AfterBirther Nonsense or Media Abortion? A Rebuttal to Jake Tapper and ABC News on the Birther Issue
May 28th, 2012
It's now a granted, that President Obama's soaring abilities at artful prevarication may even surpass his legendarily singular abilities at teleprompted oral wizardry. We saw this recently when Obama came out in a speech and insisted that he has spent less than both the George Bush and Ronald Reagan Presidencies, despite his having run up more debt than all other Presidents in US History "combined." So, how does the one reconcile itself from the other?
It doesn't , ladies and Gentlemen, his utterances were nothing more nor less than certifiably loony, bald-faced lies.
However, as the American people and the Conservative Media learn more and more about the President and his mysterious past, we will get to see more and more of the vetting which was largely missing from the 2008 campaign. On that particular note, we recently were led to a Youtube video in which Obama, during the 2008 Presidential campaign, spoke of "his father 's" return home from WWII, unfortunately, this statement didn't pass the smell test either, his Father could only have been in grade school, at best, based upon his age at the time of WWII:
Obama: "My Father served in World War II"
Indeed, Mr. President? if Obama Sr, who is Obama's true father, did actually serve in WWII, then he could only have been anywhere from three to nine years old, being that he was born in 1936 and WWII started in 1939, quite a warrior, eh? That dog won't hunt? Ok, then let's do what the mainstream media does and see if we can help cover for Obama's being found out in yet another outrageous lie.
In fact, lets be generous and assume the Messiah was referring to his step father, Lolo Soetoro, who was one year older than Barack Senior, making him anywhere from four to eleven years old as a combat veteran? Hmmm...still doesn't pass the smell test.
Well, Ok , How about Michelle's father, Frasier Robinson III, surely he served in WWII? Umm...unfortunately, no, he was also born in 1935, making him far too young to conscript himself into service. So, who's left? Oh! How about Michelle's grandfather, Fraser Robinson Jr? Er...unfortunately, no couldn't have been him, he had only one arm according to news stories, making him a reject on the war front.
Which leaves us with one other possible candidate, that being Obama's grandfather on his mother's side, Ann Dunham. Cross your fingers, surely we can find the Messiah some bit of salvation here! Aha! Obama's grandfather, Stanley Dunham served in WWII in the European theater in the ordinance division. So, there you have it, although it wasn't actually Obama's father, his maternal grandfather did serve in WWII.
But then, why didn't Obama simply tell the whole truth and say "Grandfather, especially after dedicating an entire book to his Kenyan father, Namely, "Dreams From My Father?" The true point of this story being that while our premise is totally accurate, when you read our researched facts, done on the fly, and in order and in real time, we come up with a plausible explanation, that exonerates Obama, at least to a point, while also leaving the core meaning of the headline intact and totally truthful.
Which is often how the Mainstream Media treats most damaging facts to members of the Right-Wing in their political stories. Well, except for the last part, where we give a plausible explanation--something that the Media rarely extends to our politico's on the Right.
But, this is the essential difference between the Conservative Media, in large part, and the Mainstream Media, for the most part.
However, this also leads us into a recent Mainstream media article written by Jake Tapper of ABC News, in which he referred to the President's birth certificate problems as "nonsense" while disparaging Donald Trump for making reference to Obama's birth certificates issues.
Below is the story's headline:
"Romney Surrogate Donald Trump Doubles-Down on Birther Nonsense While Romney Campaign Stays Mum"
So, rather than make simple passing reference to Jake Tapper's dazzling display of unquestioning comradeship with the Obama White House, why not take Tapper to issue on the subject? Below is our counter-arguments to Tapper's biased assertions, as we would pointedly maintain that the only actual journalistic questioning Of the birth certificate issue has come from anywhere other than the mainstream media:
Jake Tapper: In an interview with The Daily Beast Friday, real estate mogul and Mitt Romney surrogate Donald Trump doubled-down on his fact-challenged claim that President Obama was not born in the U.S. — a claim that the Romney presidential campaign, currently raffling off a dinner with Trump and Romney to raise money for the campaign, made no effort to condemn.
