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 Most Republicans have accepted the fact that the nation made its choice, and decided on change.  However, a small but vocal minority is now spreading rumors that Obama was born in Kenya, and is therefore not eligible to be POTUS since he is not a natural born citizen.  Talk radio and right wing news sites are spreading the rumor and several lawsuits have been filed to keep Obama from ascending to the office

The Obama campaign has produced a Certificate of Live Birth on its website, and a fact checking website ran a pretty thorough debunking of the rumors, but the extremists continue to file lawsuits (including one on behalf of non other than Alan Keyes) and spread the conspiracy.

Janet "You Cannot Be a Christian and Vote for Obama" Porter a Christian Right radio personality has written two articles for World Net Daily disguising her desperation as a concern for the constitution.  On her radio show she repeatedly supported the rumor (crazy stuff, listen at own risk).  Numerous threads on free republic, some with hundreds of posts support the conspiracy theory.

I think the idea behind the rumors is to delegitimize Obama and portray him as an imposter who somehow cheated his way to the presidency.  So much for accepting the peoples votes, and uniting behind our new president.  Feel free to nicely tell Mrs. Porter how you feel about her putting partisanship ahead of democracy at

Originally posted to LonelyLibertarian on Thu Nov 20, 2008 at 09:10 AM PST.

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