Palin: No, I don’t question Obama’s faith or his citizenship

posted at 9:17 pm on February 17, 2011 by Allahpundit

Smart politics, both for her own sake and for the party’s sake, from today’s Q&A on Long Island. Even lefties like Jonathan Capehart are praising her for her answer. The reason you’re seeing so many prominent Republicans pressed on Birtherism the past few days is because of this PPP poll from Tuesday claiming that a clear majority of the party’s primary voters (51 percent) don’t think Obama was born in the U.S. Weigel’s read on that is correct, I think: To some extent the issue’s become a proxy for ideology, with more conservative voters who are already deeply suspicious of The One’s intentions more likely to believe that he was born abroad. The peril for Palin in that poll is that her favorables were unusually high among Birthers at 83 percent (almost 20 points more than Huckabee), which stands to reason under Weigel’s theory since she’s perceived as the most conservative candidate in the race. Hence the need today to set the record straight about her own views and to steer Birthers among the base away from this issue. She did a nice job, much clearer than she was when she addressed this subject once before. And she’s quite right, needless to say, about the issue being a distraction. Even if you’re inclined to believe that there’s funny business surrounding The One’s long-form birth certificate, there’s virtually no way to prove it. His file will stay closed as long as he wants it closed, so absent a confession from the Hawaii records department that it’s all a big conspiracy, you’re pumping a dry well. Like Palin says, better to focus on the economy (and, if you’re feeling bold, Obama’s inexcusable gutlessness on entitlements) than to keep barking up this tree.

Two clips for you, one of her and the other (via GOP12) of Rove scoffing at the PPP poll but desperately trying to warn Republicans away from this issue lest it continue to provide a distraction into the campaign. Even grassroots hero Jeff Flake, while also questioning the poll, is politely urging adherents to “get off this kick.” Hopefully Palin’s example will do some good.



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viking01 on February 18, 2011 at 1:14 AM

Exactly. And in it’s first link (above the one you responded to), it stated the Fraud never wrote a ‘thesis’ at all, so why would his professor say he did?

Opinionator on February 18, 2011 at 1:18 AM

As one of the birther majority’s favorites, hopefully her clear repudiation has some influence. It’s certainly an improvement over her previous equivocation on the eligibility argument.

RightOFLeft on February 18, 2011 at 1:28 AM

Even if you’re inclined to believe that there’s funny business surrounding The One’s long-form birth certificate, there’s virtually no way to prove it. His file will stay closed as long as he wants it closed, so absent a confession from the Hawaii records department that it’s all a big conspiracy, you’re pumping a dry well.

This is not true, Allahpundit.

Opinionator on February 18, 2011 at 1:31 AM

Obama has been president for 25 months and has proven many time over he is unqualified to be president.

Dasher on February 18, 2011 at 1:35 AM

My respect for this woman continues to grow.

And she has a whole factory making “pit bull lipstick.”

Caststeel on February 18, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Forgive the double post but it occurs that the raw ingredient for pit bull lipstick is liberal bull sh!t; a never ending supply is assured.

Caststeel on February 18, 2011 at 1:50 AM

You’re right. It’s an American issue. It’s a matter of whether we will uphold the law and our Constitution or not.

Opinionator on February 18, 2011 at 1:07 AM

Right on, mama grizzly. It’s good to see you and I look forward to reading your posts and learning/sharing more info about our Fraud in Chief. Speaking of a big X on the back, David Limbaugh, Rush’s brother probably has a huge one as it took a BOOK to itemize, and not even fully, obama’s laundry list of illegalities.

tigerlily on February 18, 2011 at 2:32 AM

I copied the results just before Rich shut the damned poll down. He vanished the link.

Sadly, I didn’t think to get a screen shot. Won’t be guilty of that again.

I never would have thought the editor of such a major publication would be so petty. Shows we can’t trust any of em.

gary4205 on February 18, 2011 at 12:22 AM

Gary… it’s still there. Go to http://nationalreview.com/

Then look underneath the poll for *Previous NRO Poll Result: Our Fiscal Mess

That text is a link. CLICK on that link. A box opens up. Click the right hand arrow and in a few clicks, you’ll be at the first page of the poll. Click again to see the second page.

powerpro on February 18, 2011 at 3:41 AM

Wow. A snark-free Palin post by allahpundit.

cs89 on February 17, 2011 at 9:27 PM

I’m a little late to this party, so if someone else has already asked this, I apologize.

To the blogauthor: Who are you and what have you done with Allahpundit?

apostic on February 18, 2011 at 4:01 AM

Opinionator on February 18, 2011 at 1:18 AM

It should also be noted that no ‘thesis’ is required or written unless one is in an advanced, graduate program. No dice, Mr. MTV supposed prof/crrr6orsomething. The Fraud was never in a masters program at Columbia. But you knew that, right, Baron?

