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Birther PAC

imageIt’s been the conventional wisdom that anything birther fizzles, case in point the Birther Summit, Phil Berg’s Washington DC affair, and Swensson’s march on the Georgia Capitol to name a few.

It looks like a new organization, a political action committee (PAC) called the Conservative Majority Fund, registered less than a month ago, is actually doing something: airing TV ads across the country that raise conspiracy theory issues about Barack Obama including his social-security number and birth certificate, and making robocalls to voters. You’ve probably seen the video by now, with a narration reminiscent of a Nevada used car salesman.

Half a million dollars!

The fund’s treasurer (that’s the person whose name goes on the FEC application for a PAC) is Scott B. MacKenzie, a consultant who ran another conservative PAC in 2010. The fact that they’ve spent over half a million dollars less than a month after the PAC’s creation suggests to me that this is a front for some rich individual or organization rather than any kind of grass roots effort. I’m no election law wonk, but it looks like their first donor report won’t be due until October 15, so the election will be upon us before we know where the money is coming from.

According to FEC filings, the Conservative Majority Fund has spent half a million dollars as of August 1. $185,663 went to a company called Take 2 Direct LLC, 1182 S Bristol St, Santa Anna CA for "Media Production and Airtime" and the balance for "Voter Contact Calls" paid to a company called Infocision Management Corp,. 325 Springside Dr., Akron, OH. The calls seem to going to pretty much every state including ones not in contention.

The Fund says that they need 10,000 signatures from each state and they can remove Barack Obama from the ballot. Clearly they are targeting ignorant people because no such provision exists in any state or federal law.

A lively investigation of the people behind the PAC is developing at The Fogbow forum.

Here’s another really funny used car ad.

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39 Responses to Birther PAC

  1. avatar
    AnotherBird August 7, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    “Super PAC has come to save the day.” I will never understand this obsession with Obama’s birth certificate. It has been almost 4 years now, and some can’t even accept that he is American. This kind of misinformation is very effective early in the campaign, not four years later. However, I have to agree it is just another fast talking used car salesman ad. Wasn’t there a car sales company that had put up a bulletin board with “Where is the birth certificate?”

  2. avatar
    JPotter August 7, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

    AnotherBird: “Super PAC has come to save the day.”

    The quaint, ongoing prayers for deliverance from the Curse of the Obama will continue to fall on deaf ears. Muahahahahah.

  3. avatar
    Lord Basil August 8, 2012 at 4:59 am #

    One thing is certain:

    Barack Hussein Obama is using a FRAUDULENT Social Security number, which is a felony.

  4. avatar
    Xyxox August 8, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    This ad could actually help Obama as it paints the right as nutburgers.

  5. avatar
    realist August 8, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    Pat Gund posted some additional info on the PAC at Fogbow.

    http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=8029

  6. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 8, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    … that you’re deluded.

    Lord Basil: One thing is certain

  7. avatar
    LW August 8, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    Lord Basil:
    One thing is certain:

    Barack Hussein Obama is using a FRAUDULENT Social Security number, which is a felony.

    The IRS has been backordered on frogs for 35 years now, or else we’d be seeing some serious action on this!

  8. avatar
    Thomas Brown August 8, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Xyxox:
    This ad could actually help Obama as it exposes the right as nutburgers.

    FIFY

  9. avatar
    Dr Kenneth Noisewater August 8, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    Lord Basil: One thing is certain:Barack Hussein Obama is using a FRAUDULENT Social Security number, which is a felony.

    Yeah you have a different definition of the word certain than the rest of the world. He’s not using a fraudulent social.

  10. avatar
    ellen August 8, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I would like to debunk the “witness who penetrated the State Department passport files was shot” story. I think his name was Quarles Harris. Can anybody point me to reference material?

    Thanks.

  11. avatar
    Majority Will August 8, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Lord Basil: One thing is certain:

    . . . that this is another pointless and pathetic, drive-by birther trolling for attention with more spare time than common sense.

  12. avatar
    The Magic M August 8, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    AnotherBird: This kind of misinformation is very effective early in the campaign, not four years later.

    They (the birther handlers, not the deluded masses) are still hoping that throwing some smoke grenades short before the election will confuse enough voters as to swing the result.

