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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:05 PM
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Birthers in Congress
from ThinkProgress:



GOP lawmaker hits Obama, a guy that cant even show a long-form birth certificate.

In remarks to the Tulsa Republican Club on Friday, Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK) spent most of his 40 minutes attacking the president on matters ranging from energy to management. Sullivan even seemed to buy into birthers claims as evidence of why President Obamas policies are so frightening:

This is a scary time in Washington, he said. Its a very frightening time. I see Barack Obama is creating an enemies list of people who oppose this miserable health care plan. I think thats frightening. Thats from a guy that cant even show a long-form birth certificate. I think we all ought to be prepared to fight that.


Ironically, Sullivan ended by saying that while everyone demonizes the other side, what is needed is to focus on vital issues. One audience member harangued Sullivan for not challenging Obamas eligibility to serve as president more aggressively. Although the White House has repeatedly insisted that the notion of an enemies list is baseless fear-mongering, conservatives in Congress and the media continue to peddle it.


http://thinkprogress.org/2009/08/08/sullivan-birther /



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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:17 PM
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1. I think the parties should demand the resignation of any
Congresspersons or Senators who ascribe to this nonsense. They are not competent to serve.
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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:18 PM
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2. May I just express my gratitude that my Oklahoma birth certificate,
brief as it was, was sufficient to satisfy the powers that be (Social Security Administration) that I was indeed born where I was when I was, even though it was in my grandmother's house in a small town in Eastern OK and to the best of my knowledge wasn't even announced in the local paper. My mother-in-law, born in Oregon, did not even have a birth certificate and her baptism and school records had to suffice to qualify her for Social Security purposes. I find myself liking it better all the time that my parents left OK for the Northwest when I was but an infant, when I read things like this OP. Nice that John Sullivan has nothing better to do with his time as a Congressman than attack our President on matters ranging from energy to environment to long-form birth certificates. Can only hope he will find the wherewithal to "focus" on "vital issues" henceforth.

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