The Fraud was never all that. He never wrote a thesis.

Did he go to Columbia on a Soros funded, Khalidi funded tour? Using an Indonesian passport, under the name of Barry Soetoro? Is that how he applied for his law license?

Probably.

Opinionator on February 18, 2011 at 4:08 AM

lefties love that birther stuff!

Not sure about that- With states passing laws requiring a long form to be presented it could be a large issue for Obama in 2012.

I say keep at it in a quiet way, Obama is spending a lot of cash to hide something. If it ends up knocking him off the ballot in a few states then all the better.

gdonovan on February 18, 2011 at 6:07 AM

Y’all had better back on down – the “Rove” has spokified!

Don L on February 18, 2011 at 6:22 AM

He’s running things like Stalin at this point, maybe he was born in the Soviet Union. Then again, he’s pretty amateurish and ineffectual. Kind of like one of those psuedo intellectual European pussies. Ahhh, let’s just say he’s a man of the Marxist people and general “Citizen of the World”. Then focus in on how he’s more destructive than Al-Queda could ever have been…….

adamsmith on February 18, 2011 at 6:54 AM

keep the change on February 17, 2011 at 11:33 PM

ITA. Between this and the “Neanderthal” insult, Palin’s had a very bead week of saying the right thing.

Hornetsting, I was thinking the same thing about a trifecta — this is what Allahpundit’s dreams are made of, lol! He hit the jackpot.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on February 18, 2011 at 7:50 AM

Ok, that *so* did not come out right, lol!

I meant: Palin’s had a very bad week of not saying the right thing.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on February 18, 2011 at 7:51 AM

Palin has managed all week not to say $#!t during a press briefing so she’s not doing all that badly.

viking01 on February 18, 2011 at 8:15 AM

Read on Drudge this morning that the SCourt has decided to take up the “Birther” issue. Not sure what they can do though. If The Court rules that Zero must produce his long form BC, he’ll just ignore it like he does every other court decision he disagreed with.

When even Chris Mathews asks “why doesn’t he just produce the BC,” you know alot of other people must be wondering the same thing.

I, along with millions of others, are curious about his background and why he’s spending time and money to keep it hidden.

SoldiersMom on February 18, 2011 at 8:20 AM

SoldiersMom on February 18, 2011 at 8:20 AM

But it’s all just such a “distraction”! ////

Palin, tell it to the Supremes.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on February 18, 2011 at 8:23 AM

Haha, this will throw the leftie haters for a loop. How will they handle it? Their hopes of Palin being crowned Queen Birther will be dashed!

Now if only Andrew Sullivan and Keef Olberman will renounce their own Birferism and acknowledge Trig’s true origins…..

Yeah, I’m not holding my breath either.

dczombie on February 18, 2011 at 8:26 AM

If Zero were to be ruled ineligible one can only hope his various freak appointees including Sotomayor and Kagan could also be bounced back to whatever rocks they crawled out from under. That would probably factor into Sotomayor and Kagan’s “keep boss happy” approach to keeping the Constitution at bay.

viking01 on February 18, 2011 at 8:33 AM

I don’t either, but let’s just see that long form the next time you run… You made McCain pony up, your turn.

rgranger on February 18, 2011 at 8:36 AM

I meant: Palin’s had a very bad week of not saying the right thing.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on February 18, 2011 at 7:51 AM

ROFL….sure she has….you just get on smoking whatever you are smoking….

unseen on February 18, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Palin, tell it to the Supremes.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on February 18, 2011 at 8:23 AM

I’m disappointing that the Supremes are taking up the birther BULLSH*T!

You idiots who support Phil Berg’s cause WANT to totally destroy our nation.
You want Obama out-well so so I-and I’ll use the ballot box in 2012. We have plenty of REAL issues we can get him on-and yet some of you you insist on acting/ sounding liking preschoolers in full-meltdown.
Obama IS the President.
Want him out-well that’s what November of 2012 is for!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 18, 2011 at 8:49 AM

ROFL….sure she has….you just get on smoking whatever you are smoking….

unseen on February 18, 2011 at 8:43 AM

I used to agree with Aslans Girl a lot-but not anymore.
She’s deteriorated into tigerlily-lite.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 18, 2011 at 8:50 AM

Just another reminder: Virtually everything tigerlily says is a lie.

