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  •  This wasn't about capitulation to conspiracists (6+ / 0-)

    If he feared them then he would have released this during the campaign. The nature of the birtherism movement morphed into dangerous territory when state legislatures began proposing birther bills requiring proof of citizenship of candidates.

    The White House had to get in front of this well in advance of November 2012, so that he can be on the ballot.

    The President isn't responsible for the hand that was dealt him. No state proposed bills requiring elected officials who served in the National Guard to provide proof before they are allowed to appear on the ballot. But with this President, are passing laws in an attempt to keep him off the ballot and his constituency from being interested in the election.

    That is real. That is what he is dealing with. Not ignorant, unreachable conspiracists.

    •  That is a really good point. nt (2+ / 0-)
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      FiredUpInCA, Matt Z

      "We believe that the people are the source of all governmental power; that the authority of the people is to be extended, not restricted."-Barbara Jordan

      by sancerre2001 on Wed Apr 27, 2011 at 09:15:08 AM PDT

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    •  so what? (1+ / 0-)
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      wsexson

      Are you saying this will stop the legislatures from passing birther laws?  It won't.  Are you saying that there's a state election chief somewhere who would have rejected the legal birth certificate but will be persuaded  by the "long form?"  Nonsense.

      I can't be an elitist! I have stupid friends!

      by happymisanthropy on Wed Apr 27, 2011 at 10:07:04 AM PDT

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