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See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Sense

I have no faith in President Obama to lead as President of the United States.

I believe he and his plans are subversive in nature to the traditions and future success of this country.

I therefore do not want him to succeed in realizing his vision for this nation.

Ultimately, he will be judged by his actions, and I believe history will prove just how destructive he and his administration will have been to the integrity of this nation, our way of life, and our strength in this world.

That said, with all the wrong decisions and damage that he has wrought in such short time in office, opposition to him, his policies, and his inability to lead this nation toward a path of progress and righteousness need not be embellished by lies and conspiracy theories.

He is quite capable of proving himself to be a failure and a national mistake.

That is why bizarre displays of ignorance such as the following serve only to tarnish legitimate opposition to him.

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(A larger version is available here.)

This was an ad taken out in The Washington Times this past Monday.

It purports to indict Obama and his American citizenship, or lack thereof. Now, not only is he a non-citizen, he is a British subject.

It is part of a lawsuit by some guy from New Jersey claiming that Obama is in violation of Article II Presidential Eligibility Clause of The U.S. Constitution. This can all be found at greater length at www.kerchner.com.

While the "Birther" movement is correctly regarded as a wacky fringe element, the commentary from the left regarding this pathetic ad has been entirely predictable. (Visit HuffPo to get a taste.)

Though the origin of the three chimps has been traced back to China in the Eighth century, the knee-jerk reaction from the left has been to belch out "RAAAAAACIST!," disregarding that the chimps are all distinctly labeled, having nothing to do with Obama himself.

As the left is wont to do, they eventually lump together all dissension to Obama under one, big umbrella. Birthers are Tea Partiers, Tea Partiers are Townhallers, and all are of the same stock: Angry, white racists, all party to the ubiquitous vast-Right-wing-conspiracy.

While members of the Tea Party movement and the Townhall participants consist of ordinary citizens who possess a sincere concern for the welfare of this country, those on the left who demonize them are made up of the same nuts who believe 9-11 was a government conspiracy, the 2000 Presidential election was stolen, and George Bush personally blew up the levees during Katrina.

Though the Birthers on the Right are enemies of the Truthers on the Left, they have more in common with each other than not.



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It was fine when Bush was c... (Below threshold)
914:

It was fine when Bush was called the chimp in chief. Its the same with Obama.

I want to see obama's long-... (Below threshold)
JJC:

I want to see obama's long-form birth certificate. I'd also like to see his college transcripts, the paperwork generated from his application to and acceptance at Occidental, Columbia and Harvard. And I'd like to see Mr. Perfect's grades from those institutions.

And this makes me a member of a weirdo fringe group? HARDLY. I'm an average housewife living an average life in average Portland Oregon. You might be very surprised at just how many of us average folks there are living in the U.S.A. right now.

I certainly dont view Mysel... (Below threshold)
914:

I certainly dont view Myself as "wacky fringe", because I view the liar in chief as untrustworthy from day one. I would'nt put anything the scope of possibity power hungry thugs Obama has aligned Himself with would perpetrate.

I mean in Blathergate, the shamestream media fraudulated boooshes supposed non qualifying attributes. They grown and matured so much in the last 5 years have'nt they?

Thats "out of the scope" an... (Below threshold)
914:

Thats "out of the scope" and "they've grown and matured"..

The main thing I have again... (Below threshold)
klrtz1:

The main thing I have against the birthers is it doesn't seem to be working. The 2nd thing is the only constitutional way I know of to remove a sitting president is by impeachment. I don't see that happening with our Democratic congress in the next 3 years. So 1) birtherism isn't working and 2) it can't work. Otherwise I have nothing against it.

Cute ad though.

While the "Birther... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
While the "Birther" movement is correctly regarded as a wacky fringe element...

Democrats in control of congress investigated the Article II requirements of John McCain last year to see if his birth in the Panama Canal zone met the constitutional requirements, but of course they didn't investigate Obama . That makes Democrats "Birthers" and wacky, but far from being a fringe element.

If Republicans take back control of the house in 2010 would be fair for them to investigate the Article II requirements of Obama in the run up to 2012?

I'm thinking Obama's not go... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

I'm thinking Obama's not going to run in 2012.

At the present time, he's more of a liability than an asset to the Dems. He's also finding out that the Presidency isn't a 24-7-365 celebration and affirmation of his awesomeness, but a gilded cage with steel bars of heavy and inescapable domestic and worldwide responsibility that don't respond to a smooth manner and a glib speechwriter. His core policies (lose the war, FUBAR the economy) aren't going to endear him to anyone but the most leftward base - rendering him unelectable in 2012.

He'll find some way to bail.

His core policies ... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
His core policies (lose the war, FUBAR the economy) aren't going to endear him to anyone but the most leftward base - rendering him unelectable in 2012.

As bad as Obama is Republicans could still lose against him in 2012 if they pick another curmudgeon for their candidate. I don't think any of the also ran class of 2008 would defeat even a weakened Obama.

