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The Birther Movement -- has picked up a huge disciple.
It started a week ago -- when Donald Trump appeared on ABC’s The View.
“Why doesn’t he show his birth certificate? And you know what? I wish he would. Because I think it’s a terrible pale that’s hanging over him. He should show his birth certificate. And the other thing, you go back to my kindergarten, my first grade. People remember me. Nobody from those early years, (that’s not true) remembers him (we have pictures of him).”
This week on Fox News, the potential GOP presidential candidate went into full birther mode.
“He doesn’t have it. He spent millions of dollars on lawyers trying to get out of the issue. They give what’s called a certificate of live birth, which doesn’t even have a signature on it. Anybody can get a certificate of live birth, it’s nothing to do with a birth certificate and they are really reeling.”
Trump told Fox -- anyone can get a hold of their birth certificate --
- and offered his own up as proof.
One small problem. The Smoking Gun says -- uh, Donald, that’s not a real birth certificate.
“...the document is not an official New York City birth certificate, but rather a document generated by Jamaica Hospital, where Trump’s mother Mary reportedly gave birth in June 1946. Official birth certificates are issued (and maintained) by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Vital Records. So, what is Trump trying to conceal?”
Fightthesmears**** and Factcheck**** -- both confirmed the president’s birth certificate back in 2008.
But Birthers say, they don’t believe the birth certificate the President has provided -- is legit.
Politico’s Ben Smith argues, perhaps Trump didn’t provide a real birth certificate -- rather -- an unofficial hospital record. And Smith says -- maybe this has opened up a new can of worms about The Donald.
“Trump's mother, it should be noted, was born in Scotland, which is not part of the United States. His plane is registered in the Bahamas, also a foreign country. This fact pattern -- along with the wave of new questions surrounding what he claims is a birth certificate -- raises serious doubts about his eligibility to serve as President of the United States.”
To put those questions to rest, Slate asks Trump to provide documents it says, the president already has.
“- Two (or more) contemporary newspaper announcements confirming that Donald Trump was born in the United States. (Two of these exist for Barack Obama.)
- A certification of live birth produced by the state Trump was born, verified by hand by reporters. (FactCheck**** verified Obama's certification in 2008.)
- A picture of the young Donald Trump and or/interviews with people who knew him.”
So what do you think? Is Trump simply trying to close the deal on the president’s lingering question of birth? Or is he trumping up charges that have already been put to rest?
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She calls it a “bridge too far.” Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial so-called “birther bill.”
“That bill would have required a presidential candidate to provide a birth certificate or a handful of other documents before their names could be placed on a state's ballot.” (VIDEO FROM KFMB)
If candidates couldn’t provide a long form birth certificate -- the bill would have allowed for baptismal or circumcision certificates. 14 other states have introduced similar legislation -- and it’s been rejected in Connecticut, Maine and Montana.
In an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren - Governor Brewer says the legislation just wasn’t necessary.
GOVERNOR JAN BREWER (R-AZ): “It is something that I felt uncomfortable with and I feel it serves no purpose. ... You know, bottom line is, I just have to call 'em as I see 'em. It doesn't help Arizona. This bill is a distraction.”
Governor Brewer grabbed national headlines last year when she signed a controversial bill giving police wide-ranging authority to detain suspected illegal immigrations. (VIDEO FROM KMSB)
So her rejection of the “birther bill” surprised many political analysts who are calling it a move against her own party.
REPORTER: “She didn’t win a popularity contest today with her own party.” (VIDEO FROM KPNX)
But if it’s a popularity contest with her longstanding critics -- count The Phoenix New Times’ James King among the fans of the veto.
“...big props must go out to Governor Jan Brewer... The bill was Arizona's far-right-wing response to the continuously debunked conspiracy theory that President Barack Obama is not an American citizen … despite it already being a federal requirement to land the job.”
But count Hot Air’s Allahpundit among the confused.
“She just started her new term so electoral politics is immaterial. Is there some core agenda item that she needs Democratic help to pass? Or is she trying to build goodwill with Obama for better cooperation on immigration? Or, just maybe, did she genuinely believe that the bill was stupid and embarrassing to Arizona?”
Supporters of the measure say it had nothing to do with President Obama -- but rather -- the quote
“integrity of the Constitution.”
CNN’s John King isn’t buying that. He asks Orly Taitz -- an outspoken skeptic of President Obama’s citizenship - to explain.
JOHN KING: “Mark me down as skeptical. ... Can you honestly say with a straight face it has nothing to do with President Obama? ... There is a federal constitutional requirement to run for president. Why does any state have to worry about that?”
ORLY TAITZ: “Because the ballots are state ballots. Each state has its own ballots and therefore there has to be a provision in the state ballot whereby, one, running for office, needs to prove he is a natural born citizen...”
If Brewer had signed the legislation - Arizona would have been the first state to pass a “birther bill.” Republican supporters of the legislation in Arizona say they might override the veto -- but it remains unclear whether they have the votes needed to do so.
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Even after President Barack Obama dedicated an entire press conference to squashing so-called birther theories, the controversy continues -- with more and more voices accusing the birther movement of racism. For example, comedian David Letterman recently took a shot at ardent birther Donald Trump.
