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Tue Mar 13, 2012, 01:04 AM

Cliff Stearns Stars In Today's Edition Of Birther-Pandering Theater

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Source: huffingtonpost

I know that back when President Barack Obama called a meeting of the White House Press Corps to dramatically reveal his long-form birth certificate, there were plenty of people who thought it was an excellent move that stuck it to the crazies and especially embarrassed Donald Trump, who went full-birther ahead of the 2012 campaign cycle back when he was a fake candidate for president. And evidently, the Obama administration was among those who thought the decision to release his documents in that fashion was a great idea, because they slapped the birth certificate on a mug and started raising money off of it.

But at the time, I sort of thought that all the White House was doing was giving up power to some lunatics by catering to their dementia, in exchange for not quelling the dementedness at all. Pungent gases denied space will nevertheless flow to the space that remains, and while the "snap polls" that were conducted after the big reveal indicated that "24 percent of Republicans say that doubts they previously had about where Obama was born have been erased," they also noted that birtherism was holding strong in spite of having been shown to be insane:

But there is also discouraging news: More than half of Republicans still aren't buying Obama's story. 18 percent of them told Survey USA that they consider the long-form a forgery, and another 33 percent say they still have doubt. Moreover, nearly 60 percent of Republicans say that they either still consider Obama's birthplace to be open to debate or aren't sure, and 33 percent claim that the president was "definitely" or "probably" born elsewhere. (Among all voters, 77 percent now say that Obama was "definitely" or "probably" born in America.)


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/12/cliff-stearns-birther_n_1340020.html



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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 01:09 AM

1. Have they finally moved into the Twilight Zone?

I'm 72 years old and I've never experienced such off-the-wall craziness as what these Republican "leaders" are spewing these days. Words fail me!

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 01:38 AM

2. Orly Taitz, Donald Trump, Sheriff Joe.....

And This Idiot listens to the god of hate, I present to you, The Leader of the REPUBLICAN PARTY, Got Matches ?

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:01 AM

3. Most telling thing about birthers is their interest in technical details now that the POTUS is black

Before that, such trivial matters didn't bother their pea picking little hearts one teeny eeny bit. All facts and details were conveniently swept under the rug when their GOP gods were in office.

Are they truly racists, probably not. They don't even have the concentration necessary to be full fledged neo-nazis. But they are being taught to be scared of that man in the White House. Most of the calumny tossed at Obama is not race related, it's just part of the whole little disgusting package.

Their judgement is located in their gut and it's tickled every single day by FOX, etc. They do not think, period. It's scarey when one realizes that the USSC decision to make commerical speech more important than ideas presented by living persons, is now enacted by real persons who don't know what the hell they are doing at any given moment.

The media is spewing what it was paid to say, for the benefit of the 1%, and no one else. Yet the masses listen to this without considering they're being had.

In effect, the voters on the right are simply living out the idea that dollars equal votes. They will vote the way they've been told by big money. I can't state it any clearer than that. They are simply the ones pulling the voting levers for the monied classes.




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