub/Fox News circles.
    Just a joke of a comparison.
    I can expect the Cynthia McKinley quotes now?
    Drago..LOL all you want. You lose hard with even a wink over this issue.
    But sadly, that is also predictable.
    Y’all have fun today and the rest of this week trying to clean your swamp of the birthers (and the half-birthers).
    Nothing changed today.

  20. Ragspierre says:

    mikey, your delusions are fun to see.
    My favorite is that you think you are “winning” here.
    Comedy and pathos, all in the same nut-shell…!!!!

  21. USA American says:

    Bwaaak, the Collective, bwaaaak, liars hate liars liars, hate, bwaaaaaak!
    Everything that hurts OnTheRags’ feelings is a “lie,” and/or “hate.” His hive affirms his delicate feelings. Thus it is true.

  22. Ragspierre says:

    And…with that…nish spins off into her mid-morning psychotic break…frothing.
    And doing the “Funkiest Chicken”…

  23. gary gulrud says:

    Via zerohedge the markets now expect current momentum to carry oil to $220 a barrel. Under Bush the peak at $145 was surmounted only following lifting of offshore drilling ban. Saudi Arabia just announced intent to spend 30% of GDP to upgrade life of non-Sauds.
    American Spectator has a post up this AM on price rises at Giant in PA since Jan. Q1 GDP has been downgraded to 1.4% for an entirely frontloaded 2011, recession will be official Q4 or Q1 2012.
    The King is dead, long live the Queen.

  24. Jeremy says:

    Hes still not a natural born citizen and ineligible to be POTUS. Who cares where he was born.

  25. Ragspierre says:

    Yeah, Jeremy. He IS eligible. Really.
    He is DANGEROUS and hates this country…
    but he is eligible.

  26. USA American says:

    And yet, Donald Trump is not running for president as a Dem. And a majority of Teabillies LOVE what he is selling. And OnTheRags doesn’t see the pickle.

  27. Ragspierre says:

    I’ve said the man is a joke, and dangerous, nishferatu, you lying, evil, harpy.
    I love it that you pretend to know what Taxed Enough Already people think, or why.
    That is precious from a hater like you.

  28. eagle says:

    when a conspiracy theory is wrong, they release the evidence to prove that the conspiracy theorists are wrong. But when the conspiracy theorists are right, they pretend not to listen to those theorists at all…
    Obama is a good man anyways, he seems to be the only president with least number of skeletons in the closet.
    Eagle
    http://eseaf.com/blog/author/aureagle

  29. Ragspierre says:

    http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_bd14c73a-7039-11e0-b629-001cc4c03286.html
    See, nish, lies will catch up to you. Fleebaggers will be punished for stealing democracy. And Obama is failing every passing day, and his lies will catch up with him.

  30. Ragspierre says:

    From Michelle Malkin–
    Today, President Obama finally released his long-form birth certificate, carped about carnival barkers, and wagged his perpetually waggy finger at the media for failing to focus on “serious” issues — after which he quickly departed to Chicago for a serious visit with Oprah and more serious campaign money-grubbing events.
    But while Obama complains about “distractions,” his media water-carriers have served him well by falsely and opportunistically casting every conservative activist as a fringe birther conspiracist — and by boosting celebrity big-government fraud Donald Trump at the expense of bona fide conservative candidates/issues.
    Much hay will be made about the timing of the release, the authenticity of the document, who gets the “credit” for forcing Obama’s hand, etc., etc. etc., blah, blah, blah.
    As I’ve said consistently throughout the entire birther circus, I have chosen to fight other grass-roots conservative/limited government/anti-corruption battles.
    And that is what I’ll continue to do here.
    Truthers of all stripes, feel free to wallow in the fever swamps. The rest of us have work to do — and Obama’s messes to undo.”
    ______________________________________________________
    Troll crap ain’t sticking.

