July 22, 2009
Ah. Roland Martin. Haven’t read one of his “commentaries” in a while and unfortunately barrypropaganda isn’t around anymore, who had a special fondness for “Rolly” and nominated him to the Most Ignorant media list. Strange that Martin chose to rant about birthers instead of Professor Gates. And it’s a true rant. Not a single fact is discussed – well, he includes Factcheck’s claim that they saw the “original birth certificate”. That should tell you are little he knows about anything.
He mentions the Rep Castle video and says “we have a serious problem with mental illness in this country” and that “the nut jobs that continue to promote this story are wacky, right-wing radio and TV talk shows hosts and no-credibility bloggers” who “actually want us to believe this story has legs”.
The story has legs because they keep giving it ones. They keep bringing it up. It’s never gone away. He says Judge Carter – who agreed to hear the merits of Alan Keyes’ case — “simply wanted to see for himself how delusional they are”. A federal judge needs entertainment? And the Supreme Court Justices?
And then he says a few things that are interesting. Very interesting.
What cracks me up is that in order to justify their loony beliefs, they say, “The president could just end this once and for all by producing the birth certificate.”
Do you actually believe these wackos will stop there? They will then accuse the president of doctoring the document and ordering up the state of Hawaii and federal officials to create the birth certificate.
The next thing you know, one of those nut job right-wingers in Congress — and yes, there are left-wing nut jobs as well — will demand a federal investigation into the production of the birth certificate.
Yes. It would all go away if he produced his long form birth certificate. So why hasn’t he? No one can answer this. It never would have been an issue had he released it from the beginning but they don’t seem to grasp that obvious fact. And he mentions the possibility of forgery and quo warranto. Most curious. Why?
Then he says “reporters and researchers concluded that Obama was born in the United States” and quotes Factcheck who said they “have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate.”
Even the most rabid birther haters by now know that the “original birth certificate” has been seen only by 2 people: Dr Fukino and another Hawaii official. Factcheck was referring to the COLB, which has never been connected to the original birth certificate that Dr Fukino accounted for. The “factchecker” called the document they were vetting by the wrong name illegitimizing their “conclusion”.
And the folks who use Factcheck’s words to back up their rants about people who are crazy?
And then barry should just ignore the folks he promised to be honest and transparent with.
President Obama is right to ignore these losers. They are right up there with Holocaust deniers like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the people who insist that the landing on the moon was done in a television studio.
Sound familiar? As in Rachel Maddow ranting that birthers were responsible for the evil perpetrated in the Holocaust Museum? Chris Matthews just said the same thing to Rudy Guiliani.
Talk about ignorance, hate, fearmongering and conspiracy theorists.
Conspiracy theorists are everywhere. It’s just that today, we have to deal with the Internet and all the mess that is disseminated in the name of so-called transparency.
Interesting use of the word. Where’s barry’s so-called transparency? If he actually was transparent and produced his birth certificate – contrary to Rolly’s rant – this would not be an issue…provided it was legit.
And who put it on the internet in the first place? Who put it out there in the name of transparency?
Yo, Rolly, what happened to the FightTheSmears website?