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Graham: birther critic running for president

imageNews reports say that my senator, Lindsey Graham, is running for president, and will officially announce his candidacy June 1 in Central, SC. Wow, just wow!

I’m no fan of his, except for his stand on one important issue: birthers. Graham is a double threat to them. First he said, on video, that people who think Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States are crazy. These are his exact words:

The people who are doing unfair and unkind things to the President, it says more about them than it does the Republican Party. What the Republican Party has to do … We have to say “that’s crazy.” So I’m here to tell you that those who think that the President was born somewhere other than Hawaii are crazy.

But not only is he critical of original birtherism; he is also critical of the crackpot view that U. S. Presidents must be born in the United States to two U. S. citizen parents. He said in a 2008 letter to constituents: “Every child born in the United States is a natural-born United States citizen except for the children of diplomats.”

10 Responses to Graham: birther critic running for president

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    Pete May 18, 2015 at 5:28 pm #

    Well, there’s one R who says birthers are crazy.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 18, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

    There is another.

    Pete: Well, there’s one R who says birthers are crazy.

  3. avatar
    Bonsall Obot May 18, 2015 at 8:28 pm #

    Three cheers for Huckleberry Butchmeup!

  4. avatar
    Pete May 18, 2015 at 11:07 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    There is another.

    Hopefully there are a few. Because they are.

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    scott e May 19, 2015 at 8:05 am #

    no one is a threat to us birthers doc, that’s the whole point.
    and that argument that “it will hurt the republican party” is masterful politics, cause i think it stuck/worked, but otherwise quite transparent.

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    Pete May 19, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    Scott, if no one was a threat to birthers, then anyone would be allowed to speak freely at their web sites, instead of being censored and outright banned.

    If no one was a threat to birthers, then Gallups would allow open and free discussion, rather than shutting down anyone who calls in who doesn’t toe the birther line.

    If no one was a threat to birthers, we would have read Reed Hayes’ report long before now. Do you know why A/Z never released it? Because everything they DID release was flat-out proven to be bullsh*t.

    The fact is, anyone who has a brain is a threat to birthers, because anyone with a brain can shoot down their stupid crap.

    If that weren’t true – if there really was anything to birthers’ idiotic claims – then birthers would be a force, instead of being a circle jerk.

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    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater May 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    scott e:
    no one is a threat to us birthers doc, that’s the whole point.
    and that argument that “it will hurt the republican party” is masterful politics, cause i think it stuck/worked, but otherwise quite transparent.

    If no one is a threat to you guys how come all the major birther sites believe and practice censorship?

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    Pete May 20, 2015 at 1:50 am #

    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: If no one is a threat to you guys how come all the major birther sites believe and practice censorship?

    >chirp< >chirp< >chirp< >chirp<

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    scott e May 20, 2015 at 9:36 am #

    i have to agree with you both. threat may be a too strong a word though. same w/”you guys”
    I’ve never felt threatened, let’s put it that way.

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    Pete May 20, 2015 at 11:41 pm #

    scott e:
    i have to agree with you both. threat may be a too strong a word though. same w/”you guys”I’ve never felt threatened, let’s put it that way.

    When you find yourself agreeing with rational people… well, there may be hope for you yet. 🙂