You got to remember the election can't be just close in favor of the Republican as history shows Democrats find way more uncounted ballots in a recount. Bush in 2000 was a fluke in that the Supreme Court stepped in and stopped the Democrats' vote finding while the results were in Bush's favor. Also, several states have now changed their election laws to award their electoral votes to the winner of the nationwide popular vote regardless of the results within their state. That means Democrats can find votes in any state and every state to swing the election their way if the Republican doesn't win by several percentage points.

Among Republicans I like Minnesota governor Tim Polenta. Tim is a good communicator and a genuine conservative. Besides that he won reelection in 2006 in the state that has the longest record of voting for the Democrat presidential candidate than any other state. Remember, Minnesota was the only state Ronald Reagan did not win in his reelection. Besides that, being a Midwesterner, Polenta has a good chance of at least surviving, if not winning the Iowa primary. Finally, the liberal dirt machine has already spent the better part of 8 years digging into Polenta's past with nothing of significance to show for it.

JJC:"I want to see o... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

JJC:
"I want to see obama's long-form birth certificate.
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Me too, somewhat. But I know it is a lost cause that has become associated with the fringe elements, so I've never pushed for it and decided to just let it go, for now. It's weird that such a trivial thing is being guarded so furtively.

" I'd also like to see his college transcripts, the paperwork generated from his application to and acceptance at Occidental, Columbia and Harvard. And I'd like to see Mr. Perfect's grades from those institutions."
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Spot on.

It must gall the Dems that Bush got better grades than Obama did. (Hey, if Barry's too ascared to release his grades, then it's legit to think Bush did better than Barry.)

These comments are hugely e... (Below threshold)
Alfonso Paulista:

These comments are hugely entertainingly mentalist. Obama was born in Hawaii, bozos, and you've all seen the documentation that proves it.

And those aren't monkeys, they're chimps - apes. If you really can't see the possibly racist connotations of the ad, you're more stupid than even these comments would suggest.

The birthers are a fringe e... (Below threshold)
James H:

The birthers are a fringe element among multiple fringe elements on the right. I think a number of people might tar the entire conservative movement with the birther brush because of the amount of airtime Lou Dobbs gave them back in the day.

remember that obama is half... (Below threshold)
southernsue:

remember that obama is half white and half muslim. not half black american, but half muslim. that is why farakan, wright, and all the muslim dictators love him. enough said. even if you disagree with my assessment, he is still not half american black.

i am not a conspiracy person, however, common sense tells me something is not right with this man. i do believe he is on a mission and that is to undermine the USA. proof of my point is his horrible crippling policies that he is trying to ram down our throats at our peril.

"The main thing I have agai... (Below threshold)
914:

"The main thing I have against the birthers is it doesn't seem to be working"

Kinda hard to make it work when it does'nt exist. If it did it would be easy to just present it and dispell the rumors, ala Mary Mapes.

Does not matter though as this assclown is the worst president since Carter made pills. There will be no 2nd term here, maybe Nicaragua or Honduras but not here.

So, southernsue, you're not... (Below threshold)
Alfonso Paulista:

So, southernsue, you're not a conspiracy person, but you think that the POTUS is some sort of sinister figure tying to bring down the US from within? I'd hate to imagine what a conspiracy person believes...

And in what way does being muslim (which Obama is not) mean you can't be black and/or American?

Holy cow, Mac, congratulati... (Below threshold)
liberal troll:

Holy cow, Mac, congratulations on the funniest unintentional joke of the day. While the governor from Minnesota can be accurately described as having the personality of polenta, his name is actually Tim Pawlenty. But of course, from now on he's Tim Polenta to me. I can't thank you enough for that.

Oh, and BTW, I guarantee neither Pawlenty, nor Polenta will ever be president.

"And those aren't monkeys, ... (Below threshold)
Chiaroscuro:

"And those aren't monkeys, they're chimps - apes. If you really can't see the possibly racist connotations of the ad, you're more stupid than even these comments would suggest."
-Alfonso

Yes, Al. It is quite obvious that using "chimpanzee" in relation to a Black man can elicit feelings of race.

However, people like you refuse to even entertain the thought that there may not be a racial motivation behind using the term or imagery.

When you see something like this, RACE is all you can think about. It is your automatic response, even if there is nothing in the statement to suggest that the racial connotation was intended, you just don't care.

"Chimpanzee: A gregarious anthropoid ape (Pan troglodytes) of tropical Africa, having long dark hair and somewhat arboreal habits and exhibiting humanlike behavior and a high degree of intelligence."

Hmm. Nothing in there about Black people or "racist connotations."

Would it be equally offensive to you if someone were to call Obama a Neanderthal?

"As bad as Obama is Repu... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

"As bad as Obama is Republicans could still lose against him in 2012 if they pick another curmudgeon for their candidate. I don't think any of the also ran class of 2008 would defeat even a weakened Obama."

I don't know about that - but I'd sure as hell hope that they actually LISTEN to what the people want instead of going "Well, it's (fill in the blank)'s turn to run this time, so let's throw our support to him!"

