Ever since Obama caved on raising taxes, growth of birther sentiment among the far left has skyrocketed. Here MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow drags out birth certificate questions AGAIN with startling conclusions:
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Ann Dunham while quite pregnant, and only 18 years old, decided to fly half-way around the world to Kenya in order to give birth to the couple’s son. The plan that the couple was hatching at the time was that their baby, this “terror baby” if you will, would become the President of the United States in about 50 years.…
Rachel Maddow has apologized to Limbaugh for using a year-old quote from him, in the video preceding, and claiming it was “this week.” Maddow blames the misattribution on her reading it at WorldNetDaily. You’d have thought she knew better.
I love Rachel!
Praise Geee-zhussss! She seeeeeeen de LIGHT!
Knowing that the birthers don’t understand sarcasm, your comment is being repeated on WND.
Even the faux-conservative commentators are getting in on the fun.
Is it safe to say that Rush is not a birther himself, but that he’s playing to the birthers in his audience?
That would be my bet.
Rush has a history of just being an obnoxious bigot, pot-stirrer and demagogue to cynically manipulate his gullible dupes and increase his own profits. There is a lot of evidence that he is personally holds a lot of nutty extreme positions that he espouses, but I doubt that Birtherism is actually one of them. I see it as nothing but another cheap and cynical smear ploy by him.
I think Rush would say President Obama is Kenyan only in the same spirit he calls Hillary Clinton a FemiNazi. Just cheap throw-away barbs that get his crowd fired up.
Those on the right like Limbaugh need to pander to the birthers to keep them in the Republican fold and not bolting to support a conservative third party candidate who would insure Barack Obama’s reelection a la Ross Perot and Bill Clinton.
If Mitt Romney were to be the Republican nominee, a challenge from the right might well happen.
Of course, Rush was also a big proponent of the theory that the Clintons had Vince Fister killed.
Is it just my poor birther researching (i.e., googling) skills or did WND scrub their Limbaugh article?
Here is my complete debunking:
Oops… Rachel Maddow was back with a correction tonight. The clip of Rush is a year old. She believed the date cited by WND, and realizes she should know better than not to fact-check WND.
So Rachel made a mistake. That doesn’t mean you should go back to eating the garnish.
“Ever since Obama caved on higher taxes”. Actually, it’s the markets, not left-wingers who are now saying that Obama caved in too early. I agree,safe for me where I am to say so. Only one thing Eisenhower did and which Obama cannot – unlike other things. Well, maybe after 2012.
To be clear, I was not expressing an opinion on Obama fiscal policy, but only setting up the joke.
Maddow was wrong, of course, to represent Limbaugh’s comments as having occurred in the last week. Nevertheless, Limbaugh dabbled in birtherism well after Obama’s time and place of birth had been better confirmed to the public than the birth details of any other President. As I recall, Limbaugh described Obama as not having a birth certificate after the release of the abtract certificate, when abstract certificates are very much the norm in much of the country. Anyone who was swayed by the long form did not understand the significance of the short form.