Conservative Refocus Response: Indeed, we understand that YOU would expect Mitt to condemn the Trumpster; however, dear Jake, I suppose it would fall upon us to tepidly remind you dizzy denizens of the Media and the Left that Romney is running against Obama, not for him, as shocking as this may seem. It is our hope that Mr. Romney will continue to refuse to carry Obama's water, unlike you within the Axis Press, and even Sen. John McCain during his presidential run. You see, time after time, we observe you pinheads in the media repeatedly affirm, amongst yourselves, how ridiculous it all is regarding the premise of Obama's ineligibility, which, as I recall, was also the first response of the Right-Wing when the Nixon allegations on Watergate first came out....Uh-Huh, you following maybe just a little?
Now, we do understand how terribly difficult to imagine for you that it is, and for the Media as a whole, that someone can somehow actually refuse to worship at the alter of Obama. Believe me, I know how you must feel Jake, because in many ways, we of the Right can't believe how you of the Left can effectively manage not to somehow see through all of the mistruths and failures that is the nadir of Obama's Presidency. Yet here we both stand completely at odds, while one denies a preponderance of the evidence and another insists that we should not discount what's on the table.
And yet here, also, when it comes to YOUR MAN, rather than to actually initiate some meaningful journalistic digging around, where you would have to eventually admit that the smoke is seeping out from everywhere, you would rather condemn such talk and tell everyone, once again, how ridiculous it all is, despite the mountains of evidence going against the President at this point.
JT: “A book publisher came out three days ago and said that in his written synopsis of his book, he said he was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia. His mother never spent a day in the hospital,” Trump told The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove.
As Grove pointed out, that’s not even an accurate re-telling of the latest birther “evidence,” in which Obama’s literary agency two decades ago published a catalogue of clients that included the false information that he had been born in Kenya. A woman named Miriam Goderich has since come forward and said the error was hers.
Conservative Refocus Response: Oh, well then, there we are; we, thou sordid mass of pitchfork bundling Knaves that we remain! Who, we must now ask, died and made this woman, Miriam Goderich, the Queen of the literal truth, Jake?
In fact, it's amazing how you Obama disciples actually meander around the edges of the truth and then have the gall to call it professional journalism. You have now actually flaunted a woman around on the political stage, who is a verified contributor to Obama, as we can clearly see below, and insist that she is being credible, while failing to disclose that she is indeed an Obama supporter (not unlike yourself):
|9/3/2008||$1,000||Barack Obama [about]||IL Senate||Dystel, Jane||Employer listed but category unknown||Literary Agent / Dystel & Goderich Literary Manageme||NEW YORK||NY||10128|
|10/24/2008||$500||Barack Obama [about]||IL Senate||Dystel, Jane||Employer listed but category unknown||Dystel & Goderich Literary Manageme||New York||NY||10128|
|11/3/2008||$500||Barack Obama [about]||IL Senate||Dystel, Jane||Employer listed but category unknown||Dystel & Goderich Literary Manageme||New York||NY||10128|
So, despite the actual facts as displayed above, we should all still fall to our knees and grovel around at how simply pitiful we were to have heretically doubted the ignominious Messiah and the publishing- proof which he had signed off on twenty years ago, stating that he was from Kenya. Now, please don't make me explain what a publishing proof is Jake.
But you know, in another vein, the question which simply must be asked is: Why was it that Kenya, of all places, somehow managed to appear as the error in the brochure? Especially when we look back at all of the past allegations stating that Obama was born in Kenya. Our planet actually has about 200 countries in existence, 52 of which are in the massive continent of Africa. So, how is it that the very ridiculous error we have all been accused of making can now be found in a publishing brochure of over two decades ago? What are the freaking odds? 1 in 200 would be the approximate answer, and yet why not Somalia, Zimbabwe, or even Italy, for Heaven's sake? Why do these mistakes keep pointing to Kenya?
JT:It was an error. “That’s what he told the literary agent,” Trump told Grove. “That’s the way life works… He didn’t know he was running for president, so he told the truth. The literary agent wrote down what he said… He said he was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia… Now they’re saying it was a mistake. Just like his Kenyan grandmother said he was born in Kenya, and she pointed down the road to the hospital, and after people started screaming at her she said, ‘Oh, I mean Hawaii.’ Give me a break.”
One might think, given the ample evidence that the president was born in Hawaii — long-form birth certificate, contemporaneous newspaper accounts — and the ugly side of the zeitgeist that “birther” claims uncover, that the Romney campaign would be quick to distance the candidate from Mr. Trump – especially given how quickly the Romney campaign jumped on the remarks of Democratic activist Hilary Rosen when she seemed to belittle stay-at-home mothers.
