Republican Campaign Was Always Going to Highlight a Race-Based Appeal

By: Monday August 27, 2012 10:59 am

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Lots of people are talking about Chris Matthews teeing off on Reince Priebus today, accusing the GOP of “playing the race card” against the President. Mitt Romney’s birther joke, their blatantly false ad accusing the President of removing the work requirement from welfare [...]

A Brief Note on Birtherism

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 2:31 pm

I don’t want to belabor the whole birther circus, or legitimize it, or whatever. In fact, I almost abandoned this post twice. But we’re well beyond that point after today’s events, so indulge me. And I do think the spectacle of an American President having to debase himself to confront conspiracy theorists registers as a [...]

Obama Releases Long-Form Birth Certificate

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 6:36 am

It’s come to this in America. The President of the United States has been harassed into releasing his “long-form” birth certificate, which was locked away in a vault in Hawaii for 48 years. He requested a copy on April 22 from the state. The President is apparently going to make a statement about it as [...]

Arizona Governor Brewer Vetoes Birther Bill

By: Tuesday April 19, 2011 6:50 am

Jan Brewer, with her re-election campaign behind her, has become slightly less crazed. What else to account for the fact that she vetoed a so-called “birther bill”: The bill would have required presidential candidates to present their birth certificates or other birth records to be eligible to be on the ballot. “As a former Secretary [...]

A New Flash Of Birtherism In Virginia

By: Monday March 15, 2010 8:57 am

Not Larry Sabato flags the Attorney General of Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli, talking about challenging Barack Obama’s policies by questioning his place of birth: Q What can we do about Obama and the birth certificate thing? Cooch: It will get tested in my view when someoneā€¦ when he signs a law, and someone is convicted of [...]

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