crr6 on February 18, 2011 at 12:52 AM

But shading the truth, and not owning up to when you are caught is okay?
What you don’t understand in your youth crr6, is that exaggerating like “no on has ever”, is exactly that, no one of any substance has come forward.
But you have a continous string of half-truths and “gotchas”, and when cornered you slink away and do not face the truth or face the facts.
Obama is a disaster, his budget is unsustainable, as his advisors have even admitted…his foreign policy in just Egypt alone was made up of at least four different people spouting policies…so at least 3 out of the 4 will be wrong. And you will remember the 1 (if even that).
He foolishly attempted to throw Israel under the bus in the U.N….let’s see if he runs away from that fiasco.
Budget, foreign policy, energy policy, unemployment, expansion of government…a failure in every one of those ventures.
Truly the most incompetent leader ever voted in…but you guys think his foreign policy is right on, budget is terrific…

right2bright on February 18, 2011 at 9:00 AM

It will take more than 2012 to deal with the derelicts Zero has placed on our Supreme Court or the dreck he has infiltrated into the Department of Just-Us. His removal and that of the vermin he has brought to DC may not happen until 2012 but that which can be done to reverse Zero’s horrendous damage and lawlessness ASAP should not be discarded lightly or there may be no legitimate ballot box remaining to bank on in 2012.

viking01 on February 18, 2011 at 9:00 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 18, 2011 at 8:50 AM

I don’t have a problem with hbirthers per say. I agree with them that Obama wether he was born here or not is not an american in any classical sense. I think the proper way to handle the whole issue is get the states to do what AZ is doing. Require all candidates to submit proof of eligibility to get on the ballot. I agree with Palin it is not a topic that a national caniddate running for the GOP nomination should tar herself with. Let the base and states hadnle the issue while she reminds people about his failed polices and programs.

As fa ras the SCOTUS hearing the case. I think it is their duty under the consititution but I don’t see anything good coming form them getting involved. If he is found to be not a citizen then all hell breaks losse. IF the court makes some crap up then it sets a very bad precedent. I don’t see Obama producing the documents in question either way. If this topic is followed to its end it could end up in a civ!l war. Which I think would be bad. The ballot box hoepfully will solve the issue in the next year and a half…

unseen on February 18, 2011 at 9:05 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 18, 2011 at 8:49 AM

I think a lot of the birther’s issues are not necessarily with the BC, its the fact that PBHO is spending a lot of money to keep his CREDENTIALS hidden from public knowledge, and they want to know why.

which begs the question: Why has the MSM not done their investigative homework and dug it up or made such a big stink that PBHO gives it up?

Right now we don’t know very much about PBHO’s academic achievements, after all he is purported to be the “smartest” person ever to occupy the WH.

belad on February 18, 2011 at 9:11 AM

C!vil wars are often sparked by tyranny. Should the USSC overlook / ignore eligibility law every one else has had to follow and proclaim Monarch Zero’s divine set-aside right of kings we may get both in quantity.

viking01 on February 18, 2011 at 9:11 AM

It would have been nice had the states had a verification process in place before this became an issue, and it’s a good idea for them to put one into place for the next election, but once he was on the ballot, that really should have been the end of concern over whether Obama was a natural born citizen or not.

Count to 10 on February 18, 2011 at 9:14 AM

It would have been nice had the states had a verification process in place before this became an issue, and it’s a good idea for them to put one into place for the next election, but once he was on the ballot, that really should have been the end of concern over whether Obama was a natural born citizen or not.

Count to 10 on February 18, 2011 at 9:14 AM

I don’t agree. If it was the end of it then the states would never have continued to push for eligibility laws. The birther issue being pushed by people has caused states to look at their laws. with the new world order I think it is imperative that we ensure that all future presidents are natural born citizens. If keeping the birther issue on the backburner pushes states to adopte more strict ballot laws than it was worth the price…

unseen on February 18, 2011 at 9:21 AM

Leather… mmmm mmmm mmmm… Sarah Heath Palin

WordsMatter on February 18, 2011 at 9:22 AM

This is not true, Allahpundit.

Opinionator on February 18, 2011 at 1:31 AM

Ironically, getting court records that were supposed to be sealed unsealed was one of the tactics that Obama used in order to get into the Illinois State Senate. While I am convinced that Barry was born on American soil, there most certainly is information on that document that he is going to a lot of trouble to conceal. Your guess is as good as mine as to what that might be. It may not be disqualifying in of itself, but it may be fatally embarrassing to him.

That said, Palin is correct to say that it is a huge distraction from the very important work of ending the Obama presidency and putting this nation back together again.

turfmann on February 18, 2011 at 9:22 AM

If only FDR had used Code Purple and repulsed the dastardly Pearl Harbor attack he likely knew was coming. Procrastination is not necessarily a good thing. When we choose not to defend our selves and our Sacred honor in the course of our human events we will get and keep exactly what we deserve.

viking01 on February 18, 2011 at 9:23 AM

Why is is assumed that anyone who wants to see Obama’s real birth certificate thinks he was born abroad? I happen to think he was born in Hawaii to a dingbat mother who got knocked up during a tryst with an already married man from Kenya while she was living out one of her leftist fantasies. He “married” her but that marriage could not be sustained legally in the USA because it would create a case of polygamy. So, the marriage was not valid and the resulting illegitimate child was then raised by its grandparents while the dingbat mother went of to her next leftist fantasy. The records were doctored to minimize the reality of the entire affair. I’d like to see the birth record AND the marriage record. I believe that all this is the embarrassing reality that Obama has spent millions to avoid being labeled an illegitimate child. All this has not one thing to do with his being qualified for the office of President, but it does say a lot about his ability to be honest.

