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Fri Sep 14, 2012, 05:32 PM

Kansas Birther Drops Complaint About Obama Eligibility

Source: TPM

A Kansas man dropped his complaint on Friday that could have led to President Barack Obama being removed from the November ballot there.

Joe Montgomery of Manhattan, Kan., wrote in an email to state officials that he no longer wanted them to investigate whether Obama was really a natural-born U.S. citizen or eligible to run for reelection. The email said that he, along with his friends and colleagues, faced a significant backlash after a state elections board took up his case and agreed to look into whether the president’s birth certificate was real.

“There has been a great deal of animosity and intimidation directed not only at me, but at people around me, who are both personal and professional associations,” Montgomery wrote in an email to the office of Secretary of State Kris Kobach, which released it to TPM. “I’m don’t wish to burden anyone with more of this negative reaction, so please immediatley withdraw any action on this objection.”

The Kansas Objections Board — which consists of Kobach, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer — had agreed to look into Montgomery’s objection on Thursday. The members said they planned to revisit the issue on Monday and wanted to obtain certified copies of Obama’s birth certificate.

Read more: http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/kansas_birther_kobach_obama.php?ref=fpb

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Reply Kansas Birther Drops Complaint About Obama Eligibility (Original post)
DonViejo Sep 2012 OP
Faygo Kid Sep 2012 #1
Strelnikov_ Sep 2012 #4
UrbScotty Sep 2012 #5
BlueStreak Sep 2012 #13
CreekDog Sep 2012 #28
BlueStreak Sep 2012 #29
CreekDog Sep 2012 #30
pampango Sep 2012 #25
BeyondGeography Sep 2012 #2
sakabatou Sep 2012 #3
ck4829 Sep 2012 #6
BlueStreak Sep 2012 #14
ck4829 Sep 2012 #16
nolabear Sep 2012 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2012 #8
lumpy Sep 2012 #22
olddad56 Sep 2012 #9
Bossy Monkey Sep 2012 #10
Esse Quam Videri Sep 2012 #11
marshall Sep 2012 #12
nobodyspecial Sep 2012 #15
frylock Sep 2012 #17
panzerfaust Sep 2012 #18
jsr Sep 2012 #19
StarryNite Sep 2012 #20
lumpy Sep 2012 #23
Sabriel Sep 2012 #21
patricia92243 Sep 2012 #24
justiceischeap Sep 2012 #26
imanamerican63 Sep 2012 #27

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 05:35 PM

1. Rove types got to him. The GOP pressured him to drop it.

They don't want or need this now with Mitt spiraling downward and taking the party with him.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 05:38 PM

4. Agree

Would not have played well with Independents, the people who will decide the election.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 05:39 PM

5. I must admit, a small part of me was hoping

they'd kick him off the ballot, just so everyone could see what has become of that party.

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Response to UrbScotty (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:25 PM

13. a BIG part of me was hoping that. That would be a gift.

Obama is not competing in KS anyway, so there is no downside other than the very ugly precedent it would set. The advantage was all to the Dems.

If there were a practical way to cleave off the crazies and right wingers and let them have their own country, that would be excellent. But then we would REALLY need good border protection because that would be a true third world country.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:27 AM

28. You're wrong about "no downside" to leaving Obama off KS ballot

he got half a million votes in Kansas, there is the basic downside of disenfranchising those people.

there is also the effect on his popular vote nationally.

you/we should not look at every issue solely through a political lens if it ends up letting us justify things we'd never justify otherwise (like the *advantages* of Obama *not* being on the ballot in a state --think about what you're saying would be a *good* thing, without *any* downside)?

are you insane?

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #28)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:35 AM

29. "Popular vote nationwide" means nothing.

Please go Google "electoral college". This is how Presidents get elected.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #29)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:38 AM

30. You think I don't know how presidents are elected?

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Response to UrbScotty (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 06:20 AM

25. Exactly my sentiment. Well said. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 05:36 PM

2. In other words, all the Kenyan's supporters are scaring me

Whatever...I'm sure the pressure came from the GOP machine itself. This was fast becoming a national embarrassment for them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 05:37 PM

3. I personally think that all birther complaints should be thrown out automatically.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 05:44 PM

6. Hmm, happened after Obama spokesman said Kansas should prove it's a state

Now, nobody is saying Kansas isn't some made up territory and is in the Electoral College fraudulently, but the timing very odd.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:26 PM

14. I think that was satire. nt

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:31 PM

16. I know it is

Birthers have a track record of believing satire though.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 05:47 PM

7. This is the weirdest goddamn political party I have ever seen. They ALL shoot first and aim later.

And often as not they end up shooting one another in their insane zeal to hit Obama. The problem with a bunch of "lone individualists" as they imagine themselves to be is that they don't bother to even talk to one another. That does not a "party" make. That a clusterfuck makes."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 05:56 PM

8. Make him pay costs for his frivolous pursuit of nonsense causing much wasted taxpayer money. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:08 AM

22. Mr. Montgomery is an embarassmen to the state of kansas.

He is the cowardly jackoff, along with his cohorts, who will have to live with his ridiculous suit against our president, forever. Agree, he should have to pay, heavily.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:00 PM

9. If Joe can't take the heat, he should have not gone into the kitchen.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:08 PM

10. In the strictest sense, derisive laughter does not qualify as "animosity and intimidation." n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:16 PM

11. I think it may have been the counter lawsuit asking

Kansas prove that Rmoney is not a unicorn. I signed the petition and I know a few other DUers did too. What besides your taxes are you hiding Mittens?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:21 PM

12. Somebody sure scared the pants off of him!

Better to not start a fight if you're not willing to finish it, and lose fair and square.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:28 PM

15. Idiot

Funny how their craziness just doesn't stand when you hold it up in the light of day.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:01 PM

17. well bless his little heart..

that poor racist piece of shit having to deal with animosity and intimidation. i hope he gets laughed out of the community.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:26 PM

18. Pussy.

 



This is what intimidation looks like.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:39 PM

19. Idiot is now a very popular figure at Kansas State

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Response to jsr (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:48 PM

20. Ewwww

I think he needs to prove he's human and not a space alien!

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Response to jsr (Reply #19)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:11 AM

23. In this case I am willing to judge a book by it's cover.

He is penny-anti pissante.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:58 PM

21. Someone send him this plate

He could use it at his next cocktail party.

The descriptions says it's "perfect for serving cheese, appetizers...even humble pie!"

http://www.fishseddy.com/browse.cfm/4,4396.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 03:23 AM

24. So, one person complaining would remove any presidential nominee from running??? Sounds

crazy to me. We could have 50 people (one for each state) complain and remove whoever they didn't like.

The whole thing is silly - but scary at the same time.

Somehow I feel if it were a Republican running, this man would not have all these "questions."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 07:42 AM

26. I bet someone pointed out to him that Mitt's dad was born in Mexico

and that if he continued with his lawsuit, then Mitt would be subjected to the same treatment.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 07:48 AM

27. Maybe, we should........

Ask if NoRomney and Ryan are aliens from another world??????? They are not stopping any of the stupid right wing nuts garbage they throw out!!!!!!! If they would say to these goof balls, "just stop" ie: McCain and a few others, I might have more respect for them, only a little more!!!!! But they play along with the nuts! I am happy and hope the Democrat base will never get as strange as the base on the right. They are not Republicans, just nuts found rolling around on the ground.

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