    Actually, birthers are a good test bed. If they don’t understand intricacies of law, most average people won’t either unless they decide to do some research (which, again, most of them will never do).
    So when they pull their next “proof of Indonesian citizenship” rabbit out of the hat, they hope most people will never get to “loss of citizenship for a 6-year-old is next to impossible and Indonesian law doesn’t trump US law” in the first place but simply go “oh, this is confusing, what if there’s something to it, I better not vote for the guy…”. That is and has always been their (see above) prime motive – influencing the elections. The looney crowd we call birthers is just the icing on the cake as it allows them to gain some money in the process.

  13. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 8, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    http://barackryphal.blogspot.com/2010/09/birther-mythbusting-leiutenant-quarles.html

    See also:

    http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2012/02/google-101/

    ellen: I would like to debunk the “witness who penetrated the State Department passport files was shot” story. I think his name was Quarles Harris. Can anybody point me to reference material?

  14. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 8, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    He’s on the troll list.

    Majority Will: that this is another pointless and pathetic, drive-by birther trolling for attention with more spare time than common sense.

  15. avatar
    ellen August 8, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Doc: Many thanks for the Harris citations.

    Cheers

    ellen

  16. avatar
    Bernard August 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    It would seem to me that if this PAC has half-a-million or so, it could simply bribe one of the clerks of the Hawaiian Health Dept to come up with what it claims it wants – an authentic birth certificate. All things considered, if they bribed me with half-a-million I imagine that I could afford to lose a civil service job.

  17. avatar
    BillTheCat August 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Lord Basil: One thing is certain:Barack Hussein Obama is using a FRAUDULENT Social Security number, which is a felony.

    If anything is for sure, it’s that you are ignorant of the facts. Keep grabbin’ those straws, we’ll be laughing all the way to the polls in November!

  18. avatar
    Dave August 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    If you go to the petition website, it is “Demand Congress investigate Barack Obama’s forged birth certificate.” Which is pretty different from what it says in the video. At least the website is asking for something that’s only extremely improbable.

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    bgansel9 August 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Dave: f you go to the petition website, it is “Demand Congress investigate Barack Obama’s forged birth certificate.” Which is pretty different from what it says in the video.

    So, it only takes 10,000 signatures in electoral districts which have hundreds of thousands of voters (if not millions) to try to change the ballot? Sounds sort of like Joe Arpaio bowing to the concerns of the Surprise, AZ Tea Party, despite having more than three million constituents.

  20. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG August 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Lord Basil:
    One thing is certain:

    Barack Hussein Obama is using a FRAUDULENT Social Security number, which is a felony.

    If its as certain as the rest of your so-called evidence, you’ve got nothing.

  21. avatar
    bgansel9 August 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    I should have stated “hypothetically” in my previous post, as it’s not true of course.

  22. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG August 8, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    Birther PAC sounds like the name of a crummy compact, like a Gremlin, but without the reliability or structural integrity, or safety features!

  23. avatar
    JPotter August 8, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    Doc,

    You might also note that, in addition to pushing for 10,000 pointless sigs in each congressional district or state or whatever, callers have to promise the automated system that they intend to donate just to talk to a live person about ‘signing’ whatever it is.

    It reels off a pitch for cash; tf you press 2 or say ‘no’, it repeats the pitch; if you decline again, the call ternimates immediately.

  24. avatar
    Mary Brown August 9, 2012 at 12:42 am #

    Donald Trump?

  25. avatar
    G August 9, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    Yes, that is of course the intent of these pathetic and extremely desperate propagandists.

    However, they’ve pretty much shot themselves on the foot, due to 4 years of crying wolf and oversaturation of pushing kooky Birtherism memes, only to get soundly laughed off the stage by all credible sources.

    Even the politically ignorant have heard of Birthers and that they are cranks, so other than the severe ODS crowd, which have always been their “base”, pretty much everyone else, even the politically ignorant, have been immunized.

    The Magic M: They (the birther handlers, not the deluded masses) are still hoping that throwing some smoke grenades short before the election will confuse enough voters as to swing the result.Actually, birthers are a good test bed. If they don’t understand intricacies of law, most average people won’t either unless they decide to do some research (which, again, most of them will never do).So when they pull their next “proof of Indonesian citizenship” rabbit out of the hat, they hope most people will never get to “loss of citizenship for a 6-year-old is next to impossible and Indonesian law doesn’t trump US law” in the first place but simply go “oh, this is confusing, what if there’s something to it, I better not vote for the guy…”. That is and has always been their (see above) prime motive – influencing the elections. The looney crowd we call birthers is just the icing on the cake as it allows them to gain some money in the process.