MikeA on February 18, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Palin, tell it to the Supremes.

-Aslan’s Girl

What makes you think Diana Ross knows anything? :)

50sGuy on February 18, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Ironically, getting court records that were supposed to be sealed unsealed was one of the tactics that Obama used in order to get into the Illinois State Senate. While I am convinced that Barry was born on American soil, there most certainly is information on that document that he is going to a lot of trouble to conceal. Your guess is as good as mine as to what that might be. It may not be disqualifying in of itself, but it may be fatally embarrassing to him.

That said, Palin is correct to say that it is a huge distraction from the very important work of ending the Obama presidency and putting this nation back together again.

turfmann on February 18, 2011 at 9:22 AM

And add to that the “conspiracy theory” that John Edwards had an illicit child, impossible! All covered up by media and colleagues until it couldn’t effect the election.

So people suspicious of Obama has a probable case.

the_nile on February 18, 2011 at 9:34 AM

Can’t remember if I read it here on HotAir or someplace else about a week or so ago. The article said it wasn’t the BC but the SS# he’s using. Seems Zero REALLY pissed off the Supreme Court last year(when Scalia could be seen mouthing the words “That’s not true”)and they want blood. They have a real problem with his Social Security number being from Connecticut rather than Hawaii. They haven’t even gotten started yet….There’s a reason why there’s three branches and not just a Dictator at the top…We’ll see what transpires………

adamsmith on February 18, 2011 at 9:36 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 18, 2011 at 8:50 AM

I’ve *always* been a “birther” (at least since 11/08), I haven’t “deteriorated” into one.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on February 18, 2011 at 9:39 AM

50sGuy on February 18, 2011 at 9:31 AM

I imagine she knows more than any of the thugs in the WH. I’d rather her be POTUS ;)

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on February 18, 2011 at 9:40 AM

“Birther” in the sense of “birth certificate” (because something’s on it maybe not that he was born outside the US, but something) and “birther” in the sense that due to his father’s Kenyan citizenship status at the time of Obama’s birth, he’s not natural-born.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on February 18, 2011 at 9:42 AM

Want him out-well that’s what November of 2012 is for!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 18, 2011 at 8:49 AM

That’s also what impeachment is for! It’s Constitutional and everything! The founders gave us an escape hatch, thank God.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on February 18, 2011 at 9:45 AM

MikeA on February 18, 2011 at 9:29 AM

That sounds pretty close to the real deal though no matter the outcome I’ll always think of Zero as a complete ‘rat-bastard anyway.

Given Zero’s vanity what he’s hiding is bound to be facts which offend him personally and less about what could affect the peons he disdains.

viking01 on February 18, 2011 at 9:47 AM

You idiots who support Phil Berg’s cause WANT to totally destroy our nation.
You want Obama out-well so so I-and I’ll use the ballot box in 2012. We have plenty of REAL issues we can get him on-and yet some of you you insist on acting/ sounding liking preschoolers in full-meltdown.
Obama IS the President.
Want him out-well that’s what November of 2012 is for!
annoyinglittletwerp on February 18, 2011 at 8:49 AM

Requiring compliance with the Rule of Law (together with fiscal sanity and strong defense) will save the nation, not destroy it.

Basilsbest on February 18, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Were potential Democratic presidential candiadtes grilled about the 9/11 Truthers when they were running for President? Weren’t there polls back in 2007 showing large percentages of Democratic voters believing that the government was responsible for 9/11? I don’t remember Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, or John Edwards ever being asked about this in a national interview, I don’t remember Nancy Pelosi ever being asked about it, much less having to watch an hour-long show on CNN calling this “The Big Issue” while an enormous battle over the federal budget was raging in Washington.

In fact, because the media didn’t ask any of those people about the “Truthers” their fringe movement has never gotten any traction. They have pretty much gone away, with only a handful of freaks showing up at various protests along with the LaRouchies.

But now we see the same media flogging the “birther” issue to shift the debate away from Ovama’s disatrous budget rollout and Egypt failure, to divide conservatives, and make independent voters believe conservatives are scary monsters. They know this is a BS issue, they know WE know it is a BS issue, but it serves their purposes to flog it as much as possible and make our leaders talk about it.

