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  •  Something anyone with 10 brain cells to rub (6+ / 0-)

    together should find that distasteful.

    We don't want our country back, we want our country FORWARD. --Eclectablog

    by Samer on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 02:25:15 PM PST

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    •  I find it totally distasteful. (12+ / 0-)

      But I'll tell you what else I find distasteful: what the "birthers" are doing. They are tying up the courts, they are trying to make the absurd suggestion that the President wasn't born in this country, and it's got a racist subtext.

      It would be less offensive if they just freaking said the word they really want to say.

      Santorum: Man on Dog; Romney: Dog on Car. equalitymaine.org

      by commonmass on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 02:27:56 PM PST

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      •  Their lawyer in GA says it's not where he was born (6+ / 0-)

        As I understand it, he says he doesn't care where Barack Obama was born, because to be a natural born citizen, both parents had to be American citizens, and since it's undisputed that the elder Barack Obama was Kenyan, the President can't possibly be a natural born citizen, regardless of where he was born.  There doesn't seem to be any ... you know ... actual legal authority for that proposition, but that doesn't matter to the birthers.

        Oh, one more thing:  The administrative law judge in this matter was a Zell Miller appointee.

        PROUD to be a Democrat!

        by leevank on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 02:59:36 PM PST

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        •  Unless I'm completely wrong (2+ / 0-)
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          commonmass, aarrgghh

          it wouldn't matter if neither of President Obama's parents were citizens, as long as he was born in the U.S. The birth certificate which the birthers demanded he release shows exactly that. If he could somehow demonstrate that the paperwork was beyond question they would shift to some other crazy notion (Maybe questioning the existence of Hawaii?).

          Fools can be dangerous, but I tend not to wish to invest any more energy in "debating" these dunces than "the defendant" in the Georgia case wasted. Frankly, I thought these desperate conspiracy nuts had discovered a sense of shame and given up this wacky crusade.

          It matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever. Henry David Thoreau, in Civil Disobedience

          by Had Enough Right Wing BS on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 04:29:21 PM PST

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      •  One of my friends said the same exact thing (5+ / 0-)

        I've heard it said the the checkout line of a certain big grocery store chain where I live. And that was the least offensive the two evil bubbas* said.

        Not to be confused with good bubbas, which outnumber the evil ones here in TN.

        I have spent many years of my life in opposition and I rather like the role. - Eleanor Roosevelt

        by Rogneid on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 02:59:41 PM PST

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