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One of my Facebook friends - as a matter of fact, a friend for almost 20 years, linked to an article that doubtlessly will be seen as mnay loony right wingers as a "smoking gun" that "proves" that our President has no business occupying the Oval Office because he wasn't born in this country. And they now have unmistakable proof. Whatcha gotta say to that, libs? Huh? I can't hear you!

Now I'm not 100% sure that he subscribes to birtherism, but it makes you wonder why he would even link to such an article. Relatively speaking though, he has been more tolerable when discussing political issues than some of my friends and family.

Uh, we have plenty to say, dumbass! Do just a little bit of digging, and you'll find that your sources don't say what you purport them to say. And join me below while you're at it.

This article by none other than our favorite - WingNutDaily, er. World Net Daily, will be trotted out as the clincher for birthers everywhere.

The article states that a Kenyan legislator testified in their assembly that Barack Hussein Obama was born there. WND says this:

A Kenyan lawmaker told the nation's parliament last month that Barack Obama was born in Africa and is therefore "not even a native American."

During debate over the draft of a new Kenyan constitution, James Orengo, the country's minister of lands and a member of parliament for the Ugenya constituency, cited America's election of a Kenyan-born president as an example of what can be accomplished when diverse peoples unite:

"If America was living in a situation where they feared ethnicity and did not see itself as a multiparty state or nation," Orengo posited, "how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the president of America?"

Orengo held up the U.S. as a country no longer "living in the past," since Americans elected a Kenyan-born president without regard to "ethnic consideration and objectives."

It's questionable to me that he was clearly stating that we elected a foreigner. And even if he was clearly stating that, should we simply change everything simply on a Kenyan legislator's say-so?

Then the article links to a YouTube video where Michelle purportedly states her husband is from Kenya. The speech shown in the video addresses HIV and LGBT issues. They use the quote "When we took our trip to Africa and visited his home country in Kenya . . ."

I say she was referring to "his home country" as his roots, not to his birthplace.

Add to that a couple of more articles from other sources which say he was born in Kenya - to both I say - bullshit.

Of course, point any of this out to birthers, and all you'll get back is "Nuh uh! He was born in Kenya! We have proof!"

What birthers will never grasp is that for all of this to be true, the state of Hawaii would have had to be an accomplice in the "cover-up" that birthers insist is taking place here. I wouldn't put it past them to assert this. After all, as some might tell you, Hawaii is a bastion of liberalism about as bad as "Taxachusetts" so, of course, we can't trust anything from that pinko state.

Originally posted to RockyMtnLib on Mon Apr 12, 2010 at 11:37 PM PDT.

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