The media are scum. If we ever needed proof that they are in fact simply a cheerleading corps for Obama, this is it.

rockmom on February 18, 2011 at 9:47 AM

MikeA on February 18, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Does that mean you are a “marriag-er”? Does’t quite roll off the tongue ;)

Whatever it is that he’s hiding, it will show him as a liar when it comes out. America doesn’t like liars.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on February 18, 2011 at 9:49 AM

I don’t believe that Obama is a Muslim. He is an atheist, just like Ann Coulter says.

He was probably born here in the USA. There is just too much evidence that he was (newspaper announcements, hospital certificate of live birth, etc.).

The Simpson Mizzolli act requires that all employers get a copy of the birth certificate and social security card prior to employment.

My question is: Did Obama comply with this law?

The Rock on February 18, 2011 at 9:55 AM

I think Rove is getting played here. He is falling into the Dem’s framing by calling the Birthers “our Birchers”. No, they’re not. Birthers are not exclusively Republican; the most prominent suit trying to determine The One’s legal status was brought by a Dem. The Dems and their media lackeys are just trying to paint this as a Bircher moment and Rove is deep into it. Palin has it right – identify it as a media-generated distraction and move on.

inmypajamas on February 18, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Why would he hide his college diploma? Even KO the JO waived around his to show he went to Cornell. (not the “real” Cornell per Ann Coulter)

50sGuy on February 18, 2011 at 9:55 AM

astonerii on February 17, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Perfect. Was thinking the exact thing in frustration: we’re playing by their rules. We’re not gonna win in ’12 if this keeps up. Forget about it.

RepubChica on February 18, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Sarah Palin has actually disowned the Birthers and told them to zip it? Well paint me red and call me a fire engine.

Dark-Star on February 18, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Were potential Democratic presidential candiadtes grilled about the 9/11 Truthers when they were running for President?

rockmom on February 18, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Another bright burning bulb. No, they were not. The next Conservative asked about this birther stuff or his “faith” on any of the LSM channels needs to take a stand–or pack it in because they aren’t getting it. They’re framing it again to have another go at a race war in ’12.

RepubChica on February 18, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Zero may not be a Muslim but it is likely he was born a Muslim (on the paper) given the benefits and set-asides he has received. IIRC Zero had a problem with people using his middle name during the campaign. Its conflict with the facade Zero and his media hacks were and still are pimping likely was a factor in its suppression.

viking01 on February 18, 2011 at 10:10 AM

LONG ISLAND REP!
WOO SARAH

blatantblue on February 18, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Good on Sarah!

blatantblue on February 18, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Sarah Palin has actually disowned the Birthers and told them to zip it?

Dark-Star on February 18, 2011 at 10:04 AM

No , she says that for her it’s distraction.

the_nile on February 18, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Why did moderation eat my post from last night? Disappointing.

The main points:
1) The gullibles still haven’t made any case that the issue hurts the GOP, and they never will – because election results clearly show that, if anything, it helps us.

2) Eleven states will require full documentaion starting in 2012, so Palin is playing it smart – let the issue get fought out at the state level.

3) It looks like Soetoro will play the race card rather than produce the document:

If only one or two states clarify eligibility in order to run for office, White House will simply use those states as examples of “anti-Obama racism”. They would likely not win the electorals in those states regardless, but could use the scenario to gain sympathy and support over the challenge from other moderate states.

His forfeiting ballot access rather than produce a birth certificate, will make everyone a “birther”.

Why? I think Hillbuzz has the right answer.

Rebar on February 18, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Were potential Democratic presidential candiadtes grilled about the 9/11 Truthers when they were running for President?

rockmom on February 18, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Another bright burning bulb. No, they were not. The next Conservative asked about this birther stuff or his “faith” on any of the LSM channels needs to take a stand–or pack it in because they aren’t getting it. They’re framing it again to have another go at a race war in ’12.

RepubChica on February 18, 2011 at 10:07 AM

And we had the “selected not elected” smear against Bush , media didn’t’ interrogate candidates over that either.

http://www.papillonsartpalace.com/hillaNWKry.htm

At a private fund-raiser in Los Angeles
for Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan of Missouri, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton
told the crowd that President Bush merely had been “selected” president, not
elected, Newsweek reports in the current issue.

the_nile on February 18, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Woops, link fixed:

Why? I think Hillbuzz has the right answer.

Rebar on February 18, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Palin doesn’t question Obama’s citizenship or faith. Sarah Palin is a moron, according to the press.

It follows that we shouldn’t follow her thoughts on this matter, right?

hawksruleva on February 18, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Palin doesn’t question Obama’s citizenship or faith. Sarah Palin is a moron, according to the press.

It follows that we shouldn’t follow her thoughts on this matter, right?

hawksruleva on February 18, 2011 at 10:56 AM

That should be the grassroot response to media….

the_nile on February 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Didn’t she say in late 2009 that the public is rightfully still making it an issue?

Y-not on February 17, 2011 at 9:23 PM

EXACTLY – the whole issue is soooo 2009. We have bigger things to worry about now!

