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The politics of birtherism

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On April 23, 2011
A new CBS/NY Times poll finds that 47% of Republican voters say Barack Obama was born outside the United States. (Only a third say he was born in this country, while another 22% say they don’t know one way or another). This can be interpreted in a number of ways. Jon Chait points out that […]

GOP: Beck/Taitz ’12 or Bust!

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On December 4, 2009
I wish I could say I’m surprised by Sarah Palin going birther. But… I also I wish I could say that this was political suicide, but in terms of her (real) chances of getting the GOP nomination it may be a net neutral, and (granting that she pushes the boundaries of this truth) essentially anyone […]

Peak Wingnut, October 14 2009

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On October 15, 2009

Orly Taitz, the enterprising lawyer who has filed various lawsuits alleging that Barack Obama is constitutionally ineligible to be president of the United States, has achieved the perhaps unique legal

Mean Jean a Birther

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On September 10, 2009

“Mean” Jean Schmidt, who “represents” me in Congress, is apparently a Birther: Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) spoke at the Voice of America tea party this Labor Day weekend outside o

Birthers

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On August 3, 2009
I think the passive-aggressive ones — with Tom Maguire being the supreme example — are my favorites. Although sometimes you have to prefer the undiluted variety; i.e. “[the transparently fake alleged birth certificate from a country that didn’t exist when it was issued is] from WND, but appears legit.” In, fairness, though, the birthers do […]

Since you asked

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On July 29, 2009

I admire the work Andrew Sullivan has done keeping the torture scandal in the public eye, and I like some of his other work too. So I don’t particularly enjoy pointing out that this is a ridicul

Lou Dobbs: Birther

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On July 21, 2009
Hey, all he wants are some answers. This is essentially the same thing as if in 2002 a top CNN anchor had demanded that the Bush administration prove it didn’t demolish the WTC. I don’t think that guy would have kept his job though. Also, I was glancing yesterday at a couple of websites dedicated […]
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