Conservative Refocus Response: Indeed, is that all you've got Jake? A proven to be forged long-form birth certificate? One that, despite being a poorly contrived fake, proves Obama's father was not natural born, making the President ineligible? A newspaper account about a birth? That's evidence enough?
The ugly side of zeitgeist? Huh?
Well, now that's certainly proof! You have given two actual instances of "your Proof," both of which are tenuous at best, while we have numerous videos, numerous documents, Obama's own grandmother, some of these even displaying both the President and first lady stating that Obama was born in Kenya, and yet your two items are the be all end all, Jake? Give us a break.
And now, to bring up the Hilary Rosen incident, in which Rosen stated that Romney's wife "hadn't worked a day in her life" and you think Romney should have kept his mouth shut and let Mrs. Romney and millions of stay-at-home moms twist in the wind? Jake, what color is the sky in your world, and what true bearing does this have on the subject you are meekly preaching about, anyway?
Simply fascinating! Best describes your pathetic offense, at this point.
JT:One might think that given how much the Romney campaign was quick to demand that then-rival, Texas Governor Rick Perry, distance himself from a pastor who called Mormonism a “cult” – and the concerns of Romney campaign officials that Democrats will attempt to use bigotry against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints against Romney — they would be sensitive to this issue.
But one would be wrong.
Conservative Refocus Response: And you, Sir Jake, are at this point floating in a sea of wrong. Quick question, however: What do the questions of Obama's ineligibility have to do with Romney's religion? Did you guys edit out something that we missed? Is there some sort of similarity here between birth certificates and religion that we don't know about? Or have you somehow misplaced your belief in Obama as a religion? Now that makes perfect sense, in the face of everything you have written up to this point. Word of advice: Stop kneeling at the altar of Obama; it's quite undignified and probably not very good for your career as an objective journalist.
I'm just sayin'....
JT: In addition to the dinner with Romney and Trump later in June, Romney will appear on Tuesday with Trump at his hotel in Las Vegas. And the campaign made no effort to distance itself from Trump when asked if the association wasn’t “embarrassing” for Romney by CNN’s Gloria Borger on Friday afternoon.
Senior Romney campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said, “I can’t speak for Donald Trump, Gloria, but I can tell you that Mitt Romney accepts that President Obama was born in the United States. He doesn’t view the place of his birth as an issue in this campaign. We have many serious challenges facing this country dealing with jobs and the economy. That’s where we should center our- the discussion. And as I said, you know, Mitt Romney has made it clear that this is not an issue for him.
Conservative Refocus Response: Well, "duh," just as Obama lets you "journalists" do his dirty work in the media, Romney will allow bulldogs like Trump, and the unadulterated Conservative media, do his dirty work for him on the Right. It's not rocket science, it's simply hardcore opposition research and activism, and we believe that we have something here. You, within the opposition, do as well or you would have completely ignored this story altogether, so there we are.
JT: Fehrnstrom, asked about the campaign’s association with Trump, said, “Well, you know, not too long ago, Jay Carney, the spokesman for the White House made a statement which I think is correct, and that statement was that a candidate can’t be responsible for everything that their supporters say.”
That’s a reference to the “Hoffa Standard,” from Labor Day 2011, when White House press secretary Jay Carney refused to condemn incendiary remarks made by a labor leader attacking members of the Tea Party at an event where the president spoke.
“Donald Trump has become the birther-in-chief,” Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said on MSNBC. “I could put the President’s birth certificate on my forehead and Mr. Trump wouldn’t accept that the President was born here in the United States. And it raises a question that’s come up before during this campaign as to whether Governor Romney will embrace the extreme voices in his party or stand up to them.”
Conservative Refocus Response: Interesting, it is, that the only folks who find these questions of Obama's eligibility "ridiculous" are largely the ones on the extreme Left and the Establishment class, such as you within the media, Jake. It reminds me of the Catholic Churches recent admission that the world is round. Like it or not, the doubts will persist until we see some actual evidence that disproves everything we have on file up to this point. And, by the way, it will take a lot more than a poorly forged birth certificate that was finally found after a difficult two year search.
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