Queen0fCups on February 18, 2011 at 11:08 AM

With the disarray of this administration on foreign policy, economy in shambles, chaos in state capitols, defying the federal courts, banning the reaping of our nations resources, strangling the nation’s businesses all RINO’s and Liberals have to worry about is the Birthers?

Herb on February 18, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Palin: No, I don’t question Obama’s faith or his citizenship

There are $TRILLIONS$ of reasons this clown should not be re-elected.

Focus on the ones that everyone agrees on. Economy, debt, jobs, etc….

cntrlfrk on February 18, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Great news….McCain aides did not think highly of Palin’s new chief of staff. this can only mean the guy is a great manager. If the McCain aides say jump you hug the floor. They were the most incompentant political people I have ever seen. If they didn’t like Palin’s new chief of staff the man must have been a great catch for the Palin team:

Originally brought aboard as Palin’s traveling chief of staff, Glassner was quickly relieved of his duties and, instead, spent the months between the Republican National Convention in August 2008 and Election Day behind a desk at McCain campaign headquarters in Arlington, Va. From there he handled Palin’s schedule, her advance work and the mechanics of getting her from event to event.

One former McCain aide described Glassner as a “low-key” behind-the-scenes type who was not involved in strategy decisions, while another referred to him as “one of a circle of enablers” surrounding Palin who reinforced her worst behavior. The source said he bypassed the campaign’s chain of command in approving the hefty credit card charges.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/sarah-palins-hand-man-meet-michael-glassner/story?id=12945047&page=2

So it looks like The McCain campaign tried to kneecap Palin from the outset, demoting her chief of staff. then if you remember correctly her new “controllers schedulers those interviews with ABc and CBS refusing to go on talk radio or foxnews…..

hmmm it’s almost like they set up Palin to fail or something….nah couldn’t be…..

unseen on February 18, 2011 at 11:49 AM

oh love this quote from same source:

But, at the same Feb. 2010 speaking appearance, Glassner criticized Senator McCain and Sen. John Kerry for taking a different path after their presidential bids.

I think their decisions to go back in the Senate are frankly less than graceful and have represented a whole host of sort of awkward — awkwardness — having reached that pinnacle and then sort of being back down in the legislative process that I think Senator Dole gracefully avoided, much to his credit,” Glassner said.

unseen on February 18, 2011 at 11:52 AM

unseen on February 18, 2011 at 11:49 AM

That’s an indication he’s not part of the failure.

the_nile on February 18, 2011 at 11:52 AM

He is just refusing to release his long form to keep the issue alive to be able to use it to ridicule his opponents. A masterful political operation by Obama worthy of that ingenious bastard Rove.

Wait, Obama’s scheming led to an historic shellacking in the mid-terms and now a full majority of the opposition thinks he is constitutionally unqualified for his office and not even a citizen. Masterful political strategy, if you are Rove. This issue does NOT help Obama. The strategy for the GOP is to continue to disclaim this issue all the while pushing it through proxies. It reaffirms people’s fear that Obama is the “other” and not one of us. Plus, he is not hiding these records for nothing. The information may not disqualify him, but may prove embarrassing. The origin story of our savior is a lie type of stuff. No manger, no magi, etc.

tommylotto on February 18, 2011 at 11:56 AM

That’s an indication he’s not part of the failure.

the_nile on February 18, 2011 at 11:52 AM

agreed. the article of course has to ge tits digs into Gov Palin but it seems she made a very wise decision in hiring him. his time at the port asuthrioty would also mean a connection to Rudy who has said if Palin runs he will run. By which I think he means to be a stalking horse for the RINOs…..

Say what you will but these movements show Gov Palin is not an ametuer playing in the pros. It appears Gov Palin is many steps ahead of the pros…

unseen on February 18, 2011 at 11:58 AM

That’s an indication he’s not part of the failure.

the_nile on February 18, 2011 at 11:52 AM

reply must have got picked up by filter….but I agree. His ties to the port authority woould also point to a budding politcal friendship between Palin and Rudy…

unseen on February 18, 2011 at 12:01 PM

This issue does NOT help Obama. The strategy for the GOP is to continue to disclaim this issue all the while pushing it through proxies. It reaffirms people’s fear that Obama is the “other” and not one of us
tommylotto on February 18, 2011 at 11:56 AM

agreed it has been a total backfire on Obama’s part

unseen on February 18, 2011 at 12:09 PM

agreed it has been a total backfire on Obama’s part

unseen on February 18, 2011 at 12:09 PM

it puts a lie to the ‘most open administration in the history of the world’

right4life on February 18, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Just so we are all clear on this… the media spin on what Sarah Palin really said about Michelle and breast milk is total crap…. bull crap and spun so it is not close to the truth… watch the video of the entire comment and tell me she was taking a shot at Michelle or taking a shot at breast feeding…. as you can see, she made a joke about high commodity prices, not Michelle…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH11CLdOMzQ

PhilipJames on February 18, 2011 at 12:47 PM

I don’t question Obama’s faith. I’ve yet to see any evidence it exists, whether Christian or Muslim.

