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The Right's Minister of Information Revealed
Thursday, 16 October 2008 06:07
by Stephen P. Pizzo

I get a lot of email from right-wingers trying to "straighten" me out on the facts. You know the facts .. like that Obama "is a terrorist," and that he's "a Muslim" and that he's not even an American citizen.

The other day one of these characters told challenged me.

Right-winger: Steve, you know Obama wasn't even born in the United States."

Me: Yes he was. He was born in Hawaii.

Right-winger: Then why can't anyone find his birth certificate?

Me: Nonsense. If that were true reporters would have been all over it like stink.

Right-winger: I'll bet you a dollar you can't find a birth certificate for Obama in Hawaii.

(So I went on line and in less than 2 minutes found the damn thing, copied it and emailed it back to him. with a note:

Me: You owe me a buck."  (Click image to right to enlarge)

Right-winger: And you believe that's real? It's fake.

Further proof you can lead a jackass to the well of truth but you can't force him to drink.

So many of the knocks on Obama from the right are so outrageous, so transparently false that I've wondered -- are the people who embrace the claims as gospel mentally ill, or is there anything really behind these charges?

Well, I will give the believers the benefit of doubt and just classify them as "misinformed." But the Right's Misinformer-in-Chief is crazy -- and that's not me saying so:

"(Martin) is a law school graduate, but his admission to the Illinois bar was blocked in the 1970s after a psychiatric finding of “moderately severe character defect manifested by well-documented ideation with a paranoid flavor and a grandiose character.” (The official document itself HERE)

That little nugget comes from a NY Times profile of Martin published today. (Of course, since this story appears in Satan's very own liberal media outlet, many right-wingers will simply dismiss this story out of hand.)  (Full story here)

The Man Behind the Whispers About Obama
By JIM RUTENBERG

The most persistent falsehood about Senator Barack Obama’s background first hit in 2004 just two weeks after the Democratic convention speech that helped set him on the path to his presidential candidacy: “Obama is a Muslim who has concealed his religion.”

Until this month, the man who is widely credited with starting the cyberwhisper campaign that still dogs Mr. Obama was a secondary character in news reports, with deep explorations of his background largely confined to liberal blogs.

But an appearance in a documentary-style program on the Fox News Channel watched by three million people last week thrust the man, Andy Martin, and his past into the foreground. The program allowed Mr. Martin to assert falsely and without challenge that Mr. Obama had once trained to overthrow the government.

Among the story's other revelations:

- An examination of legal documents and election filings, along with interviews with his acquaintances, revealed Mr. Martin's web site (FreeRepublic.com) is the source of a constant flow of scintillating, while often untrue, claims.

- In 1993 he was featured on the  CBS News program “48 Hours” which  devoted an hourlong program to Martin's prolific filing of frivolous lawsuits. He has filed so many lawsuits that a judge barred him from doing so in any federal court without preliminary approval.

- He prepared to run for Congress in Connecticut, where paperwork for one of his campaign committees listed as one purpose of his run as, “to exterminate Jew power.”

-  When running for president in 1999, he aired a television advertisement in New Hampshire that accused George W. Bush of using cocaine.

- In the 1990s, Mr. Martin was jailed in a case in Florida involving a "physical altercation."

- Over the years he has left a trail of acrimony political opponents, lawyers and judges with his anti-Jewish Semitic comments. Court papers support claims that Martin has often and openly impugned Jews. A motion he filed in a 1983 bankruptcy case called the judge “a crooked, slimy Jew who has a history of lying and thieving common to members of his race.” In another motion, filed in 1983, Mr. Martin wrote, “I am able to understand how the Holocaust took place, and with every passing day feel less and less sorry that it did.”

"When asked Friday about an assertion in his court papers that “Jews, historically and in daily living, act through clans and in wolf pack syndrome,” he said, “That one sort of rings a bell.”

He said he was not anti-Semitic. “I was trying to show that everybody in the bankruptcy court was Jewish and I was not Jewish,” he said, “and I was being victimized by religious bias.”

