Whether he meant to or not, Mitt Romney on Friday injected the toxic issue of birtherism into an already bitter presidential race at an unhelpful time for the presumptive Republican nominee.
Noting that he and his wife, Ann, were born in Michigan hospitals, Romney said at a rally here: “No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place where both of us were born and raised.”
Yes, Washington Post Toasties (as Tom Marr would say) Romney knew what he was doing, and he meant for his words to be a light hearted joke, unlike Biden's smears about slavery, that created a bipartisan backlash. Stop taking yourselves so seriously. The video shows Romney's demeanor that he was joking:
FYI, notice that there are two Catholic nuns in the lower right hand corner, presumably supporting a candidate who doesn't hate the Catholic Church and/or religious freedom, and presumably not Soros-funded socialist sisters.
Back to Obama-worshiping Andrew Sullivan, his former employer, Salon, went through the trouble of debunking his stupid anti-Palin conspiracy theory:
However, leftist wack-a-doo so-called "journalists" neither die nor fade away, they just print new business cards. Sullivan, the crazy conspiracy theorist, is now employed by the Daily Beast , and is still invited on Chris "Thrill Up My Leg" Matthews show to smear Palin as a Nazi:
Trig Trutherism, the surprisingly resilient conspiracy theory that Sarah Palin is not actually the mother of 3-year-old Trig Palin, is experiencing a boomlet thanks to a new academic paper that endorses the concept. Long pursued by the blogger Andrew Sullivan and a significant segment of the Palin-hating left, Trig Trutherism holds that Trig’s real mother is either Bristol Palin or some third party, and that Sarah Palin herself faked the pregnancy to avoid embarrassment for her daughter or for political gain or some combination of reasons.
In light of the recent attention this subject has received and the considerable passion it has stirred, Salon embarked last week on an investigation of the circumstances surrounding Trig’s birth. The exhaustive review of available evidence that we conducted, along with new interviews with multiple eyewitnesses who interacted with a pregnant Sarah Palin up-close in early 2008 — most of whom had never spoken publicly about the matter before — has produced one clear conclusion: Sarah Palin is, indeed, Trig’s mother and there is no reason to suspect any kind of a coverup.
SULLIVAN: But “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” is the most – I know it’s completely phony – but it’s very optimistic. This whole “Triumph of the Will” movie she’s putting out there, two hours of total upbeat, optimistic stuff. She, she knows this, and she’s going to work around it.
So, being an Obama birther is "toxic", according to DNC media, but being a Palin birther is still socially acceptable and won't cause you to be deleted from the Kool Kids' rolodex.
FWIW, I'm neither an Obama nor Palin birther, but I can certainly sympathize with the former. Democrat party operatives, on tax payer supported PBS, brag about stealing elections:
More recently, in this century, aka the 21st, for confused Joe Biden fans, the Democrats tried to employ forged USAF documents to smear GWBush in the 2004 campaign, causing the change of business cards for former CBS Dan Rather:
McCullough: [voice-over] The 33-year-old contender was about to get a lesson in the dark side of politics that he would never forget. In the rough-and-tumble world of Texas elections, stuffing the ballot box was not unusual, especially in South and East Texas and no one understood this more than John Connally, Lyndon Johnson's friend and campaign manager.
John Connally, LBJ Campaign Aide, LBJ Advisor: A lot of those counties had political leaders. Sometimes it was the sheriff, sometimes a county judge. They basically carried the county the way they wanted it to go and this had been historically the case and we had the support of most of those political leaders.
Saturday night about midnight, they call me and say, "We've got the returns. What do you want us to do with them?" I said, "Well, tell me what they are, first, and then report them." The opposition, then -- Governor O'Daniel and his people -- knew exactly how many votes they had to have to take the lead. They kept changing the results and changing the returns and our lead got smaller and smaller and smaller. Finally, Wednesday afternoon, we wound up on the short side of the stick and lost the election by 1,311 votes.
And I'm basically responsible for losing that '41 campaign. We let them know exactly how many votes they had to have. And I did it, no question about it.
When he “apologized” on September 20, Rather would not concede that the documents were forgeries, only that he and CBS could “no longer vouch for their authenticity.”Hence, with the Democrats' history of dubious dirty tricks, it's not entirely unreasonable to suspect that they might go so far to forge a fake birth certificate for their messiah.