Two Ways To Attack The President, Birtherism and Social Media

Oh, birtherism, will you ever go away?† We’re only four months into 2012, and the pre-election “President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States” crazy is already gaining steam.† Last month Florida Congressman Cliff Sterns started the ball rolling, and now Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is joining in.

The Hill reports Harzler telling a local newspaper how the subject came up at a recent town hall. “[A man in the crowd] asked what I think about Obamaís birth certificate being a forgery,Ē Hartzler said. ďI have a lot of doubts about that, but I donít know ó I havenít seen it. Iím just at the same place you are on that. You read this, you read that. But I donít understand why he didnít show that right away. I mean, if someone asked for my birth certificate, Iíd get my baby book and hand it out and say, ĎHere it is,í so I donít know, but they say that itís real.”

Of course, the administration has had no problem saying “here it is,” even providing a copy on the White House website.† But maybe the birthers would like to see his baby book, too?

Still, there’s more than one way to attack the president, and Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley showed that you can easily do it in 140 characters or less.† Hitting twitter, the Republican tweeted, “Constituents askd why i am not outraged at PresO attack on supreme court independence. Bcause Am ppl r not stupid as this x prof of con law.”

Disrespectful?† Not at all!† After all, he did refer to him by his title, right?

The Obama campaign responded to the name calling with a little humor of their own.† “Heads up, Sen. Grassley. I think a 6-year-old hijacked your account and is sending out foolish Tweets just to embarrass you!”

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paul m.
paul m5 years ago


Robby C.
Past Member 5 years ago

I definitely want to learn more about this. I would think that everyone would, but...

Jo Anne P.
Jo Anne Pyne5 years ago

The Birthers will never get over the fact that Pres. Obama was born in the USA and is a decent person looking out for the middle class, unlike the Repugs who have nothing more to do than protect their own billionaire friends' rearends. They just don't have anything concrete on this president, so they keep going back to the same old garbage and try to stir it up all over again. Get a life, Repugs, and accept the fact that Barack Obama is going to be our president for the next four years!!!

Carlene V.
Carlene V5 years ago

Scott Rasmussen is a Right Wing propaganda pollster. Appearing on faux noise with their "results" for the dumbed down listeners to lap up.

Geo Bush took approximately 500 vacation days while in office, a total of 33.4% of his 2 terms. On his 77 flights to his ranch in Crawford to clear weeds (should have cleared the "weeds" in his head) over $20 million was spent. The most spendy Presidents in recent history were Bush, Reagan and GW (Daddy) Bush. Any other faux noise facts to report trolls?

Gary Addis
Gary Addis5 years ago

Jeffie, you might be considered more relevant if you posted results of unbiased polls. Rasmussen is a RW front group, discounted by all other pollsters and most respectable Republican-slanted news media. Any port in a storm, eh, Jeffrey?

CNN poll still shows that more people approve of the law than oppose it; that the SC esteem is far down. CBS: only 38% disapprove of the law. Rasmussen also reports that the majority of the public approves of corporate personhood, which is clearly BS-- a very large percentage of the people believe that anyone who thinks that a paper entity deserves the rights of a human must a clueless republican or on the payroll of the Koch brothers.

Steven R, you remain willfully ignorant . When you post something that makes sense to even the uninformed, I will gladly demolish your argument with fact.

Gayle R.
Gayle R5 years ago

Jeffry W. must either be very lonely tonight or he's being paid overtime by the right-wing Koch Bros. to peddle supercilious, asinine, misinformation and outright lies.

Do you get benefits with the job, Jeffy?

Sharon H.
Sharon H5 years ago're so right, and...Jeffrey is indeed an equal opportunity employer. He allows all of the girls to beat his fat naked ass so they all will get equal video exposure and then after, they all can eff him and try not to puke. But, once they turn 25, they're out. He's said it so himself right here on Care2...he's not interested in any women over the age of 25. But, he really thinks those YOUNG women are hot for his fat, flabby, limp body. And, he's put it out on video for all to see...for the right price, of course. So, much do you pay these girls to put up with/do you and not puke? I hope it's well worth it because in my opinion, they earn every penny...and then some.
And for those who think I'm me and I'll direct you to the truth.

Mercedes Lackey
Mercedes Lackey5 years ago

Oh Little Jeffey, I never cease to be amazed. So like the sheeple Repiglican voter, always campaigning against your own interests. Don't you realize that as soon as Mittens took office, you'd be in jail--or at least, without a business any more? Mittens is going to make porn illegal, he's said so himself, which will put you out of a job.

Lynda Duke
Lynda Duke5 years ago

Its kinda like the Civil War, the south lost, and they haven't gotten over it. So now, the birthers lost the election and they haven't gotten over it, so they will find every excuse in the book to make this all about them. HAWAII is a state of the Union, will the birthers please just get over it already???

Harriet Bickel
Harriet Bickel5 years ago

I wish the Birthers would just wake up and realize that the party they support has done their work for them. The GOP knows that Obama was born in Hawaii, not Kenya. The GOP knows that Hawaii hands out copies and not originals. When Obama ran for President in 2008, the Govenor of Hawaii was a Republican. Birthers, now you either trust your party to have done it's home work, or why are you supporting the GOP to lead the country?