So, mystery solved. Those crazy allegations about Obama's heritage, religion and citizenship are crazy. They are cooked up by a guy who, in the kindest terms, suffers from a "severe personality disorder." His outrageous and often untrue charges are then and believed by those out there that demographers and pollers now discretely refer to as "low information voters."

“What he’s generating gets picked up in other places,” said Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University who has investigated the e-mail campaign’s circulation and origins, “and it’s an example of how the Internet has given power to sources we would have never taken seriously at another point in time.”

So if you're related to any of these low information voters -- and aren't we all -- send them the link to this story so at least they can nolonger claim the liberial media is hiding the true facts about Obama from voters. The "liberal media" likes a good scoop as much as FOX News and the Washington Times. So, if Obama were actaully guilty of any one of the charges that flow from Andy Martin's "moderately severe character defect"- ive imagination, it would be the biggest scoop of the campaign. And I don't know even the most liberal journalist who wouldn't want that scoop for him or herself.

Hell, I'd even come out of retirement for a crack at that one.
 
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AXJ said:

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AXJ-KENYA in search of true certificate of live birth.
AXJ-KENYA in search of true certificate of live birth.

http://axj.puntoforo.com/viewtopic.php?t=774
 
October 16, 2008
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Huh? said:

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Some facts to straighten out
I don't know who Mr. Martin is, but FreeRepublic.com is not his website. It is an open forum and no one by the name of Martin (first or last name) owns it. He may be one of the million or so people who simple post there.
 
October 16, 2008
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Mobius said:

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COLB doesn't equal a Birth Certificate
That green thing might be enough to get a driver's license, but it's NOT an actual long-form Birth Certificate from Hawaii - I have my own, and it lists the hospital, vitals, attending physician, etc. Easy to dispel this rumor by publishing it, yet Obama and the DNC are spending money to avoid doing so. Why? Simple enough for him to obtain....if it exists.
 
October 16, 2008
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Deadmeat said:

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That's not Obama's birth certificate.
Certification of Live Birth and Certificate of Live Birth(Aka Birth Certificate) aren't the same thing. Only the original Certificate of Live Birth plus matching hospital record can prove Obama's natural born citizenship.

Plus that certification posted at Obama site is photoshopped, the proof embedded right into the file itself and is not legit.
 
October 16, 2008
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AZXD said:

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Berg v Obama
Explain this ??
 
October 16, 2008
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Rockmelon said:

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Just show the damned thing!
If Obama has a birth certificate, he should turn it over to whomever is responsible for valdating this kind of information for the government. Let's get this over with! It raises other questions too. Would Obama always be this evasive if he doesn't want to answer a question? Why isn't this ever talked about on mainstream TV? Everything about him is deceptive in one way or another. What is the tuth?
 
October 18, 2008
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James Secor said:

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birth certificates?
I was born on an Air Force base in Panama that now no longer exists: Ft. Clayton. When I was born, copies were negatives; that is, all white space is black and v.v. Now, this doesn't sound like much but you have no idea how much trouble it took to get my birth certificate when I needed it at age 38 and then how long it took to convince the authorities that it was, in fact, a real birth certificate-it even had my footprints on it. Thus, it may not be so easy as some people think to get hold of their "official" bc...and then, if it's not fitting with the present era's product methodology, accepted as such. That Obama's camp isn't getting his bc to prove his citizenship may be no more than their realization that it's not important. And all this flap is falling right into the foolishness and idiocy trap: it ain't important enough to make a big thing of. However, getting your bc and having it accepted may be. I keep extra copies on hand but have not yet been called on to use them. They are, because they are a "negative," a curio--and that's nice...to have people be curious about you!
 
October 18, 2008
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AXJ-USA said:

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AXJ of Kenya locates true birth certificate. Obama must resign.
After seeing this Obama will have to resign:

http://axj.puntoforo.com/viewtopic.php?t=774
 
October 19, 2008
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