“Letterman attacked Trump’s recent comments about President Obama. Now, Trump seemed to imply Obama may have gotten into elite colleges as part of a affirmative action rather than on his merits.”
LETTERMAN: “My point is it's all fun, it’s all a circus, it’s all a rodeo, until it starts to smack of racism, and then it’s no longer fun.
DR. PHIL: “So you thought it was racist?”
LETTERMAN: “Well, yes." (HLN)
But a new study from the University of Delaware suggests -- Letterman could be right. The study asked 295 students -- black and white -- to rate President Obama’s performance as well as questions to gauge their racial biases. USA Today has the results.
“‘Overall ... White participants tended to view Obama as less American... Moreover, Whites higher in prejudice rated Obama as less American, and as performing more poorly as president."
USA Today also quotes a psychologist at Florida State University who says the study quote- “strongly supports a role of racism in the birther movement,” and a writer for the Loop 21 agrees, saying...
“Birtherism is and has always been about race... Donald Trump and the birthers have essentially questioned … whether [President Obama] is the legitimate occupant of the White House and essentially they just asked him for his ‘papers’ as if this is Arizona under SB 1070.”
But the study, published in Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, says today’s form of racism can be found in quote-“subtle, indirect forms of bias.” But a writer for Science 2.0 asks “If white people are so racist, how did Obama get elected in the first place?”
“[The authors] believe whites are the only ones with racial prejudice that would impact performance bias of the president. Black people have no bias when it comes to Obama or even Joe Biden; they think he is an idiot just as much as whites do - but not more. How does one make this sweeping racial indictment?”
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*******uselectionnews****/ Former New York City Mayor and possible 2012 Presidential Candidate Rudy Giuliani has spoken out against those who are not convinced that President Obama was born in the US saying that the “birther” cause is obsolete and ultimately “futile”, especially in light of more important issues facing the United States. Giuliani made the comments during an interview with Politico, minutes before taking the podium at the Lincoln Day Dinner in Manchester, New Hampshire, his first trip to the early primary state since the beginning of the 2012 election season.
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Though he has yet to officially declare his candidacy for the 2012 Presidential Election, real estate mogul and American businessman Donald Trump was selected as the leader in a recent Public Policy Poll of 400 Republican potential Primary voters that asked;
“What if Donald Trump ran for President and the candidates were Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, and Donald Trump. Who would you vote for?”
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Maybe-maybe-not presidential hopeful Donald Trump talked about plenty of stuff in a morning interview with New York City Talk 1300’s Fred Dicker -- but it was one line in particular that has the blogosphere all stirred up.
“Hillary Clinton did so much for the black population, so much, and she got very few votes. So then you’ll hear a political reporter -- look, I tell it like it is -- then you’ll hear a political reporter go on and say, ‘had nothing to do with race.’ But how come she got such a tiny piece of the vote? And it’s, you know, it’s a very sad thing. I have a great relationship with the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks.”
If you didn’t catch it -- the phrase in contention is quote- “the blacks.” A writer for The Daily Kos explains the problem with Trump’s wording.
“It's not too far removed from referring to black folks as ‘Negroes’, ‘You People’, ‘Coloreds’, ‘Darkies’, or ‘Flavor Flav's Kids’ on the racial insult totem pole. Referring to a race of people as a single entity is probably the height of racial insensitivity.”
Trump was responding to a question about a recent Quinnipiac Poll indicating 95 percent of blacks in New York approve of how President Barack Obama is handling the presidency -- compared to just 42 percent of whites. (Video: CBS)
A writer for the website The Urban Politico goes after Trump’s overall assertion, saying -- if you recall the unsuccessful candidacies of African Americans like Al Sharpton and Cynthia McKinney, there’s more to winning than being black.
“Considering the fact that over the past 222 years, this country has never had an African American candidate within a rocks throw of the Oval Office, minimizing any degree of the pride felt in an historic opportunity as nothing more than race based shows how culturally out of touch Trump is with ‘The Blacks.’”
Many analysts have noted, Trump’s insistent birtherism has already alienated him from black voters, who view the perspective as inherently racist. But a writer for Death + Taxes argues, black voters were never behind Trump in the first place -- and he’s simply playing to his home crowd.
“Donald Trump has just replaced Mss. Palin and Bachman and become the de-facto candidate of the Tea Party movement.”
On CBS, Michael Steele -- who was the first African American to serve as chair of the Republican National Committee -- shrugs off the phrase and says, Trump will be Trump.
MICHAEL STEELE:“He sort of brings a level of conversation that I don’t think we’re all used to yet in politics. He’s unscripted in so many ways, and that can be good and that can be refreshing, but it also can be troublesome when you’re trying to understand exactly what it is you mean when you say ‘the blacks.’”
And on MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, an editorial writer for The Washington Post says, Trump is probably just following an old piece of marketing wisdom: Any publicity is good publicity.
JONATHAN CAPEHART, THE WASHINGTON POST: “This is all about pumping up the ratings of that show, whatever it’s called, and just getting Trump’s name out there. And it’s also not just the shows. Remember, his name is slapped on buildings all over the country. So all of this stuff, all of this talk, is about pumping up whatever business interest he has.”
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