  31. Drago says:

    mikey “the english language is really hard” nocents: “Of course, the false equivalency retort.
    Predictable.”
    LOL!!
    Actually, if you reread what I wrote, I was specifically outlining why the birther issue and the truther issues are most certainly NOT EQUIVALENT!!
    LOL!!
    On one side, some folks are saying “gee, why won’t the President, whose Kenyan father had a child with an American woman resulting in HIM!, simply release his long form birth certificate?”
    On the other side, you have lefty folks saying an American President was complicit in the mass murder of thousands of Americans.
    LOL!!
    Does that look like “equivalence” to you?
    If it does, you might be mikeynocents!
    LOL!!
    But hey, the left STILL hasn’t walked away from that. You see it everyday at KOS and Dem Underground.
    Every single day.
    The left is still demanding to see amniocentisis results from Palin for her Trig pregnancy!!
    LOL!!
    Go ahead mikey. You keep spouting all of that “this hurts conservatives” or “republicans” or whatever.
    This latest move by obambi comes at a time which exposes his maximum weakness.
    Which is getting worse.
    Which is why he did it now.
    Thus, he won’t have this next year when it would have been more politically useful!
    LOL!!
    But you can’t convince mikey of this. Because mikey is a member in good standing of the “obambi is a genius” school of thought, and no evidence to the contrary will sway him…………Hey, who does that sound like?
    LOL!

  32. Drago says:

    Hey, speaking of “Hope and Change” and obambi the genius, did you hear who the NEW Ambassador to Afghanistan is?
    LOL!!
    Why, it’s Ryan Crocker.
    You know.
    Ryan Crocker.
    GWBush’s Ambassador to Iraq!!
    LOL!!
    Just ANOTHER step, in an a now endless string of steps, whereby obambi walks back(via policy and appointments) EVERY SINGLE bit of BS he spouted to his hopelessly gullible kool-aid drinkers on the left during the last campaign!!
    You. Can’t. Make. This. Stuff. Up!
    LOL!!

  33. Ragspierre says:

    Hence, it is established that Barrackah Hussain Obama is a pathological liar.
    That is, he lies all the time.
    And stupid or gullible people have believed his lies.
    Which is MUCH more significant than his birth credentials.

  34. Elmo says:

    Posted by: David | Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 10:17 AM
    “the other ‘birthers’ can shut up & go away”
    … good luck
    ——————————————-
    Posted by: Drago | Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 11:36 AM
    “It’s my personal belief that obambi kept the birther issue alive simply to …”
    Wow. For years, the more cautious have stated clearly, unequivocally. It was because it would introduce an actual atomic (that being the operative word) document into the libretto. CLEARLY showing his father was not a citizen of the United States.
    In reply [Written this a.m., on some wingnut/whackjob/birther's site (GHUA)]:
    “Why now?
    Well, obviously … with Corsi’s book [totally/completely invisible to MSM (even though it is the number one book in the entire freaking nation)] shipping in a week or two. His hand was finally called. After THREE YEARS. And … as we can see, Khalid Sheikh Obama is now quite safely well ensconced in office. With a loyal accomplice (to treason) heading Justice. A feckless bunch of (newly elected) panty waists in the House. And horrific cowards … on the bench (of Supremes). He knows with certainty, that he will at least survive in office, until November 6, 2012.”

  35. Drago says:

    Elmo: “..with Corsi’s book [totally/completely invisible to MSM (even though it is the number one book in the entire freaking nation)] shipping in a week or two. His hand was finally called.”
    I simply disagree.
    obambi has never cared about what the right says about any of this.
    What has changed is his political position.
    His polls are cratering. Many of his policies are now being openly questioned by some dems and liberals (not the left, since they are mindless), and despite all of the false bravado put forth by the mikey’s and barfo’s, obambi and his pollsters are not confident anymore.
    Thus, this issue, now quite mainstreamed by Trump, needed to be moved off the burner since the question most folks, including independents, were asking was “well, why doesn’t he simply release it if it’s no big deal?”
    That reaction by the independents plus the poll number crash led to obambi’s actions. Not Corsi’s book.
    Of course, Corsi’s book and it’s ratings on Amazon didn’t hurt!
    But in the end, it’s all about the poll numbers (by demography) and obambi’s horrific slippage amongst independents.
    But don’t worry mikey, I’m sure it’s just another sign of obambi’s invinceability!!
    LOL!!

