Birtherism: The illustrated history – Part I

Birtherism: The illustrated history – Part I

[Ed. – Must-reading.]

While Hillary Clinton herself has never said she believes Barack Obama was born in any other place than Hawaii, this is how Manchurian candidate turned to not a natural citizen.

In 2007 Mark Penn, the top campaign strategist for Hillary’s campaign, wrote a memo about Obama that said in part

“I cannot imagine America electing a president during a time of war who is not at his center fundamentally American in his thinking and in his values.”

He advised the campaign to target Obama’s “lack of American roots.”

Every speech should contain the line that you were born in the middle of America to the middle class in the middle of the last century, And talk about the basic bargain as about the deeply American values you grew up with, learned as a child, and that drive you today. Let’s explicitly own ‘American’ in our programs, the speeches and the values. He doesn’t … Let’s add flag symbols to the backgrounds [of campaign events].” …

Politifact reported on the next step:

In the fall of 2007, it was clear that Clinton was losing ground in Iowa. … On Dec. 5, 2007, the online magazine Politico posted the text of an email that had been forwarded by Judy Rose, the volunteer chair of the Clinton campaign in Jones County Iowa on Nov. 21, 2007. The email was a quintessential smear that offered a distorted biography of Obama’s early years. …

“Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim,” the email said, and it ended with, “The Muslims have said they plan on destroying the U.S. from the inside out, what better way to start than at the highest level – through the President of the United States , one of their own!!!!”

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