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Are Birthers the answer to Democrat prayers?

In an article yesterday, June 24, 2010, The New Republic suggested that extreme right-wing congressmen were handing the Democrats the material they need to run an effective national campaign against Republicans this year. For example:

It’s almost like the conservative contingent from the great state of Texas is trying to embarrass their fellow citizens while providing Democrats with a one-stop-shop oppo file, in terms of nationalizing the campaign. In the last year alone, we’ve seen six members of the Texas Republican delegation–”John Carter, John Culberson, Louis Gohmert, Kenny Marchant, Randy Neugebauer and Ted Poe–”decide to sign-on as co-sponsors of the ‘Birther Bill’ snaking its way through the Congressional fringe, making them half of the bill’s total support.

The other co-sponsors of the “Birther Bill” (H.R. 1503) introduced by Bill Posey (FL) are:

  • Marsha Blackburn (TN)
  • Dan Burton (IN)
  • John Campbell (CA)
  • Michael Conway (TX)
  • Trent Franks (AZ)
  • Bob Goodlatte (VA)

14 Responses to Are Birthers the answer to Democrat prayers?

  1. avatar
    Andrew A. Gill June 26, 2010 at 12:18 am #

    I think you’re confusing The New Republic with the National Review.

    National Review is right, but The New Republic is left.

  2. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy June 26, 2010 at 12:28 am #

    Andrew A. Gill: I think you’re confusing The New Republic with the National Review.

    National Review is right, but The New Republic is left.

    That’s a big oops!

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    richCares June 26, 2010 at 2:07 am #

    we can encourage birthers to push the paypal buttons, that will divert funds away from republicans.

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    Lupin June 26, 2010 at 2:57 am #

    The current electoral situation in the US sort of reminds me of the tragic French presidential election of 2002 when (due to a series of circumstances) the only choice we had was center-right incumbent Jacques Chirac, and right-wing National Front lunatic Jean-Marie Le Pen. Needless to say, Chirac got 82% of the vole, because that was no contest.

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    Bovril June 26, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    But that would mean the Techdudes, Pollarik, Orly Taitz and James et-al are all IN ON IT…THEY ARE COMMIE/SOCIALIST/FASCIST OBOTS !!!!!!!

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    katahdin June 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    It’s tough to be a Republican these days. You have to placate the birthers while simultaneously giving normal voters the impression that you don’t know who they are. Unfortunately, the denizens of crazy birtherworld will not be denied and want to know where their local right-wingers stand on the “eligibility issue.”

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    misha June 26, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    katahdin: a lot of Repugs are winking at the birthers, because they think it will help them. Living in Philly’s Chinatown, I can tell you it will backfire.

    Almost all of my building’s employees are black. They are uniformly furious about the BC fuss. As one staff said, “no one ever asked a white man where he was born.” She also asked me “are they still making a fuss about the birth certificate?” I replied, “it’s getting worse.” She rolled her eyes.

    Chinese value education like Jewish people. In China and Taiwan, you’ll see books with titles like ‘The Jewish Method To Excel In School.’ People like Palin are big turn off. Palin and her crowd only support Israel, so their lord will return. As my mother would have said about her: ‘she’s a real shiksa.’ And a lot of Jews refer to her husband as a shaygetz.

    Not nice.

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    nc1 June 26, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    Why are Obama supporters worried about so-called birther bill?

    Obama has a valid birth certificate and if he decides to run for re-election there will be no problem for him to obtain a birth certificate from the Hawaii DoH, right!?

    If Democrats continue to fight this bill it is a clear indication that they are not really sure whether Obama told the truth about his birthplace.

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    Scientist June 26, 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    nc1: If Democrats continue to fight this bill

    No one is “fighting the bill”. It’s gone nowhere in a year. Why should anyone waste 10 seconds on this issue when there are literally hundreds of things that are more important? No one really cares. Get it?

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    MIckeyWhite June 26, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
    Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening.

    Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
    Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations.

    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    See her unconstitutional votes at :
    http://mickeywhite.blogspot.com/2009/09/tn-congressman-marsha-blackburn-votes.html
    Mickey

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    BatGuano June 26, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    nc1: Obama has a valid birth certificate and if he decides to run for re-election there will be no problem for him to obtain a birth certificate from the Hawaii DoH, right!?

    right. just the same as any other person that is 35+ years of age, 14years in this USA ( ….. whatever that is ) and a natural born citizen.

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    Majority Will June 26, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

    Obama has a valid birth certificate and when he decides to run for re-election there will be no problem for him to obtain exactly the same legal document verifying NBC status from the Hawaii DoH.

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    Majority Will June 26, 2010 at 10:12 pm #

    Majority Will: Obama has a valid birth certificate and when he decides to run for re-election there will be no problem for him to obtain exactly the same legal document verifying NBC status from the Hawaii DoH.

    Not that it would be necessary, of course.

    Arizona and every other state has to accept the document Hawaii provides according to the U.S. Constitution.

    “Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.”

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    Dave June 26, 2010 at 11:14 pm #

    nc1: Why are Obama supporters worried about so-called birther bill?

    Let’s see what we have to worry about. As scientist noted above, this bill has been sitting in committee for over a year. It has collected very few co-sponsors. This bill has no chance of becoming law because even the GOP has no interest in the thing. And if it did become law, Obama would just file the same COLB we’ve all seen.

    Maybe it’s fun to imagine the Obots all worried about this bill. But they aren’t.

    Here are some things birthers should worry about, but probably don’t. Why so few co-sponsors? Why does the law have no teeth? And why is this the best the GOP can do to address your concerns?