  36. Ragspierre says:

    From Deemocrat dominated Massive2spits…
    House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly last night to strip police officers, teachers, and other municipal employees of most of their rights to bargain over health care, saying the change would save millions of dollars for financially strapped cities and towns.
    [snip]
    Under the legislation, mayors and other local officials would be given unfettered authority to set copayments and deductibles for their employees, after the 30-day discussion period with unions. Only the share of premiums paid by employees would remain on the health care bargaining table.
    _________________________________________________________________
    The Collective is losing on all fronts EVERY DAY…except for dictatorial edicts by Obama and his demi-dictators.
    Which is why we have these diversions…

  37. Elmo says:

    The (Drudge Provided) link is definitely worth a peek (bogged loading/heavy traffic)
    http://bryankeithnixon.com/?p=103
    “I simply disagree”
    Polite discourse … with a birther? Careful, your fave barkeep at your local watering hole might snub ya!
    In the greater context, this man is as dirty as they come. And to me personally, I makes me vomitous to think people will ignore reality whole. Wherever he was born. He simply is not eligible under numerous sections and clauses of the Constitution (y’all remember the constitution dontcha).
    Will the issue subside? Will it go away? Who knows. Safe to say, Obama isn’t going to be reelected.
    The birthers less a threat to the election’s outcome … than Ron Paul. Or weak kneed Repubs piss’n themselves.
    Let us all storm the gate, together (spit on me later, then … if it makes any’a feel better).

  38. gary gulrud says:

    “Posted by: Ragspierre | Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 01:19 PM”
    Masshole Bob, aka barfo, unavailable for comment from his Romper Room, on paid furlough, as out to buy personal groceries(Mom refusing owing to his girth), Sam Adams, Bugles and CheeseWhiz.

  39. barfo says:

    “The Collective is losing on all fronts EVERY DAY…except for dictatorial edicts by Obama and his demi-dictators.”
    The fringe right is getting more shrill as the election draws nearer.
    Can’t really blame them…no presidential choice has a chance against Obama and now it looks like they’re going to lose the House back to Nancy F%*king Pelosi.

  40. Ragspierre says:

    http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2011/04/it-was-his-ego.html
    What Prof. Jacobson describes is a NARCISSIST. Which we also knew about the MEEEEEEsiah…

  41. mark l. says:

    “Trump is a showman with less gravitas to raise this issue than any reasonable DC politician.”
    the attempt by the msm to introduce someone known outside of the political confines of dc has been an epic failure for the obama admin.
    the media was obsessively focused on how donald would play within the gop, and forgot that he has his own gravity, which emanates beyond dc.
    trump asks for obama’s birth cert, and obama, finally, releases it?
    the intervening steps were…
    media chuckles at birthers being given platform to hang themsleves.
    media polls public perception, and panics…low information voters, not associated with either party(but definitely shows like american idol or the apprentice) are starting to buy into the birther meme’.
    then obama releases his birth certificate.
    next problem?
    trump calling obama’s economic policies a joke.
    releasing his birth certificate in his defense was one thing, obama fending off trump’s assault on his economic decisions will require a ‘spoken word’ defense.
    obama and mccain were tied, once one broke the 50k income threshold.
    below 50k, and obama wins 60-40. hello… low info voters.
    the press thought trump would help himself to the dumbest of the gop, forgetting that the dumbest in our country were the ones that put obama over the top.

  42. gary gulrud says:

    “now it looks like they’re going to lose the House back to Nancy”
    To the macular degenerate deaf, perhaps. Our current recession will only become official Q4 or Q1 2012 with $6 gas and runaway stagflation, tell us how Dimmis fared in 1980, the most recent congruent precedent?
    On historical average the GOP will nominally lose 4 seats. Yes they will do worse than Dino Dimmis but we’re certain to see incumbents turned out in droves. So long Senate majority.

  43. Ragspierre says:

    “no presidential choice has a chance against Obama and now it looks like they’re going to lose the House back to Nancy F%*king Pelosi.”
    Let that be recorded as the considered prediction of barfo, Mavin Deluxe.
    I wonder if Nanny will live to the election, having seen and heard her lately. Botox kills.