His citizenship is an open question. He seems likely to be a citizen, but whether he’s a natural-born citizen is far more questionable.

But I’m not running for president.

tom on February 18, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Pres Clinton lied under oath. Impeachment took valuable time away from our nation’s true problems that are now manifest in a Marxist dream’s mess. Newt Gingrich was having an affair during it all with Republican majorities squandered. Just as the Lewinsky scandal proved, the birther issue will benefit both sides, and the bu*t of the joke will always be Obama for not being man enough to release his long form birth certificate. Mmmm mmmm mmm…

It matters not what any pol or public figure says about this issue now and forever as Obama has Executive Order status so the public on all sides know he is untouchable, outside of independent opinion, regardless of the truth on any topic. Just as those in Italy want to prosecute their centre-right Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, for Bunga-Bunga underage sex even though the girl in question was over the age of consent — but it is really about personal appearance and feminists pointing to made up bigots — so too the entertainment media want to prove birthers are bigots. Nothing has changed, and the continuation of this topic proves it and fuels both sides. On the right, it brings more distrust of government/media while on the left, it brings more hate. Sounds like the ’60s, no?

FeFe on February 18, 2011 at 1:54 PM

You idiots who support Phil Berg’s cause WANT to totally destroy our nation.You want Obama out-well so so I-and I’ll use the ballot box in 2012. We have plenty of REAL issues we can get him on-and yet some of you you insist on acting/ sounding liking preschoolers in full-meltdown.
Obama IS the President.
Want him out-well that’s what November of 2012 is for

I used to agree with Aslans Girl a lot-but not anymore.
She’s deteriorated into tigerlily-lite.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 18, 2011 at 8:50 AM

Says the resident genius, who can’t put together an adult argument based on facts, but can call names and splatter insults like the 40 year old teenager that she is. You’re really over your head on this site, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who is bone tired of your big mouth. You dumb down every thread you land on. The day is young. Let’s count how many of your posts are arguments backed up with fact, insults and/or your ususal narcissitically self-referential (just like your hero obama!)drivel. obama-lite sounds just about right for you.

p.s. I’m sure your arrogant proclamation of how YOU used to like Aslan’s Girl but now have no use for her is breaking her heart. Because everyone needs a backstabbing “friend” like you around. What makes you think Aslan’s Girl or anyone else here cares that you have deigned from your obama-lite throne on high to disown her because you can’t figure out the “president” is a fraud and she can? Envious, perhaps? Oh, that’s right, you have announced that your “slight autism” has removed the ability for you to be envious; you have been excluded from ever committing one of the seven deadly sins that all humanity labors under. Riiiight..

tigerlily on February 18, 2011 at 1:56 PM

C!vil wars are often sparked by tyranny. Should the USSC overlook / ignore eligibility law every one else has had to follow and proclaim Monarch Zero’s divine set-aside right of kings we may get both in quantity.

viking01 on February 18, 2011 at 9:11 AM

This. All hell should break loose, because if we aren’t the ones on offense doing it, obama has plans for all hell to break loose and God help us if we cant’ defend ourselves from his offense. Some posters here think that obama and Soros plan for the quaint, classic, American “peaceful transfer of power” after a vigorously waged campaign.

What indication has obama, through his endless extra-legal, extra-constitutional and now contemptable actions regarding two Federal Court rulings gave anyone the idea that the Lawless One plans on giving up the Oval Office?

Madison, WI and now two other states are gearing up for further union, DNC, Organizing for America protests. Obama is the one who, if left in office, will set this nation ablaze with violence and rioting. He has been found to be tight with the MB and is busily destabilizing the ME. He can call martial law and suspend elections at any time. The Madison legislature just trashed the republic by committing felony abdication of their duty. Obama hasn’t even called his minorities/illegals onto the streets. The illegals are there to be called, as they were by the hundreds of thousands during the “May Day” (stalin hat-tip, nice touch) pprotests five or six years back.

I don’t know what it will take for people to wake up and realize that obama’s plan is to either take America down before 2012, or make sure he stays in office beyond 2012 to get the job done. He has already, incredibly, gone on OFFENSE against Judge Vinson in Florida. He is in contempt of Federal Court on two counts, one with obamacare and another with his illegal drilling bans. These are impeachable offenses and yet it is OBAMA who is going on the offense and continuing, full speed ahead the implemenation of a law which has been declared unconstitutional. Gotta hand it to him. The way things are going, he’s bankrupted the nation and is on his way to starting WWIII, via the ME.

iMHO, I don’t have any confidence that the Supreme Court will find that he must be removed. They will not acknowledge the classical meaning of Natural Born. If they don’t, then that’s it. Doesn’t mean obama is constitutionally qualified. Just means the Supreme Court moved the goalposts, again, in that living, breathing, mutable document known as the Constitution.

