Friday, May 18, 2012

Obama Births Birthers?

So, Obama himself appears to have likely pulled an Elizabeth Warren and in the process given birth to the birther movement. His publicist used the "born in Kenya" story in his biographical sketches for 16 years, until a month after Obama declared his candidacy for POTUS.

I find it ironic and more than a little funny that the biggest nutjobs in the conservative movement have bought a liberal lie so fully; hook, line and sinker. This is perfect material to use when one runs into that crazy conservative uncle. It's one thing to tell an extremist they're wrong; it's another to laugh at them for being so fooled by a lie originating with the very politician they so despise. Suckers!

Of course, if the crazies can spot that something just doesn't add up, why did it take the MSM so long to report on it? Oh, yeah, their hand was forced by Andrew Brietbart, posthumously.

This story is so good, you couldn't make it up if you tried. Well, at least I couldn't. I'm a terrible story teller. But I bet I'm not alone in not seeing this coming. I figured Obama may have lied on his law school application or something like that (politicians are not the most honest folk and those records have never been released). I never imagined that something this obvious would escape the attention of our erstwhile fourth estate. The guy was campaigning to be the the most prominent leader in the world, for crying out loud. Bar none. How could they miss it?


Kevin said...

This is such a weird issue, made even more weird by this tidbit. Sadly, the crazies won't see it as Obama's past opportunism but rather his more present opportunism in order to become President.

But I've always felt that even if their conspiracy is true, it's a lesson in the nature of law. It's like the ratification of the income tax -- at some point of everyone believing in it, the historical facts become irrelevant. You'd need an Amendment to repeal it.

In any case, besides highlighting Obama's opportunism, I think you're right that it is an indictment of The Press that they didn't care to investigate him too deeply.

I wonder if this is the culmination of what Breitbart's team found?


Douglas said...

My guess is that it is most of what Brietbart found. He tended to talk big, but I doubt that he really had much beyond this. Then again... I was surprised he found this much.

Annoying that I can't delete the two spam comments by "rahul" and "Buy wartrol." Hopefully, nobody clicks on the above links before Mark swings by to delete them.

purple_kangaroo said...

Doug, we've deleted the spam on this post, and changed your status on the blog to admin, since you're the main one posting here at the moment anyway.

I haven't checked in for so long I have a lot of catch-up reading to do, but don't spend that much time online with the season of life I'm in at the moment.

I was really sorry to hear of your wife's friend's tragedy and the effect on her. I'll try to give her a call soon.

Douglas said...

I'm not sure where you heard about Colleen's situation, since I've only told a couple people and specifically asked them not to tell anyone else, but please don't call her about it. It would not be helpful.