  44. Ricky says:

    The left/media conveniently ignores the fact that Trump placed the Clintons front and center of the whole birther issue.
    But hey, the Dems love the poor and minorities, so no problem that the Clintons are birthers and racists (Hillary shouting at black students in some African country (now if that was Sarah!!) and Bill refering to the president as the boy who would have brought him coffee).
    Now I am not saying that Hillary is a racist, I am just judging her by the standards they (Hillary and the left) judge conservatives.
    Hypocrites!

  45. mark l. says:

    nancy pelosi?
    let’s look at her four year run as speaker of the house…
    2006 debt…8.5 trillion.
    2010 debt…13.6 trillion.
    2006 unemployment…4.4%.
    2010 unemployment…9.8%.
    2006 budget deficit…248 billion.
    2010 budget deficit…1.171 trillion dollars.
    pelosi…more than 5 trillion in debt, more than doubling of the unemployment rate, and almost quintupling our deficit, septupling it, if we include this year’s budget imbalance.
    btw…
    cost of foreign wars 02-06…438 billion.
    cost of foreign wars 07-11…853 billion.
    her legacy is a joke.

  46. mark l. says:

    “her legacy is a joke.”
    let me clarify…
    her legacy is a joke to ‘sane’ people.
    barfo will be right along to explain that the pelosi ‘pay-go’ scheme was working.

  47. Susie Q says:

    Yeah, it’s just horrible that he was forced to release it. Never mind that the Dems forced McCain to release his, and Congress had to officially note that he was a US citizen.
    I don’t give a diddly damn that he was forced to release it. He should have done it during the campaign just as McCain did. He’s the one that caused the doubt and fury over it because he wanted to play games. The people of this country have the right to know who our president is, but this jackleg signs an exectutive order the minute he takes office, so that all the records that every other president has shown are kept under lock and key by the least transparent president in our lifetime.
    The only reason he released it, now, was because he couldn’t portray Trump as a far right fringe idiot, and the questions about it were gaining traction. Oops, the polls aren’t looking good. Well, guess what, there are other things the people have the right to know about the president that he is continuing to hide.
    I won’t vote for Trump, but I hope he keeps hammering deWon and forces that transparency that he is always touting that is just another of his lies.

  48. Ragspierre says:

    Gas prices in 2006…in the $2.00 range.
    Gas prices today….in the $4.00 range…and climbing.

  49. Ragspierre says:

    Chicken thighs in 2006…$.88/#
    Chicken thighs in 2011…$1.00/#…and climbing.

  50. mark l. says:

    “The only reason he released it, now, was because he couldn’t portray Trump as a far right fringe idiot, and the questions about it were gaining traction.”
    i’m with Susie Q, unless the libs can tie trump to the gop, they are just creating a second* front, fighting in front of a demographic that had been the backbone of the democrat party.
    democrats need the ‘poor and stupid’ to believe/vote in them. not sure if trump helps out with the poor, but he sure does ‘bring the stupid’.
    (*or fourth, if we include iraq, afghanistan, libya…)

  51. Neo says:

    Donald make a great “faux” candidate

  52. jeena says:

    Why not vote for Trump? A multi-millionaire businessman should have a shot at turning our country around, Bloomberg has done a great job with NYC. I almost cried when Trump stated in the New Hampshire press conference that all we have left after the wars are dead and injured soldiers and debt. Some family members of mine just had their salaries cut, but were asked to work even longer hours than before the pay cuts because the companies know they are trapped and they can’t find work elsewhere, and they both have two kids in college, and they might have to sell their home now. The employment numbers aren’t indicative of this scenario which must be happening all over the country to our workers.

