The Latest Tactics Of The Tea Party Movement: Be Disruptive and Lie

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From Think Progress: The lobbyist-run groups Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks, which orchestrated the anti-Obama tea parties earlier this year, are now pursuing an aggressive strategy to create an image of mass public opposition to health care and clean energy reform. A leaked memo from Bob MacGuffie, a volunteer with the FreedomWorks website Tea Party Patriots, details how members should … Read More

The REAL Obama Birth Certificate Surfaces

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Dentist/lawyer Orly Taitz is one of those charlatans who has a lawsuit filed against President Obama alleging he's a foreign-born Muslim ferner who is a Muslim not born in the United States of Merica, and a socialist to boot.  She filed papers last Friday which included the alleged "real" Obama birth certificate, showing conclusively that he was born in Kenya.  She … Read More

Birtherism: Don’t Call It “Fringe”

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A whopping 58 percent of Republicans either think Barack Obama wasn't born in the US (28 percent) or aren't sure (30 percent). A mere 42 percent think he was. That means a majority of Republicans polled either don't know about — or don't believe the seemingly incontrovertible evidence Obama's camp has presented over and over and over that he was … Read More

Playing The Racist Card

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Seems it was only six months ago when conservative columnists and pundits were all predicting the same thing, i.e., "If we start criticizing Obama, we're going to be attacked for being 'racist'.  You just watch.". Six months later, and who is calling who "racist"? According to many conservatives, Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, is a "racist". According … Read More

Why Shouldn’t Obama Produce His “Full” Birth Certificate?

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Transparency in government?  Sure. But, as the American Thinker notes, there are limits: As evident is that public officials are under no “transparency” obligation to address all questions. Were the right fringe to allege that Barack Obama is in fact a woman, and demand a photograph of his penis to definitively prove otherwise, and the left fringe retaliated by alleging … Read More

The Hysteria Continues

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When George Bush was "elected" president in 2000, I thought it was bad for the country.  I didn't agree with his policies, and I thought he was a weak leader.  And I said so. But what I didn't do was FREAK OUT.  I didn't go around saying, "OMG!  He's going to force us all to wear uniforms, and he's going … Read More

Obama Has A Deep-Seated Hatred For White People, But Doesn’t Necessarily Dislike Them

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More from the "Better Conservative Criticism Please" Department. In the same interview this morning, Glenn Beck said: "This president, I think, has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture…" Moments later, Beck said: "I'm not saying he doesn't like white people. I'm saying he … Read More

I Love This Birther Issue

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It just cracks me up. Yesterday, Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) introduced a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood. The resolution also proclaims the state as President Obama’s birthplace, a point the Plum Line’s Greg Sargent noted may "put House GOPers who are flirting with birtherism in a jam." On the House floor, Abercrombie spoke of his measure and … Read More

The Born Identity

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I generally don't have much success embedding The Daily Show videos, but I'll give it a shot this time, because Stewarts roast of the "Birthers" (the tin-foil-hat-wearing conspiracy theorists who espouse that Obama isn't a legitimate president because he wasn't born in the United States) is excellent. I especially love the end where Stewart describes exactly what the conspiracy theory … Read More

Who Do Americans Trust To Handle Terrorism?

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For decades, the American people believed that the Republican Party, despite whatever else they may lack, was the go-to party on issues involving national security and terrorism. A CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll from 2002 said that 57% of Americans felt Republicans were better on handling terrorism (only 22% favored Democrats). An NBC/WSJ poll from 2002 said that 49% of registered voters preferred Republicans to deal with terrorism (compared to 13% … Read More

The Obama Syndicate

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I'm increasingly becoming a fan of Sher Zieve of Renew America and her over-the-top columns.  This week's gem is: Obama and his syndicate operating outside of US law by Sher Zieve I was wondering why the scarcity of capital letters in her op-ed title, and then I realized she used them all up in her opening sentence: ObamaLaw (and increasingly … Read More

Wanda Sykes’ Offensive Comedy Routine Attacking Limbaugh

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Adam Serwer has written the only thing worth reading on the "controversy": Wanda Sykes' comedy routine at the White House Correspondent's Dinner was really offensive. In it, Sykes suggested that conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh  is supported by Hamas, and that Islamists are "constantly issuing Limbaugh talking points." She joked about terrorists supporting conservatives in general, suggesting that recent violent … Read More