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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 12:03 PM
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Rick Perry: Obama Birth Certificate 'A Good Issue To Keep Alive'
Source: Huffington Post/CNBC

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the birther issue was worth "keeping alive" in a CNBC interview Tuesday morning. "It's a good issue to keep alive. It's fun to poke at him," said Perry, according to host John Harwood. Harwood interviewed Perry about his flat tax proposal that he is unveiling Tuesday, which sets an across-the-board twenty percent rate on individuals and corporations with some deductions.

Perry also spoke evasively about President Barack Obama's birth certificate in an interview with Parade magazine published over the weekend. When asked if he believed the president was born in the United States, he said, "I have no reason to think otherwise." Asked why he didn't give a definitive answer, Perry replied, "Well, I don't have a definitive answer, because he's never seen my birth certificate."

Perry said in the CNBC interview, "I'm really not worried about the president's birth certificate. It's fun to poke at him a little bit and say, how 'bout let's see your grades and your birth certificate." Perry's own transcript from Texas A&M University, obtained by The Huffington Post, shows that he seldom earned anything above a C and includes a D in Shakespeare and a C in gym.

Despite the president releasing his long-form birth certificate online showing he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, some still doubt that Obama was born in the United States, and therefore eligible serve as commander-in-chief.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/25/rick-perry-oba...



President Josiah Bartlet on Twitter:

Oh, @GovernorPerry, in the future, if you're wondering, 'Birth Certificate. Boy, I don't know' is when I decided to kick your ass.

http://twitter.com/#!/Pres_Bartlet/status/1281483654594...
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 12:08 PM
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1. Hey Perry, make your grades at Texas A&M public. Should
all get a good laugh out of that. It would be fun to poke fun at how stupid you are.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 12:25 PM
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5. were they not already released? nt
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 12:37 PM
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6. I didn't think Perry released them. I thought "a source" passed
along the info. :shrug:
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 12:10 PM
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2. Sums up Perry and the rest of the GOP well.
Edited on Tue Oct-25-11 12:11 PM by dtexdem
No lie left behind.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 01:23 PM
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9. The GOP MO is to mock their Democratic opponent.
As someone once put it (here on DU, I think), it's the Karl Rove idea that it isn't just good enough to defeat your opponent; you want to kill his/her dog too.

So the GOP follows a strategy of forming and then controlling public perceptions of their opponent, including -- and this is key -- ensuring that the media accepts this as a given and indeed repeats it.

This has been done again and again, on various candidates, including Al Gore and John Kerry.

And many in the media still follow along, dog-like. For instance, The Washington Post's Dana Milbank repeated the Al Gore/Internet meme the other week on MSNBC.
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iandhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 12:18 PM
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3. Of course it is a good issue for them.
Conspiracy theories are sexy by their nature. They always get play know matter how stupid they are. This one being right up there with Roswell.


The reason its good for them because it prevents them from having to talk about what they will do for this country. Because they have nothing.
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 12:19 PM
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4. Playing a 'birther' for the yahoos' entertainment
isn't 'poking fun'; it's a not-so-silent racist dog whistle. Prick Perry may as well ride that horse till it drops dead from exhaustion; it's all he's got left.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 12:39 PM
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7. *facepalm*
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ejbr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 12:44 PM
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8. Pander, party of one....n/t
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 01:44 PM
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10. Even Pat Robertson thinks the GOP field has jumped the shark
Perry may need help from the teahadists but with that sort of pandering to them he is painting his good hair out of the picture.

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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 01:50 PM
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11. Has anybody seen Rick Perry's birth certificate?
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LongTomH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 02:25 PM
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12. Well, since they don't have any real issues....
........they may as well dig up some unreal ones! :rofl:
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Populist_Prole Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 04:22 PM
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13. And why not? Texas is state of immense size
Surely in those many huge yet sparsely populated counties and so he's going to have to squeeze really hard to wring out every last of the redneck nutjob vote there is.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 04:37 PM
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14. Dollar store bush is a fucking moron...nt
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