  53. mark l. says:

    remember six in 06?
    “*MAKE HEALTH CARE MORE AFFORDABLE
    *REQUIRE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
    Restore the budget discipline of the 1990s that helped eliminate deficits and spur record economic growth.
    *LOWER GAS PRICES AND ACHIEVE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE”
    that was the dems contract with america, circa 2006.
    here’s a view of 2006, from their lenses…
    “The Democrat ‘s New Direction For America aims to make health care more affordable, lower gas prices and achieve energy independence, help working families by increasing the minimum wage substantially, cut college costs, ensure a dignified retirement for all, and pledges a return to fiscal discipline in the federal government where revenues and expenditures are balanced. The Democrats New Direction stands in stark contrast to the last six years under a Republican administration and congress where polls show that more than 66% of the country believes we are going in the wrong direction. We have rising health care costs, rising energy prices, an out of control budget and trade deficit, rising college costs, and rising insecurity about retirement.”
    please god…get nancy under a ‘mission accomplished’ banner.
    http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_steven_l_060617_democratic_plan_elec.htm

  54. Ricky says:

    Rags I remember how the media lamented about the poor people who now had to choose between buying food and buying gas. Sometimes I wish hypocrisy could kill..
    *********
    I hope Trump keeps talking and irritating the president. The more he talks the more people see that he is a Dem, although maybe not an Obama-loving Dem.
    I’m starting to think he is really concerned for his country even though I do not agree with his solutions. He is definitely one with the birther Clintonistas. They may not like that he talks about them at all, but you know Donald, once he starts talking… And perhaps he is really to honest to perfectly hide his connection with them.
    Will never vote for him, but I think the only ones who are really hurt by Trump are the Obama Dems. Come to think of it, that is why the media loathe him so much.

  55. Ragspierre says:

    “Sometimes I wish hypocrisy could kill.”
    Oh, it DOES.
    Ask the “retired” Deemocrats from 2010. LOTS of dead political careers…!!!
    Not nearly enough…but we get another shot in 2012.

  56. Aron Goldman says:

    Americans’ Beliefs About Obama’s Birth
    http://pollingmatters.gallup.com/2011/04/americans-beliefs-about-obamas-birth.html
    Gallup reports:
    Tea Party support is also, though not surprisingly, related to Obama birth beliefs. Almost half, 46%, of Tea Party supporters say that Obama was definitely (17%) or probably (29%) not born in the U.S., compared with 5% of Tea Party opponents, and 19% of those who are neither supporters nor opponents of the Tea Party.

  57. Elmo says:

    blah blah …
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=292213
    ‘Obama blinked. Now game begins’
    Author suggests disputed presidency won’t survive publication of book’s information
    “Public pressure finally forced Obama to do what he did today. Now the game begins,” said Corsi. “Nixon thought he could stop the Watergate scandal from unfolding by releasing a few tapes. All that did was fuel the fire.”
    Suggesting that Obama’s presidency will not survive the revelations contained in his book … ”
    Via Matt D

  58. itsMike2Cents says:

    The Malkin quote –
    “As I’ve said consistently throughout the entire birther circus, I have chosen to fight other grass-roots conservative/limited government/anti-corruption battles.”
    Right, she’s has chosen to fight ‘other battles’.
    Like Ragspierre, doesn’t want folks to think she’s a nutso birther, but doesn’t want to offend those folks (fans of hers) either.
    Maybe she’s a half-birther too?

  59. JLancaster says:

    It’s a sad day in American history because normal American people were ridiculed for two plus years. A soldier with a pristine record, who practiced medicine spent several months in prison because he wanted to see his CIC birth certificate. He did this to honor his oath to the Constitution and was treated like dirt. He went through his chain of command, he wrote this so called president personally, and his requests were ignored. They spit on him. They put him in prison, took away his pension, took away his career, took away his dignity when Obama knew this all along.
    This just confirms to me what a sick bastard this guy is. He taunted his victims the same way a serial killer does. God, this guy just makes me want to vomit. To those who think this settles anything, it just proves the guy is a psychopath.

  60. JLancaster says:

    Can I ask what that other document he produced was? Where did that come from? He’s a sick SOB for waiting till now till release this isn’t he? He let a soldier go to prison when he could have done this a while back? And to all of those in Congress, Supreme Court, Military that let him do this, I hope life gets even with all of you. What a pathetic disgrace. What a horrible thing to do to the citizens of this country. I spit on all of you. God, you’re disgusting bastards.