Oh, come on, Chiaro, you ev... (Below threshold)
Alfonso Paulista:

Oh, come on, Chiaro, you even acknowledge that the imagery is a bit dubious. And if you read again, you'll see that I wrote "possibly racist". If that's not entertaining the thought that there might not be any racial motivation behind this, then I don't know what is.

For what it's worth, I think it's equally likely that anyone stupid enough to take out this ad could be either a dyed-in-the-wool racist, or dumb enough to not consider that they'd be doing themselves no favours by using such imagery.

"When you see something like this, RACE is all you can think about"

Erm, the subject of whether the ad is racist is raised in Shawn's blog.

"Hmm. Nothing in there about Black people or "racist connotations.""

Once again, come on... Are you really claiming ignorance of racists comparing black people to apes/chimps? Really?

Actually Al, this is what w... (Below threshold)
Chiaroscuro:

Actually Al, this is what was stated about race in the article:

"Though the origin of the three chimps has been traced back to China in the Eighth century, the knee-jerk reaction from the left has been to belch out "RAAAAAACIST!," disregarding that the chimps are all distinctly labeled, having nothing to do with Obama himself."

You wrote :"If you really can't see the possibly racist connotations of the ad, you're more stupid than even these comments would suggest."

You leave no ambiguity about how you view this ad. It's obvious you believe it to be racist. Your statement boils down to "if you don't see it, then you're stupid."

How about this:

Do you believe this ad to be racist, and do you believe that it was the organization's intention for it to be racist?

liberal troll,I ca... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

liberal troll,

I can't take credit for the polenta for Pawlenty word swap. If you bother to look you'll find "liberal" sites like the Democratic Underground have been using it for almost a year. This is just another of my off color posts like this one: What's the difference between Obama and Osama; just the BS. Get it?

Chimps, in 8th century Chin... (Below threshold)
Alfonso Paulista:

Chimps, in 8th century China? That's a turn up for the books.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_wise_monkeys

It's the fact that it's chimps and not monkeys (the article is wrong about the chimps) in the ad that makes it looks like it might be racist.

Chimpanzees are not monkeys.

"Your statement boils down to "if you don't see it, then you're stupid." "

No, it doesn't. You'd have to be stupid (or deliberately obtuse) to see that there might be racist connotations to the ad. I'd put you in the deliberately obtuse camp, at a guess.

"Do you believe this ad to be racist, and do you believe that it was the organization's intention for it to be racist?"

I really don't know. Do you? If the intention was not to be racist, then using chimps was really not very bright. Having said that, given the content of the ad, we're not talking about some genius convention here, are we? Intentional racism? I can't say whether it is - and the ad can only be racist if intended that way, imo, although I'm not black myself, so not really in a position to take offense.

So, you're telling me you m... (Below threshold)
liberal troll:

So, you're telling me you meant to do that?

If you say so, Mac.

I never go to the left fringe sites. The right fringe is much more entertaining.

Ha! Just noticed I missed ... (Below threshold)
Alfonso Paulista:

Ha! Just noticed I missed a 'not' out of my last post. You've got to laugh...

"You've got to laugh..."</p... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"You've got to laugh..."

Oh, we were. We were.

Sunlight disinfects. Show u... (Below threshold)
astonerii:

Sunlight disinfects. Show us the real birth certificate, his college information and everything else. Anything less, and I will never believe that this sorry excuse for a human being should be eligible for the presidency.

Right wing wackos trying to... (Below threshold)
Victory is Ours:

Right wing wackos trying to divorce themselves from... right wing wackos!

"We're not as crazy as they are," bloggers wrote - conveniently forgetting that they still pushing the right wing wacko meme that the President is a socialist who pals with terrorists - at the same time they try to pin Afghanistan on Obama - and forget that Bush approved the first $400 billion in bank bailouts that went straight to the national debt - etc.

Mirror - conservative asshats... you can run but you can't hide.

Vic

"and forget that Bush ap... (Below threshold)
914:

"and forget that Bush approved the first $400 billion in bank bailouts that went straight to the national debt"


Chump change compared to the current chimp in chiefs spending habits.

President Obama was recentl... (Below threshold)
tyree:

President Obama was recently featured on the cover of GQ magazine. You would think he would object to that since years ago they said the President looked like a chimp in an article on sleeve length.

1) Obama is not the ... (Below threshold)
Excalguy:


1) Obama is not the son of the Kenyan Obama. He's the son of Frank Marshall Davis, the "Frank" mentioned in his books and the commie friend of his maternal grandfather. B.O. teenaged mother got pregant from Davis, a married man, and she had to marry another blcak man to cover up the race of her baby and to avoid having an illegitimate child at a time it was not socially acceptable.

She was in Kenya with her husband because the family sent her there to avoid the embarressment of having a pregnant teenager around. 1961 was a different time. B.O. was born in Kenya.

Google image Davis and see if he looks more like Obama than the Kenyan. B.O. bears zero resemblence to the Kenyan in comparison.

2) A good prospect for the Republican presidential nomination is North Dakota governor John Hoeven. He has an excellent record of public service, is experienced, has good favorability ratings in his state and will only be 55 years old in 2012. Check him out.




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