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Ignorant Fools Pushing Obama Citizenship Rumors

With the country facing problems of epic proportions, dumbass conspiracy theorists who have nothing better to do are pushing the debunked theory that Barack Obama is lying about his U.S. citizenship. Per Politico:

Even with the election decided, the widely debunked whisper campaign claiming that Barack Obama is secretly not an American, and thus not qualified to be president, is going strong. The Supreme Court is expected to announce on Monday whether or not it will consider two cases contending that Barack Obama is not a "natural born citizen," as the president is required to be under Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. One case, referred to the court by Justice Clarence Thomas after Justice David Souter had rejected it, argues that because Obama's father was a citizen of Kenya, at the time a British colony, the president-elect was born with dual citizenship. The other, filed by Attorney Phillip J. Berg, effectively contends that Obama has outright lied about having been born on American soil.

At least four of the court's nine judges must approve before a case is heard, and the great majority of the petitions brought before the Court are dismissed without comment. Still, it's further grist for what's been an active conspiracy mill.

"I think there are just a lot of people who just want to believe it," said Paul Waldman, who has studied the conspiracy theories over Obama's citizenship for Media Matters.

Waldman said that like with the claims that the Clintons killed White House Counsel Vince Foster, a certain segment of the population will continue to believe Obama won on illegitimate grounds no matter how often the claim is disproved.

"When something gets refuted there a certain number of people that just won't believe it," he said. "If they are predisposed to believe it, refuting it will have no impact."

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142083
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"When something gets refuted there a certain number of people that just won't believe it," he said. "If they are predisposed to believe it, refuting it will have no impact." So true. They'll believe what they want to believe, but the facts don't lie. He posted a copy of his state-issued birth certificate on his Web site. His dual citizenship ended when he turned 21. He was a citizen by proxy of Kenya for 21 years, but he has been a citizen by birth of the U.S. for 47 years. His. Whole. Life. The Constitution says, "No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States." Nowhere does it say that the person could never have had dual citizenship.

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LatashaWillis
Date
2008-12-08T08:05:44-06:00
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142084
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The devil never gives up.

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Walt
Date
2008-12-08T08:18:31-06:00
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142090
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This has been brewing on several Right-wing blogs for a few months, all in an low-down, desperate effort to declare his presidency as illegitimate. Olbernutt is supposed to tackle this issue and these idiots tonight on his PMSNBC show.

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Jeff Lucas
Date
2008-12-08T09:31:20-06:00
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142091
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I knew that was you Jeff before I saw the poster. Hopefully, Obernutt can do his bizness and shut up those sore losers. They don't wanna see us as a caring and great nation again. I bet Sean Hannity, Lucifer's media boy and darling, is working orgasmicly to pull off this feat, and Palin is chopping at the bits once more and again at the mere opportunity to send us back to the fields. I'm scared and looking for a big-a$$ sack right now so as to have a head start in that dark hour and time.

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Walt
Date
2008-12-08T09:40:42-06:00
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142093
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For Clarence Thomas' role in this matter, I will stop misusing Uncel Tom as the poster child to describe eager, excited and corrupt blacks too willing to sale/sell out other blacks for personal glory or benefit from whites. Clarence Thomas has poven this phenomenon should be named after him. Jo Jo, Foxy Brown and Forty-Ounce are reporting of overhearing Clarence Thomas say "ain't no other N_____ belongs ahead of me."

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Walt
Date
2008-12-08T10:15:27-06:00
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142095
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Even the right-wing toilet paper Newsmax admitted that Obama's birth certificate is legit. Whoever keeps pushing it needs to stop and get over the fact that Obama is president.

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golden eagle
Date
2008-12-08T10:39:53-06:00
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142100
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Yep, these folks are the nuttiest of the wingnuttiest. The Supreme Court, of course, is having no part of this garbage: The people hoping the Supreme Court would step in and save them from a president who's allegedly ineligible to hold the office got a big disappointment Monday morning: Without comment, the justices declined to hear a case on the issue.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2008-12-08T10:57:46-06:00
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142102
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Thanks for the news. I was scared Clarence and Scalia in particular would try something strange. I overheard a little bit of a discussion concerning this on Kim Wade's show as I waited for the news to come on while in the truck a few days ago. I thought it was a hoax of some sort. I couldn't believe this.

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Walt
Date
2008-12-08T11:22:24-06:00
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142104
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Yep, these folks are the nuttiest of the wingnuttiest. No doubt. And it's not hard to determine what these peoples true motivations are, even if they won't go public with them.

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Jeff Lucas
Date
2008-12-08T11:30:37-06:00
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142105
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Kim Wade can keep some odd company.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2008-12-08T11:52:09-06:00
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142146
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Speaking of ignorant fools, how about the governor of Illinois, a Democrat, getting arrested for trying to profit in picking a replacement for Obama? How stupid is that? Probably one of the most watched picks of all times! Those Looose-Anna and Illinois politicans are off the chain. I was glad to get rid of Dollar Bills Jefferson and now I guess we'll get rid of a few more bad Democrats. I was surely hoping he was a republicans. I would have had so much more to say. He, he.

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Walt
Date
2008-12-09T12:20:01-06:00
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142149
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Corruption knows no party. Unbelievable that he would try such a thing. No telling what else he's done.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2008-12-09T13:21:00-06:00
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142150
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Obama's Senate seat is now on sale on eBay.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2008-12-09T13:28:44-06:00
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142157
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That was pretty stupid. These folks are being watched, listened to, followed, filmed, taped and anything else you can think of. When will people believe that it is OK to be fair, straight, honest and without GAME?

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justjess
Date
2008-12-09T14:39:56-06:00
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142235
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For the good of his party and the integrity of that Senate seat, Blagojevich should resign. But instead he has remained stubbornly defiant in the face of criticism from Obama and the IL Democrats.

Author
Jeff Lucas
Date
2008-12-11T12:19:49-06:00

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