  61. itsMike2Cents says:

    “This just confirms to me what a sick bastard this guy is. He taunted his victims the same way a serial killer does. God, this guy just makes me want to vomit. To those who think this settles anything, it just proves the guy is a psychopath.”
    Good gawd, man. Get some fresh air.

  62. JLancaster says:

    To Michelle Malkin, What a pompous ass. She has chosen to fight other battles that she deemed more important. Go to hell. You sound just like the elitist snobs you claim to hate on the left. Pound sand you little creep.

  63. itsMike2Cents says:

    I agree, she is pompous.
    Her remarks about choosing to fight ‘other’ battles suggests that the birther issue is a legitimate battle – just won she’s to busy with all her more important battle fighting to join in.
    Cop out.
    It gels well with Dan’s, Ragspierre’s, and many others’ rationale for their tepid rebukes of the birther nonsense. Why, my stars, they even think it’s all Obama’s fault for letting those crazy folks get even more crazy….that meanie!
    But as ‘this guy’ makes you wanna vomit – seriously, get some fresh air.

  64. Live Free Or Die says:

    Sure glad that O-bah-muhh has shown he’s a full-fledged U.S. citizen, otherwise, I’d think he despised America.
    O-bah-muhh; a corrupt tree that brings forth evil fruit.

  65. Drago says:

    mikey: “Her remarks about choosing to fight ‘other’ battles suggests that the birther issue is a legitimate battle..”
    No, her remarks don’t suggest that. At all.
    mikey: “It gels well with Dan’s, Ragspierre’s, and many others’ rationale for their tepid rebukes of the birther nonsense.”
    There are no rebukes, tepid or otherwise, offered by anyone on the left for the truthers.
    There are no rebukes, tepid or otherwise, offered by anyone on the left for the trig truthers.
    Anything else?
    Oh, would it be ok if we got to look at our delicate diversity hires grades from college?
    That would be ok, wouldn’t it?

  66. Ricky says:

    Elmo, I don’t know, but I sure do hope Corsi is right!
    My only problem with him is that I heard him on the radio saying after O’s election that there is nothing we can do now, we should move on! Now he has a book to sell and wants us to get all worked up again?
    Very sad to hear about that soldier!
    He is just one of many good citizens that suffered a similar fate (though not prison time) for questioning the One. Immediately after he was elected a young mother was fired from her job for forwarding an email critisizing the first lady’s dress. Another policeman was fired/disciplined (will have to look that up) for showing his colleague a scripture that he thought applicable to the situation we found ourselves in today. The good liberal colleague saw that as a death thread to the president, and had to report her colleague. This is Obama’s America for you. I don’t blame the president for the instances I mentioned, but his supporters who acted like little Hitler informants on their fellow citizens.
    Did Obama plan on releasing the BC as an October surprise in 2012 and make GOP look like fools, and get the sympathy vote again, poor victim of the vast right wing conspiracy! Maybe that is why his friends in the media wanted so bad to have GOP potential candidates on the record about the BC!
    Thank you Mr Trump! You out-meneuvered them! Please keep forcing their hands!!
    Teaparty/Teaparty 2012!

  67. blahl says:

    I guess the media forced 3/4 of GOP voters to tell a pollster they disbelieve or doubt the President’s birthplace? You have a little over 7 months to move opinion on this enough that a GOP candidate can make it through the primary with their electability intact. Judging from Trump’s behavior today, the next month at a minimum will be spent on Obama’s college records. I’d say you have your work cut out for you.

  68. Captain Joe says:

    Well, now we have proof and evidence that Obama is not a natural born citizen. I believe that the reason that the courts threw out the previous cases was that there was no evidence. Now we have evidence. Let the cases continue.

  69. JLancaster says:

    Layering: Obama’s New COLB Raises More Questions than it Answers It’s a fraud.
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/04/layering-obamas-new-colb-raises-more-questions-than-it-answers.html
    Obama Gaslights the American People
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/04/gaslighting-the-american-people.html
    Our couuntry is being destroyed by this impostor. What I find amazing is that he was just able to release this and walk away, as though he did something honorable. No he did not. He is a psychopath. Someone honorable would have released a true bc after the questions first started to be asked.
    Destroying our economy is another form of terrorism.