We are going to hit the boiling point long before November, 2012. Obama has gone rogue from the start, but now it’s becoming ever bolder. Wait for the October 2012 crisis. Perhps “terrorists” will be threatening/vandalizing polling pplaces, nationwide. Obama will have to let Big Sis “postpone” elections for the safety of the citizenry. Once November passes, there will always be another reason to postpone, martial law to trigger and of course, even if the Courts declare him out of bounds, why should he comply?

Anything, any issue, that can be used to weaken and/or remove obama from office should be used and used now. The Left never holds back. Everything and the kitchen sink is thrown. It’s time we did the same. NO arrow should be left unused in it’s quiver. If outing obama as the fraud that he is will get him out of office, then it should be pursued with all dispatch. As an incredible bonus, everything and everyone he has appointed and signed will be nullified. There is no counting on 2012 even happening.

tigerlily on February 18, 2011 at 2:24 PM

some of you you insist on acting/ sounding liking preschoolers in full-meltdown.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 18, 2011 at 8:50 AM

Wow, sounds just like you. In just about every thread.

Bang on with your username, btw.

You-Eh-Vee on February 18, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Wow, sounds just like you. In just about every thread.

Bang on with your username, btw.

You-Eh-Vee on February 18, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Her narcissitic tendancies along with her gratuitous, out of the blue insults tied up with her ability to dumb down any thread she lands on, make her HA’s resident and champion forty-year old teenager. The schtick is really getting old, though. Boring to tears, almost. Check out the qotd where she plays dj every night in lieu of adult conversation.

tigerlily on February 18, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Opinionator on February 18, 2011 at 3:27 PM

He is becoming an outlaw president.

slickwillie2001 on February 18, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Opinionator on February 18, 2011 at 3:27 PM

He is becoming an outlaw president.

slickwillie2001 on February 18, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Great link, Opinionator and right on, slickwillie. He has told us what he thinks of the U.S. Constitution and her rule of law. Now he’s showing us. Who will file the bench warrant and charge him with contempt? Bueller, Boehner, anyone???

He’s busy setting the nation on a collision course with the ccommunist-run public sector unions. The Madison WI protesters are openly admitting “inspiration” from what is happening in Egypt. barry’s gonna burn it down before November, 2012 can happen, or hussein ain’t his middle name.

tigerlily on February 18, 2011 at 4:39 PM

some of you you insist on acting/ sounding liking preschoolers in full-meltdown.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 18, 2011 at 8:50 AM

Wow, sounds just like you. In just about every thread.

Bang on with your username, btw.

You-Eh-Vee on February 18, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Her narcissitic tendancies along with her gratuitous, out of the blue insults tied up with her ability to dumb down any thread she lands on, make her HA’s resident and champion forty-year old teenager. The schtick is really getting old, though. Boring to tears, almost. Check out the qotd where she plays dj every night in lieu of adult conversation.

tigerlily on February 18, 2011 at 4:30 PM

tigerlily on February 18, 2011 at 4:43 PM

So here’s the thing. The vast majority of those who are getting labeled “birthers” are NOT saying that they believe Obama wasn’t born in the U.S. They are saying that he hasn’t proven his Constitutionally required eligibility for the office he holds.

There is a major difference between the two, and the media, and many of you including AP, willingly conflate them.

I admit that we won’t get a reasonable settlement of the question, because for whatever reason, he doesn’t want the truth known, and is spending piles of our money to make sure it isn’t known. In that light, Palin’s answer is politically pitch-perfect. She did NOT say that she believes he is a natural-born U.S. citizen; she did NOT say that she believes that he is a Christian. She said that she does NOT QUESTION his faith or his citizenship. This leaves the question available if necessary down the road, and leaves her above the fray as not engaged in the controversy.

Those states which are putting in place remedies to prevent the election of an ineligible candidate will prove more significant than the constant flailing in the media of both sides on this issue.

11/6/12 ~ Judgement day

Freelancer on February 18, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Those states which are putting in place remedies to prevent the election of an ineligible candidate will prove more significant than the constant flailing in the media of both sides on this issue.

11/6/12 ~ Judgement day

Freelancer on February 18, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Even sooner if those requirements also cover the presidential primaries in those states.

slickwillie2001 on February 18, 2011 at 5:37 PM

I’m a little late to this party, so if someone else has already asked this, I apologize.

To the blogauthor: Who are you and what have you done with Allahpundit?

apostic on February 18, 2011 at 4:01 AM

He’s getting a Wisconsin wake-up call.

ebrown2 on February 18, 2011 at 11:25 PM

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