Skip to main content

 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 jfolger@wnd.com

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

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site