  26. avatar
    G August 9, 2012 at 2:13 am #

    Wow, that screams SCAM about as loudly as possible…

    JPotter: It reels off a pitch for cash; tf you press 2 or say ‘no’, it repeats the pitch; if you decline again, the call ternimates immediately.

  27. avatar
    Sam Sewell August 9, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    • Because of the unresponsiveness of the ruling elite to the ineligibility issue, the national consciousness has become aware that the media, the courts, and the politicians are corrupt beyond redemption. A paradigm shift is happening. The national political perception is no longer one political party against the other, but the ruling elite vs. the citizens. Have you read the Declaration of Independence recently? Many of the complaints our founding fathers voiced against the tyranny of King George are now being seen as present in the tyranny of the political and media ruling elite against today’s citizens. That is a victory of awareness. Another clear Victory!

    Evidence Obama Ineligibility Movement is Winning
    http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2012/07/evidence-obama-ineligibility-movement.html

  28. avatar
    nbc August 9, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    Evidence Obama Ineligibility Movement is Winning

    Not in court, not in the public mind. You’re a bit desperate are you not?

    It’s clear, like Corsi that both of you understand that the issue is lost for the 2012 elections.

    Thank God.

  29. avatar
    Scientist August 9, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Sam Sewell: Another clear Victory!

    The 2 polls released this afternoon have Obama +7 (CNN) and +9 (Fox News). Keep right on winning Sammy!

  30. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG August 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    Sam Sewell:
    -whole bunch of derpy crap-

    Oh, you and your mind altering drugs.

  31. avatar
    Majority Will August 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Ignore the troll.

  32. avatar
    Daniel August 9, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Sam Sewell:
    •Because of the unresponsiveness of the ruling elite to the ineligibility issue, the national consciousness has become aware that the media, the courts, and the politicians are corrupt beyond redemption.

    Because of the unresponsiveness of the ruling elite to the flat earther issue, the national consciousness has become aware that the media, the courts, and the politicians are corrupt beyond redemption.

    Because of the unresponsiveness of the ruling elite to the moon hoax issue, the national consciousness has become aware that the media, the courts, and the politicians are corrupt beyond redemption.

    Because of the unresponsiveness of the ruling elite to the chem trail issue, the national consciousness has become aware that the media, the courts, and the politicians are corrupt beyond redemption.

    Because of the unresponsiveness of the ruling elite to the holocaust hoax issue, the national consciousness has become aware that the media, the courts, and the politicians are corrupt beyond redemption.

    Hey look, five ridiculous things in a row….

  33. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    Please don’t interrupt my nap for stuff like this.

    Sam Sewell: Evidence Obama Ineligibility Movement is Winning

  34. avatar
    Arthur August 9, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Sam Sewell: That is a victory of awareness. Another clear Victory!

    Oh, Sam–you’re such a steady drip! But seriously, before Sam grew out his beard for a community theatre production of “Orly White and the Seven Birfs” he was known as Bob . . . Baghdad Bob. Remember him? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s27Oq5ot0ZI

  35. avatar
    Paula Sweet August 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    A certain poster here … [personal attack deleted. Doc.]

  36. avatar
    Majority Will August 18, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    Paula Sweet:
    A certain poster here … [personal attack deleted. Doc.].

    Hmmm. Well, here’s something interesting I found in the Visitor’s Guide to this website:

    (excerpt)

    Misinformation and Disinformation about Barack Obama, his family and his administration are the subject of this web site, and such allegations are permitted. Misinformation and disinformation about others will not be tolerated.

    Personal attacks directed against other commenters are prohibited. This includes any threat explicit, veiled, ambiguous or implied. Any comment advocating violence against anyone is prohibited. Things like that will get you banned.

    Posting personal information about private individuals is prohibited.

    (source: http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/visitor-guide/editorial-policy/)

    I found that to be fascinating. Your thoughts?

  37. avatar
    LW August 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    Totally off topic: it’s kind of interesting that the customs associated with the formation of given names is not consistent across all cultures.

  38. avatar
    bgansel9 August 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    Paula Sweet: A certain poster here … [personal attack deleted. Doc.].

    Your interest in others personal lifestyles is disturbing. We’re not here to discuss commentors personal lives, we’re here to discuss Obama Conspiracies.

  39. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 18, 2012 at 11:16 pm #

    Such comments are not welcome here. I am putting you in moderation. Read the Visitor’s Guide. If you do this again, you will be banned.

    Paula Sweet: A certain poster here …