  70. itsMike2Cents says:

    “Oh, would it be ok if we got to look at our delicate diversity hires grades from college?”
    Why, Drago?
    Give me your worst case…all Ds? Or Worse?!
    What would that mean, exactly? Tell us all the possibilities, the what ifs and the maybes, the shocking truths that might be uncovered, the wicked lies that have been told, the terrible truths revealed that might show how this gullible and deceived American public was hoodwinked into electing him.
    Are you suggesting something here…or just asking questions for the heck of it?
    Casting aspersions, or just curious because you’re oh so interested in the fuller story and journey of an American who grows up to be POTUS?
    I bet you have lots of questions – and if you only had the answers, well then you’d have more questions.

  71. Captain Joe says:

    Well, now we have proof, or convincing evidence at least, that Obama is the son of a subject of the British Empire. Previously, all we had were verbal assertions, vague rumors, and the like. Now the Court can act, they have a document signed by a dead physician, the epitome of proof, upon which to act. Maybe this is what they were waiting for. Go ahead, Leo Donofrio, file your case. You have the evidence now. The Court will have to act.

  72. barfo says:

    Captain Joe and JLancaster…you guys are my heroes.
    Keep that freak flag flying right up to the election!

  73. Elmo says:

    Posted by: Ricky | Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 08:09 PM
    “My only problem with him (Corsi) is that I heard him on the radio saying after O’s election that there is nothing we can do now, we should move on! Now he has a book to sell and wants us to get all worked up again?”
    I won’t get too worked up about the flippity floppity per se. Lack of steel in spine, now fairly common on the right. As well selling out (for however many book copies sold).
    But I won’t dismiss him out of hand either. The book will reveal what it reveals. When it reveals it.
    One thing I have learned, in a rather roundabout fashion this last week.
    TRUST NO ONE.
    Question everything. And I mean everything. Some quite interesting Drudge provided links, about the cert doc … being composed, virtually (you know, exactly like the very first one, posted online, years ago. That started the whole freakin biz).
    Me, haven’t done much exploration of such, yet. But my first impression might be an intentional, quite well orchestrated pink elephant. To lead one/many down the primrose path … (on a) wild goose chase.
    Everyone thinks the birthers are distracted. Bull-f*cking-sh*t. Eyes on the prize.
    November 6, 2012.
    [Doesn’t mean I’m going to shut up. No. Though anyone’s free to amuse/abuse themselves, in attempted pursuit of such (which in turn … amuses me no end [Repubs telling other Repubs to shut up])].
    File under: I thought Allen was spelled a, l, l, e, n?
    http://www.tshirtblast.com/pd_kanye_west_for_president_t-shirt.cfm

  74. gary gulrud says:

    Well the fact that the WH .pdf file was edited in Photoshop and does not include a microfilm image of an original is certainly proof of more subterfuge.
    The obvious intent is to further divide Left from Right, and carve the Center to pieces.

  75. Elmo says:

    Must see TV! (not for content, but merely watching the steam rise off of Lawrence (of Reseda’s) empty cranium, and the spittle fly off his forked tongue (at Orly Taitz). Utterly priceless … and I’ve only watched 2:00 of 4:00 so far!).
    Run, Do Not walk, Do Not pass go (OK … yes, popcorn is a viable option):
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/04/27/lawrence-odonnell-goes-ballistic-birther-orly-taitz-cuts-her-camera

  76. SacTownMan says:

    From my link Gary you can see that the altered WH PDF is such a half assed attempt that the only two things that comes to mind is some staffer threw it together or it is was done on purpose. Straight up weird!!!
    Either way the only thing to think is WTF!!!
    They are either the dumbest collection of trolls on the planet (my choice)or they are so clever that they produced an obviously altered PDF with the expectation that it would be found out and continue the “poor Xerxes” and those mean “racists” story. Just a coincidence that it comes out as economy is in shambles, gas is moving to $5+/gal, massive unemployment and a new war in Libya!!
    Nothing to see here…. move along!!

  77. itsMike2Cents says:

    “Nothing to see here…. move along!!”
    Oh SacTownMan, if only you would.