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The Birther Myth and the Plot to Derail Palin

In Weekly Rant on 18/02/2011 at 17:16

Why do so many in the country believe that Barack Obama has been untruthful as to his place of birth? Has the President not been forthcoming enough about his humble beginnings?

How absurd.

If a new PPP poll is accurate, and I am a little dubious that it is, half of all Republicans believe that Barack Obama has been untruthful as to his origin as a U.S. citizen.

Let me be clear, I am not a birther. For one thing, the whole argument is spurious; the man’s mother was a U.S. citizen and that alone settles it for me. Where he was physically born shouldn’t be an issue anymore than it was for John McCain. My wife was born in a foreign country to an American father and she was granted U.S. citizenship at birth, Barack Obama should be no different.

While we may fantasize about stripping pigs like Ann Durham (Obama’s mother) of their citizenship, we simply cannot do that to Americans, whether they hate their country or not, as she so obviously did. So, like it or not, we are suck with these ingrates.

But didn’t she raise a fine boy there?

Of course there is a design behind all of the birther talk we see coming out of NBC—otherwise known as the White House press office—and other left-wing media outlets these days.

It is to get Mitt Romney the GOP nomination.

Because Democrats are petrified that the President cannot win in a toe-to-toe slug out with Sarah Palin. Think I’m nuts? Hardly. The PPP poll demonstrates it clearly.

You see if they can scare enough moderate Republicans and independents into believing that Governor Palin is linked with the birthers, they can shut her down before she gets started.

Look at their rationale:

How does this impact Romney? Well among the 49% of GOP primary voters who either think Obama was born in the United States or aren’t sure, Romney’s the first choice to be the 2012 nominee by a good amount, getting 23% to 16% for Mike Huckabee, 11% for Sarah Palin, and 10% for Newt Gingrich.

But of course the reverse is true in Palin and Mike Huckabee’s case, as PPP is only too happy to point out:

But with the birther majority he’s in a distant fourth place at 11%, with Mike Huckabee at 24%, Sarah Palin at 19%, and Newt Gingrich at 14% all ahead of him. That pushes him into a second place finish overall at 17% with Mike Huckabee again leading the way this month at 20%. Palin’s third with 15%, followed by Gingrich at 12%, Ron Paul at 8%, Mitch Daniels and Tim Pawlenty at 4%, and John Thune at 1%.

Of course Governor Palin is not a birther, but if you say something often enough … Incidentally, once Mike Huckabee’s record as governor of Arkansas and his liberal policy positions resurface, his numbers will tank drastically, so this really only effects Governor Palin.

But I digress.

Why do so many Americans believe that Barack Obama has been untruthful concerning his country of origin? After all he’s been so honest about everything else. …


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